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Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Fewer Cattle Close Feedlots, Meatpackers

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Years of drought are reshaping the beef industry as feedlots and a major meatpacking plant close because there are too few cattle left to supply them. Full Story

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