Blizzard buries dairy herds

(KOB) Last week’s blizzard may have a lasting effect on New Mexico’s dairy industry for years to come.

“This is going to be a long-term problem that these farmers are having to deal with beyond just the 20,000 cows that were lost,” says dairy consultant Carrie Mess.

An estimated 20,000 cows were killed by the storm.

“When you have a storm like this that comes through, there’s just nothing you can do,” Mess says.

On top of the lost cows, those that survived may never produce milk again.

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