Another look at the Colorado Hay Report from Heath Dewey at the Greeley USDA, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Office.
Compared to last week: Trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for Stable and Farm/Ranch quality hay.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix - Premium (Trade/Per Ton) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Large Round 12 240.00 240.00 F.O.B.-Stables 4th Cutting New Crop
Straw (Conventional) Wheat - (Trade/Per Ton) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Large Square 1100 75.00-80.00 77.18 F.O.B.
Southeast Hay (Conventional) Prairie/Meadow Grass - Premium (Trade/Per Bale) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Small Square 656 10.00 10.00 F.O.B.-Stables 1st Cutting New Crop.
Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley, Mountains, Northwest, and Southwest Colorado Areas.
All hay production for 2020 is estimated at 3.30 million tons, down 19 percent from 2019.
Alfalfa hay production is estimated at 2.38 million tons from 700,000 acres harvested, down 321,000 tons from 2019. Producers in Colorado were storing 1.70 million tons of all hay, down 15 percent from the 2.00 million tons stored last year.