Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Rayford Pullen

Fall is in the air or at least it will officially begin in September when the daylight hours and the night time hours are pretty close to the same. The first official day of fall is Sept. 22 and that is usually when we notice a significant cool down, eight or 10 degrees, from the dog days of summer.

We are now 90 days away from the first day of winter and thus thinking about our plans regarding supplemental feed and hay. We have been very blessed this year to be heading into winter with abundant standing forage, which we utilize as our winter hay source from our native grasses, mostly little blue stem and switch grass. Whatever your plans regarding winter time supplementation, use a sharp pencil as we struggle to make the economics work in our favor.

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