Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wyoming ranchers say they're getting sky-high prices for hay because of drought conditions across Texas and the southern plains.
Demand for hay has driven prices in Wyoming from about $84 a ton last year to about $115 a ton this year. The high prices are linked to drought conditions in prominent cattle-producing states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
University of Wyoming professor Steve Paisley told the newspaper that high hay prices could continue into next year because drought area may struggle to re-establish crops.