This year was the driest in Wyoming in 118 years, leaving ranchers with tough decisions to make.
While many survived the summer. They speculate that another year with even a small percentage of this year's conditions could force them to lose their business.
About 15 percent of the state's cattle was sold this year to accommodate for lack of food.
According to the National Weather Service, weather patterns for 2013 could yield below average precipitation once again, leaving more ranchers out of work.