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06-20-13 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

Posted by Brian Allmer on June 20, 2013

Greeley, CO    Thu Jun 20, 2013    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

Compared to last week: Prices are steady this week, as all values now reflect
new crop pricing.  Scattered showers and severe weather were reported across the
Southeast portion of the state, with reports of flash flooding around the Lamar
area.  However, according to the US Drought Monitor the eastern portion of the
state has been advanced from severe drought to the extreme drought category.
Pasture and range conditions continue to deteriorate with 59 percent now rated
in poor to very poor condition statewide.  First cutting continues to progress,
with 59 percent of first cutting complete according to USDA-NASS.  Hot and dry
conditions are forecasted for the rest of this week and into next week.  As a
result, the majority of the state remains under a red flag warning, with several
new wildfires starting this week.
If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado
Department of Agriculture website:  All prices
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices reflect load lots
of hay from the most recent sales.

Northeast Colorado Areas 
Large Squares: Premium 240.00-250.00; Good 215.00-220.00, 240.00-250.00 del;
Fair 200.00-210.00.
Ground and Delivered: Good 250.00-255.00.
Standing in the Field: Premium 170.00; Good 150.00.
Small Squares: Premium 300.00-350.00 (10.00-12.00 per bale).
Grass/Alfalfa Mix
Small Squares: Premium 250.00-275.00.
Corn Stalks
Large Rounds: 85.00-100.00, 110.00-125.00 del.
Large Squares: 85.00-95.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
Small Squares: Premium 275.00-300.00 (9.00-11.00 per bale).
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
Large Squares: Supreme 230.00-240.00.
Winter Rye
Large Squares: Good 170.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
Large Squares: Supreme 230.00-245.00, instances 250.00-260.00; Premium
Small Squares: Premium 275.00-300.00 (8.00-10.00 per bale).
Large Squares: Premium 260.00-270.00.
Small Squares: Premium 300.00 (9.00 per bale).
No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Large Squares: Premium 250.00-300.00; Fair to Good 200.00-215.00.
Small Squares: Premium 300.00-350.00 (8.00-10.00 per bale).
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Contracted Hay, Haylage, and Corn Silage
Northeast Colorado Areas
Fob/  Total            Hay        Bale        RFV/DM/
Del    Price    Tons    Type      Size          NEL
No reported contract quotes.

Contracts are not indicative to other regions of the state and do not pertain
to the cash market.  The term “Season” Means that as long as the hay meets the
contract requirements the buyer takes delivery on every cutting in that
particular year.  All contracts are marketed on a per ton basis. Prices figured
on a per ton basis or a per point basis (.xx times the RFV).
* – When priced on a per point basis.
* – NEL basis for corn silage

Haylage is based on 88 percent dry matter.  Haylage formula most often used
(Haylage wet ton x percent dry matter/88 percent = 12 percent baled hay).
Haylage to be cut on an approximate 28 to 32 day cutting rotation.  Quoted
standing in the field.

Corn Silage 30-32 percent dry matter.  Based at .70 to .72 net energy for
lactation (NEL).  Silage can be quoted standing in the field or delivered to the
pit. ** All information is a basis for every contract and applies unless
otherwise stated**

Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality      ADF      NDF      RFV      TDN-100 pct  TDN-90 pct  CP
Supreme      <27      <34      >185        >62          >55.9      >22
Premium      27-29    34-36    170-185    60.5-62        54.5-55.9  20-22
Good        29-32    36-40    150-170      58-60        52.5-54.5  18-20
Fair        32-35    40-44    130-150      56-58        50.5-52.5  16-18
Utility      >35      >44      <130        <56          <50.5      <16

RFV calculated using the WI/MN formula.  TDN calculated using the western
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect
feeding value.  Values based on 100 pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding
value.  Values based on 100 pct dry matter.  End usage may influence hay price
or value more than testing results.

Grass Hay guidelines
Quality      Crude Protein Percent
Premium            Over 13
Good                  9-13
Fair                  5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
Tess Norvell 970-353-9750

1100M  tmn

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