Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu)
GL_GR310    
Greeley, CO    Thu Aug 9, 2018    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand.  According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor�s National Drought Summary for August 7, 2018, across 
southeastern Colorado and western Kansas, above-normal rainfall has been the 
rule for the past few months. 90-day rainfall totaled 4 to locally 10 inches 
more than normal here.  The NASS Colorado Crop progress report for week ending 
August 5, 2018, stored feed supplies were rated 14 percent very short, 17 
percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  2nd cutting alfalfa 
progress is at 78 percent, 3rd cutting 16 percent.  Pasture and range conditions 
percentages are 33 percent Very Poor, 24 percent Poor, 20 percent Fair, 20 
percent Good, and 3 percent Excellent.  The next available report will be 
Thursday, August 16, 2018.  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.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Rounds: Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Premium 305.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 340.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Oat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 140.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 350.00 (10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Wheat Straw
   Small Squares: 175.00 (3.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 240.00; Fair/Good 185.00.
  Organic Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 350.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Premium 285.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 300.00 (10.00 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 
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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