AUBURN, Ala.–Alabama is suffering the worst drought conditions the state has seen since 2006. Some areas need as much as 15 inches to break the drought. Livestock producers are facing tough decisions about how to manage their herds. Not only is watering their herds an issue, but now feeding the herd is an issue as well.
Ken Kelley, an Alabama Extension farm and agribusiness management regional agent, said that many producers are looking for the best options for their operations. He says while there is no single right or wrong answer, there are some strategies that producers can consider as they plan how to battle these conditions.