Reporters noted that even though precipitation was received last week, pastures continue to remain stressed. Pasture and range conditions were 13 percent very poor, 30 poor, 34 fair, 22 good, and 1 excellent. Cutting of other hay was 92 percent complete. The second cutting of alfalfa was 83 percent complete. Hay conditions were rated 14 percent very poor, 31 poor, 38 fair, 15 good, and 2 excellent. Stockwater supplies were rated 11 percent very short, 35 short, 53 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Cattle conditions improved slightly with 69 percent rated in the good to excellent range, 27 percent fair, and 4 percent poor. Sheep conditions saw minimal change with 79 percent rated in the good to excellent condition compared to last week’s 78 percent. Stock water supplies improved slightly with 22 percent very short, 38 percent short and 40 percent adequate. Feed supplies were 14 percent very short, 43 percent short and 43 percent adequate to surplus. Range and pasture conditions were rated 30 percent very poor, 38 percent poor, 26 percent fair and 6 percent good.
Source: USDA NASS ND & SD Field OfficesShare