Think Through Feed Provision Options Now for Livestock if Dry Weather Limits Pasture Growth

Successive days of 90-degree plus high temperatures and very spotty rainfall is limiting pasture growth for livestock grazing in Indiana. It is important to develop a strategy of how to feed your livestock now in case the abnormally dry weather continues.

This pasture photo was taken in July 2012, a very dry summer. Overgrazing pasture should be avoided if dry weather limits pasture growth this year. Photo credit – Brad Shelton, Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center Superintendent

This pasture photo was taken in July 2012, a very dry summer. Overgrazing pasture should be avoided if dry weather limits pasture growth this year.
Photo credit – Brad Shelton, Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center Superintendent

 

The two-minute video clip link below is from the June Beef Monthly recording, a cooperative effort between Purdue University and the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. It provides concepts to keep good pasture health and to feed beef cattle. While beef is the emphasis within the video clip, the comments may have value for other livestock species, too.

 

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