The effects of winter storm Atlas are still being felt by many on the western side of the state. With livestock losses being unknown at this point, the question producers are asking is “What happens if I cannot meet my contract obligations?” According to Superior Livestock representatives, all Superior contracts contain an “act of god” clause wherein if the rancher cannot fulfill the contract they will not be penalized and are not obligated to fulfill it. Superior Livestock representatives are currently working with both buyers and sellers to make sure there is an equitable and fair understanding of the circumstances currently in South Dakota for cattle contracts. Likewise, Western Video Market has a similar “act of god” clause. For specific information related to video cattle contracts, contact your local video marketing representative.