Ranchers in Texas have something to be excited about this spring. Rain has hit North Texas, a region that was previously drought-stricken. After four years of overly dry conditions, will this spring's rain be beneficial for Texas ranchers.

Rancher Pete Bonds is hopeful that this year North Texas will see above-average rainfall, Bill Hanna reported for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Although there has been around 9.11 inches of rain reported at the Dall/Fort Worth Airport as of Tuesday, ranchers aren't getting ahead of themselves. The runoff from the rain hasn't been enough to fill stock tanks, and ranchers aren't jumping the gun on rebuilding their herds. However, as of the beginning of the year, the number of cattle and calves in Texas was up 6 percent from Jan. 1, 2014.

The 9.11 inches of rain the area received through March 24 is 1.58 inches more than normal. By this time last year, only 2.13 inches of rain hit the area.

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