Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:27 PM by MTN News
Updated: Oct 8, 2013 5:27 PM
In South Dakota, the livestock losses are being described as "devastating."
Tens of thousands of cattle found dead in pastures and range lands in the wake of the worst blizzard in recent history.
Silvia Christen with the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association - says she has talked to some ranchers who have lost 20 to 50 percent of their cattle.
The losses come at the same time the USDA's farm service offices are closed due to the government shutdown.
Ranchers are now being advised to document their losses.
Tonight at ten - we'll have more on what livestock owners are facing as they dig out from the October blizzard.