Cattlemen’s Web site adding drought resources
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has added a drought resource section to their website for producers buying or selling hay; or land owners with available pasture leases. CCA will also be compiling information from other agencies, including CSU and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, to provide a one-stop Web site filled with drought resources.
Producers can send an e-mail to email@example.com, listing their available hay and pasture leases. The info, along with other drought resources, will be posted at http://www.coloradocattle.org/.
Colorado’s drought conditions have continued to expand across the state. With March, April, and May typically the wettest months of the year, Denver has received only 1.73 inches of precipitation, 30 percent of a normal year.
In southern Colorado, conditions are already worse than in 2002, when the state faced the worst wildfire season in history. Pueblo has received 2.12 inches of precipitation this year, well below the average 3.9 inches expected by the end of May.
Bromegrass is headed out and native meadows are beginning to grow rapidly with warmer temperatures the past couple weeks. Is now the time to make grass hay?
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