Colorado Weekly Hay Report (Thu)
GL_GR310    
Greeley, CO    Thu Feb 7, 2019    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor�s High Plains summary for February 5, 
2019, dryness and drought remained far more intense and widespread in Wyoming 
and especially Colorado.  D0 expanded through northeastern Colorado and the 
Nebraska Panhandle, where little precipitation has been observed for the last 
couple of months.  USDA NRCS Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages for 
Thursday, February 7, 2019:  Gunnison 114, Upper Colorado 117, South Platte 113, 
Laramie and North Platte 108, Yampa and White 112, Arkansas 128, Upper Rio 
Grande 101, and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan 105.  The next 
available report will be Thursday, February 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: Premium 205.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Utility 150.00, DEL.
     Mid Squares: Supreme 300.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 345.00 (9.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
    Large Rounds: Supreme 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 370.00 (12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Supreme 280.00, Retail/Stable.
  Haygrazer
     Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 300.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Good/Premium 225.00.
   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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