West Texas ranchers rejoicing after record rainfall

The rain has created an abundance of grass for animals to graze, making for better-tasting beef and a whole lot more money in rancher's pockets.


Sammi Steele, KWES

July 21, 2021


ANDREWS, Texas — West Texas Ranchers are rejoicing due to all this rain we have received so far this year.


While it is caused flooding in some areas, it has been an absolute blessing for those raising livestock.


For the Parker family, who have been ranching in West Texas for 108 years on 80,000 acres throughout the Basin, this year’s weather conditions have made their jobs a whole lot easier.


There is not as much concern about wildfires and there is also an abundance of grass for cattle to graze.


The ranchers, based out of Andrews, tell NewsWest9 the animals are healthier and happier which makes for better-tasting beef and a whole lot more profit.


“It saves us a whole lot of heartache and a whole lot of money if it rains,” Gray Parker, Parker Ranch’s rancher, said. 


And man--has it rained a lot this year...


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