New Mexico looks to re-build cattle supply

New Mexico looks to re-build cattle supply

Tucumcari, NM - A cattle specialist with New Mexico State University says rebuilding the state's cow herd in areas hit hardest by drought will present both opportunities and challenges for ranchers.

Although nearly 90 percent of the state remains in drought, cattle producers are looking forward to rebuilding herds with higher quality genetics from regionally adapted registered cowherds.

The biggest challenges will be finding females that are adapted to an arid environment and the cost of the animals.