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Drought Information Available

Livestock Update, July 2006

John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech

Even though much of Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states received much needed rainfall in late June, there are some areas of the region that still need additional moisture while other areas received too much rain. As a result, beef producers are struggling with low feed supplies, damaged or flooded hay, and poor pasture quality.

Several years ago VT Extension Animal Science Specialists established a drought information web site with links to important topics for times of drought or limited feed supplies. The articles cover areas such as alternative feeds, early weaning, and pasture management. Contact your local Animal Science Extension agent or the web site for more information.

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