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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-01-31)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 31, 2019

GL_GR310    
Greeley, CO    Thu Jan 31, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light.  According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitorís High Plains summary for January 29, 2019, the region was 
mostly drier than normal for the week, with only areas of the Dakotas, southeast 
Nebraska, and eastern portions of Colorado and Wyoming receiving slightly above 
normal precipitation.  USDA NRCS Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages 
for Thursday, January 31, 2019:  Gunnison 105, Upper Colorado 113, South Platte 
114, Laramie and North Platte 105, Yampa and White 108, Arkansas 128, Upper Rio 
Grande 89, and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan 89.  The next available 
report will be Thursday, February 7, 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: www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 180.00.
                  Utility 165.00, DEL.
     Mid Squares: Good 235.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 345.00 (9.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
          Rounds: Premium 225.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 400.00 (13.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Timothy Grass Hay
          Rounds: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 280.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Haygrazer
     Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   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 
Mineral.
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
         970-353-9750 Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/GL_GR310.txt
         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

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