Colorado Hay Report
Heath says the trade was inactive on feedlot and dairy hay across the state. Trade activity was very light on good demand for Stable and Retail quality hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley and Northeast Colorado areas.
Mountains and Northwest CO
Orchard/Timothy Grass - Premium (Trade/Per Bale) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Small Square 613 7.75 7.75 F.O.B.-Retail 1st Cutting New Crop
Hay (Conventional) Alfalfa - Premium (Trade/Per Ton) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Large Square 3x4 25 250.00 250.00 F.O.B.-Stables Multiple Cuttings New Crop
Hay (Conventional) Orchard Grass - Premium (Trade/Per Bale) Qty Price Range Wtd Avg Freight/Use Description Crop Age Small Square 3 Tie 544 17.00 17.00 F.O.B.-Retail 1st Cutting New Crop
In Southeast Colorado, all trades were on horse hay with prices steady. Southwest Colorado trades on retail hay with steady prices. Mountains and Northwest Colorado trades on retail hay with prices steady.
Nearly 15% of the state is experiencing Exceptional Drought. 32% is in Extreme Drought, 61% is experiencing Severe Drought according to the Us Drought Monitor for the week.
Meanwhile, the cold wave has the potential to harm winter wheat production areas in the middle part of the country, west to Colorado. The National Weather Service reported all areas across eastern Utah and western Colorado below freezing through the weekend.