Source: AgriLife Today
The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.”
Doguet, along with his son-in-law Matt Willey, opened up their warehouse facility at Nome following Hurricane Harvey to serve as an animal supply point, with assistance from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
They had just weathered one of the worst hurricanes in the history of Texas, making every attempt to save nearly 500 head of Brangus cattle on their ranch in Southeast Texas. With flood waters rising every hour, Doguet and Willey along with ranch hands found themselves rounding up cattle on horseback, in the dark or by boat, to get the herd to the highest point on the ranch.
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