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Dalhart Community Profile and Membership Directory

THE BREAD OF LIFE GROWS DEEP THROUGH OUR SOIL Drive into Dalhart at night and you might think you are in the midst of a The area is extremely attractive to the dairy industry with 15 operating light show! White blinking lights from pivot irrigation systems can be seen dairies and a couple of heifer feeder operations. Dairies have relocated due in the fields around Dalhart. Crops produced in the area include corn, to its temperate climate, available feed and business-friendly environment. wheat, milo, potatoes, alfalfa, sunflower and soybeans. In adition to being outstanding employers, dairies use little water in their Dalhart is home to the world’s leading Confined Animal Feeding Operations operations and attract other businesses like the Hilmar Cheese Company (CAFO) in the cattle and hog industries. Dalhart’s climate, water and land that expanded its operations from California. This state-of-the-art cheese combine into a rich environment for crops, cattle, hogs and dairies. and whey facility opened in 2007 and just completed an expansion project adding more production capacity and jobs. Dalhart draws water from the Ogallala Aquifer which supplies the region with irrigation for farming and ranching operations. The aquifer is vast and supplies more than 74 counties in Texas. Water is a precious commodity Serving the 5 State Region with that is closely guarded by area farmers and ranchers. Local and regional groups including the Texas Water Development Board, the Panhandle Quality, Honesty & Integrity Water Planning Group, and the North Plains Groundwater District were formed to preserve this precious resource. Farming is big business in the area. Many farming operations vary from a Wayne Lidster few hundred acres to more than 20,000. Their corn yields are among the best anywhere, and the large cattle, hog and diary operations are excellent TX License #16047 customers for crops and utilize a tremendous amount of feed from the area. (806) 333-2438 Because of this demand, Cargill Sweet Bran built a facility in Dalhart to enhance the commodities for the cattle and dairies. Dalhart’s major crops are historically corn and wheat. While those two Extensive Advertising Coverage crops are the mainstays, a wide array of diverse crops are planted. These include potatoes, blue corn, beans, sorghum, sugar beets, sunflowers, Live & Internet Auctions soybeans and safflowers. Value-aded uses for crops, such as corn used in Farm & Ranch Equipment • Real Estate plastic products and alternative fuels, have positive impacts on the community. Construction Equipment • Antiques We’re Ready to Work for You! www.hpa4u.com info@hpa4u.com (806) 244-6776 • Fax 244-4453 PO Box 903, Dalhart, TX 79022 Our office is located 3 miles north of Dalhart on Highway 385 Agriculture is the heart of the local economy. 7


Dalhart Community Profile and Membership Directory
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