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N&H TOPLINE: Drylotting cows an option during drought

Utilizing drylots allow ranchers to hold on to productive cows until pasture conditions improve; develop heat stress management plans for feedlots before hot and humid conditions arrive.

Feeding cattle in a drylot rather than range or pasture may be a viable alternative for livestock producers dealing with drought conditions this year, said Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension beef feedlot management associate.

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