Colorado Hay Report
Heath Dewey has the latest Colorado Hay Report from the Greeley USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Office.
Heath says compared to the week before trade was light on good demand.
Northeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good/Premium 175.00, Retail/Stable.
Utility/Fair 145.00, DEL.
Small Squares: Premium 265.00 (7.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Good 200.00 (5.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 360.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Large Rounds: Premium 176.50.
Grass Mid Squares: Premium 300.00, Retail/Stable.
Premium 245.00, Rain Damaged Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 300.00-335.00 (9.00-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Good 230.00 (6.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Small Squares: Good 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
San Luis Valley Areas
Southwest Colorado Areas
Alfalfa/Grass Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Grass Large Squares: Good 200.00-215.00, Old Crop.
Hay production in the higher elevations pushed back due to cooler temps. 1st cutting in the
San Luis Valley was beginning with uncertainty on prices. The NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report says 1st cutting of alfalfa hay progress at 56 percent. In northeastern counties, warm weather and recent moisture was beneficial for pasture grass growth and dryland crop conditions. Alfalfa harvest was underway and warm temperatures assisted corn growth last week. New seeding of alfalfa began last week.
Southeastern counties received moisture with some hail. Alfalfa harvest was behind in these counties and sorghum was noted as slow to emerge.