Dylan Davis and Dr. Lawton Stewart –
Late summer and early fall have been exceptionally dry. The USDA Drought Monitor indicated that 100% of the state of Georgia was experiencing some level of drought at the beginning of October. This is double trouble for producers because many have missed at least one or two cuttings of hay AND, the establishment of winter grazing is delayed. Many are buying hay and other feed resources to get them through the fall and winter months. A possible resource is grazing crop residue after harvest. Specifically, in many parts of Georgia, cotton residue may be an option.