Cattle ranchers in New Mexico are being helped by recent monsoon rains after more than three years of extreme drought, leaving pastures green.
All the rain means that feeding cattle will be less expensive, which is good news for ranchers who have been paying for hay for the last few years, Eric Green reported for New Mexico's KOAT television station.
The native prairie grass helps ranchers in two ways, first feeding it to their cattle saves them money on feed. Second, they can sell the grass for between $75 and $100 per pound. Cattle in the area are also much larger this year, meaning ranchers will make more money.