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Producer feeding hay, selling cattle in Howell County, Missouri
1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Howell County, MO

Start Date: 9/1/2017 - End Date: 12/28/2017
At this point in time, we're expecting to start feeding hay about 2 1/2 months sooner than usual, possibly with additional supplements as well. We also sold more cows than we'd planned as we expected to run too short on pasture to keep them. Our pastures are now very short with large spots nearly absent of vegetation - leading us to anticipate a significant weed problem in future. All of this, of course, results in extra operation costs and health risks for livestock. From Howell County, Missouri, on December 28, 2017