STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Earliest Snow, Earliest Cold
On September 25, 1912, it snowed in Fargo Moorhead. The summer of 1912 had been hot and very dry and the heat wave had continued into the early part of September. Three of the first eight days in Sept... Posted on 9/23/14 at 8:23 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 11:57 AM
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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