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A deluge of rain from Hurricane Harvey is soaking Texas pastures, leaving some cattle stranded in floodwater in the state that leads the U.S. in beef production.
At least 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain fell at Wendt Ranches near Bay City, Texas, prompting floodwaters to start rising quickly on Sunday, said rancher Gene Kubecka, 61. Water was waist-deep in some areas, and Kubecka used a tractor to drive through the washed-out area and move 600 head of cattle to higher ground. The area is north of Rockport, Texas, where Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25.
The 54 counties in the state’s disaster zone have at least 1.2 million beef cows, according to the latest government statistics, said David Anderson, a livestock economist at Texas A&M University. It’s too early to gauge the storm’s impact, he said. Cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose as much as 2.6 percent on Monday, reaching the highest in almost three weeks.
“The water started rising, and within about two to three hours, we went from ‘OK’ to ‘we have to do something real quick,’ ” Kubecka said Monday by phone. “We’ve never had this much rain on the ranch.”
Beef PowerhouseFlooding is expected to have a significant impact on ranchers in rural areas outside Corpus Christi and Houston, said Jeremy Fuchs, spokesman for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. So far, it’s been difficult for ranchers in the area to get onto the pastures and assess damage because some roads are impassable and it’s still raining, he said.
................... “A significant amount of cattle raisers have been impacted by this,” Fuchs of the Texas industry group said Monday by phone from Austin. “We suspect there are going to be lots of fences down, lots of cattle out and lots of work to be done to rebuild the infrastructure and recover those animals.”
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