Hub City Livestock co-owner Steve Hellwig says conditions are dry in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Farmers and ranchers haven’t sold many cow-calf pairs at auction, but there are some calves starting to be weaned. “Several producers this last week weaned off the older end of the cows and either sold the cows or took them home to feed them for a little bit. There is also a lot of weaning starting to take place. There’s a lot of silage cutting taking place here right now. We are about 30 days ahead of normal on what we should be done here.” Hellwig says the hay crop will be terribly short. “Every producer I’ve talked to is concerned about the hay crop. There will be a lot of silage. Of course, nobody wants to have to cut silage, but I think some people probably will cut a little extra silage.”
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