STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Will Snow-Free Stay Snow-Free?
Is a winter that is largely snow-free more likely or less likely to have a big snow at some point near its end?Interestingly enough, two of our regions biggest storms in history were largely stand-alo... Posted on 2/2/15 at 11:05 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Cattle losses: a sports analogy
I talked with an area cattle official recently. He doesn't work in the western Dakotas, but he's concerned about challenges facing cattle producers there after the devastating October blizzard.
What ... Posted on 10/31/13 at 10:57 AM
FARM BLEAT Dearest Mother Nature
Dear Mother Nature,
Thank you kindly for dumping 10 inches of snow on my hometown on Saturday. It looks so pretty outside my windows. Oh, wait a minute, I guess Im incorrect there. What I see is snow... Posted on 12/12/10 at 2:38 PM
Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.
Ranchers in the area say they were mostly prepared for the blizzard that swept through cattle country starting March 30. They say the storm was no comparison to the October blizzard that killed more than 40,000 animals.
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.
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.
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