Charles Michael Ray en Shutdown Hinders S.D. Post-Blizzard Cleanup A freak October blizzard earlier this month killed tens of thousands of cattle in South Dakota.<p>The number of animals is hard to confirm. In part, because the federal agency tasked with tallying livestock losses after a disaster is closed during the partial government shutdown.<p>October is often a great weather month to be in South Dakota, which is one reason why the early October blizzard caught so many off guard.<p>Todd Collins lost a fifth of his herd in this storm. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:31:00 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 3463 at Shutdown Hinders S.D. Post-Blizzard Cleanup