Livestock farmers may thinking about throwing in the towel after numerous weather setbacks. Iowa State University Extension sheep specialist Dan Morrical says this is not a good time to liquidate a herd or flock and get out of the livestock business.
Morrical says they’re hearing some of those reports and are worried, as he says Iowa is the place where livestock should be with its bi-products, feed, land and infrastructure.
Morrical is urging producers not to panic, and to think of their long term interests. He says now is not a good time to liquidate a herd or flock and get out of the business. Morrical says the spring weather was the last thing needed after a tough winter.
Morrical says for those in the sheep and beef world with outdoor facilities –its been a rough winter. Morrical says high feed prices, delayed planting and high hay costs may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back fro some people. Morrical is urging producers not to panic, and to think about their long-term interests.