Colorado commissioner warns for fate livestock
Thousands of pigs could be killed in Colorado as a result of recent
blizzards, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament has
He expressed his concerns after hearing reports from
farmers in the South Eastern part of the state.
Ament said the storm
would likely kill the pigs in collapsed buildings. Also he warned for the fate
of cattle suffocated in 4.5 metre-tall snowdrifts. Altogether, he said, there
are 40,000 head of livestock included.
The disaster, covering over 40,000 km2, is being responded to by using heavy equipment to
clear roads and helicopters to drop hay to livestock.
Owens authorised $2.1 million of emergency funds to support the
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