MINDEN — With the ongoing drought driving up prices for corn, grass and alfalfa, cattle feeders and cow-calf producers may be examining their options for extending their locally available feed supply.
Meanwhile, with production costs through the roof, corn farmers may be wondering how to add value to their yearly harvest while at the same time improving their prospects for strong yields in subsequent years.
A field demonstration near Minden on Thursday shed light on one possible means to achieving all three of those objectives.
“With the price of corn up, it’s changing how we look at commodities. It’s changing how we feed cattle,” said Steve Petersen, end use product manager for Monsanto, who served as emcee for Thursday’s event.