Explosion Kills More than 18,000 Cows at Texas Dairy Farm

More than 18,000 cows died in a fire following an explosion at the South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmit, Texas. It is the largest fire impacting cattle in Texas history and the cause is still under investigation. In 2019, Texas authorized the facility to more than double the number of cattle on-site from 11,500 to 32,000, and to increase its manure production by more than 50%. This follows the deaths of 10,000 pigs who were killed in a fire this February in Canada.