31-01-2014 07:34 AM | United Kingdom

Drought forcing local ranchers to sell off cattle

As this year’s extreme drought continues day after day, ranchers are selling off large percentages of their cattle and calculating how long they can hold on before selling their entire herds.

The situation is so dire because the Central Coast is entering its second year of extreme drought. That means there is no grass from last year, and none is growing this year for the cattle to graze on.
Full Story : The San Luis Obispo Tribune