- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared May “Beef Month.” The tradition extends back 40 years.

This year’s “Beef Month” draws special attention to West River ranchers who lost cattle in a blizzard last October. An estimated 43,000 cattle and other livestock in the state died in that storm.

Daugaard says the blizzard has revealed ranchers’ resilience. He says the state looks forward to their ongoing recovery.

The month historically recognizes the overall importance of the beef industry to the state.

South Dakota is sixth in the nation for cattle and calf production.

Cattle outnumber humans in the state by more than four to one.

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