Coastal Cattlemen Picking Up The Pieces

Coastal Cattlemen Picking Up The Pieces

Burt Rutherford

BEEF Magazine

With cattlemen in Southeast Texas and Louisiana still reeling, and assessing the damage, from Hurricane Ike’s landfall last weekend, BEEF magazine is amassing the latest coverage and info on recovery efforts at beefmagazine.com/natural-disaster/ike/.

According to Jason Cleere, Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, the most affected areas in Texas around Anahuac and Beaumont saw storm surges from 8-18 ft. “We don’t really have good numbers on actual death losses, but they appear to be substantial,” he says. Surviving cattle he saw were doing relatively well, considering what they had been through, he said.

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