Irrigated hayland producers taking second cut; no so for dryland producers

By Brian Konrad
August 15, 2018 - 7:53am

SOUTHERN ALBERTA — Alberta Agriculture says yields on irrigated hayland in the area south of the Trans Canada highway, were estimated at 2.3 tons per acre. The area includes Strathmore, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Foremost.

Second cut haying on irrigated land is estimated to be 34 per cent complete, with yields at 1.9 tons per acre.
71 per cent of the irrigated hay crop was rated as good to excellent.
The story is not as good for dryland hay, where a second cut won't happen because of the hot and dry weather.
Yields from the first cut on dryland hay fields were estimated at slightly less than a ton per acre.  45 per cent of that was rated good to excellent.

Railways ready to move more grain to market