“It’s quite a bit of loss,” Maul said. “Any inventory that [ranchers] had saved up, being hay or grass, has gone. They’re gonna have to feed them every bite they get for the next little bit.”

Pierson Sparks unloads hay at a donation site Friday, March. 1, 2024, in Borger, Texas.

This article was written by ALEJANDRA MARTINEZ of The Texas Tribune. This article originally appeared at : https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/01/texas-panhandle-wildfires-livestock-agriculture-economy/