Jeff Brady, NPR
Several of rancher Clarence Bulkley's cows aborted their calves after the stress of the storm. He worries that fewer cows will become pregnant next year.
It has been nearly three months since a blizzard dumped about four feet of snow on rural Southeastern Colorado, paralyzing towns there and stranding livestock. National Guard helicopters dropped loads of hay to starving cattle. But still, the state estimates that at least 10,000 farm animals died.
The area's recovery has been complicated by a violent storm — and tornado — that passed through this week.