Colorado Hay Report
Compared to last week,trade activity and demand were light.
The details from Heath Dewey at the Greeley USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Report
Northeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa
Large Squares: Fair 130.00, Contract, DEL.
Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 250.00-307.50 (7.50-10.00), Retail/Stable.
Mid Squares: Premium 235.00, Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 250.00 (7.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa
Large Squares: Good/Premium 150.00, Rain Damaged.
Small Squares: Premium 265.00-290.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Large Squares: Premium 125.00, DEL.
San Luis Valley Areas
Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 150.00-155.00.
Southwest Colorado Areas 3-Way Forage Grass Mix
Small Squares: Premium 300.00-365.00 (9.00-11.00 per bale), Certified
Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas Grass Mid Squares: Premium 180.00.
Small Squares: Premium 270.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
The U.S Drought Monitor’ latest report shows conditions rapidly getting worse through the High Plains Region. Abnormal heat, low humidity, and gusty winds led to broad areas of deterioration in eastern Colorado, southern Kansas, Wyoming, the Dakotas, and adjacent parts of Nebraska. Extreme drought (D3) expanded to cover a large part of southern and eastern Colorado.