Reports continue to come in of cattle lost in a recent storm.  The Associated Press reports that as much as 4 feet of snow were dumped on parts of Western South Dakota.  Not only were thousands of people left without power, but thousands of cattle were left without life.

 

Silvia Christen, Executive Director for the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, says ranchers are reporting to her that they've lost 20 to 50{2ef9c3c98ecad0f5b6e710b70ac99d8dfa54665490ddf8739b8039687d59f9df} of their cattle herds.  It's hard to imagine, but folks are now sharing pictures that concrete that reality.

 

Click on any of the images below to see them larger.

 

Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 South of Faith, SD on Cherry Creek

 

 

Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 South of Faith, SD on Cherry Creek of a Different Bunch

 

 

Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 South of Faith, SD on Cherry Creek (same bunch as picture above)

 

 

This picture was taken Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD of 3 horses who perished with their heads caught in the wire.

 

 

This image captured on Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD is of a 500 lb. calf who perished in the storm.

 

 

 

 This picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD is of cattle who walked toward the Southeast until they could no longer take it and just dropped.

 

 

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Haylie Shipp

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