USDA: Kansas Wheat, Livestock in Good Shape

USDA: Kansas Wheat, Livestock in Good Shape

A government report shows that the Kansas wheat crop and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 46 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition. Another 41 percent is rated in fair condition. Only 13 percent was reported as being in poor or very poor shape.

Temperatures over the past month were near normal in most of the state but averaged between 6 and 9 degrees below normal in southeast Kansas.

The agency also positively graded livestock, as animals continue to graze on crop residue with supplemental feeding. It reported that 65 percent of cattle were in good or excellent condition; 32 percent were fair and only 2 percent were poor.

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