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Contractor Wrapping Up Work in Rights-of-Way

Now this had to be a gruesome job, one the farm kid in me doesn't like to think about.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the Freeman company hired to remove livestock carcasses from state rights-of-way in the western part of the state is wrapping up its work

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Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD of a 500 lb. calf who perished in the storm

Blizzard-lost Plains Cattle Will Hurt Area Economy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The head of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association says an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering economic impact.

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FILE: Dead Livestock, Livestock Killed by Snow Storm

South Dakota Governor Touts Rancher Relief

Last week’s blizzard in western South Dakota shook the foundation of the agriculture community. Being the state’s number one industry, the loss of livestock to the ranchers is beyond devastating.

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Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD of a 500 lb. calf who perished in the storm

Livestock Killed by Blizzard Removed from South Dakota Roads [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

South Dakota officials are taking steps to have livestock killed by last weekend's blizzard removed from state highways.

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First Confirmed Cattle Anthrax Case of Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven is urging ranchers to take steps to protect their cattle after a case of anthrax was confirmed in a calf in Turner County.

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South Dakota Hog, Pig Inventory Down from 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota on June 1 totaled 1.18 million head, up 1 percent from the previous quarter but down 10 percent over the year.

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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 215,000 cattle on feed on June 1, down 7 percent from last year.

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Fluffy Cows: Old Beauty Practice Gains Attention

ADEL, Iowa (AP) - Grooming cows so they look like unusually large poodles is a well-known beautification practice in the show cattle industry.

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Swine Operation Set to Open South of Mount Vernon

A 5,000-sow swine operation is set to open south of Mount Vernon.

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Study: Drought, Other Factors Weigh on Livestock

A study from the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Business Management says drought and other factors made the livestock business financially difficult last year.

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