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Tough times again in livestock

Published 11/27/2012, Agweek

In a normal year, Philip, S.D., cattle producer Bill Slovek makes several thousand big bales of hay. This summer, he didn’t even hook up his haying equipment. Drought, a late-spring freeze and a summer hailstorm combined to ruin his hay crop. His pastures also were devastated by bad weather, and he’s had to rent pasture in Watertown, S.D., 290 miles away.

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