Colorado Hay Report
Heath Dewey has the Colorado Hay Report from the Greeley USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grains market News Office.
Heath says trade activity and demand have been light.
Northeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa/Grass Small Squares: Good/Premium 265.00 (8.00 per bale), Weedy
Retail/Stable. Good 240.00 (6.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Grass Small Squares: Premium 310.00-335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Orchard/Brome Grass Mix
Mid Squares: Premium 300.00, Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa Mid Squares: Good/Premium 180.00.
Grass Rounds: Good 200.00, Retail/Stable.
San Luis Valley Areas
No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southwest Colorado Areas
No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Small Squares: Premium 270.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Eastern Colorado and southwest Kansas remain the hot spots for drought according to the US Drought Monitor summary for the period.
The crop progress report from the same period says that in northeastern counties, planting activities were delayed by moisture and below-freezing temperatures. Reports also noted that cold temperatures caused freeze damage in winter wheat. In the San Luis Valley, dry conditions were reported where moisture was greatly needed.
Lack of moisture continued to cause concern for producers trying to plan for the growing season ahead.