CUERO – Despite recent flooding rains wreaking havoc on Texas farmers, there is a bright spot for agriculture and consumers.
Ranchers across the state, including DeWitt County, are now working to rebuild their cattle herds. The heavy rains will help Texas pastures recover from the many years of drought and fill soil profiles with water.
The greener pastures on the horizon are good news for consumers, too.
“Years of drought devastated pastures, leaving virtually nothing for cows to eat,” said DeWitt County Farm Bureau President Wayne Wolf. “Ranchers were forced to sell cattle, which resulted in low numbers and higher beef prices for consumers.”
With help from record-breaking rainfall in May, pasture conditions statewide are the best since 2007 and above the national average.