Lack of rain could force Swedish farmers to kill their livestock early
Many cows in Sweden might need to be slaughtered early due to a shortage of grass for them to eat.
The lack of rain in Sweden, means the ground is drying out, and some farmers don’t even have grains to feed the cattle, because that’s had a bad harvest, too.
Anna Kristensson, who runs a farm in Halmstad, tells Swedish Radio’s local station in Halland county that her meadows look like a desert: the ground is brown and yellow rather than green.
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