The first casualties of Trump’s trade wars are Texas cattle ranchers

The first casualties of Trump’s trade wars are Texas cattle ranchers

Richard Parker

Dallas Morning News

Last week, Texas ranchers shipped 1,430 cattle to Mexico, most to slaughter and to market. On an annual basis that’s 74,000 head, part of a brisk two-way business that sees hundreds of thousands of Mexican cattle coming north to be fattened in Midwestern feed lots. But in the event of a trade war, all bets are off.

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