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Drought forcing farmers to sell cattle

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Oklahoma - The ongoing drought has led to a record number of cattle being sold at the nation's largest cattle market.

Oklahoma National Stockyard Officials say nearly 13,000 head of cattle were sold this week...

That's an increase of more than 50% over this time last year.

A lack of water is preventing grass growth and ranchers say they can't afford to buy hay, so there is nothing to feed their herds.