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Corn stressed, hay fields thin, producer culling herd in Campbell County, South Dakota
7/10/2017 5:21:50 PM

Campbell County, SD
Herreid, SD

Start Date: 4/1/2017 - End Date: 7/7/2017
We have only one option for our wheat and that is to hay it. We planned to graze it but the nitrates are too high. The corn germinated at different times and is in different stages. The corn is stressed. The hay fields are a grass stand and are very thin. We will go ahead and cut them this week but have been hoping for rain. We have been culling our herd and will take more in this week to better meet the needs of our cattle. We have only partially mowed our yard one time this spring/summer. From Campbell County, South Dakota, on July 7, 2017