*Each circle represents counties with 50K head or greater of cattle and calves. Size of circle is scaled by number of cattle and calves.
Counties in the upper left are expected to see much lower temps than normal and have higher than average cattle numbers.
The percentage of cattle in drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought is based on Moderate Drought (D1) or greater. To see a full explanation of the U.S. Drought Monitor categories and how they are determined click here.