Calves are auctioned Friday at the livestock market in Burwell, Neb. With a record drought drying up grazing land and cornfields, ranchers are selling off their cattle early to avoid high feed costs. (Associated Press)

Calves are auctioned Friday at the livestock market in Burwell, Neb. With a record drought drying up grazing land and cornfields, ranchers are selling off their cattle early to avoid high feed costs. (Associated Press)