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Cooler temperatures, some snow received


Cooler temperatures were reported and some snow was received during the week ending Oct. 7, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wyoming Field Office, Oct. 9.

High temperatures ranged from 64 degrees at Lake Yellowstone to 86 degrees in Sundance, Lance Creek and Torrington. Low temperatures reached the single digits with 6 degrees at Shirley Basin and 9 degrees in Laramie and ranged to lows of 25 degrees in Evanston and Greybull. Eight stations received more than a quarter-inch of rain.

Lincoln County reported cold morning temperatures and a freeze. Crook and Converse counties reported receiving some snow last week. Uinta County reported a light snow on the mountain tops early in the week, colder night temperatures, frost and temperatures in the 30s. Cattle are being moved home and livestock shipping is occurring earlier than normal for many ranchers. No moisture was received last week and livestock water remains a concern. Hay meadows are drying up as irrigation water supplies are depleted.

Topsoil moisture showed a slight improvement from the very short to short category, while still reporting 5 percent in the adequate category. Winter wheat planting is wrapping up, while the wheat is emerging behind last year and the average. Corn harvest is one-third complete. Weather conditions allowed for 5.8 days suitable for field work. Farmers were busy planting winter wheat, harvesting corn for grain and silage, dry beans, sugar beets and alfalfa, and moving livestock from summer pastures.

Cattle condition was rated 13 percent poor to very poor, 34 percent fair, 53 percent good to excellent. Calves condition was rated 6 percent poor to very poor, 34 percent fair, and 60 percent good to excellent. Sheep condition was rated 3 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 70 percent good to excellent. Lambs condition was rated 2 percent poor, 31 percent fair, and 67 percent good. Sixty-three percent of sheep have been moved from summer pasture and 72 percent of cattle have been moved. Range and pasture condition was rated 87 percent poor to very poor, 12 percent fair, and 1 percent good. Hay and roughage supplies were 72 percent short to very short, and 28 percent adequate.

Date: 10/15/2012

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