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Drought Effects on Livestock

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A stock pond stands near empty in this Sevier County pasture. (University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Rex Herring.)

Animal agriculture accounts for some 52,000 jobs in Arkansas and when value added is tallied, is an industry worth about $2.8 billion to Arkansas' economy. When drought hits, Arkansas' cattle industry is hardest hit. Very few acres of pasture are irrigated, leaving forage supplies vulnerable to drought. Reach out to your county agent for specific advice in your area and visit our livestock resources below for more information.

Producing hay

Feeding beef cattle

Nutrition for sheep and goats

Commercial poultry resources

Hobby and small flock information

Get all of our animal and forage resources.