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Drought and fire hamper park cattle revenue

 

February 6, 2018



Last year’s drought, compounded by 1,200 acres burned by the East Fork Fire, dealt a significant blow to Beaver Creek Park cattle revenue, the park superintendent said Monday.

Superintendent Chad Edgar presented to the Hill County Park Board Monday night during its monthly meeting cattle grazing revenue numbers for last year and previous years dating back to 2008. The park made $66,592 in 2017, the lowest amount since 2011. In 2016, the park generated $84,275, and before that $85,562 off cattle grazing.

“The fire had a big effect,” board co-chair Larry Kinsella said.

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