Colorado Hay Report

Colorado Hay Report

Maura Bennett
Maura Bennett

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.

Premium 215.00

Fair 130.00.

Utility 115.00, DEL.

Orchard/Brome Grass

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.

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