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Hay shortage forecast

September 26, 2012

Hay supplies are expected to be tight this winter.  Tom Troxel and Michael Looper of the University of Arkansas write about the projected hay shortage and concerns with  feed availability this winter. “Hay prices have increased sharply in the last two years following significant drought conditions in the Southern Plains (2011) and in the Midwest and Great Plains (2012). By far the most dramatic impact has been on the supply of alfalfa, a high quality feed ingredient with superior levels of protein and energy.”  Read more …

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