Dry conditions impact food supply for farm animals - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Dry conditions impact food supply for farm animals

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Dry conditions continue to impact hundreds across Texoma. Everyone from farmers, ranchers, and those who own animals are feeling the heat as there has been little to no rain across the area.

The price of hay has gone up because of the dry conditions this summer, but that is not where the rough patches end. Animal owner Willie Harmon said it is having an impact of his donkeys’ food supply.

“We’re starting to notice that there’s not enough grass. We’re starting to have to do a lot of extra feeding,” he said.

Instead of snacks here and there, they now have to feed their three donkeys twice a day. So, they are having to pay more for donkey food on a weekly basis.

Harmon also said the water level has gotten so low in his pond that it has made it hard for his donkeys to get a drink water out of it. The pond has lost about four feet of water in just two months.

They have had to give the donkeys water from a trough, and in turn his water bills could be going up too.

He has hope things will eventually be on the right course and that rain will come.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • New 'Bohemian Rhapsody' trailer shines light on Freddie Mercury's sexuality

    New 'Bohemian Rhapsody' trailer shines light on Freddie Mercury's sexuality

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:14:44 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:43:31 GMT
    The only thing better than Queen’s music is the story of lead singer Freddie Mercury. (Source: 20th Century Fox)The only thing better than Queen’s music is the story of lead singer Freddie Mercury. (Source: 20th Century Fox)

    The new trailer dropped Tuesday morning. It opens with a sleek mashup of the Queen classics “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.”

    The new trailer dropped Tuesday morning. It opens with a sleek mashup of the Queen classics “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.”

  • Crab meat from Venezuela tied to bacteria outbreak

    Crab meat from Venezuela tied to bacteria outbreak

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:16:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:35:23 GMT

    The CDC and the FDA are warning about crab meat from Venezuela making people ill.

    The CDC and the FDA are warning about crab meat from Venezuela making people ill.

  • Wichita Falls airports to get yearly improvements

    Wichita Falls airports to get yearly improvements

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:34:30 GMT
    Some of the improvements at Kickapoo Downtown Airport will include hanger and taxi repairs. (Source: KAUZ)Some of the improvements at Kickapoo Downtown Airport will include hanger and taxi repairs. (Source: KAUZ)
    Some of the improvements at Kickapoo Downtown Airport will include hanger and taxi repairs. (Source: KAUZ)Some of the improvements at Kickapoo Downtown Airport will include hanger and taxi repairs. (Source: KAUZ)

    Wichita Falls city leaders are expecting to get money to help with some of their maintenance projects planned at Kickapoo Downtown Airport and Wichita Falls Regional Airport.

    Wichita Falls city leaders are expecting to get money to help with some of their maintenance projects planned at Kickapoo Downtown Airport and Wichita Falls Regional Airport.

Powered by Frankly