Nearly 72 percent of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought. North Dakota State University Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist Miranda Meehan says forage quality is normal for this time of year, however the lack of rain could stunt growth for next year’s forage production. “More moisture would help with tiller growth for next year’s forage.” Meehan says grazing intensity will play a large role in spring regrowth. “We have a pretty high risk of having tiller mortality because of the drought stress right now.”
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