Cattle farmer diversifies; opens trout pond in Tazewell

Cattle farmer diversifies; opens trout pond in Tazewell

Joe Tennis

Bristol Herald

With beef prices dropping, cattle farmer Dean Matney has dropped a new line on a trout pond. Matney, 44, raises 400 head of cattle on a 1,200-acre farm in Tazewell County, about halfway between the Town of Tazewell and a crossroads called Frog Level. Steadily, he said, beef prices have been dropping.

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