Texas ranchers looking to rebuild cattle herds decimated by drought facing tough choices

  • by: BETSY BLANEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 4, 2014 - 10:10 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas — After a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip. But rebuilding their herds will be neither cheap nor a short-term process, even in the nation's top cattle-producing state.

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