Cattle Ranchers are Excited about the Replenished Grasslands
The average than normal rain this year has been tremendous for California, especially for farmers. Theresa Becchetti, a livestock and natural resources adviser at the University of California Cooperative Extension, states:
This year, the rains started early and kept coming, producing more forage throughout the season, and once soil temperatures began to increase, the forage really took off.
However, cattle ranchers are also excited about the heavy rain this year because it has replenished the dry grasslands. The grasslands provide cattle ranchers with free feed, which will hopefully translate into cheaper beef prices for consumers. Cattle ranchers were forced to purchase more hay during the drought and sometimes the cattle were sent to be sold at a less than ideal weight. The end of the drought keeps bringing better news each day for all Californians.
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