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USDA Montana Hay                                   05/14 11:35
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Montana Direct Hay Report

                               Released on May 14, 2021
 
Direct Hay Weighted Average Report for week ending 05/14/2021
 
                                      VOLUME
                    This Week         Last Reported         Last Year
                                       (05/03/2021)
Tons:
      Hay           135                 55                                      
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      Total         135                 55                                      
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Compared to last week: Hay sold generally steady.
Demand was mostly good to very good on very light offerings.
Movement was light this week.
Very little hay is left from last years crop and many ranchers are buying 
old crop hay to supplement cows until new crop hay can be cut.
Many locations in eastern and north eastern Montana saw rainfall around 
1 inch over this past week.
Scattered showers were seen almost daily across much of Central Montana, 
however rainfall totals remain behind normal for this time of year 
and drought concerns remain high.
The Drought Monitor was mostly unchanged for the week in Central and 
Eastern Montana, Southwestern Montana saw drought conditions expand as 
rainfall has been light across this region.
According to the drought monitor 66.62% of the state is in Moderate drought 
or worse, an increase of 2.26% from last week.
87.63% of the state is Abnormally dry, unchanged from last week.
15.71% of the state is in extreme drought also unchanged 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       128       200.0   200    F.O.B.                         

Alfalfa Premium Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Small Square           7         225.0   225    F.O.B.

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