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Drought causing large cattle selloffs

A southern Missouri cattle producer says ongoing drought is changing the landscape of the U.S. cattle herd.

“We had the Dakotas sell out last year and now Texas and Oklahoma, and even some in Missouri,” said Jeff Reed.

Reed said that’s mostly due to widespread drought. He tells Brownfield it’s concerning to see cattle inventory so low.

“A lot of people are talking about not getting back into the cattle industry because of everything that’s going on with the packers and legislation,” Reed said.

Drought causing large cattle selloffs