Ten cattle died on one Texas ranch where 82 cattle were seized, while another ranch in Texas had eight head die and six cattle confiscated. All of the cattle are believed to have been deprived of water or feed.
The U.S. meat industry faces unprecedented threats as COVID-19 sweeps through labor forces nationwide. Production of beef, pork and poultry are simultaneously threatened by labor availability and processing capacity.
The ongoing COVID-19 serves as a reminder to cattle ranchers about the importance of sound, common sense biosecurity measures that can aid in reducing the risk of a disease outbreak in the new 2020 calf crop.