The loss of known genetics and performance in cattle herds in areas of western South Dakota hit by the winter storm Atlas in October is a big issue, says Ken Olson, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
While the aftermath of winter storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season when it comes to insect pressure says, Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
When winter storm Atlas hit her family’s north Rapid City, S.D., ranch killing cattle and the 5-year-old mare she had trained since she was a colt, Amanda Kammerer wasn’t home to help. The animal science major and South Dakota State University student was on campus in Brookings feeling quite helpless.
December 16, 2013
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