drought

DairyCast 0463 - Dealing With High Temps and High Feed Costs

DairyCast 0463 Show Notes:
  • Dog days of summer and no long-term drought relief in sight.  This is a good time to talk with Don Tyler of Tyler and Associates about getting up and getting going.

Calculating The Cost of Weathered Hay


The value of hay this year is much higher due to the drought in many parts of the country. This calculator can help farmers discover the value of hay, especially weathered hay that may have damage.

From the Cattle Network:
This is a quick tool that can be used to determine if older hay really is the bargain it appears to be. The calculator can also be used to determine the amount of additional hay that is necessary to meet the cow herd winter requirements after accounting for the inedible portion of the hay.

Is Weather Driving Your Cows to Slaughter?

Pushing Cows To Slaughter
Audio via DairyCast.com

Drought and forecasts for little rain and high feed prices pressure producers into herd liquidation.  Darrell Peel, Oklahoma State livestock economist, discusses how and when to move your steers under these conditions.
What are the options available and how to get through the winter?

DairyCast 0423 - What is Pushing Cows To Slaughter?

DairyCast 0423 Show Notes:
  • Drought and forecasts for little rain and high feed prices pressure producers into herd liquidation.  How and when to move your steers under these conditions with Oklahoma State livestock economist Darrell Peel as he talks with Eric Atkinson.
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