(AP ) — In this Aug. 12, 2011, file photo a cow grazes in a dry field near Westbrook, Texas.
Texas' historic drought brought the biggest one-year decline in cows with an estimated 600,000 fewer bovines in the state now than on Jan. 1. Beef economist David Anderson said the declining cow numbers will lead to tighter supplies from fewer calves and as much as a 5.5 percent increase in beef prices next year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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