Drought

2014 Archive

7 Guidelines to Help Cattle Producers Manage Through Drought Conditions

There is a common denominator for producers who cope with drought better than others - they all have active drought management plans.

Economic calculations determine acceptable cow price

Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. Cattle inventory has declined to levels not seen since the 1930s and 1940s, and the value of heifer calves has risen to all-time record highs.