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Hay Outlook
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:45 AM CDT

Empty rain gauges mean low hay piles and short pastures. No one understands that better than Saginaw, Texas, beef producer Pete Bonds. "I've seen droughts before, but nothing like this," he says. "And if you don't have water, you can't run cattle."

Parched pastures and historically low hay supplies forced Bonds to liquidate about half of his cow herd in 2011. Conditions improved somewhat in parts of the state last year, but not enough to motivate herd rebuilding. "You begin to distrust Mother Nature," says Bonds, who has spread his weather and forage ...

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