Weather extremes are top-of-mind as cattle producers meet at the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show.
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association President David Dick raises cattle in Pettis County. He says the late-fall rains have helped improve the extreme drought conditions and now, the frozen ground has some snow.
“We’re not as bad off as other areas of the state, but we’re not 100% by any stretch of the imagination.”
Dick says cattle are being fed expensive hay, corn stalks and silage.