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USDA Montana Hay                                   04/16 22:00
AMS_2769
 
Montana Direct Hay Report

                               Released on April 16, 2021
 
Direct Hay Weighted Average Report for week ending 04/16/2021
 
                                      VOLUME
                    This Week         Last Reported         Last Year
                                       (04/05/2021)
Tons:
      Hay           1064                4915                                    
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      Total         1064                4915                                    
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Compared to last week: Hay sold full steady.
Demand was mostly good.
Hay movement was light to moderate this week.
Some ranchers are starting to buy hay to ensure they have enough feed 
to make it until first cutting.
Many ranchers are worried about grass and range conditions due to a very 
dry winter and very little spring moisture.
Hay producers report that demand for new crop hay is good to very good, 
however few are willing to step out and contract hay.
Hay supplies continue to tighten across the state.
Many producers are completely out of hay for the year.
The majority of hay left is good and higher quality hay.
Hay is starting to ship into North Dakota and Northern South Dakota as 
these states are extremely dry.
According to the drought monitor 75.85% of North Dakota is in an Extreme 
drought.
In Montana, 44.64% of the state is in Moderate drought or worse, an increase 
of 1.13% from last week.
86.47% of the state is Abnormally dry, a increase of 3.99% since last week.
Notably, the drought in far Eastern Montana continues to worsen as 8.46% 
of the state is now considered in extreme drought an increase of 2.86% 
from last week.

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Hay Conventional
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Alfalfa Good/Premium Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Square 3x4       1032  165.0-175.0 174.69 F.O.B.                         

Alfalfa Premium Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Small Square           2         225.0   225    F.O.B.                         

Alfalfa Supreme Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Square 3x4       30        200.0   200    F.O.B.

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