Colorado Hay Report
Heath Dewey Reports that compared to the previous week, trade activity and demand moderate.
Northeast Colorado Areas
Large Squares: Good 150, DEL.
Fair/Good 150.00. Fair 135.00-145.00, DEL Contract.
Mid Squares: Premium 190.00, Retail/Stable.
Large Rounds: Supreme 220.00, Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 307.50-330.00 (9.25-10.00), Retail/Stable.
Timothy/Brome Grass Mix
Small Squares: Premium 340.00-350.00 (9.50-9.75 per bale),
Grass Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Southeast Colorado Areas
Mid Squares: Premium 180.00.
Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
21-bale Bundles: Premium 322.50 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
Triticale Mid Squares: Premium 140.00.
San Luis Valley Areas
Large Squares: Premium 190.00. Fair 160.00.
Southwest Colorado Areas
Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 175.00-185.00.
95# 3-tie: Premium 360.00 (17.00 per bale), Retail/Stable
In Northeast Colorado 2nd cutting alfalfa harvest is underway. Southeast Colorado is still experiencing extreme drought. In southwest Colorado drought continues to add pressure to market prices as irrigation water is getting short. In the San Luis Valley, the monsoon season is starting, delaying the beginning of 2nd cutting alfalfa. Producers have started putting down meadow grass and are expecting 50 percent of the normal tonnage.