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MSU Extension advises caution for livestock feeding or grazing weeds during drought

 

Last updated 8/4/2021 at 8:02am

From Montana State University Extension

Rocky Mountain goosefoot, a common weed across Montana, can during draught conditions accumulate nitrate that can be harmful for livestock.

From MSU News Service

BOZEMAN - Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas has become severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed feed and grazing land for nitrate toxicity during drought.

"Due to the severe drought, weeds have become prevalent across pastures and many producers are limited in their cattle movement this year," said Custer County Extension Agent Mike Schuldt.

Although weeds can be high in protein and energy for l...



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