Calving was 80 percent complete, while lambing was 88 percent complete. Shearing was 94 percent complete. Cow conditions were rated 1 percent poor, 7 fair, 72 good, and 20 excellent. Calf conditions were rated 6 percent fair, 68 good, and 26 excellent. Sheep conditions were rated 1 percent poor, 6 fair, 69 good, and 24 excellent. Lamb conditions were rated 1 percent poor, 6 fair, 66 good, and 27 excellent.
Hay and forage supplies were rated 2 percent short, 80 adequate, and 18 surplus. The percentage of feed obtained from pasture and range was 26 percent for cattle and 21 percent for sheep. Grain and concentrate supply was rated 4 percent short, 81 adequate, and 15 surplus. Pastures and ranges were rated 26 percent still dormant. Pasture and range conditions were 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 21 fair, 52 good, and 11 excellent.
Cattle are rated 94 percent in good to excellent condition down 1 percentage point from last week. Calving was at 74 percent complete as of April 22nd. Cattle moved to pasture is rated at 26 percent complete. Sheep are rated 94 percent in good to excellent condition. Lambing was at 80 percent complete as of April 22nd.
Stock water supplies are 94 percent adequate to surplus and feed supplies are 97 percent adequate to surplus. Range and pasture conditions are rated 66 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 4 percent poor, compared to 58 percent good to excellent last week.
Sources: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices