This is a discussion on Very Strange: Dairy farmer kills 51 cows, takes own life within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Guns and more Udderly amazing. great! Seriously, I actually feel bad for the cows. I mean really, what the hell could they ...
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A suicide is a tragedy. I'm glad that he didn't try to kill any family members or law enforcement, like a suicidal and despondent person can sometimes do. But he did take out what was most important to him, his livestock.
He killed the cows to keep the family from selling them,, And there for making any money,, from them thereby hurting the family more,, Barbque not likely these were milk cows,, not, herfords, or angus,, mmm tastey
Its really pretty common for people that want to commit suicide kill to their animals before they kill themselves.
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I dairy farmed for 30 years, sold out in 2002. With the prices that the farmers get, no relation to what you pay in the store, I don't find this at all surprising, the only reason it made the papers is that he shot the cows. There are "many" farmer suicides everyyear.
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I really hate it when the press "milks" these tragedies.
I agree with Dukalmighty. It might turn out that he had a lien on his property, and he decided to take the assets with him, and leave the lienholder with nothing.
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The small dairy operations around here are mostly down to man and wife. The kids have long gone on to different pursuits. Every morning and every evening every day of every week of every year, someone has to milk. That grind would be enough to drive most around the bend. I don't know how they do it as long as they do.
His favorite cow was cheating on him.
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The Ag community has really taken a loss this year.
and the dairy farmer has taken the largest part of it,
The poor fella most likely loss all his equity on his farm,home and cows just in the last 10 months alone.
I would just guess that the guy just found out his bank is no longer going to finance dairy operations,as is the case around here.
You think groceries are expensive now wait till you have to buy them all from another country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sad situation all the way around.
Really not something to make jokes about.
This has a distinct feeling in it to me that a farmer was loosing his land/lively hood and couldn't stand to see it go. We don't know that for sure and the article just lists personal issues, but that is the feeling I get. Would be a sad day for anyone involved closely.
i've grown accustomed to some of the callousness i read here (apparently, shooting people in the back is cool), and in some cases, i'm fine with it. i feel no sympathy for a rapist who gets shot in the scrotum, and i find it funny when a would be carjacker gets hit by a truck. i don't think joking about someone's suicide is funny, especially if he didn't hurt anyone else in the process.
Iknow that the dairy farmers here in NYS have been having a bad few years with more & more farmers closing down their dairy farms, Because of high milk cost's & low milk prices being given to the farmers, It is not worth it to keep, the farms in operation going, but to destroy your live stock & cap your self is even worse, I feel bad for his family etc.Maby Willie Nelson will come up to NYS & do a farm concet like he has done a few year's ago to bail out the farmers in the Northeast area's.
Sad and bazaar. He had to be in a very bad way emotionally. That is messed up and wish he could have gotten help before this thing went so far south.
I understand they were dairy cows and not raised for beef, but with so many hungry people even in the US, could they not have been processed for food shelters or something? Seems like something positive could have come out of a tragic incident. I'm just shaking my head at the whole story.
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