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Timothy and Alfalfa Hay Blog

Harvest Update - August 16, 2018

Posted on Aug 17, 2018

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Alfalfa harvest continues this week and we are seeing a good mix of qualities to meet our partners’ needs coming out of the Pacific Northwest. Third cutting is in full swing in Washington State as growers in the Columbia Basin manage difficult curing conditions to get hay into bales this week. Baling is expected to wrap up in the next seven days. In Oregon, 2nd cutting finished last week and we are seeing a range of quality coming from that region.

Growers in New Mexico were able to navigate some weather challenges this weekend and 3rd cutting is showing good color and leaf. Quality will be fully assessed once baling is complete. Growers in some areas of Arizona have begun 7th cutting while 6th is still in windrows for others. Sixth cutting should wrap up by the end of the week.

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Harvest Update - August 2, 2018

Posted on Aug 3, 2018

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Harvest Update - July 26, 2018

Posted on Jul 27, 2018

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Harvest Update - July 20, 2018

Posted on Jul 21, 2018

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Growers in Washington State have been taking advantage of good weather to finish up 2nd cutting. A few growers have yet to cut, but everyone is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the week in all areas of Washington. Some areas in the south Columbia Basin are expected to begin 3rd cutting in as little as three weeks. Second cutting is moving along in Oregon, and conditions have been favorable so far to produce good color.

Monsoon season is bringing intermittent rain to many areas of the Pacific Southwest, and growers in New Mexico are working around weather to finish up second cutting. They are expecting to finish around the middle of next week and quality will be assessed. In Arizona, 5th cutting has resumed after some delays due to monsoons over the last week. Nearly all of what has been cut so far is baled.

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Harvest Update - June 28, 2018

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

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Second cutting is underway for some growers in Washington State as they take advantage of clear weather windows, and color looks good for this cutting. Recent challenging weather patterns have cleared in Oregon and 1st cutting has resumed. We’re seeing good color and a small amount of over maturity on some fields that are left to be cut. Quality will be determined after testing.

In the Pacific Southwest, New Mexico growers are in between cuttings and water has been turned off in preparation for 2nd cutting. Weather in Arizona has cleared, and temperatures have increased from last week, resulting in mostly High Color Economy coming from this region. Harvest is moving along well, with about 30% of 5th cutting complete and 20% baled.

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Harvest Update - June 22, 2018

Posted on Jun 23, 2018

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First cutting is complete in New Mexico, and water will start to be turned off next week in preparation for 2nd cutting. Quality and color from growers throughout the area are favorable, and we are seeing good export quality grades. Temperatures continue to rise in Arizona, and 5th cutting has started in some areas. The first 10% of 5th cutting received some rain earlier in the week, however growers are continuing and will work to navigate good weather windows as they begin baling.

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Justify Becomes the 13th Triple Crown Winner

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

Saturday was a historic day as Justify became the 13th Triple Crown winner with his victory in the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY. Conditions were perfect and the track was fast on Saturday as Justify became the second Bob Baffert-trained triple crown winner since American Pharoah ended the 37-year drought in 2015.

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Harvest Update - June 6, 2018

Posted on Jun 8, 2018

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First cutting is wrapping up in Washington State with all areas finished cutting and only about 25% left to put in bales. In the North Basin, some growers have had success with 1st cutting and produced good quality hay, while others encountered weather challenges and we’re seeing lower grades in the stacks. Second cutting in the South Basin will begin in the next two weeks.

In Oregon, growers have just started cutting and all fields in Klamath Falls are expecting to begin cutting by the weekend. Many areas in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California have precipitation forecasted over the weekend. Growers with hay in the windrows are working to have it baled before Friday, and some are holding off cutting until weather patterns pass.

Weather is looking good in the Pacific Southwest, and 1st cutting should be complete in New Mexico by the end of the week. Temperatures in Arizona continue to rise, and tests results are leveling out with mostly lower grades expected to come from this region.

As new crop comes in, some markets are being aggressive with placing orders, and we are seeing good opportunity for early movement for all grades.

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Harvest Update May 31, 2018

Posted on Jun 1, 2018

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Harvest Update May 23, 2018

Posted on May 24, 2018

Alfalfa

Alfalfa harvest is in progress in the Pacific Southwest, and growers in Arizona have begun 3rd cutting. High testing dairy inventory is low, as new crop is being purchased and moved quickly after harvest. Tests have begun to fall off with the warmer temperatures as expected. In New Mexico, water has been turned off and growers are expecting to begin first cutting harvest late this week. Favorable weather has provided good growing conditions and likely good testing hay.

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