Kansas feedlot numbers down from May 2013

05/19/2014 11:02 AM

08/08/2014 10:24 AM

The number of cattle in large Kansas feedlots was down by 3 percent on May 1 compared to the same day of 2013.

Kansas cattle ranchers have been strongly affected by the drought, which has reduced the quality of grazing and raised the costs of feeding cattle.

The Kansas, and U.S., cattle herds have shrunk slowly for years, but the drought has accelerated that, particularly on the southern Plains.

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