Local Cattle Farmer Imports Hay From Kansas
Drought-stricken Greene County farmer Kyle Wills unloaded roughly 24 bales of hay on Thursday that he had trucked in from Kansas. His feed-shortage dilemma is a prevalent one among cattle farmers in Greene County.
Wills said he desperately needed the bales, each weighing 1,700-2,000 pounds, because of “an emergency situation” he had in feeding about 300 beef cattle he owns on several farms in the county.
The farmer said that because of the prolonged drought here, his normally grassy pasture fields “are about like a parking lot,” with little or no grazing foliage for his cattle to feed on.
Wills said this was the third load he has had trucked in from outside the area to feed his cattle in the last four-five weeks.