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BROOKINGS — Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by more than a 4 to 1 ratio.

With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the challenges presented by the drought of 2012, Storm Atlas and escalating feed and land costs.


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