What’s Your Beef? Looks Like High Prices Will Stick Around

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FORT WORTH, TX --  We all know drought conditions in North Texas are bad. Heck, all you have to do is check out our area lake levels.

But, the drought has also taken a big bite out of the cattle business. So, it's no surprise that one of the topics at this year's Cattle Raisers Convention in Fort Worth covered the drought and what's at stake.

NewsFix caught up with Evelyn Browing-Garriss, of the Browning Newsletter. She says it appears conditions could get better, as we are now in an El Nino weather pattern.

"We'll still have some long-term drought conditions, but the good news for the cattle people is you're getting enough rain, your grass is going to get some good roots, and this should allow a decent start to corn."

That sounds promising. But, don't expect to start paying less for that juicy steak or brisket. Sorry, we know -- it's not the news you want to hear.

"I think the higher beef prices are going to be continuing," Evelyn explained. "If you want to nurture the land, you end up having to cutback the herds, and that raises the price."