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Extreme weather is blamed for huge rise in farm animal deaths

Herald Scotland

IT has become one of the most dramatic illustrations yet of the threat climate change poses to Scottish farmers.Startling new figures have revealed how Scotland “lost” nearly 450,000 sheep in last year’s extreme weather.

IT has become one of the most dramatic illustrations yet of the threat climate change poses to Scottish farmers. Startling new figures have revealed how Scotland lost nearly 450,000 sheep in last years extreme weather. The national flock was dramatically thinned by 2018s Beast from the East Cold snap and the following scorching hot summer.

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