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

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: August 10, 2018

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Heath Dewey has the Colorado Hay Report.

Compared to last week trade activity was light on good demand.

Heath Dewey is in the Greeley USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Office.

Northeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa Large Squares: Good/Premium 170.00.

Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Rounds: Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Rounds: Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable. Grass Mid Squares: Premium 305.00, Retail/Stable. Small Squares: Premium 340.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable. Oat Hay Large Squares: Good 140.00, DEL.

Southeast Colorado Areas Alfalfa Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale). Grass Small Squares: Premium 350.00 (10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable. Wheat Straw Small Squares: 175.00 (3.50 per bale).

San Luis Valley Area Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 240.00; Fair/Good 185.00. Organic Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 350.00.

Southwest Colorado Areas Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable. Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas Grass Mid Squares: Premium 285.00, Retail/Stable. Small squares: Premium 300.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.

Across southeastern Colorado and western Kansas, above-normal rainfall has been the rule for the past few months. 90-day rainfall totaled 4 to locally 10 inches more than normal. 35 percent of the state is in extreme drought compared to 43 percent a week ago. 8 percent of Colorado is in exceptional drought compared to 10 percent a week ago.

Pasture and range conditions percentages are 33 percent Very Poor, 24 percent Poor, 20 percent Fair, 20 percent Good, and 3 percent Excellent.

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