Questioning Cattle Deaths in South Dakota

I grew up visiting my grandparents large cattle ranch in Wyoming. I can only imagine what kind of impact a blizzard like the one the hit Western SD last week would have had on their livelihood. If you have questions and question why there was so much livestock lost, read this blog post. All of it. She answers all the hot button questions with good answers. My heart and prayers go out to all of the ranchers who experienced losses.

Pretty Work

I’ve been reading through blog posts about the aftermath of last weeks winter storm in South Dakota.  I came across a couple of news articles on CNN and NBC News sites.  And then I did something I never, ever should have done.  I scrolled down to the comments section.  Word of advice: Do Not Scroll Down to the Comments Section.  Ever.

It’s not a nice place.  People are very nasty there.  It made me sad and mad and dumbfounded.  There were so many accusations  comments from so many people who very clearly of little to no understanding of ranching or livestock.  But boy oh boy, do they have opinions!

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I am not here to try to change anyone’s mind, this is after all, a free country.  All I’m asking is that you try to base your opinions on facts and not assumptions…

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One comment on “Questioning Cattle Deaths in South Dakota

  1. sf says:

    When I read that story in the news, I really felt sorry for all of those farmers (cattle owners). Here they are having to worry about what they’re going to do with their losses (and how to pay their banks), but at the same time, they’re also having to quickly pick up all of the dead cattle everywhere (before disease begins to set in the area). I was just picturing those dead cattle as being laid out on the pastures, but when the news mentioned that they were in the rivers, stuck on fences, etc – oy! So much disgusting work! And because dead weight is double the weight to carry, I truly feel for those cattle owners. Great post!


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