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

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: March 11, 2019

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Heath Dewey has the Colorado Hay Report from the Greeley USDA Livestock Poultry and Grains Market News office.

Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand

Northeast Colorado Areas

Alfalfa

Large Rounds: Supreme 245.00, Retail/Stable.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas

Alfalfa

Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.

Haygrazer

Mid Squares: Good 180.00.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas

Alfalfa

Large Squares: Supreme 245.00.

Alfalfa/Grass

Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas

Grass

Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Most of the High Plains remained free of dryness and drought, with a moderate to deep

snowpack and temperatures averaging more than 20°F below normal.

However, western portions of the region (notably, the mountains) continued to

experience significant recovery from long-term Moderate (D1) to Severe (D2)

Drought. During the last week, precipitation totaled 1 to locally more than 3 inches from the Park Range in northern Colorado to the San Juan Mountains in the south.

A new USDA reports indicates export sales of corn went up 37-percent at 12.5 billion dollars from calendar year 2017 to 18. Soybean exports fell 20 percent to 6.5 billion and wheat exports were down 11 percent at 5.3 billion

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