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Maura Bennett Colorado Hay Report
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: June 18, 2018

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Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate.

Heath Dewey has the Colorado Hay Report from USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service in Greeley.

Northeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 200.00; Premium 200.00, Delivered; Good 135.00-150.00; Good 150.00, Delivered. Mid Squares: Good/Premium 225.00-275.00, Retail/Stable.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Rounds: Premium 175.00.

Orchard Grass Mid Squares: Premium 265.00-295.00, Retail/Stable.

Grass Large Squares: Premium 200.00-225.00. Small Squares: Premium 370.00 (12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; Good/Premium

250.00 (7.50). Southeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa

Mid Squares: Premium 220.00. Triticale Mid Squares: Good 180.00.

Grass Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (8.00 per bale), Old Crop; Good/Premium 350.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Sorghum Sudan Grass Rounds: Good 75.00. Southwest Colorado Areas Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Squares: Premium 300.00 (9.00 per bale). No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas Timothy Grass Rounds: Premium 150.00, Old Crop. Grass Small Squares: Premium 365.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable. Severe drought conditions in the majority of the state are negatively affecting grass hay yields.

The U.S Drought Monitor reports significant rainfall fell in parts of the High Plains region, while most of the mountainous areas remained dry. 79.67 percent of the state falls in a Drought Category compared to 6.16 percent a year ago.

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