Drought Impacting Georgia Cattle Producers

Randall Weiseman Cattle, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Weather

droughtGeorgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and some are warning there could be a potential repeat next year. In a story by Clint Thompson with the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the drought has already made life difficult for cattle producers, especially in the Northern part of the state.

UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Paula Burke in Carroll County said “My farmers are selling cattle. They’re running out of water. She said “They’re buying hay from other states. At first, we were encouraging them to look elsewhere in our state, but those supplies are limited.”

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