Australian Drought Causes Sharp Increase In Horses Auctioned, Euthanized

The ongoing drought in Australia has caused massive hardship to the country’s equine population. The lack of water is expected to cause a sharp intake in the number of horses slated to go through the Echuca auction. There are 200 horses of all breeds anticipated to run through the sale, with trailer loads from Queensland […]

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Ongoing Drought Causes Australia To Prep For Another Year Of High Feed Prices

Australian livestock feed producers warn of rising costs for feed production as the drought gripping many parts of the country shows minimal signs of abating. Longtime producer Brett Caddy of Southern Cross Feeds says that the impact of the drought on feed production is “frightening” and it’s the worst he’s ever seen. Though Caddy is […]

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Kentucky Farmers Feeling The Stress Of Drought Conditions

Though Kentucky was overwhelmed with rain, which lead to waterlogged pastures a few months ago, the weather has done a complete 180 and left most everything close to bone dry. The state is in desperate need of rainfall—rapidly. Kentucky farmers are feeling the strain of the rain-less weather; the state is officially in an agricultural […]

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Drought In Australia Affecting Even Large Thoroughbred Farms

Drought conditions in Australia are affecting all livestock owners, including large Thoroughbred breeding farms, with an increased cost for hay and the potential for limited quality hay in the near future. Farms like Yarraman Stud and Arrowfield are considering or have implemented an additional fee on horse owners to cover the rising cost of quality […]

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Australia: Thoroughbred Industry Helping Families Affected By Drought

Christmas may be well and truly behind us, but the Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association Christmas Cheer Project is continuing. Thanks to the generosity of so many people across Australia almost $100,000 was raised in the month leading up to Christmas to spread some Christmas Cheer and provide hampers to drought stricken families. What started as […]

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California Drought Creates Desperate Situation for Horse Owners

Unusually dry weather in central California is beginning to take a toll on ranchers and horse farmers, according to a CNN report on Thursday. Horse owner Harold Kelly admitted to borrowing money to feed his animals hay during a part of the year when they could normally rely on pasture. Others have reached the end […]

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