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Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.

The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Is virus-inflated US hog market bubble about to burst?

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO/NEW YORK — Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$100,000 hit

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAPUTA — It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$100,000 hit

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAPUTA — It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘It was just gut-wrenching:’ Producers still working to rebound from blizzard

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BOX ELDER, S.D. — October snow was slamming his ranch, but 37-year-old Monty Williams was not initially concerned about the whiteout conditions, or his cattle.

“We’ve been through major storms that were by far worse than this one,” the Box…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘It was just gut-wrenching:’ Producers still working to rebound from blizzard

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BOX ELDER, S.D. — October snow was slamming his ranch, but 37-year-old Monty Williams was not initially concerned about the whiteout conditions, or his cattle.

“We’ve been through major storms that were by far worse than this one,” the Box…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sale barns face uncertain future

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

BURKE — In a pair of black-and-white photos, a young Donivan Lambley watches from behind the auction block as cattle are guided by men on horseback through the ring at Burke Livestock Auction.

“It was a lot different then,” said Lambley, 52, in a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. lawmakers lobbied on foot-and-mouth

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

In a letter sent Tuesday, 55 organizations asked a bipartisan group of five U.S. senators — including Dakotas senators — for help in stopping the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service from going forward with plan…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. lawmakers lobbied on foot-and-mouth

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

In a letter sent Tuesday, 55 organizations asked a bipartisan group of five U.S. senators — including Dakotas senators — for help in stopping the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service from going forward with plan…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Scottish cattle draw interest along Highway 34

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

FEDORA — If you’ve ever slowed down to look at those unique cattle along state Highway 34 between Fedora and Howard, you’re not the first.

In fact, Gary Moschell says they’ve got to be the most photographed cattle in the state.

“People love to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com