Saskatchewan farmers made good haying progress this past week.
Provincial crops extension specialist Sara Tetland says 26 percent of the hay crop has been cut and 49 percent baled or put into silage.
“When you look at the quality of the hay that’s coming off, it is currently rated as 7% excellent, 68% good, 20% fair, and 5% poor.”
Tetland says hay yields for many farmers are below normal.
She adds it’s due to hot, dry conditions in southern and central regions in the late spring and early summer. Some of the recent rain received has helped pasture and hay land quality improve.