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Hundreds of cattle killed in snow storm

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MEADE COUNTY, SD – A major storm in South Dakota is causing some major havoc for livestock farmers.

Hundreds of cows were buried under snow and froze to death after the state got slammed with an early snowstorm.

Farmers found the cows in fields, ditches, seemingly everywhere.

The cows died of hypothermia.

Officials say the wet snow stuck to their hair, and then froze as they got hit with 70 mph winds in freezing temperatures.

No doubt lots of money was lost, but officials are also worried about health risks with all the dead cows on the ground.

With winter not even officially here, it’s likely scenes like this might just be the beginning.