SDSU Extension Specialist on late snow moisture help, more drought recovery still needed

BROOKINGS, S.D.(WNAX)- Last week’s snowstorm that hit western South Dakota helped bring some minor relief from this year’s drought although more moisture is needed for full recovery. Jameson Brennan is research and Extension Livestock Grazing Specialist with SDSU. He doesn’t anticipate a large lift in forage production from the recent snow, but it does provide some help.

He says it’s been a difficult year with the drought really hurting hay and overall forage production.

Breenan says it’s always best to plan for dry seasons that bring the type of drought we’ve seen.

Brennan says for more tips on handling dry seasons you can check with them at the SDSU West River Ag Center or go to their website.