10 October 2013

75,000 Cattle Dead from Five Feet of Snow

No one except threecollie has been talking about this, and I'll bet most of you haven't heard about it at all.

One would think the death of 75,000 cows by upwards of five feet of snow might get some national attention, but as one blogger observed, it has taken some time for the news of the precipitation massacre to reach outside of local media.

... More than 22,000 homes and businesses in western South Dakota remained without power into this week, according to utility companies. National Guard troops were helping utility crews pull equipment through the heavy, wet snow to install new electricity poles.

At least 1,600 poles were toppled in the northwest part of the state alone, and workers expect to find more, Grand River Electric Coop spokeswoman Tally Seim said.

This is absolutely horrible, and it's had zero mention on the national news.

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I grew up in farm country, and haven't ever seen anything this bad except from flooding. The silence of the media is not surprising, but adds to the list of unforgivable sins they've been committing over the last 15 or 20 years.


Cathy said...

A devastating October blizzard doesn't fit the global warming scam narrative.
Yes. Evil. No other word better describes the dereliction of duty . . . the treason . . . . of the MSM.
As you say . . . on so many issues.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Cathy. No other explanation suffices.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The damage was compounded by the mild temperatures prior to the storm. The animals still had summer coats and the cattle were still on summer ranges. Trees still had leaves. All wildlife affected.

Went through something like this in October 1997 in Eastern Colorado.

For any farmers that had their winter wheat planted, this will be a boon. Lots of moisture and a major kill off of insects like grasshoppers.

Rev. Paul said...

I understand what you're saying, sir, but that will be small consolation to those who lost half their herds, I'm afraid.

Rob said...

We finally had this on our nightly local news tonight. A week later?? sad so very sad.

Rev. Paul said...

Only a week? Sadly, that's better than average. It hasn't been mentioned here at all.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

"I understand what you're saying, sir, but that will be small consolation to those who lost half their herds, I'm afraid."

I understand your point. I'm ranch raised. Sorry if I sounded callous.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

This is terrible, and yet nothing on the national news.

Rev. Paul said...

It's okay, WSF - I understood your point, too. No worries.

Agreed, Sandy.