Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Even the cattle are fleeing California to Texas

The pithy comment by the Texas rancher is emblematic of why Texas succeeds.

   "Local reporter Gina Potthoff of Santa Barbara's reports that local ranchers are taking account of the thin rainfall, and making tough decisions about their herds. "The cheapest loss could be the first loss, since ranchers who sell off cattle sooner have a better chance of rationing enough grass for later," she notes grimly.
In Texas, ranchers say they have learned how to live with dry conditions. "This drought is separating the men from the boys, and the women from the girls," said Texas rancher Jon Taggart, quoted by Barry Shlachter in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The drought's high beef prices are providing big rewards to ranchers who succeed."

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