The recent expansion of drought across parts of the US has caused livestock producers some concern that we are going back into a period similar to 2011 and 2012, where large extents of drought in the central US forced many livestock producers to liquidate their herds. This is discussed in this recent video and article published by AgWeb here.
WRAY, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Employees of New Banks Pumps fixed a stock tank well on September 12, 2017 in Wray, Colorado. They were able to get the well working again, but only less than a foot of water was measured in the well hole, leaving the rancher with only a trickle of water to fill the tanks for his cattle. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)