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Winter Storm Atlas devastated many West River cattle herds.
Winter Storm Atlas devastated many West River cattle herds.

Finding Support After the Storm

Oct 9, 2013


 

Last week’s blizzard was devastating to South Dakota’s cattlemen and women, with livestock losses estimated in the tens of thousands. It’s hard for outsiders to understand the impact — both financial and emotional — that this will have on West River ranchers. Joan Wink of Howes, South Dakota said, “There are no words to describe the devastation and loss. Everywhere we look there are dead cattle. I’ve never seen so many.”

Here are a few sites that offer insight into the impact as well as concrete ways to help those affected:

  

Comments

09:09 pm - Thu, October 10 2013
Amy Pravecek said:
Thank you so much SD Magazine for sharing these resources and helping support the backbone of our state!!!
Much appreciated!!!
09:41 am - Wed, October 16 2013
Jennifer Langager said:
Thanks for the support!
South Dakota, what a great state!

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