Ranch and Farm Expo Begins

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It’s been a rough several years for both cattle raisers, and the consumers who buy their product.

Cattle producers have had to reduce herds because of the drought, which also caused feed prices to increase.

And because of the resulting reduction in beef supply, prices have skyrocketed in the grocery stores.

Average beef prices have climbed 19 percent in the last year and are expected rise higher.

But business owners at the 2015 Ranch and Farm Expo at the MPEC say some things are looking much better, and herds may begin growing again.

“Our total cattle numbers are down. The calf guys are really enjoying nice market prices and when we get this wheat up, pounds per acre on our cattle, it’s a good time to be in the agriculture industry,’ Darren Dale, Business Owner said. 



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