Mar 11, 2016

One Heck of a Storm

Dr. Jean Steiner
USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub
Floyd, New Mexico. Photo: Angela Burch
Floyd, New Mexico. Photo: Angela Burch

We’re still getting a handle on the storm’s full impact. We know that over 30 thousand dairy cattle and 12 thousand beef cattle were killed in Texas alone.   The effects from these and other losses will have long ranging impacts not just for producers, but also consumers as the loss of these animals combined with reduced productivity from the remaining herd shows up in the meat and dairy sections of your local supermarket