The largest supplier of imported cattle to the U.S. is enduring cataclysmic drought conditions. And they are only expected to intensify in 2012, according to Mexico’s Agriculture Ministry. Last year, Mexico exported 1.23 million head of cattle to the U.S. An estimated 60,000 head of livestock have already been reported dead in 2012. Not all producers register losses; actual numbers are expected to be higher. The lack of rainfall is also decimating Mexican farmers.
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