2005: Record rains in Southern California this
winter have washed out roads, uprooted homes and created
deadly mudslides but their effects are not unique to
the human population – they are having devastating
effects on the cows too. California farmers are estimating
losses of more than $38 million in lost milk production
and other damages and up to a cow a day due to sickness
and exhaustion caused by the relentless winter rains.