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USDA - AMS: Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu) (2019-11-07)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - November 7, 2019

GL_GR310    
Greeley, CO    Thu Nov 7, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate.  In southwest 
Colorado, high quality hay supplies of horse hay are dwindling while mid to low 
quality supplies are readily available.  Trade activity is increasing in the San 
Luis Valley on Dairy hay and retail hay.  According to the U.S Drought Monitorís 
High Plains Summary released November 5, 2019, for the week, the entire region 
was relatively dry with below-normal temperatures. Average temperatures ranged 
from 2-to-20 degrees below normal with the greatest negative anomalies observed 
in north-central and eastern Wyoming as well as eastern Colorado. According to 
NOAA NCEI, the Northern Rockies and Plains Climate Region experienced its 4th 
coolest and 26th wettest October on record. Additionally, the region had its 
wettest 3-month (Aug-Oct 2019), 9-month (Feb-Oct 2019), and 12-month (Nov 2018-
Oct-2019) periods on record.  According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress 
Report for week ending November 3, 2019, 4th cutting alfalfa hay is 71 percent 
harvested.  Stored feed supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 3 percent 
short, 85 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.  The next available report 
will be Thursday, November 14, 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: Supreme 225.00, DEL.
                  Premium 200.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   21-Bale Bundles: Supreme 355.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Premium 290.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 230.00 (7.50 per bale).
                  Premium 307.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 230.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 285.00, 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
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   21-bale bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00-210.00.
                  Good 160.00.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00.
  Oat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 130.00.
  Triticale Hay
   Large Squares: Good 150.00.
  Wheat Straw
   Large Squares: 70.00-75.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 180.00-200.00.
    90# 3-String: Premium 335.00 (15.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Alfalfa Mix
    90# 3-String: Premium 380.00 (17.00 per bale), Retail/Stable. 
   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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