Livestock Owners Looking for Hay
Posted by arthur1234 on March 21, 2011
Dry weather and grass fires have placed some livestock producers at risk of running out of forage for their animals. State agriculture officials are urging anyone with hay to sell to have their hay listed in an online directory to assist stockmen in locating supplies.
“Less than half of our 77 counties have listings and some of the ones we have only have a few,” said Johnny Roberts, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Market Development Coordinator. “The blizzard and snow storms we experienced this winter caused a spike in hay feeding and now the dry weather is preventing growth in most parts of the state.”
Anyone with hay for sale is encouraged to contact the ODAFF for a free listing.
The Oklahoma hay directory is online at http://www.oda.state.ok.us and the hay hotline is still open at 1-800-580-6543. Roberts can be contacted through the hay hotline or by email at Johnny.firstname.lastname@example.org.