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While parts of Texas suffer drought conditions, historic rainfall hit the Panhandle hard over the holiday weekend. Flash flooding trapped cattle and flooded feedyards where 8 inches of rain fell in May alone. The Memorial Day weekend kicked off with a whopping 2.45 inches of rain in just 40 minutes. The flat topography and virtually no warning of such a rain event meant heavy impacts on residential areas as well as agricultural production.

The Texas Panhandle is one of the largest cattle-producing areas in the country. While total losses have yet to be quantified, there are expected to be both production and performance losses. However, the flooding shouldn’t create a significant impact on cattle supply long-term.

Read more on the Panhandle’s historic rainfall here.


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