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Missouri—In the Nov. 12 report, hay prices are mostly steady, demand overall is light and supply moderate to heavy. Hay movement continues to be limited. Although not as warm as last week another week of nice weather in the state has some wondering if it is really November. Fading grass although not completely dormant yet in some areas has some feeding occurring due to lack of fall pastures. There is some growing interest and window shopping going on but thus far still no major activity overall. 

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Colorado—In the Nov. 5 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 tra…

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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.

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Colorado—In the Oct. 29 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 with the bulk of trade…

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Hay market trade and demand picked up considerably during the week ending Oct. 31 with a number of large trades helping to boost those totals, according to the Kansas Department of Agricutlure-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 2.

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Colorado—In the Oct. 22 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate to good for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity and demand good with the bulk of trades going to dairy.…

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Hay market trade was a bit slower and prices remained mostly steady, but there seems to be an undertone of strength to the alfalfa market, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 27.

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Hay market trade slow and prices remained mostly steady for all hay types in all regions, with hay movement increasing slightly again over the past week, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 13. No report was issued Oct. 20, and next report will be…

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Missouri—In the Oct. 15 report, another week without any moisture has resulted in drought areas to continue to slowly increase. Reports of hay feeding in a few areas now as some producers have no pasture left which could make for a very long feeding season. The dry weather has had some positive aspects however as grain farmers have made good progress with harvest. Hay movement continues to be limited, demand is light, supplies are heavy and prices are steady to firm.

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Hay market trade was slow and prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 6.

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Colorado—In the Oct. 1 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity and demand moderate. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderate …

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The hay market trade was slow and prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 29.

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Colorado—In the Sept. 24 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado trade activity and demand moderate. Southeast Colorado trade activity moderat…

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Colorado—In the Sept. 17 report, compared to last week, trade inactive for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado corn silage harvest getting wrapped up with farmers putting up fourth cutting alfalfa. Southeast …

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Missouri—In the Sept. 10 report, hay movement continues to be very limited, demand is light and supplies are heavy. Weather has seemed to make an early transition to fall like this week. Many areas seen moisture and cool heavy fog covered mornings. Not all areas are without concern however, just over 20 percent of the state is still showing on the drought monitor. Areas in the southwest being most impacted with a couple of counties mostly in D2 status. Some moisture to get some fall pasture in those areas would be very welcomed and there does appear to be some hope in the forecast.

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Hay market trade slow and prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 15.

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Colorado—In the Sept. 3 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity and demand good for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado corn silage harvest has begun and the region is finally getting relief…

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Colorado—In the Aug. 27 report, compared to last week, trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity and demand good for stable and farm/ranch quality hay. Northeast Colorado third cutting in full swing with the bulk of activity on ranch hay con…

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Hay market trade slow, prices steady and demand remained light. After weeks of on- again/off-again rain showers, everyone is taking advantage of the nice dry weather and baling up that hay. Although reports have been varied, most growers, this past week, were able to get hay put up dry. Thir…

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Hay market trade slow, prices steady and demand remained light. After weeks of on- again/off-again rain showers, everyone is taking advantage of the nice dry weather and baling up that hay. Although reports have been varied, most growers, this past week, were able to get hay put up dry. Thir…

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Whether livestock owners are looking for alfalfa, grass, mix or other hay types, the 2020 Colorado Hay Directory is now available to connect hay producers and buyers.

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Grass in native pastures might still be green right now, and the rumblings of an occasional summer thunderstorm can be heard in the distance. Cows munch contently on that precious resource.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity and demand good for stable quality hay. Northeast Colorado third cutting in full swing with the bulk of activity on grinder hay contracted to feedlots. Southeast C…

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Oklahoma—In the Aug. 6 report, compared to two weeks ago, all classes of hay trade has been extremely slow due to recent heavy rains and cooler temperatures having producers hoping for a second cutting of bermuda grass. Alfalfa trade also has been slow and getting cheaper as many dairies are looking for alternative feed stuffs. Stock cow producers are hoping the cooler and wetter weather will extend grazing into the fall leaving less need to start stock piling hay. Demand mostly light to moderate. Please note that from this forward this report will be released bi-weekly until hay trade starts to be more active. Next report will be released on Aug. 20.

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Hay market trade was slow, prices steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 18. A little more ground and delivered hay moved last week but overall demand remained light. A repeated theme heard across the state, was that it was too humid to put up good quality hay. All regions reported high humidity and continued spotty showers, just enough to cause problems in the hay field.  All the humidity and rain are great for the crops, but folks would sure like to finish up in the hay field. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Colorado—In the Aug. 6 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 quality hay. Northeast Colorado wrapping up on late second cutting alfalfa. Southeast Colorado trade activity lig…

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Hay market trade slow and demand light, prices steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 11.

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In the Aug. 4 report, the hay market trade was slow and demand light, prices steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service.

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Colorado—In the July 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for stable quality hay. Northeast Colorado finishing up baling on second cutting alfalfa. Southeast Colorado growers wi…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers.

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Oklahoma cattle producers can earn Beef Quality Assurance certification at an in-person meeting Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds in Cherokee with appropriate social distancing and other coronavirus precautions in place.

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Drought increases the chance of nitrate poisoning and prussic acid poisoning. High concentrations in plants and water can harm or even kill animals.

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Hay market trade was slow and demand light to moderate, with steady prices, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, July 28.

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Colorado—In the July 23 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate to good on feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable quality hay. Northeast Colorado wrapping up on late second cutting alfalfa. Southeast Colorado hay prices firm due to …

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There is not a sadder sight than a moldy, ruined round bale, especially after all the work it takes to grow forage, bale it and stack the end product. Kevin Shinners, professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said hay growers can cut their hay storag…

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Hay market trade slow and demand light, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, July 14.

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Missouri—In the July 9 report, hay prices are mostly steady. The supply of hay is moderate to heavy, and demand is light. Farmers continue making and adding to hay piles which are taking up a lot more space along the fence lines than what has been used for several years.

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Colorado—In the July 2 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate.  Northeast Colorado second cutting alfalfa harvest underway, while oat hay harvest will begin soon.  Southeast Colorado is still battling extreme drought as they are beginning to harvest second…

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Colorado—In the June 18 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado first cutting haylage complete and growers wrapping up baling in dry, windy conditions. Producers in southwest Colorado are wrapping up first cutting grass and alfalfa hay while battlin…

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Hay market trade slow and demand light, prices remain fairly steady but with an undertone of strength, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 23.

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Colorado—In the June 11 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado finishing first cutting alfalfa with windy, scattered storm conditions challenging producers. Producers in southwest Colorado are harvesting first cutting grass hay with customers order…

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The hay market trade was slow and demand light, although there were a few more trades of both old crop and new crop hay reported this past week, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 9.

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Colorado—In the June 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado harvesting alfalfa for haylage. Southeast Colorado is currently harvesting and baling first cutting alfalfa and triticale for hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Producers in the…

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The hay market trade is slow; demand light; and producers are busy in the fields and the 2020 hay year is well under way, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 2.

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Colorado—In the May 28 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive as they continue receiving previously contracted hay. Northeast Colorado began harvesting alfalfa for haylage. Drought conditions continue in southwes…

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