Friday, March 1st, 2013

How The Cattle Shortage Will Affect Your Freight Business

Economists from Texas Agrilife estimated that by the end of 2013, drought had led to an agricultural loss of over five billion dollars which sadly, proved to be the most costly that is on record to date. With the economy still reeling in the panhandle today, none are feeling it worse than those in the businesses of cattle and freight. Much of the crop production in the panhandle was produced for the sole purpose of feeding cattle. Since Texas has a very large industry both for beef and milk, when the cows run out of things to eat, it begins to turn everything upside down. Ranchers, farmers, and freight companies alike are all trying to adjust to these changes in the best manner that they can.