NEWS
Filling the Feedbunk - 2
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Aug 15, 2012 02:44 PM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Brutal heat and extreme drought that continues in many Midwestern states have left many alfalfa fields barren and have decimated some corn and soybean crops. The widespread drought has forced prices of grains and other feedstuffs to soar, leaving livestock producers scrambling to find feed ingredients without breaking the bank.

Producers may need to be creative during the next year in order to feed their livestock. Rick Rasby, professor and Extension beef specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offered some strategies to help producers during the coming year.

A first important step, Rasby advised, is to ...

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