After the nation received some rainfall, experts stressed waiting on expanding your herd

When the much-needed rain finally arrives for cattle country, the Noble Research Institute is urging producers to wait on herd expansion.

Pastures and rangeland have been through the ringer with this year’s drought and specialists say that they need a little extra TLC before going back to work.

The Noble Research Institute recommends making sure your land does not become overstocked so there is enough forage at the end of the growing season to last until spring. Performing a soil test is important to be sure your pastures have what they need nutrient-wise.
Also, reevaluate your financial situation; consider if you have the money to supply hay to the livestock if a drought were to continue or worsen in the coming year.

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