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.
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.
Seven cases of African swine fever in China are pressuring pig farmers in the central and northern areas can't transport pigs through the affected areas to packing plants in the southern part of the state.