Cattlemen in Southeastern Colorado and Eastern Oklahoma are still working to get out from under the burden that recent winter weather has handed out. On the Colorado Plains, it's heavy snow from last month's blizzards; in Eastern Oklahoma, it's the aftershocks of an ice storm two weeks ago. In both places, it's a hay shortage.
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association has a hay contact list on their web site. If you have hay, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include contact info, hay type, size and weight of the bales, amount available, location, shipping options and cost, or call them at 303-431-6422. The Web site is www.coloradocattle.org.
Some ranchers in Eastern Oklahoma are still without power and many need hay. Those who have hay available or can help with trucking can call the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association at 405-235-4391.
-- Burt Rutherford