Is Texas Poised to Rebuild Cow Herd?

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In the past several weeks, bleak and persistently dry conditions across the Southern Plains lifted as much needed rain fell. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor shows only small pockets of abnormally dry conditions across the region; significant improvements from just a month or two ago.

The vastly improved drought conditions have many implications. Recently media attention has focused on the prospects of cattle producers, especially in Texas, rebuilding their herds after the drought’s onset in 2010 forced many to scale back due to limited forage availability. In this post we looked at U.S. cow herd trends and see if Texas producers are poised to rebuild their cow herd?