Large numbers (scaled circles) of cattle in the Central Plains will continue to see COLDER (blue) and WETTER (green) than normal temperatures into early June.
9 out of the 12 states will see state-wide temperatures below normal over the next couple of weeks. WY, SD, NE, KS, OK, IA, and MO will see a average statewide accumulated precipitation above 2.0″. NM will see very little precipitation but below-normal temps.
The percentage of cattle in drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought is based on Moderate Drought (D1) or greater. To see a full explanation of the U.S. Drought Monitor categories and how they are determined click here.
Average cattle cold stress for Feb-Mar (based on the Cattle Comfort Index) compared to what was observed for the Feb-Mar of 2019. Cold conditions extended much further south this winter compared to what normally would be expected for February and March reducing cattle condition and complicating calving.
Counties that had more than 2″ of precipitation during March 2019. Circles represent counties with greater than 25K head of cattle, blue intensity represents cold stress. NE, IA, and MN have observed some of the most intense conditions this March.
21 inches of rainfall Over the last 30-days, parts of Marion County, Texas received over 21” of rainfall according to NOAA’s precipitation analysis tool. Most
Active Wx Ahead A series of frontal boundaries between two different air masses will serve as a focus for heavy rain, severe storms, and additional
Weeds are not always bad. That’s the conversation lately in South Texas, concerning grazing and forage for cattle. “Early spring weeds are very important especially
Colorado ranchers and climatologists are relieved that a large improvement in critical moisture occurred from snowpack during this past El Niño winter and early spring.
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