Farmers Face Decisions

A combination of the April freeze and the on-going drought has created a double-whammy of bad luck for Kentucky farmers.

Hay and other feed products are in such short supply that farmers either will run short, or won’t be able to afford to feed their herds.

Some farmers have found the quality of hay being bailed very poor. They’re faced with some big decisions and a major one is whether to sell their animals or buy better hay, if they can find it.

Jim Akers with the Bluegrass Marketing Group said there’s already a surge in the number of cattle being brought to his company’s six sales barns throughout the state, and a corresponding price drop for lower-weight cattle.