Hot weather is taking a toll on crops and pastures across Saskatchewan.
The regional crop specialist in Watrous, Cory Jacob, says some livestock producers face a shortage of hay this year.
He says hay yields are down one third to 50 percent in his area because of hot dry summer weather.
He says some producers will likely have to buy some hay.
Jacob says much of his area has had some summer rain, and he expects an average grain crop.
He says harvest should get underway in his district later this week.
Watrous is about 175 kilometers northwest of Regina.