North & South Dakota range & pasture conditions

In South Dakota, cattle moved to pasture was rated at 97 percent complete. Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 14 percent short and 84 percent adequate to surplus. Feed supplies were 1 percent very short, 6 percent short and 93 percent adequate to  surplus. Range and pasture conditions were rated 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 28 percent fair and 64 percent good to excellent.

In North Dakota, pasture and range conditions were 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 58 good, and 11 excellent. First cuttings of alfalfa and other hay were 15 percent and 4 percent complete, respectively. Hay conditions were rated 3 percent very poor, 14 poor, 24 fair, 53 good, and 6 excellent. Alfalfa weevils were reported in multiple areas of the state. Stockwater supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 7 short, 87 adequate and 5 surplus.

Source: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices