North Dakota livestock in good shape following rough January weather

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota livestock appear to be in fairly good shape despite rough weather in January.

The Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that snow and ice across much of the state during the month caused hardships for ranchers.

However, cattle and calf conditions are rated 73 percent good to excellent, and sheep and lambs are 71 percent good to excellent. Death losses are mostly average to light.

Hay supplies statewide are 82 percent adequate to surplus, and stock water supplies are 89 percent in those categories.

North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated 82 percent in good to excellent condition.