Saskatchewan livestock producers continue to make good haying progress and now have 79 per cent of the hay crop cut. Sixty-one per cent of the hay crop has been baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Eighty-four per cent of the provincial hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.
Haying progress varies across the province. Southwestern Saskatchewan has 89 per cent of the hay cut; southeastern Saskatchewan has 87 per cent cut; the west-central region has 67 per cent cut; the east-central region has 75 per cent cut; the northwest has 62 per cent cut; and the northeast has 81 per cent cut.
Thunderstorms rolled through some areas of the province, bringing varying amounts of precipitation. Crops are advancing quickly with the warm and dry weather and the majority of them are in good condition. Disease, insects, wind and hail are causing the majority of crop damage.