NDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist Kevin Sedivec says the fall moisture helped pastures develop new tillers, which are important for pasture recovery. “That moisture that we received in September and October created those tillers that we rely on for the next year’s growing season. If producers grazed those pastures that received rain and grew tillers, then we’ll see a delay in production in 2022. For the producers that didn’t graze off those tillers, then we should see a really good growing season.” Another issue that livestock producers faced was a lack of water resources. Going into 2022, Sedivec says ranchers should develop water management strategies.
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