Both the western and north central parts of South Dakota remain dry. South Dakota State University Extension Feedlot Specialist Warren Rusche says grazing resources could start to dwindle by the end of June if adequate rainfall isn’t received. In addition, producers throughout much of the state experienced poor feeding conditions in March and April. As feedlots start to dry up, Rusche says now is a good time to make economical fixes. “Also, we’re going to be right in the heart of heat stress season. Having adequate water supply, perhaps sprinklers and shade, as well as other mitigation strategies to help maintain cattle performance is going to be really important.”
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