Ranchers and livestock producers continuing to deal with feed and forage shortages have a couple additional options to deal with persisting drought conditions. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz says one unusual idea is to plant a summer annual in pastures.
Another option is to harvest drought-stricken crops as either silage or greenchop. However, Schmitz warns not to harvest greenchop too soon after it rains.
University of Missouri Extension has additional drought management tips and resources available on their website.