Hay Yields have taken a bit of a hit this year.

Ag Fieldman for Vulcan County, Kelly Malmberg, says yields are below average throughout the County.

"It's going to be tough to feed a cow this year that's for sure," Malmberg said. "Probably going to see a lot of guys cutting this barley for alternative feeding for cows this year, because there's just not going to be the hay."

Malmberg says hay prices in the area will be in the mid $200 range per tonne.

He says overall, farmers have had back to back tough years in terms of moisture and heat.

"Compared to last year, I'd say we have less sub-soil moisture reserve. We've probably had a little more moisture and it hasn't been as hot."

He adds with a late start to seeding, it looked like farmers weren't going to be in the fields until mid-September.

"Guys are going to be going (harvesting) early August again. I've seen lots of peas out there that are burning right up. I'm not saying the fear factor that all is lost, but harvest has definitely sped up."

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