More South Dakota acres are now in an extreme drought condition as lack of moisture and high temperatures continue to impact much of the state. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 13% of the state is in Extreme Drought (D3), while another 56% follows as Severe Drought (D2).
With a background in engineering, Shane Barber designed and refined a sturdy but portable water tank that works for livestock as small as a lamb and as burly as a bison.
It’s every rancher’s goal to learn how to create more forage per acre, and doing so means resolving tough pasture issues like fescue, weeds, stocking rates, and increasing plant diversity.
One common sighting on a country road is the hay bale. Round or square, you are bound to pass one or endless rows of bales at least a dozen times in any journey. But the storage of those hay bales is often overlooked.