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Maura Bennett Colorado Hay Report
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: May 22, 2018

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Compared to the week before the latest Hay report show trade activity very light on Moderate Demand.

Heath Dewey has the details:

Northeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa

Rounds: Premium 175.00, Old Crop.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa

Mid Squares: Premium 220.00.

Rounds: Fair 160.00.

Grass

Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (7.75 per bale).

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area Alfalfa

Large Squares: Supreme 200.00.

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas Grass

Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (7.50 per bale).

No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

According to the U.S Drought Monitor Summary 79.51 percent of the state falls drought categories from abnormally dry to exceptional drought.

That’s compared to 18.74 percent a year ago. Of those percentages, 51. percent is listed in severe to exceptional drought levels.

Meanwhile, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is still accepting listings for the 2018 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication connects hay producers with buyers.

Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture says every year they receive calls from buyers across the country looking for Colorado hay. With the current drought conditions, this directory may be even more important for livestock owners this year.

The listing fee is $25, and the deadline is June 15, 2018. Forms are available at Colorado State University Extension offices or by contacting the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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