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01.04.07

National Guard Feeding Cattle from the Air

The Army National Guard continues to feed cattle in Union County stranded by heavy snow. 

Today alone they hope to reach 14 ranches in the eastern New Mexico county. 
 
Two Blackhawk helicopters are in the air helping to feed cattle who have hardly had a bite to eat in nearly a week. 

The 14 ranches on the scheduled drop off list cover a wide area in northeast New Mexico.
  

Helicopters had to travel as far away as sixty-five miles to get to those remote locations.
  

Ranchers do have enough hay to feed their cattle they just can't get to them on the ground. 
The hay being dropped will help but it is not enough to sustain the animals much longer.
   

To help ranchers on the ground the Clayton Army National Guard is now working with heavy equipment to clear the snow in rural areas. 

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