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Colorado—In the April 22 report, compared to last week, trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay across the state. Trade activity very light on good demand for stable and retail quality hay. In northeast Colorado, all trades were on horse hay with prices steady. Mountains and northwest Colorado trades on retail and horse hay with prices steady. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley and southeast and southwest Colorado areas. Read more

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Colorado—In the April 15 report, compared to last week, trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay across the state. Trade activity very light on good demand for stable and retail quality hay. In southeast Colorado, all trades were on horse hay with prices steady. Southwest Colorado trade on retail hay with steady prices. Mountains and northwest Colorado trades on retail hay with prices steady. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley and northeast Colorado areas.   Read more

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Hay market prices were steady across the state on limited test with lots of field work being performed, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 20. Read more

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Colorado—In the April 8 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for new crop contracted feedlot hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable quality hay. In Northeast Colorado, the bulk of trades were for horse hay. Prices steady. Contracting began on first cutting 2021 crop alfalfa based off standing price contracts at $125. In Southeast Colorado, all trades were on horse hay with prices steady. Southwest Colorado trade on horse hay with steady prices. … Read more

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Colorado—In the April 1 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable quality hay. Prices steady to 0.45 cents higher per bale in northeast Colorado for stable hay. Prices $25 per ton higher in southeast Colorado for dairy hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley, Mountains and northwest Colorado, and southwest Colorado areas. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state; steady to $10 higher for alfalfa in the southwest, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 6. Read more

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Demand was light to moderate and deliveries slowed the past week due to the mud, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 30. Read more

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Colorado—In the March 25 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail quality hay. Prices steady in northeast Colorado for stable hay. Prices steady in southeast Colorado for dairy hay. Prices unchanged for retail hay in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley and southwest Colorado areas. Read more

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Mike Brouk, Kansas State University professor and state dairy Extension specialist, studies the effect of pre-cutting round hay bales during baling on forage quality and processing time.

He recently finished a field trial looking at this subject. He shared pertinent findings during the recent Alfalfa U event sponsored by John Deere, Alforex and High Plains Journal.

There are baler models available that slice the forage as it's wrapped into bales, and Brouk wanted to see if tub grinding could be eliminated from the feeding process, as well as the forage losses that are associated with it. Read more

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Colorado—In the March 18 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity light on good demand for ranch and stable hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity light on good demand for dairy, ranch, and stable hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Trade activity light on good demand for stable hay in the Mountains and Northwest Colorad… Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady for all hay types; demand remains strong for alfalfa, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 23. Read more

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The need for quality horse hay—shorthand for attributes desirable in hay fed to equines—has not quite lifted yet. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady for all hay types; demand remains strong for alfalfa as supplies remain extremely limited in the southwest, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 16. Read more

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Nebraska—In the March 11 report, compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay and ground and delivered forages steady. Dehydrated and sun-cured pellets in the Platte Valley steady. Sun-cured pellets in the eastern side of the state $5 to $15 higher and dehydrated pellets $10 higher. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for all hay types; demand remains strong for alfalfa with supplies extremely limited in the southwest, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 9. Read more

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Colorado—In the March 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity light on good demand for dairy and stable hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Trade activity light on good demand for retail hay in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas.… Read more

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Colorado—In the Feb. 25 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for dairy and stable hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Trade activity on previously contracted hay in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas. Sou… Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for all hay types and demand remains strong for alfalfa, although now that we have warmer weather, the urgency has lessened, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 2. Read more

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Although pasture management is usually associated with rotational grazing and parasite control, recognizing plants that can be toxic to livestock is sometimes even more important than overgrazing paddocks. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for all hay types and demand remains strong, although fewer loads moved due to weather related issues, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 23. Read more

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Colorado—In the Feb. 18 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for dairy and stable hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity and demand good for all hay markets. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Mountains and northwest Colorado trade light on good demand for horse hay and retail hay. Southwest Co… Read more

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Missouri—In the Feb. 11 report, hay movement was pretty much halted this week due to poor travel conditions. The supply of hay is moderate, demand is moderate and prices are mostly steady. Winter spread across the Midwest this week. Nearly all of the state has snow cover and some freezing rain caused some slipping while trying to get from pasture to pasture to feed this week. Some dangerously cold weather this weekend to make getting feeding trucks and tractors even more difficult to start. If there is a plus side mud is no longer an issue. Read more

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Colorado—In the Feb. 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado feedlot/dairy hay prices firm due to supply. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and farm/ranch hay with prices steady on horse hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Mountains and Northwest Colorado trade light on good demand with the bul… Read more

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Colorado—In the Feb. 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado feedlot/dairy hay prices firm due to supply. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and farm/ranch hay with prices steady on horse hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Mountains and Northwest Colorado trade light on good demand with the bul… Read more

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Colorado—In the Jan. 28 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado feedlot/dairy hay prices firm due to supply. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for dairy hay leaving the state and on horse hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Mountains and northwest Colorado trade light on good demand for horse hay. Southwest … Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for grass hay and $5-$10 higher for alfalfa, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 19. No report was released Jan. 26. Read more

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Colorado—In the Jan. 21 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado feedlot/dairy hay prices firm due to supply. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for dairy hay leaving the state and on horse hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Mountains and northwest Colorado trade light on good demand for horse hay. Southwest … Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for grass hay and $5-$10 higher for alfalfa, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 19. Read more

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Colorado—In the Jan. 14 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade inactive on feedlot/dairy hay as growers push for higher price points. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand for horse hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley, mountains, northwest and southwest Colorado areas. Read more

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Colorado—In the Jan. 7 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade inactive on feedlot/dairy hay, moderate on horse hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand on dairy/feedlot hay, moderate on horse hay. Southwest Colorado trade activity and demand good on horse hay. Mountains and northwest Colorado trade … Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for all types of hay, demand remained strong with movement slowing over the previous week, according to the Kansas Department of Agricutlure-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 12. Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 17 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand on stable quality hay. Trade inactive in southwest, San Luis Valley, mountains and northwest Colorado areas. The next available report will be Jan. 7. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady, demand remained strong and movement only 105 tons less than the previous week, according to the Kansas Department of Agricutlure-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 22. Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 17 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand on stable quality hay. Trade inactive in southwest, San Luis Valley, mountains and northwest Colorado areas. The next available report will be Jan. 7. Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 17 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity light on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand on stable quality hay. Trade inactive in southwest, San Luis Valley, mountains and northwest Colorado areas. The next available report will be Jan. 7, 2021. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady, demand remained strong and movement only 105 tons less than the previous week, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 22. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady, demand remained strong and movement was down a bit, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 15. Read more

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Nebraska—In the Dec. 10 report, compared to last week alfalfa sold steady to $5 higher. Ground and delivered hay, dehydrated pellets and grass hay sold steady. Local and out of state demand was good. Quite a few loads of hay were bought this week as dry weather pattern prevails. Some cattlemen continue to buy hay just in case they have to feed their cow herds a little longer than normal next spring. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady to $10 higher for grinding alfalfa in the southwest region and steady to $5 higher for the south-central region, due to lower supplies, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 8. Read more

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Colorado—In the Dec. 3 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate and demand good on horse quality hay. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand on stable quality hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Trade activity light on good demand for southwest Colorado. Trade activity light … Read more

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Hay market prices were steady with an undertone of strength, while demand remained strong, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market New Service, Nov. 24. Read more

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Colorado—In the Nov. 19 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity moderate and demand good. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate on good demand, mostly on stable quality hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley and southwest Colorado. Trade activity light on good demand in the mountains and northwest Col… Read more

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Hay market prices were steady with an undertone of strength, while demand remained strong, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market New Service, Nov. 24. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady while demand and amount of hay traded backed off a bit, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 10. No report was issued Nov. 17 due to the Veteran’s Day holiday. Next report will be Nov. 24. Read more

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