POSTED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 8:14am
Texas lost 15 percent of its cattle — or about 2 million animals
Lubbock, TX — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; after a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip.
But rebuilding their herds will be neither cheap nor a short-term process, even in the nation's top cattle-producing state.