http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/1...atastrophic-storm-leaves-up-to-100000-cattle/ Most ranchers are reporting the loss of 75-80% of their herds. More like driving a several new trucks over a cliff ... Not to mention the emotional cost. Ranchers are attached to their herds. Losing so many at once is like losing a family member. Among the other problems associated with the storm are that carcasses of dead cattle are lying all over the South Dakota prairie. Bodies are caught in fences, dams, creeks, etc. Disease outbreak is certain if the dead animals aren't picked up and carted away, and with the animals so close to -- in some cases, in -- the water sources in the area, disease could contaminate a wide area very quickly. More news, not good, for the area: Heavy rains and high winds are predicted for this weekend, less than a week after the huge dump of snowfall.