Like many areas across the Prairies, Alberta is reporting lower than normal spring precipitation.
The Alberta Crop Report shows the lack of moisture has allowed spring seeding to get off to a fast start with 17 per cent of the Provincial crop already seeded.
Producers in the South have planted 46 per cent of their crop, the Central area has planted 12 per cent of the acres, the North East is at seven per cent of the acres seeded, while the North West has four per cent of the crop seeded. The Peace is slightly behind schedule with less than one per cent planted.
The lack of moisture and cool temperatures has resulted in generally poor pasture and tame hay growth.
Provincially, 63 per cent of pasture (72 per cent of hay) is being reported as fair or poor.
Forage and feed grain reserves feedback indicates that approximately 90 per cent of producers have adequate or surplus forage and 83 per cent have adequate or surplus feed grain reserves to get them through until grazing begins.