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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

Dry conditions still persisted throughout the region. A good rain was needed to perk up the wheat crop. A strong winter cold front, with lows in the teens and highs around freezing, forced ranchers to put out extra hay for cows. Livestock remained in good condition. Cow/calf producers were providing heavy supplemental feed. In some areas, the supplemental feed was all the cows had to eat. Rangeland and pasture conditions held steady through the dry spell. Stock-water ponds were drying up in some parts of the district. The cotton harvest neared completion, with most gins and producers reporting average to slightly above average yields. Many producers kept busy cutting cotton stalks and plowing up cotton fields. Other farmers left their cotton stalks in the field, planning to try out no-till to conserve moisture.

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