US Cattle Herd Smallest in Six Decades

Drought takes a toll in the heartland

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Feb 1, 2013 5:58 PM CST

(Newser) – The severe drought that scorched pastures across the American heartland last summer helped shrink the US cattle herd to its smallest size in more than six decades and encouraged the movement of animals to lusher fields in the north and west. The National Agricultural Statistics...   Read full story »

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