It is amazing the difference that ten degrees and a little rain can make. With 105 degree temps and no rain for around two weeks, things were getting dry. The corn was twisting and we didn't know if it would be able to last. The cows had lost some milk production as well, from the heat.
We've gotten well over an inch of rain this week, temps have dropped to 95 degrees, and it is really paying off. The corn has greened up and yesterday it looked good all day long.
They never quit eating silage during the heat, but they didn't want to eat much hay at all. The cows are now chomping down their hay.
My neighbor said if it rains on the first dog day of summer then it will rain quite a bit and that's what he claimed happened this week. I don't know if that's true, but I'm grateful for what we got either way.