Farmers and ranchers seek forage options as drought cuts grass growth.

Farmers and ranchers seek forage options as drought cuts grass growth.

Duane Dailey

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

A shortage of forage is forcing some cow herd owners to chop trees to feed leaves, a method that was used in big droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. Damage to pastures comes from more than an intense drought, said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri (MU) forage specialist in a weekly teleconference.

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