Rain in July makes things look more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators according to Texas AampM AgriLife Extension Service economist

Rain in July makes things look more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

Moisture offers grazing option for what producers

Optimism gives producers a bit more to think about, however, as they plan on how to manage wheat and stocker cattle.

July rainfall provided wheat and stocker cattle operators in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southern Oklahoma a bit more optimism than in the past four years.

 “It looks like we will have some pasture once we get our wheat crop in; at least we have some moisture to plant our wheat on,” said Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon.

Optimism gives producers a bit more to think about, however, as they plan on how to manage wheat and stocker cattle.

“What we are looking at now is, ‘Should I try to harvest for a wheat crop next spring or should I run cattle through the entire season?’” Bevers said.

The large corn crop expected also plays a role. Read more here.

 

 

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