Greeley, CO Thu Nov 16, 2017 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News
Colorado Hay Report
Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady. Activity and demand good
in all classes. The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and Condition report for the
week ending November 12, 2017 states that A reporter in the northwest district
observed that snow cover was quickly beginning to increase. Pasture and Range
conditions were rated 2 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 72 percent good, and 8
percent excellent. Alfalfa crop progress for fourth cutting was rated at 90
percent complete. Stored feed supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 7
percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. The USDA NRCS
National Water and Climate CenterÂ’s Colorado SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation Update
Report for Thursday, November 16, 2017 has the Gunnison River Basin Snow Water
Equivalent at 37%, the Upper Colorado River basin at 58%, the South Platte River
Basin at 85%, the Laramie and North Platte River Basins at 92%, the Yampa and
White River Basins at 81%, the Arkansas River Basin at 55%, the Upper Rio Grande
Basin at 40% and the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River Basins at
26% as a percent of the median of all SNOTEL sites in each basin compared to
previous years. All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless
otherwise noted. Prices reflect load lots of hay. If you have hay for sale or
need hay, use the services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website:
Northeast Colorado Areas
Large Squares: Supreme 180.00, 200.00, small lot; Premium 160.00; Good
130.00-140.00; Good/Fair 125.00.
Small Squares: Supreme 265.00-300.00 (8.00-8.50 per bale), small lot.
Large Squares: Premium 275.00, small lot
Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), small lot.
Small Squares: Premium 305.00-315.00 (8.75-9.00 per bale), small lot.
No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.