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Weekend Storm Causes Large Sheep Death Losses In South Dakota

Weekend Storm Causes Large Sheep Death Losses In South Dakota

Friday’s Blizzard in Western South Dakota caused not only massive cattle death loss but sheep as well.  SDSU Extension Field Sheep Specialist Dave Ollila says many of the sheep drifted and either drowned or died of exposure due to rains followed by heavy snow and strong winds.

Ollila says he and producers have been busy this week uncovering the dead carcasses and pulling them out of ditches and snowbanks.

He says what’s really discouraging is that lamb prices were at their best level in years and many producers were expecting a good return on their investment that was wiped out by the storm.

Ollila says it’s important producers record and verify their losses just in case any assistance may be available down the road.

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