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Ranchers beginning to feed hay, sell livestock in Southwest Texas
8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Bandera County, TX
Bastrop County, TX
Bexar County, TX
Blanco County, TX
Caldwell County, TX
Comal County, TX
Edwards County, TX
Gillespie County, TX
Gonzales County, TX
Guadalupe County, TX
Hays County, TX
Kendall County, TX
Kerr County, TX
Kimble County, TX
Kinney County, TX
Medina County, TX
Real County, TX
Sutton County, TX
Travis County, TX
Uvalde County, TX
Wilson County, TX

Start Date: 8/7/2018 - End Date: 8/28/2018
Streams and rivers were drying in Southwest Texas. Sale numbers were increasing at auctions due to drought and the inability to feed livestock. Corn and sorghum harvests were finished with reports of below-average yields. Very little hay was produced. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), Aug. 28, 2018 Rangeland and pasture conditions were declining in Southwest Texas, where below average crop yields were reported. Some ranchers were beginning to feed hay and were culling livestock. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), Aug. 7, 2018 and Aug. 21, 2018
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