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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-08-15)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - August 15, 2019

GL_GR310    
Greeley, CO    Thu Aug 15, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.  According to 
the U.S Drought Monitorís High Plains Summary released August 13, 2019, several 
inches of rain doused a broad area from eastern Kansas northwestward through 
South Dakota, western North Dakota, and the northern High Plains. Dryness and 
drought were confined to central and southern Kansas, east-central Nebraska, and 
northern North Dakota, where a small area of severe drought was introduced. In 
contrast to areas farther north, central and south-central Kansas recorded only 
0.5 to locally 2.0 inches of rain since mid-July.  According to the NASS 
Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending August 11, 2019, stored feed 
supplies were rated 7 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus 
with 2nd cutting alfalfa progress at 90 percent harvested and 3rd cutting at 22 
percent harvested.  The next available report will be Thursday, August 22, 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/Premium 170.00.
   Large Squares: Fair/Good 145.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Supreme 235.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Good 175.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00-290.00 (8.00-8.25 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Brome Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 225.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 160.00-185.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00-400.00 (10.00-12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 240.00-260.00 (7.80-8.00 per bale), 
Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Good/Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
  Rye Hay
          Rounds: Good 125.00.
  Wheat Straw
          Rounds: Good 65.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: 160.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Good 215.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (9.00 per bale), Certified Weed Free.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Meadow Grass Hay
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   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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