Montana groups urge ranchers to donate livestock to South Dakotans

2013-10-12T07:28:00Z 2013-11-22T14:45:05Z Montana groups urge ranchers to donate livestock to South DakotansThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 12, 2013 7:28 am  • 

GALLATIN GATEWAY — A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit hard by last weekend's snowstorm by donating production cattle and sheep.

Citizens for Balanced Use and the Bar Quarter Circle Ranch say they're working with the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association on the effort.

They're asking Montana, Wyoming and Idaho livestock producers to donate one or more head of cattle or sheep so South Dakota ranchers can rebuild their herds. 

Citizens for Balanced Use said it's a nonprofit organization, so livestock or monetary donations will be tax-deductible.

An estimated 60,000 head of livestock died in a blizzard that swept through western South Dakota last Friday.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact the Phillips County Livestock Association at 654-2543 or email at

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