07 Sep '11, 2am

American Cattle Ranching is Outgunned by Climate Change

Listened to an interview with a Texas rancher who had just sold off his herd. He said that it took ranchers many years to build up their breeding stock and that many of the ranchers were too old to start over after this disastrous year. Most of their children don’t want to ranch and are working off the ranch. He figured that many ranches in his part of Texas would never come back. He was 72 and said that he didn’t have the years and energy to do it again. I expect we’ll see that sort of thing move north with increasing heat. I’ll bet the current wildfires close down another big hunk of ranches. We’re going to be adding West Texas to the Great American Desert….

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/06/american-cattle-ranch...

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