UW Extension Publication Analyzes Wyoming Cattle Producers’ Drought Responses

A new publication from the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service explores the two most common drought management strategies used by Wyoming cattle producers.

Two Common Drought Management Strategies and Some Considerations for Wyoming Cattle Producers, B-1218, combines analyses from the UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, the Department of Animal Science and Department of Renewable Resources. All are in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Two common options used by Wyoming producers is to either purchase additional forage or feed and/or reduce nutritional demands of herds to match actual forage production. When deciding if either or both of these options are optimal, producers must weigh the costs and benefits of each, authors of the publication stated.

The publication is available on the Internet by going to, clicking the Publications link on the left-hand side of the page, then Search Bulletins and typing B-1218 in the Publication Number field.

Hard copies are available for $3 each by following the same sequence and then clicking on the bulletin title link. Click on the Request Hard Copy link and follow the directions