News Talk 980 reports cattlemen in southeast Saskatchewan are tallying losses after a blizzard killed hundreds of cattle following calving season.
Flooded fields prevented some cattlemen from moving their animals before the blizzard moved through the region last Friday. Ranchers are recovering cattle and counting the livestock that didn’t survive.
Rancher Mervin Daku has counted almost 50 dead cattle and estimates losses on his ranch to be about $70,000. Other ranchers have lost as many as a hundred cattle in what the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says could be the worst loss of cattle in almost a decade. Association members said roughly 5 to 10 percent of the young cows in the area are dead.
The blizzard may be declared a natural disaster. Affected ranchers are encouraged to track losses with photos and notes to apply for financial help.
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Source: News Talk 980