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Thousands of Cattle Feared Dead in La.
Monday, September 26, 2005

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Texas 'In Pretty Good Shape' After Rita; New Orleans Still Flooded
BATON ROUGE, La. — Finding cattle is one of the concerns along the flooded Louisiana coastline.

The Army is using Blackhawk helicopters (search) to search for thousands of cattle feared stranded in the high water left behind by Hurricane Rita. A spokesman for the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association says since all the coastal parishes had cattle, the number in trouble could be more than 30,000.

Military officials say they may use satellite positioning systems to help spot surviving animals.

There are reports that more than 4,000 cattle may have been killed in Cameron Parish (search) alone, where ranchers on horseback struggled to herd the animals into corrals attached to pickup trucks in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita (search).

"Take all the coastal parishes, they all had cattle," said Bob Felknor, spokesman for the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association. "It could be more than 30,000 in trouble."

The storm flattened towns and swamped fields in Cameron and Vermilion parishes (search), just east of the Texas line. Scores of cattle were seen swimming in the brown floodwaters.
 

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Mike said:
Thousands of Cattle Feared Dead in La.
Monday, September 26, 2005

STORIES

Texas 'In Pretty Good Shape' After Rita; New Orleans Still Flooded
BATON ROUGE, La. — Finding cattle is one of the concerns along the flooded Louisiana coastline.

The Army is using Blackhawk helicopters (search) to search for thousands of cattle feared stranded in the high water left behind by Hurricane Rita. A spokesman for the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association says since all the coastal parishes had cattle, the number in trouble could be more than 30,000.

Military officials say they may use satellite positioning systems to help spot surviving animals.

There are reports that more than 4,000 cattle may have been killed in Cameron Parish (search) alone, where ranchers on horseback struggled to herd the animals into corrals attached to pickup trucks in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita (search).

"Take all the coastal parishes, they all had cattle," said Bob Felknor, spokesman for the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association. "It could be more than 30,000 in trouble."

The storm flattened towns and swamped fields in Cameron and Vermilion parishes (search), just east of the Texas line. Scores of cattle were seen swimming in the brown floodwaters.


That's a damn shame,especially with some of us so dry.........ahhhh the joys of ranching :wink: ..............good luck
 

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