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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-10-17)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - October 17, 2019

Greeley, CO    Thu Oct 17, 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 October 15, 
2019, there was no change in drought status in Colorado or Wyoming, but abnormal 
dryness and moderate drought expanded in Kansas with pockets of severe drought 
developing in southwest Kansas.  According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress 
report for week ending October 13, 2019, stored feed supplies were rated 3 
percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus with 4th cutting 
alfalfa progress at 57 percent.  The next available report will be Thursday, 
October 24, 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
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Premium 290.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 230.00 (7.50 per bale).
          Rounds: Premium 245.00, Retail/Stable.
     Mid Squares: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00-350.00 (9.00-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
                  Premium 322.50 (10.00 per bale), DEL.
                  Good/Premium 195.00 (6.00 per bale), Weedy.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 220.00.
  Timothy/Brome Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 220.00-250.00, Retail/Stable.
  Teff Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (7.00 per bale).
  Triticale Hay
          Rounds: Good 110.00.
  Rye Hay
          Rounds: Good 110.00.
  Sorghum Sudan Grass
          Rounds: Good 100.00.
   Small Squares: Good 180.00 (5.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00.
  Timothy/Brome Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 307.50 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Oat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 130.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   Large Squares: Supreme 200.00.
                  Premium/Supreme 180.00.
   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 
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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