Florida cattle ranchers take direct hit from Hurricane Charley

September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p20
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the hurricane that hit Florida, in the U.S. and the damages incurred by cattle ranchers. Sixty-three percent of Florida ranches, stocked with approximately 1.2 million bead of beef cattle, were significantly damaged by Hurricane Charley. The storm destroyed fencing and caused a lot of farm structural damage on approximately nine million acres of cattle ranches in Florida. The Florida Cattlemen's Association is coordinating crews of volunteers to help repair massive amounts of damage to fencing, farm structural damage and gathering of stray cattle. The priority of the volunteer effort is to repair perimeter fencing around ranches that border roads to reduce stray cattle and keep the roadways safe.


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