National Drought Mitigation Center

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Pasture growth slowed, early need for supplemental hay in Bossier Parish, Louisiana
12/6/2017 4:11:25 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Bossier Parish, LA

Start Date: 12/2/2017 -  
A Bossier Parish timber grower reported that the dry fall made it possible for him to harvest timber that he normally would not be able to get to during a wet season. Drought has not been so good for his pigs, however, which were rotated less often to new pasture. The farmer has spent more on supplemental feed for his cattle and pigs and began feeding hay a month early. It normally requires 300 bales to keep his livestock fed through the winter, but this year, he has already used 200 bales and was on track to spend twice as much as usual. Monroe News-Star (La.), Dec. 2, 2017