Some cattle producers say that historic drought in the Great Plains will force them to continue to make difficult decisions in 2023.
“You can’t get sentimental about the cows. You have to get sentimental about the land.”
Nebraska Sandhills rancher Brenda Masek tells Brownfield she’s already sold off part of her herd and a recent wildfire has limited pasture growth. “Fires like that in the fall and winter where the forage has gone dormant, it doesn’t have a chance to comeback.