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South Dakota ranchers reel after 'catastrophic' storm leaves up to 100,000 cattle dead
   By Joshua Rhett Miller




With our continuing drought, beef prices will probably start to rise and since this is only October, prices may skyrocket if there is any more damage to the northern herds.

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Don't they carry insurance to cover for those losses?

Some do and some don't.  Even with insurance against loss, any gain is lost and as demand rises, you cannot afford to replace them.

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Some do and some don't.  Even with insurance against loss, any gain is lost and as demand rises, you cannot afford to replace them.

Yep. You spend decades carefully breeding to build up a high quality herd. Insurance doesn't cover that sort of loss.
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I just spoke with a friend visiting from Wyoming. He said some ranchers lost their entire herds.
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