Missouri’s Severe Heat And Drought Resulting In Livestock Selloffs And Slaughter

(Missourinet) Missouri’s farmers and ranchers are trying to recover from 2022’s drought, this summer’s drought, and the extreme heat.

It’s having a compound effect resulting in widespread selloffs or slaughter of livestock.

That’s Elizabeth Picking, Field Specialist in Livestock for MU Extension.

For the livestock who are left, the extreme heat has also resulted in decreased production because of heat stress.