Finding the best deals for feed and forage
January 19, 2023
Post Rock Extension District
Livestock Production Agent
Drought conditions are a common occurrence and livestock producers consequently plan for the worst and hope for the best. Complicating matters this year is the extent to which drought is impacting areas of the U.S., the dramatic increase in feed cost and transportation cost for purchased feed. How does a producer adapt to the current situation without affecting cowherd productivity, while also keeping feed costs from breaking the bank?
First, conduct a forage inventory and calculate forage needs. Before any forages or feed ingredie...