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Forage production almost nonexistent, cattle being sold in West Central Texas
8/9/2018 8:17:30 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Brown County, TX
Burnet County, TX
Callahan County, TX
Coke County, TX
Coleman County, TX
Concho County, TX
Fisher County, TX
Irion County, TX
Jones County, TX
Lampasas County, TX
Llano County, TX
Mason County, TX
McCulloch County, TX
Menard County, TX
Mills County, TX
Nolan County, TX
Runnels County, TX
San Saba County, TX
Schleicher County, TX
Shackelford County, TX
Sterling County, TX
Taylor County, TX
Tom Green County, TX

Start Date: 8/7/2018 -  
Forage production was almost nonexistent in West Central Texas as grasses had gone dormant from heat and drought. Cotton was in poor condition; many acres failed. Very little hay available for purchase, and bales were selling for $100 to $125 for round bales. Water supplies for livestock were very low. Supplemental feeding increased as producers culled herds. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), Aug. 7, 2018
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