EXTENSION NEWS: Cattle health and profitability | Community News

Looking ahead at the upcoming hay and grazing season, there is growing concern among the cattlemen with whom I have been visiting. First, there is the high fertilizer prices, then a report from some climate experts that say we may have less rain than normal this summer, and finally, potential corn supply shortages due to global supply and the war in Ukraine.

I think coffee shop talk in every corner of an agricultural community focuses on rainfall and market prices, the two very issues we cannot control. Fertilizer prices, I can see. Those are blatantly in your face. Regarding weather, I’m hoping those predictions are wrong. Honestly, I don’t even believe the weekend forecast, let alone any prediction that is a few months out.

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Cary Sims is the county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for Angelina County. His email address isΒ [email protected]

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