Beef cowThough drought has hampered row crop output potential in parts of the U.S., rainfall has been more common in historically more arid regions like parts of the southern Plains. Flourishing hard red winter wheat development could support fall grazing, contributing to potential positive returns for stocker cattle producers based on production costs and current market conditions. But with a lot of volatility in the marketplace right now, it’s important for producers to stay active in evaluating winter grazing prospects. See some of the variables to consider.