The forage supply in southwestern Texas is adequate, but more rain is needed to sustain spring growth, according to Texas A&M University. Supplemental feeding continues in the South Plains portion of the state, with cattle reported to be in good condition.
Ryegrass and clover are being cut and baled for hay in eastern Texas. High fertilizer prices are a concern for many livestock and forage producers there and rainfall ranged from sprinkles last week to up to 8" in areas. In the far western part of the state, soil moisture varies from very short to surplus; range and pasture conditions, from very poor to excellent. Parts of the far west got 1-6" of rain, with reports of pea- to nickel-sized hail for some producers. Perennial grasses are showing good to excellent growth.
The Coastal Bend's hot, humid conditions have promoted forage growth.
Source: Texas A&M University.