Cattle prices were at near-record highs on Oct. 15, 2013, at Philip (S.D.) Livestock Aucftion – in part because of short numbers and optimism, after the moisture recovery in the area in 2013. But now, the deaths of tens of thousands of cattle because of a freak Oct. 4 blizzard will boost prices even higher. Photographed Oct. 15, 2013, at Philip, S.D. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)(EMBARGO TO OCT. 22, 1 A.M.)
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