is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

Haylift Saves Stranded Cattle

Colorado launches a haylift to save thousands of cattle stranded by snow.

After blizzards in Plains states left thousands of cattle stranded, helicopters began flying hay to the hungry animals.

"These cattle already have gone a number of days without food and water. They're just going to lay over dead if we don't do something soon," says Department of Agriculture Executive Director Don Ament.

Cattle losses appear to be low so far, according to Terry Fankhauser, executive vice president of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. However, Fankhauser warns that ranchers are not in the clear yet, as the rescue work continues.

"I think the impact is somewhat unknown at this time as people still are digging their way to livestock, being able to get food and water into that livestock at this point," he says.

30,000 cattle died in Colorado alone in a similar storm in 1997.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.