Some Texas livestock auctions are seeing double the amount due to dry conditions

The dry conditions continue to impact livestock operations. More producers in Texas have been forced to sell off calves and cows.

The first three sales at the Emory Livestock Auction near Dallas this month brought in nearly double the number of head they saw last July.

Given these current conditions, a reminder that USDA has drought assistance available for Texas ranchers. Producers should check to see if they qualify for ELAP financial assistance to help with transporting water to livestock, above normal cost of mileage for transporting feed, higher than normal transport costs to get livestock to forage and grazing acres, and hauling livestock one way.

Eligible animals include cattle, bison, goats, and sheep that are maintained for commercial use.


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