Drought Affects The Raleigh State Fair

The drought is taking its toll on farmers in North Carolina.

Farmers show off their livestock each year at the state fair in Raleigh.

Some farmers say this might be their last fair because the drought is affecting how they raise livestock... everything from drinking water to hay.

Scott West says he had to thin his herd because of the drought.

"We have creeks drying up, ponds drying up and wells are running dry. A cow drinks between 20 and 30 gallons of water a day.. one cow."

Hay is also in short supply because of the drought.

Some farmers say they may have to sell some cows so they can buy hay if they can find it.