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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-08-22)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - August 22, 2019

Greeley, CO    Thu Aug 22, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate.  
According to the U.S Drought Monitorís High Plains Summary released August 20, 
2019, eastern Nebraska was fairly dry over the past week where the D0 is 
present. With little rainfall over the past month and a half, the D0 area was 
extended slightly north into Thurston and eastern Wayne counties. To the north, 
some beneficial rains fell across North Dakota over the last week; however, 
considering local crop impact reports, only the D0 area in the west central 
region was improved to normal. Unfortunately, the rains were not adequate enough 
for improvement across the northern tier of the state.  According to the NASS 
Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending August 18, 2019, stored feed 
supplies were rated 5 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus 
with 2nd cutting alfalfa progress at 97 percent harvested and 3rd cutting at 35 
percent harvested.  The next available report will be Thursday, August 29, 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 125.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Supreme 235.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Fair/Good 200.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Utility/Fair 170.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 290.00 (8.25 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Utility 245.00-265.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Brome Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Large Squares: Good 100.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Wheat Straw
   Large Squares: Good 110.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Premium 225.00, DEL for Cubing.
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 245.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 365.00-440.00 (10.00-11.00 per bale), DEL 
  Timothy/Brome Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 215.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Good/Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
  Sorghum Sudan Grass
          Rounds: Fair 75.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
   Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 200.00.
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 160.00, Organic.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 180.00.
   Small Squares: Good 215.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00.
                  Good 180.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (7.50 per bale), 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 
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

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