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NEW UNDERWOOD, SD (KELO/CBS) - Ranchers in western South Dakota continue the gruesome job of picking up livestock killed in the recent blizzard with no sign of federal relief in sight.
Early estimates put the death toll on cattle in the tens of thousands.
Officials have told ranchers to carefully document their losses for possible financial assistance.
But with most federal offices closed in the government shutdown, it's unclear what help might come and when.
In addition to cleaning up carcasses, ranchers across western South Dakota are rounding up and sorting cattle. The animals mixed with other herds as they drifted miles away in the strong winds and snow.
"A lot of guys were losing everything - cows, calves, you name it," said rancher Monty Williams said. "We pretty much found what's alive by this time. What's left now is not alive."
The dead are being found in a wide swath of the storm's path, stretching from the Wyoming line east for about 100 miles.
Some will be processed for byproducts, and others will be
buried or burned.
The impacts of the storm are magnified because ranchers
had already suffered through a drought that reduced the size of their herds and
their bottom line.
"It's devastating. I've had some tearful conversations," said Ken Olson, a South Dakota State University extension beef specialist in Rapid City. "They're having a hard time. Some of them know that it's going to put them out of business. It's very hard."