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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-01-10)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 10, 2019

Greeley, CO    Thu Jan 10, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.  Producers 
moving mostly previously contracted hay.  The southwestern and southcentral 
areas of Colorado received much needed snow last week while the northeast and 
east central parts of the state are short moisture in any form.  USDA NRCS 
Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages for Thursday, January 10, 2019:  
Gunnison 94, Upper Colorado 102, South Platte 109, Laramie and North Platte 101, 
Yampa and White 102 Arkansas 108, Upper Rio Grande 74, and San Miguel, Dolores, 
Animas and San Juan 78.  The next available report will be Thursday, January 17, 
2019.  All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Prices reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the 
services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website:

Northeast Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Good 210.00.
     Mid Squares: Supreme 295.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00-415.00 (9.50-12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 340.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Corn Stalks
   Large Squares: Good 80.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
     Mid Squares: Supreme 260.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Good/Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 255.00-275.00 (9.00 per bale).
                  Fair 230.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
     Mid Squares: Good 160.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
   Large Squares: Supreme 240.00.
                  Good 165.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Supreme 220.00.
       3-Tie 95#: Supreme 315.00 (15.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Premium 215.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Northeast: Weld, Washington, Morgan, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln, Elbert, 
Adams, Sedgwick, Yuma, Larimer, Jefferson, Douglas, Kit Carson, Phillips, 
Logan, Boulder, Arapahoe, and El Paso.
Southeast: Fremont, Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, Bent, Otero, Prowers, 
Crowley, and Pueblo.
San Luis Valley: Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande, and 
Southwest: Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Montezuma, Dolores, 
San Juan, Hinsdale, Archuleta, and La Plata.
Mountains and Northwest: Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, 
Gunnison, Teller, Grand, Chaffee, Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, 
Lake, and Eagle.

   Contracts are not indicative to other regions of the state and do not pertain 
to the cash market.  The term "Season" Means that as long as the hay meets the 
contract requirements the buyer takes delivery on every cutting in that 
particular year.  All contracts are marketed on a per ton basis. Prices figured 
on a per ton basis or a per point basis (.xx times the RFV).  
   * - When priced on a per point basis.
   * - NEL basis for corn silage

   Haylage is based on 88 percent dry matter.  Haylage formula most often used 
(Haylage wet ton x percent dry matter/88 percent = 12 percent baled hay).  
Haylage to be cut on an approximate 28 to 32 day cutting rotation.  
Quoted standing in the field.  

   Corn Silage 30-32 percent dry matter.  Based at .70 to .72 net energy for 
lactation (NEL).  Silage can be quoted standing in the field or delivered to the 
pit. ** All information is a basis for every contract and applies unless 
otherwise stated**

Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality       ADF      NDF       RFV       TDN-100 pct   TDN-90 pct CP
Supreme       <27      <34      >185         >62          >55.9     >22
Premium      27-29    34-36    170-185    60.5-62        54.5-55.9  20-22
Good         29-32    36-40    150-170      58-60        52.5-54.5  18-20
Fair         32-35    40-44    130-150      56-58        50.5-52.5  16-18
Utility       >35      >44      <130         <56          <50.5     <16

   RFV calculated using the WI/MN formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100 percent dry matter.  Quantitative factors 
are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding value.  Values based on 100 
percent dry matter.  End usage may influence hay price or value more than 
testing results. 

   Grass Hay guidelines
Quality       Crude Protein Percent 
Premium            Over 13
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
         Heath Dewey, Market Reporter

0900M    hmd

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