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Hit the Hay
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Jun 24, 2013 01:26 PM CDT

A number of producers still run cow-calf operations on cool-season pastures from spring through early fall. Last year, most of those pastures were beaten into submission by the drought. On our family farm, we have an 80-acre pasture that quit growing in June and stayed dormant all summer and fall.

We, along with many other producers, were concerned that after a dry winter, the pastures would continue to be dormant this spring and summer. We were all wondering how we were going to feed cattle destined for those pastures.

So it was with some surprise that pastures rebounded after we ...

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