Cattle prices jump as Texas recovers from ’11 drought

Cattle prices jump as Texas recovers from ’11 drought

State gets rain but ranchers still cautious
Pat Sullivan/Associated Press file photo
This year, Texas ranchers watched closely a recent auction in Frankston to see how the cattle sold. The price of the heifers, the number of buyers, the amount of sales, and the attitude of the ranchers is one of the first real indications of how quickly Texas recovers from the impacts of a historic drought – and at what cost.

Cattle prices jump as Texas recovers from ’11 drought

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Pat Sullivan/Associated Press file photo
This year, Texas ranchers watched closely a recent auction in Frankston to see how the cattle sold. The price of the heifers, the number of buyers, the amount of sales, and the attitude of the ranchers is one of the first real indications of how quickly Texas recovers from the impacts of a historic drought – and at what cost.
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