Thursday, August 26, 2010
I saw a buddy of mine pulling several loads of hay down the road by the ranch this morning. He stopped and he was very happy about this dry spell we are in. He sells hay. After dropping the third load of hay off at my next door neighbors house he asked when I would need hay. I told him are you kidding. Look around, there's grass, and a lot of weeds(forbs) for the cattle and sheep. I told him I don't expect to feed any hay until late February. Many Missourians would still have plenty of forbs for their livestock to eat, even if they had little to no grass, if they would not have been cutting hay and brush hogging earlier in the year. Weeds are livestock feed also, and in many cases higher in nutrients than most modern grasses.