Feeding Cattle Getting Expensive

By: Daniel T. Gotera Email
By: Daniel T. Gotera Email

Donald Sexton has lived in Oklahoma for 72 years and he says that this year has been the hardest with regards to taking care of his cattle.

Sexton says that a 6 by 6 bale of hay which normally costs around $25-$30 is running around $80. That price increase has caused many farmers to sell parts of their herd.

State Representative Terry Hyman asked for the legislature to match the 6 million dollars given by the federal government, but there is still no word on whether or not that will happen.

Bryan County officials hope that a little rain will help to the trick.

"One good year would make a big difference, but in reality it will take a couple years to bring back to normal," says Clay Jones, Director of the Bryan County Ag Extension Office.

All in all...this year alone...Donald Sexton says that he will lose $20,000 in profits.

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