Frigid temperatures affecting producers’ feed production


HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — The moderate winter has set back grazing for beef cattle production.

The cold makes the permanent pastures dormant which means producers have had to wait until later in the year before they could overseed the pastures. Despite this setback, producers’ prepared soil beds have had excellent growth compared to other years.

“Because we experienced warmer, milder temperatures, along with the excellent rainfall we’ve had through this winter period. Those are actually doing very well for our producers here in the southeast corner of the state,” Regional Extension Agent Rickey Hudson said.

Hudson believes there isn’t much growth during December and January, but it has been a lot slower this year.

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