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Most hay sales steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, hay sales trading at a mostly steady to weak level. Trade activity and demand was very light. Pellet sales were steady with light demand and trade activity, according to the USDA-Market News Service, April 17. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast Nebraska: Premium alfalfa, $200. Good/premium grass, in small squares, $115-$120; premium, in rounds, $140; good, $85. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $115-$120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $210.

Platte Valley: Premium alfalfa, $180-$200; good, in rounds, $75-480, ground and delivered to feedlots, $120-$125. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $205-$210.

East River area of South Dakota: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, RFV greater than 185+ load, $200; good, in large squares, RFV greater than 150, loads, $150. Grinding quality, in large squares, $55. Good, in large rounds, $90-$100; fair, in large rounds, $80-$90. Grinding quality, in large rounds, $55. Good grass, in large rounds, load, $80; fair, in large rounds, loads, $65-$70. Straw, in large rounds, $50. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% $165; 15% $160.

In Iowa, all classes of hay sold steady to firm.

Supreme alfalfa, in small squares, 2 loads, $135, in large squares, 11 loads, $140; premium, $120; premium, $100-$110, in large rounds, 17 loads, $100; good, $97.50; good, $82.50-$97.50; good, $77.50-$90; fair, $67.50-$72.50; fair, $70. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in large squares, 2 loads, $90-$92.50, in large rounds, 1 load, $95. Premium grass, in small squares, 1 load, $100, in large rounds, 8 loads, $100; good, in large squares, 2 loads, $72.50; good, $82.50-$90; fair, $65; fair, $55-$70. Bedding, in large rounds, 2 loads, $32.50-$42.50.

In Minnesota, all classes sold steady to firm.

Premium alfalfa, in small squares, 2 loads, $100-$105; premium, in large rounds, 16 loads, $90-$97.50, load, $115; good, in large squares, 4 loads, $80-$90; good, $72.50-$85; fair, $52.50-$62.50. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in small squares, 3 loads, $80-$82.50, in large squares, 1 load, $82.50; fair, $65; premium, in large rounds, 8 loads, $112.50-$125; good, $92.50-$100; fair, $65-$72.50. Premium grass, in large squares, 2 loads, $100, in large rounds, 44 loads, $90; good, in small squares, 5 loads, $72.50-$80; good, $72.50; good, $70-$87.50, fair, $60-$62.50; fair, $50-$67.50, Utility, $32.50-$45. Bedding, in small squares, 5 loads, $1.75-$1.80/bale, in large squares, 1 load, $16/bale, in large rounds, 8 loads:, $15-$21/bale. Cornstalks, in large rounds, 4 loads, $13-$16/bale.

In Montana, hay prices were mostly steady. Demand was light to moderate. Trade activity is light to moderate with light to moderate movement. Hay supplies remain limited with limited supplemental feeding occurring, however some ranchers are willing to part with excess hay inventories as turn-out time gets closer.

Premium/good alfalfa, $120-$125; good/fair, $105-$110. Premium/good grass, $85-$105, in small squares, $100. Straw, in small squares, $40.

In Colorado, dairy hay qualities remains steady. Demand was moderate for all qualities, except grass hay.

Northeast: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $150 delivered, few $130-$135 delivered, in small squares, $250-$275; good, in large squares, $125-$135 delivered, in small squares, $155-$185; fair, in large squares, $100-$110 delivered. Utility, in large squares, $80-$90 delivered, in rounds, $70-$80 delivered. Ground and delivered, $135 delivered. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, $250-$275. Premium grass, in large squares, $160 delivered, in small squares, $250-$290; good, in large squares, $130. Straw, $70, $75-$80 delivered. Oat hay, in large squares, $115-$125. Millet, $50.

Southeast: Premium alfalfa, $185-$190; good, in large squares, $160-$175, in small squares, $170; fair, in large squares, $165. Utility, in large squares, $120-$130, $140-$150 delivered. Ground and delivered, $195. Premium grass, in small squares, $200. Straw, in large squares, $60, $70 delivered. Oat hay, in large squares, $125 delivered. Sorghum, in large squares, $100. Haygrazer, in large squares, $100. Cornstalks, $55-$65.

San Luis Valley Area: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $170-$180; good, in large squares, $160-$170; fair, in large squares, $150-$160. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $175-$180; good, in large squares, $150-$165, in small squares, $175-$187. Premium grass, in large squares, $165; good, in large squares, $135. Oat hay, in large squares, $125, in small squares, $135. Straw, in large squares, $50.

Southwest: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $180-$190, in small squares, $290; good, in large squares, $170-$185, in small squares, $215-$220; fair/good, in large squares, $140-$150; Utility, in large squares, $120. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $165, in rounds, $230. Premium grass, in small squares, $230-$260; good, in small squares, $210. Straw, certified, $160.

Mountains/northwest: Premium grass, in large squares, $150-$160, in small squares, $200-$240, in rounds, $140-$150. Good, in large squares, $130-$140, in small squares, $165-$200, in rounds, $125; fair, in large squares, $120-$130, in small squares, $150-$175. Utility, in large squares, $100-$105, in rounds, $90-$110.

In Missouri, hay movement is light but a few loads are still being sold as light feeding is still taking place until some sun allows the grass to turn on. Hay demand is light, supply moderate to heavy, and prices mostly steady.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV greater than 185, $170-$200; premium alfalfa, RFV170-180, $150-$175; fair/good alfalfa, RFV130-170, in large rounds, $80-$150, in small and large squares, $100-$160. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in small squares, $3.50-$6.50/bale; $30-$80 in large rounds. Good/premium prairie hay, mostly in small squares, $80-$125. Fair/good prairie hay, mostly large rounds, $35-$75. Good/premium brome, $90-$150; good brome, $50-$120. Fair brome some, mixed with grass, $25-$50 per large rounds; good/premium mixed grass hay, $80-$140; good mixed grass hay, $50-$80; fair/good mixed grass hay, in large rounds, $20-$50/bale. Fair/good bluestem, in large rounds, $40/bale. Fair/good bermuda grass, $70-$100. Good quality timothy hay, in small squares, $3.50-$5/bale. Wheat straw, in small squares, $2-$4/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa hay prices are steady and movement is slow. Grass hay movement is slow and prices steady.

Central/western: Premium alfalfa, in large squares and large rounds, $165-$185, in small squares, $175-$195; good, in large squares, $130-$150, in small squares, $140-$160; good, in large rounds, $125-$145; fair, in large squares, $105-$125; fair, in large rounds, $100-$120. Wheat hay, in large rounds, $75-$85.

Panhandle/western feedlot area: Good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or bale pile, spot, $120-$150. Ground and delivered to feedlots, short haul, $140-$170.

Central/eastern: Premium grass hay, in large squares, $60-$80, in small squares, $70-$90; good, in small squares, $60-$80; premium, in large rounds, $60-$80; good, in large rounds, $50-$70; fair, $40-$60.

In Texas, hay prices were generally steady to weak. Demand is light to moderate and trade slow to moderate on hay.

Panhandle: Premium alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $250-$270, in large squares, delivered, $200-$220 in limited supply; good, $225-$250; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $150-$180; fair/good, $140-$150. Ground and delivered, north, $150-$170; south, $165-$175, instances calf hay, $185. Milo hay, ground and delivered, $90-$100. Milo hay, in large bales, $80-$90 delivered. Good wheat hay, delivered, in large bales, $125-$135. Good CRP grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $80-$85. Ground and delivered, $95-$105. Coastal bermuda, delivered, in small squares, $7.50/bale, in large rounds, $80/roll. Corn stalks, delivered, in large rounds, $65-$75.

West: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, delivered, $200-$230; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $150-$180.

North/central/east: Premium alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $240-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-$225; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $160-$180; fair/good, $145-$160. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$8/bale; fair, $5-$6/bale. Good/premium, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$85; good, $50-$70; fair, $35-$50/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB or delivered locally, $6-$8; fair, $5-$6/bale. Premium, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$85; good, $50-$70; fair, $35-$50/roll.



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