East: The region had significant rains. Many producers were reporting that pastures were more saturated than they have ever seen. They were finding it difficult to access pastures and hay yards. Most counties reported both subsoil and topsoil moisture as surplus. Smith County reported cattle bogged down in the mud. Cattle were slowing down on hay consumption with the warmer weather bringing grass growth, and were in fair to good condition. Spring calving continued. Calf prices continued to fluctuate; prices for slaughter cattle remained strong. Peach trees were blooming. Harrison County reported beaver problems with the higher water levels. Feral hogs continued to be active.