A Nebraska rancher says the weather went from too dry to too wet and her grasslands could be impacted.
Jaclyn Wilson says the Sandhills have received numerous small rains, which has greened up pastures, but negatively affected its nutritional value. “During a drought your protein levels remain the same, so you get too much excessive moisture and your protein levels drop. There’s definitely some issues there with plant nutrition in general. Not only that, but the palatability of the plant, and how the digestibility of it too comes into effect on that.”
She tells Brownfield it can impact animal health like lowering weaning rates and breeding percentages.