Alvord farmer loses cattle to poisoning

Posted October 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm

After a trip to Florida during hurricane weather, Joel Moser and his wife, Marilyn, who farm near Alvord, returned home to find approximately 100 head of their cattle sick with lead poisoning. Several cattle died Tuesday, Oct. 11, and, as of Friday, Oct. 14,the poisoned cattle continue to die off.

“They started dying Tuesday morning,” said Joel Moser. “It started with a few here and a few there, but at this point (Friday) we’ve lost 40 head.”

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