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When a company backs its products with a warranty that is among the industry’s best, you know that they—and you—can count on quality that will last. Kubota recently announced it has furthered its commitment to the hay and forage segment by offering a two-year standard limited warranty across its entire hay tools line, including Kubota balers, and a three-year standard limited warranty on its disc mower and disc mower conditioner cutterbars and gearboxes.

“We know that farmers have so many struggles to contend with, but equipment shouldn’t be one of them,” said Dave Palmer, Kubota senior product manager for implements. “Our warranty program is a commitment that we will always be there, and we’re backing that assurance with a longer warranty because we’re confident in the quality of our products.” Read more

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Colorado—In the June 10 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for horse quality hay. Growers on the eastern plains are getting first cutting baled up this week. Drought conditions in the western third of the state continue to concern hay producers.

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Colorado—In the June 3 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable quality hay in northeast Colorado. Trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay. Read more

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Hay market prices were steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand remains good for alfalfa on a very limited supply. After a long, wet spell, hay is finally hitting the ground, which is good news for those that only had a week’s worth of inventory left. Folks have been busy swathing and are getting bales made, despite the rain and high humidity. Most will be grinder quality hay but at least there will be something to feed. Triticale is also being chopped and producers report it looks great… Read more

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When a company backs its products with a warranty that is among the industry’s best, you know that they—and you—can count on quality that will last. Kubota recently announced it has furthered its commitment to the hay and forage segment by offering a two-year standard limited warranty across its entire hay tools line, including Kubota balers, and a three-year standard limited warranty on its disc mower and disc mower conditioner cutterbars and gearboxes.

“We know that farmers have so many struggles to contend with, but equipment shouldn’t be one of them,” said Dave Palmer, Kubota senior product manager for implements. “Our warranty program is a commitment that we will always be there, and we’re backing that assurance with a longer warranty because we’re confident in the quality of our products.” Read more

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Colorado—In the May 27 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail quality hay across the state. Trade inactive on feedlot and dairy hay. First cutting alfalfa and alfalfa/grass hay in northeast Colorado has begun. Weather permitting, hay should be baled this weekend. In southeast Colorado, reports of widespread ample rainfall has allowed some alfalfa producers 3 full days of ditch irrigation. Earliest expected alfalfa first cutting in that re… Read more

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Fertilizing warm-season grass is a practice some producers do, but one should consider forage needs, the value of the forage and fertilizer costs. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 20 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable and retail quality across the state. Trade activity very light on good demand for dairy hay. Hay producers are feeling out the market to get an idea of what first crop prices will start out at. Drought conditions east of I-25 saw much welcomed relief this past week with categories improving mostly by one classification. Alfalfa haylage production on the eastern plains will start in approx… Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 11. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 13 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on good demand for stable hay in southeast and northeast Colorado. Trade inactive on all other hay markets. New crop contract pricing is getting offered in southern Colorado for multiple cuttings as severe drought conditions force end users to guarantee new crop hay supplies for their operations. Prices offered are firm. Read more

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Colorado—In the May 6 report, compared to last week, trade activity light to moderate on good demand for farm/ranch hay and stable hay. Dairy and feedlot hay trades minimal across the state. Prices steady on horse hay in the northeast region of Colorado. Prices also steady for farm/ranch hay fed to horses and cattle in southeast Colorado. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley, southwest, mountains and northwest areas. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 11. Read more

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Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 4. Read more

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Colorado—In the April 27 report, compared to last week, trade inactive on dairy hay across the state. Trade activity light on good demand for feedlot and ranch hay. Trade activity light to moderate on good demand for stable and retail quality hay. In northeast Colorado, prices steady on horse hay with few forward contracts on ground and delivered alfalfa. Prices steady on retail hay in the mountains and northwest Colorado areas. Prices steady to firm in southeast Colorado on ranch and ho… Read more

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Hay market prices were steady across the state with demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 27. Read more

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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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