Double Trouble: Missouri hay fields are seeing problems from two different sides
Drought conditions have taken a toll on Missouri hay fields, but now, another problem is causing even more headaches for ranchers.
The state’s invasive feral hog population is destroying the fields, rooting them in a matter of hours.
The University of Missouri Extension says that they have heard from landowners who had to sell dozens of cow-calf pairs because they did not have enough hay to feed their cattle.
Despite the challenges, help is available for producers through the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership. Specialists will come out to scout the area, develop a plan, and start removing the hogs.