Investigators immediately noticed very poor conditions of dairy cows. Cows in the outside pen were in deplorable condition - several were limping quite severely, several were emaciated, several had over-full udders and walked with difficulty. One cow, Tag# 479 had her injured foot taped with duct tape and one cow had 2 bleeding front knees. Several cows appeared too weak to remain standing during transport to the slaughter plant. In the inside pens were approximately 200 very young calves, many with umbilical cord still attached, unstable on their feet. Electric prods were used by some of the workers.