It’s taken all summer, but we finally have some mud in the pasture. The grass is bright green, and the cows are happy. It doesn’t take long to remember the drought that encompasses so much of the country though.
I’m in Arkansas today and seeing first-hand the worst of the drought in the cattle pasture. In case a few of you are longing to see the color so far gone, I thought I’d share with you today from Middle Tennessee.
Can you identify the tall, green grass in the photos?
Keep in mind, the rain will come in due time. It’s just a matter of sticking it out and making the best management decisions possible until that time comes.
Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy as a communications consultant with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan's experience in the beef industry range from family farms and ranches in several states to large feedlots and non-profit policy organizations.
Ryan is an avid trail and ultrarunner, proudly showing how beef can be an important part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Find Ryan on social media as @BeefRunner.
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