What may have looked like a sufficient hay pile last fall is becoming questionable for some cattle producers. The prolonged cold of the winter months required an increase in feed to meet the energy needs of cattle. “There are some instances of producers running low on supplies and concerned that their hay may not get them to where they need to go,” says John Dhuyvetter, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist at the North Central Research Extension Center. Just by looking out the window, producers know it will be a while before green grass. Dhuyvetter says for most, turnout might be mid-May into even late May. So, producers need to have to a plan on how to stretch their feed supplies. “In most cases, feeding some grain or concentrate feed while limiting hay might be an option.” In the end, if an adequate feed supply isn’t available, producers may have to consider selling some of their stock. Hear more.