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

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: September 04, 2018

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Compared to last week, trade activity and demand were moderate.

Northeast Colorado Areas

Alfalfa Large Squares: Utility 160.00, DEL.

Small Squares: Supreme 310.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; Supreme 245.00

(8.00 per bale), Weedy.

Rounds: Premium/Supreme 200.00, Retail/Stable.

Alfalfa/Grass

Rounds: Premium 200.00-225.00, Retail/Stable.

Southeast Colorado Areas

Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 235.00; Good 190.00-230.00, DEL; Fair/Good 175.00,

Rain Damaged. Mid Squares: Premium 250.00.

Small Squares: Supreme 260.00-295.00 (8.50-9.50 per bale).

Grass Small Squares: Premium 350.00 (10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.

San Luis Valley Area

Grass Large Squares: Premium 280.00.

Straw Large Squares: 90.00.

Southwest Colorado Areas

Timothy Grass Small Squares: Premium 430.00 (14.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas Grass

Large Squares: Good/Premium 200.00-230.00.

Mid Squares: Premium 285.00, Retail/Stable.

Small Squares: Premium 290.00-300.00 (8.00-9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Meadow hay producers in drought-stricken areas of the state are reporting that yields are averaging 20 percent or less of what

they produced last year. These factors have driven the above normal hay prices for the retail/stable markets seen this summer. Drought has increased prices in the dairy and feedlot markets as well.

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