Tough decisions: Hog farmer Tim Lewis has more than 1,000 sows, which produce more than 400 piglets a week. Due to the drought, Lewis is considering selling some of the older sows to prospective buyers. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Hancock County’s livestock population could take a significant hit this fall and winter.
Record-setting drought conditions are creating a shortage of corn, soybeans, hay and other livestock feed, the effects of which could have a much greater impact on livestock producers than grain farmers.