Those wildfires that killed two people, threatened oil and gas operations and darkened more than 350,000 acres in northwest Oklahoma also caused an estimated $26 million in losses of cattle.
It’s what Dr. Derrell Peel at Oklahoma State University is estimating, according to the Oklahoma Farm Report’s Ron Hays.
“”We don’t have firm numbers yet, but I put together some estimates that total up to $26.4 million,” he stated. “It’s a pretty big number and includes a lot of fence damage on potentially more than 2,000 miles of fence. We are currently estimating that around 1,600 cattle died in the fire and additionally there were quite a lot of burned and hurt animals that have to be cared for.”