CBU launches "Great Montana Cattle Drive" for South Dakota Blizzard Livestock Losses


Working with the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, Citizens for Balanced Use and the Bar Quarter Circle Ranch are calling on Montana, Wyoming and Idaho livestock producers to make donations to assist the recovery of those hit by the Northwest South Dakota blizzard earlier this month.


 Citizens for Balanced Use is asking producers to donate one or more production cattle or sheep to the effort to begin to replenish the devastated herds caught in the early October blizzard. It is estimated that 70,000-100,000 head were lost in the blizzard.

 “We are looking for production cattle that would be tested and certified to be shipped to South Dakota sometime before Christmas,” said Kerry White, CBU Executive Board Member. “Exact losses aren't yet known as in many cases access to the affected areas is still blocked. As much assistance as possible is appreciated as final counts may be much higher than we estimate.”



Citizens for Balanced Use is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. Livestock and monetary donations will be tax-deductible.

The Bar Quarter Circle Ranch will take your name, contact information and the livestock types you will be willing to donate. Send your information to: barquartercircle@gmail.com.

Shipping will be coordinated at a later date after needs are identified and assessed for proper allocation to producers most affected and in need. 

Remember, donations are tax-deductible. Monetary donations can be mailed to CBU, P.O. Box 606, Gallatin Gateway, Montana, 59730. 

Updates and further information can be found at www.BalancedUse.org.

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