Stain seeks cattle food donations
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., has put out a statewide call for donations of hay and cattle feed to supply cattle in coastal areas left stranded by the storm surge of Hurricane Ike.
“There are thousands of cattle stuck on high ground in Cameron, Vermilion, Plaquemines, Lafouche, Terrebonne and other parishes and they’re going to need hay and feed,” Strain said. “If you can supply hay or feed, call the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association and give them your information. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will pick it up.”
Strain said the LDAF will distribute the hay to the areas where it is needed most.
The phone number for the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association is 225-343-3491. The phone number for the LDAF is 225-922-1234 or 800-558-9741.
Strain said receipts for the donations can be obtained through the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers among others.