NEWS
Feedlots Prepared for Storm
Elaine Shein Associate Managing Editor
Fri Mar 1, 2013 06:23 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- As soon as it appeared a big storm was going to slam some of the worst-hit drought areas of the Southern Plains early this week, the livestock industry as well as wheat growers braced themselves.

Gary Millershaski heard Sunday morning that potential blizzard conditions could hit his farm the next day near Lakin, Kan. He worried about his 140 cows, 60 of which were heifers, and how they would begin calving in about 10 days.

"We were scrambling, moving around bales," said Millershaski. "We always try to make accommodations for them, we put up temporary windbreaks where ...

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