Travis Mitchell – Area Livestock & Forages

February 16, 2022

         Livestock and Forage producers around South Carolina are certainly ready for spring. The spring bull sales and replacement heifer sales are in full swing as this always seems to be a hectic time of the year. As we move into 2022, input costs in every sector of agriculture continue to rise. Producers will face many challenges this year as they manage their budgets to navigate the rise in input costs.

        The South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting and convention on February 4th at the T.E.D. Garrison Arena in Clemson. The educational components of the meeting focused on managing input costs during these challenging times. Scholarships and state awards of excellence were also presented. The South Carolina Cattlemen’s Foundation awarded six scholarships to deserving college students.

       The Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association will hold its 30th Annual Replacement Heifer Sale on Saturday, February 26th. Over 100 bred and open heifers will sale at auction from Saluda county cattlemen.

       The Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association met on February 10th. Participants listened to an excellent presentation from Corteva about maximizing the return on investment for weed control.



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