Colorado Hay Report
Chris Dias has the weekly Hay numbers from the Greeley USDA Livestock Poultry and Grains Market News office.
Northeast Colorado Areas
Large Rounds: Supreme 245.00, Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas
Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
Mid Squares: Premium 350.00, Retail/Stable.
Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
San Luis Valley Areas
Large Squares: Supreme 245.00.
Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Most areas of the High Plains were free of drought or saw little change, the exception being Colorado, where the US Drought Monitor says heavy snow continued to build snowpack but also caused avalanches. With well-above average precipitation in February and adequate precipitation in March to date, improvements were made across the Yampa/White Basin. The Gunnison Basin, already well past its normal seasonal
peak, received an additional 2-4 inches of precipitation over the last week.
Severe drought (D2) improved to moderate (D1) over the San Juan Basin east
through the San Luis Valley, where the San Juans have received well-above-
average precipitation and basin-wide snowpack is already past the normal