Three years ago, Boulder County rancher Bill Berg was yielding about 1,000 bales of hay from his fields. Last year, Berg was lucky to pull 450 bales from his land – 9 acres of which had turned into a “dust bowl.”
Skyrocketing hay prices have prompted a similar spike in hay thefts in northern Colorado.
Horses that have nearly starved to death has become a problem, and experts say it will only get worse as the cold days of winter move in.
The drought conditions that have been in effect across much of Colorado this year have created a hay shortage, and theft of hay has become a problem.
The drought conditions that have been in effect across much of Colorado this year have created a hay shortage, and hay prices in Colorado and other parts of the Rockies are at historic highs.
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