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Drought Forcing Ranchers to Sell Their Cattle

 
Posted Monday, January 27th 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - Tom Cutler

It's a sad consequence of the drought. Ranchers are being forced to sell off their cattle.

Not enough water, not enough grass, not enough money to feed them.

Valley ranchers with their backs against the wall are making the deepest cut, selling off herds of cattle in the hopes of saving the rest of their stock.

The 101 Livestock Market in Aromas is doing big business as ranchers are bringing in stock to sell.

Many of the animals are headed for greener pastures, like Texas.

Rancher and Auction House owner Monty Avery tells the Sacramento Bee, where he once saw 100 to a 150 animals come up for auction, his company is now moving 800 to 1,000 a week.

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