Cattle producers continue to deal with wet conditions

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – Northern Plains cattle producers have been facing challenges this year with the wet conditions. SDSU Extension Beef Specialist Julie Walker says they’re dealing with muddy feedlots, continuously wet pastures and difficulties trying to wean calves.

She says the wet weather and late crops have also created some feeding challenges for producers.

Walker says planning for available feed to get through the upcoming winter is recommended and having hay tested for feed quality is advisable.

Walker says it’s been a difficult year for getting hay put up that isn’t too high in moisture.