Weather patterns greatly impact feed supplies for almost all areas of Utah. Both grazing and harvested feed supplies are usually reduced with drought conditions. The hay QUALITY may actually be improved because of the excellent drying conditions for harvest. Taking good care of hay supplies to protect that quality may allow use of less feed in the winter to achieve acceptable results.
Bagley, Clell, "Dealing with Drought and Short Feed Supplies for Beef Cattle" (1997). All Current Publications. Paper 443.