Drought Causes Dairy Farmers to Sell Cows
Many dairy farmers are feeling the financial pressure to sell their cows. However, one Missouri farmer is holding out, stating that he saves money by letting his cows graze in pastures rather than buying them hay.
Dairy farming is an intense business that depends on inexpensive corn and hay. And the drought has driven those prices through the roof.
At a recent dairy sale, the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center sold nearly 800 dairy cattle-but not as milk cows.