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An overturned cattle truck created a traffic nightmare along Interstate-35E in Dallas on May 24, 2012. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Cattle Truck Crash Shuts Down Dallas Highway

A major North Texas highway was shut down Thursday morning after a truck carrying 89 head of cattle flipped over. The accident sent dazed and confused animals onto the freeway.

05/24/2012

A cowboy on horseback controls cattle during a cattle drive. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas State Officials Will Help Ranchers Rebuild Drought-Damaged Herds

Texas agriculture officials will travel the state in coming months to help ranchers wanting to rebuild their herds after the heavy selloffs in the driest year on record.

03/13/2012

ABILENE, TX - JULY 26:  Cattle are held in a pen prior to going up for sale at Abilene Livestock Auction July 26, 2011 in Abilene, Texas. A severe drought in the region has caused shortages of grass, hay and water forcing ranchers to thin their herds. The Abilene Livestock Auction has been selling at least two to three times the number of cattle each week compared to last year.  The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as "exceptional drought", the highest classification.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

North Texas Ranchers Facing New Threat Of Cattle Rustlers

Ranchers who battled drought in the summer and hay thieves in the fall are now fending off criminals targeting any cattle that are left.

02/21/2012

Supermarkets Compete In Premium Beef Market

Beef Prices Expected To Climb For Next 2 Years

Consumers should expect higher beef prices for the next two years due to the smallest cattle herd in 60 years. It is unclear if costs will drop later.

02/09/2012

Cattle use a tree for shade as temperatures rose above 100 degrees in a Texas pasture. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Takes Cow Numbers Down By 600K

Across Texas, the drought has caused an estimated $5.2 billion in losses to farmers and livestock producers, and that figure is expected to rise

12/16/2011

An Amtrak train at a station. (credit:  Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Says It Has No Beef With Cow-Powered Train

Amtrak officials say they had no beef with using cattle-based biodiesel to power its Heartland Flyer train. The train runs daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth.

10/31/2011

Cows stand in a field. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Forces Texas Ranchers To Cut Herds

Texas cattle rancher Charles Kothman is down to six calves and their mothers after selling off 80 animals in recent months.

08/03/2011

Climate Change Chief Warns We Must Become Vegetarian To Save The Planet

Beef Prices May Jump As Drought Creates Cattle Surplus

For 17 days straight, the Dallas-Fort Worth Area has reached triple digit temperatures. The intense heat, and severe drought, is creating a surplus in the number of cattle heading to auction.

07/18/2011

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