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Agricultural producers are confronted with persistent production problems that cost much time and money. We often attack symptoms and never get to the nitty-gritty of the land resource management that's causing the problem.
The National Drought Monitor Web site indicates the area is in either extreme or exceptional drought. As if not having adequate good-quality water for cow herds isn't bad enough, there is little to no available standing forage going into winter at a time of record-high hay prices.
There are probably many producers who are under financial strain because of drought, high hay cost, low cattle prices and low crop prices. Our advice would be to address your problem head-on. Admit you need help and go get it. If you need help from us, please call and let us know.
We lived through a significant drought in 2006. Some much-needed winter precipitation has lessened our fears, but some forecasts still call for drier than "normal" weather starting in May. Normal? Who knows what "normal" is?
To maintain profitable operations in today's volatile times all agricultural producers must remain flexible. They must delay final production decisions as they gather and assess information from throughout the world that affects the profitability of their enterprises.
Mistakes are commonly made when producers face a drought, we've outlined some helpful hints.
I've thrown my crystal ball away for good and vowed never to predict the weather again - but I will share with you my five weather-related strategies for 2004.
Precision prediction of drought is not feasible yet but drought is a regular occurrence and managers should have a plan to overcome at least a short-term seasonal drought.
Hard times are a regular part of agriculture: drought, market lows, ever-increasing input costs, etc. Those who survive periods of extreme adversity adapt and emerge more knowledgeable, progressive, and committed.
Pastures should have a surplus of forage as of mid-July, either as standing forage or hay if reserves are not adequate to pasture cattle through the remainder of the growing season, then alternatives need to be evaluated.