Closer look at last week’s devastating winter storm

Much of the nation has moved on from a freezing spell, and we are getting a closer look at just how devastating last week was for farmers and ranchers.

In Louisiana, the Farm Bureau reports a cattleman in West Carroll Parish lost more than 30 newborn calves.

Producers in Texas and Arkansas faced the same battle with poultry producers spending more to keep their birds alive.

In some cases, chicken houses collapsed under the weight of ice. The snow will leave behind a muddy mess as well. One rancher notes that it will be a while before cattle are comfortable again.