Colorado Hay Report
Heath Dewey reports from the Greeley USDA Market News Office. Compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand.
Northeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 230.00-250.00.
Utility 115.00, DEL.
Small Squares: Good/Premium 285.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Mid Squares: Good/Premium 180.00, Retail/Stable.
Grass Small Squares: Premium 275.00-315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Haygrazer Mid Squares: Good 140.00.
Southwest Colorado Areas
Alfalfa/Grass 80# 3-tie: Good/Premium 312.50 (12.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Rounds: Utility 125.00.
Small Squares: Good/Premium 255.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories. The U.S Drought Monitor’s Summary shows some moderate drought (D1) was added over northeast Colorado with YTD precipitation 50 to 65 percent of normal. Stream flows were also running well below normal for this area.