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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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Colorado—In the May 21 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive as they receive previously contracted hay. Northeast Colorado will begin harvesting alfalfa for haylage next week and baled hay will be shortly after.…

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The hay market trade was slow; demand light as most of the activity is on previously contracted hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 26.

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The hay market trade was slow; demand light; spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay is virtually inactive, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 19.

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Nebraska—In the May 14 report, compared to last week, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was light. Cattlemen continue to pinch where they can as some only need a few bales to get to summer grass. So, only a few they will buy as they bring a flatbed instead of having a semi deliver a full load. Warmer days on the horizon as the crops and forages really will appreciate the warmth.

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The hay market trade was slow; demand light; prices mostly steady with a slight dip in the ground and delivered market, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 12.

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Colorado—In the May 7 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand were light. Hay prices remain steady on retail/stable hay. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive. Bulk of feedlot and dairy hay market activity on receiving previously contracted hay.

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Colorado—In the April 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Dairy and feedlot hay activity mostly on previously contracted hay.  Warm, dry conditions led to an expansion of abnormal dryness in eastern Colorado.

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Hay market trade was slow; prices steady; demand was light, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 5.

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Hay market trade slow; prices steady; demand light to moderate and the supply of hay is moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 21.

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Colorado—In the April 16 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. Eastern Colorado and southwest Kansas remain the driest portion of the High Plains. Severe drought was expanded over southeast Colorado this week and moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions wer…

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Nebraska—In the April 9 report compared to last week, alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay, ground and delivered forages and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Buyer inquiry for baled hay picked up this week as distillers is getting in short supply some feedlots have switched to alfalfa for a protein source. Some of the round bales may not be the best in RFV but most bales are tested pretty well for protein. Some tillage work has taken place the last seven days.

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Hay market trade was slow, while prices were steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 31.

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