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08-22-13 Colorado Weekly Hay Report for August 22nd…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 22, 2013

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Greeley, CO    Thu Aug 22, 2013    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Colorado Hay Report

Compared to last week: Hay prices are weak, on very light buyer demand.  The
monsoonal weather pattern pushing up from the south continued this week
producing scattered rain showers across the state.  USDA-NASS has reported
improvements in pasture and range conditions from 52 percent rated in poor to
very poor condition last week, to 50 percent this week.  The rain continues to
push back the progress of third cuttings, and has caused decreased quality
throughout the state with numerous growers reporting rain damaged or streaked
hay.  Despite late season rains, the Colorado Crop Production report shows
Alfalfa production is predicted to be down 21 percent from last year and
all other hay is expected to decrease by 5 percent from last year.  However,
Nationally alfalfa production is forecasted to be up 15 percent from 2012 and
all other hays are predicted to be up 18 percent from last yearÂ’s numbers.
If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado
Department of Agriculture website: http://www.coloradoagriculture.com.  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 
Alfalfa
Large Squares: Premium 230.00-240.00, instances of 250.00; Good 215.00-
220.00, 225.00-235.00 del; Fair 200.00-210.00.
Grass
Small Squares: Premium 300.00-350.00 (10.00-12.00 per bale).
Large Squares: Premium 350.00.
Grass/Alfalfa Mix
Small Squares: Premium 250.00-275.00.
Oats
Large Squares: Good 150.00.
Straw
Large Squares: 90.00-100.00, 115.00-125.00 del.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
Alfalfa
Small Squares: Premium 250.00 (8.00-10.00 per bale).
Alfalfa/Hay Grazer Mix
Large Squares: Premium 255.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
Alfalfa
Large Squares: Premium 230.00-240.00; Good 220.00; Fair 210.00.
Oats
Large Squares: Good 180.00-200.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
Grass
Large Squares: Premium 250.00-300.00; Fair to Good 200.00-215.00.
Small Squares: Premium 275.00-300.00 (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 Greeley.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/GL_GR310.txt
http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

1030M  tmn

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