Ranchers sell calves early to salvage expected earnings.
One of the driest times on the books in the Texas Panhandle has many area ranchers cashing in their cattle to cut their losses.
Much of the grass in the Panhandle is either dead or burned, leaving little for cattle to graze.
Cattle are having to roam farther to find food, making them much thinner than usual for this time of year.
Some ranchers are doing everything they can to counteract the cattle's hunger by feeding them every bite they eat.
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