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Coleridge resident loses cattle in storm

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COLERIDGE, Neb. (KTIV) -  Residents in Coleridge are also suffering the effects of losing livestock.

Doug Hahne rents out land on a property about a mile northeast of Coleridge.

With 220 head of cattle roaming the land on the property, he was there feeding them twice a day.

All that changed with a tornado that swept through the Coleridge area Tuesday.

Unfortunately for Hahne, his herd took a direct hit.
    
Of his 220 head of cattle, about 50 died and several others are injured or still missing.
    
Hahne says that he's keeping the cattle he could find at his parents' property nearby, but he has no idea of the extent of the animals' injuries.

"We put them in a pen, and we're just kind of keeping an eye on them," said Hahne. "They're exhausted. Hopefully they'll eat and drink and get back to going again. We'll know more in a few more days I guess."

Hahne says that he was getting ready to sell several of his cattle - he estimates that each animal would have sold for $1,300 to 1,500 apiece.

So, Hahne believes he may have lost as much as $70,000 worth of cattle.



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