Milk prices have collapsed in Germany. Farmers now earn only 20 cents per liter - not enough to cover costs.
Cow manure used to produce biogas is now more valuable than milk.
Cows released from a Brandenburg farm have died after eating too much concentrate feed, according to local media. Dozens more remain in critical condition, spelling economic misfortune for a budding organic farm.
Farmers have always received aid, even to help hedge against weather-related risks. But now they are calling for more money because of the European heat wave and that, says Henrik Böhme, is unfair on other companies.
A German milk cow called Madel has given her approval to a proposed site for a Hindu temple at the edge of Bremen. The local Hindu community borrowed the animal to suss out whether the land would be good for a temple.
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