Concerns over feed supplies as ranchers move cattle into barns during blizzard

Wintery weather pounding much of the nation this week. From the plains to the Midwest it is wreaking havoc on ag operations with concern over livestock and damage to winter crops.

More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota. A meteorologist with World Weather Incorporated tells Brownfield Ag News that more moisture is still needed to reduce drought conditions and livestock care is a major concern during these storms.

Ranchers point out that by moving cattle into barns they will go through more hay to keep them fed since grazing pasture is not an option.
This is happening at the end of a year when feed supplies are already tight and expensive.

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