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.
Cupid Shuffle became the first Hereford chosen as Grand Champion steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show since 1982, bringing back memories of Conoco, the first crossbred picked as champion in a major show 51 years ago.
"Cattle production is an essential part of our daily lives," writes TSCRA president Robert E. McKnight, Jr. "I am proud to be part of an industry that works to care for the people, livestock and land of this country."
Death loss projections from Oklahoma's wildfires are lower than last year's Starbuck Fire that impacted the same region, but anywhere from 1,500-2,500 cattle could have died estimates a state veterinarian.
The Amarillo City Council approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between the Texas Tech University System and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund up to $69 million to ensure the construction.