Brad S wrote:Mrj pretty much nailed it. In a market that descriminates against growing wheat with anhydrous ammonia because it's not all natural, Petrie pork may not meet the market very well. But I worry about the peta save the animal guys.
With a few good years in a row, are you overdue for a drought, or enjoying global warming?
Probably should expect drought. Our native grass pastures with lots of ravines can handle it pretty well if we can catch a few T storms. We get most of our 12 to 16 inches of annual precip during the growing season, so it does go quite a way toward making decent grazing. But we got a little more than normal hay last winter, so may not get our preferred portion of rain this growing season. Our hay fields are native grasses with a little alfalfa and not sure how much our freezes have hurt that. We have quite a lot of yellow clover coming in the pastures, but frost hit it pretty hard lately, so not sure what it will do. Clover is a mixed blessing. Too much isn't real good, but a little of it sure makes the cows look good going into summer.
Re. the PETA shills, I'm more worried than ever about them, since they fooled some cattle producers into throwing in with them.