One year after massive wildfires tore through the Plains, ranchers once again are facing that dangerous threat in 2018.
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
You might get fewer dollars for your calves next year, but 2016 will still offer good profits for most ranchers.
In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast was for returns to be negative, but they actually will be positive.
Cattle industry analysts, cow-calf producers awaiting January inventory report.
In an ironic twist, the BLM hopes cattle from Dwight and Steven Hammond – ranchers prosecuted for starting range fires – can reduce a fire risk on the high desert of eastern Oregon.
Drought in the central and southern Plains is causing a higher than normal risk of wildfire through April.