August 11, 2022
Fargo, US 70 F

North & South Dakota pasture & range conditions mostly fair to good

North Dakota

According to reporters, alfalfa weevils have continued to damage hay crop in some districts. Pasture and range conditions were 4 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 50 good, and 4 excellent. First cuttings of alfalfa and other hay were 78 percent and 41 percent complete, respectively. Hay conditions were rated 10 percent very poor, 22 poor, 32 fair, 35 good, and 1 excellent. Stockwater supplies were rated 5 percent very short, 14 short, 76 adequate and 5 surplus.

South Dakota

Cattle conditions were rated 89 percent in the good to excellent range, while sheep conditions were rated 95 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies were 5 percent very short, 25 percent short and 70 percent adequate to surplus. Feed supplies were 3 percent very short, 23 percent short and 74 percent adequate to surplus. Range and pasture conditions were rated 6 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 38 percent fair and 35 percent good to excellent.

Source: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices

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