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Race is on to save livestock buried in snow

It is feared that thousands of sheep and cattle have been buried in snow or have frozen to death during a week of extreme weather.

Hill farmers in County Antrim, in Northern Ireland have been trying to dig out pregnant ewes buried up to four feet deep in snowdrifts.

President of the Ulster Farmers' Union, Harry Sinclair, said farms had been ''devastated''.

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