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Ranchers and dairy farmers in New Mexico and west Texas have gone online in their search for thousands of missing cattle a week after an historic two-day blizzard buried herds. The storm that began Dec. 26, dubbed Goliath, may have killed as many as 27,000 cows in Texas, according to industry estimates. Comment?
Dairy producers in West Texas and eastern New Mexico are continuing to assess how many animals died in the winter storm last weekend, but the number will probably climb to more than 30,000, an official with a dairy group said Thursday. Texas Association of Dairymen executive director Darren Turley said an estimated 15,000 mature dairy cows died in the storm's primary impact area - from Lubbock west to Muleshoe and north to Friona which is home to half of the state's top-10 milk producing counties and produces 40 percent of the state's milk. Comment?
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