Latest Manitoba crop report looks bleak

10.10.2018 09:57
By: Frank McGwire

Cool wet conditions halt harvest


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Cool and wet weather continues to hamper harvest in Westman.

Precipitation amounts are between 10 to 45mm in the southwestern region.

Northern parts of the region got more moisture as compared to southern parts. 

Wasagaming had 45 millimeters , Newdale, Shoal Lake and Oakburn areas reported 25 millimeters. 

These conditions made for little to no harvest progress in the region this past week.

Crops remaining in the field are 75% harvested.

A good killing frost of -9 C for a few hours has stopped forage growth. 

Cattle are mainly being fed or fed on pasture. 

Producers securing feed, selling and culling extra stock to meet feed supplies. 

For more information on the latest drop info from Manitoba Agriculture click here