Im glad I dont have to clean the mess up. HAd that been in PA, wed have to get a 26-R form from the DEP to collect and dispose of a "large carcass of livestock or other animal that had died in a manner that was not environmentally injurious nor of any Public Health significance(Then they list about 15 diseases that exclude the 26-R form and make it null and void)
SO, Id need a NOTARIZED 26-R for each of the 52 cows and then Id need to contact a renderer/animal " carcass recycler" (that is no ****).
I would have to wait several days as the recycler or renderer decides on his schedule and whether he has a need for skins etc. IN the meantime, these carcae are rotting in the noonday sun. (unless of course, we have had a convenient lightning storm in the winter, which is not a common occurence)
When the renderer/recycler decides to pick up the carcae, I must pay a fee to collect and a fee to dispose in an approved landfill or rendering plant(where the remains are cooked into a spreadable paste which is used in making several industrial products including SOAP.
I then must file the completed 26-R to my DEP office and farm county agent so they have proof that Ive done the right thing under the law (even though, had I kept my mouth shut and just bulldozed the anmals into a big pit like in the Hoof and mouth movie, nobody would be the wiser unless some asshole decided to complain)
Multiply this hassle by 52 and you can see why farmers wanna shoot the county agents who are there to "help us"