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Storm delays Big Island cattle shipments

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Pacific Air Cargo is preparing to perform an airlift of cattle between Los Angeles and Kona, but, thanks to Tropical Storm Ana, it won't happen this weekend as originally planned.

The air freight company, which flies a Boeing 747 jumbo jet back and forth between Hawaii and LAX with side trips to places like Guam and Samoa, has been hired for the largest shipment of livestock ever hauled between California and the Big Island.

A full planeload of dairy cows will be flown from Kona to LAX and then the return flight will bring a full planeload of beef cattle.

But the clients will have to wait a little longer until the cows come home.

“You will no doubt appreciate that moving several hundred head of cattle by air requires a couple of days of preparation, so in the best interest of these live animals, we have decided prudence is our best option and we have decided to cancel Sunday's charter,” said spokesman Paul Skellon. “Rescheduling the charter will be decided upon after the weekend.”

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