Green Acres


August 11, 2021

Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas is severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed feed and grazing land for nitrate toxicity during drought. “Due to the severe drought, weeds have become prevalent across pastures. In addition, many producers are limited in their cattle movement this year,” said Custer County Extension Agent Mike Schuldt. Although weeds can be high in protein and energy for livestock, caution should be use...

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