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Hay movement slows in some areas

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, trading is at a fully steady to firm level. Buyer demand was moderate to good for all classes. Pellet sales were fully steady with moderate demand and light trade activity, according to the USDA-Market News Service, Jan. 22. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Good/premium alfalfa-grass, in small squares, $115, in rounds, $85. Straw, in large squares, $60. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $100-$107. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $220-$225.

Platte Valley: Good alfalfa, in rounds, $75-$80, ground and delivered to feedlots, $105-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $220-$225.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, RFV greater than 170-185, loads $180; good, in large squares, RFV greater than 150, loads $170. Grinding quality, $65-$70. Premium alfalfa, in large rounds, loads $125 delivered; good, in large rounds, loads $85. Grinding quality, $65-$70. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in large squares, load $135. Fair grass, in large rounds, loads $65. Utility, loads $50. Straw, in large squares, $80. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $182; 15% protein, $170.

In Iowa, all classes were unevenly steady.

Rock Valley: Premium alfalfa, in small squares, 3 loads, $120-$130, load $145, in large squares, 7 loads, $120-$135; good, $92.50-$105, in large rounds, 25 loads, $87.50-$110; fair, $75-$85. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in large rounds, 4 loads, $82.50-$90; fair, $77.50. Premium grass, in small squares, 3 loads, $130-$165; good, $117.50, in large rounds, 24 loads, $87.50-$100; fair, in large squares, 1 load $70; fair, $70-$82.50, Utility, $60-$67.50. Bedding, in small squares, 1 load, $3.60/bale, in large squares, 3 loads, $16-$20/bale, in large rounds, 2 loads, $67.50-$70. Cornstalks, in large rounds, 2 loads, $52.50.

In Minnesota, all classes sold mostly steady to weak.

Premium alfalfa, in small squares, 2 loads, $117.50-$127.50, in large squares, 3 loads, $122.50-$137.50; good, in large rounds, 14 loads, $87.50-$102.50. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in small squares, 2 loads, $117.50; premium, in large rounds, 9 loads, $140-$142.50; good, $92.50-$117.50; fair, $82.50; fair, $72.50-$80. Good grass, in small squares, 3 loads, $80-$90, in large squares, 1 load, $105, in large rounds, 28 loads, $80-$87.50; fair, $62.50-$77.50, Utility, $42.50-$57.50. Bedding, in small squares, 8 loads, $2.20-$2.75/bale, in large rounds, 6 loads, $15-$31/bale. Cornstalks, in large rounds, 4 loads, $14-$24/bale.

In Montana, hay prices remain steady with very limited current sales. Demand was good with good buyers inquiry. Trade activity very light with most hay previously contracted this summer. Hay supplies becoming limited as supplemental feeding continues to increase.

Supreme alfalfa, $165-$190; premium, in small squares horse hay, $200-$205; good, $115-$140, in small squares, $130. Good alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, $4-$5/bale. Good/premium grass, in small squares, $125, $4-$5/bale; fair/good, in large rounds, $80-$90. Premium timothy, in small squares, $180-$200. Straw, in large rounds, 35-50.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska, and western South Dakota, trade and movement is slow. Demand is moderate to good. Prices mostly steady to weak.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, $180; good/premium, $120-$157; fair/good, $100-$125; fair, in large rounds, $95-$100; Utility, $85; ground and delivered, $121-$126. Oat hay, $90. Wheat straw, $60. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $190 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, far west Wyoming, $170-$175; premium, $140-$150, in small squares, $175; good, $120-$140; fair, $98-$110; Utility, $85. Fair/good alfalfa-grass, $105-$115. Mixed grass, $100-$120. Oat hay, $80-$85. Alfalfa cubes, $135-$140.

Western Nebraska: Supreme alfalfa, $150-$180; premium, $135-$145, in small squares, $140; good, $110-$130; fair, $95-$110; Utility, $90; ground and delivered, $120-$130. Wheat straw, $50-$55. Corn stalks, $50-$55.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, for dairy 1 per point delivered, $85-$120; good, in large rounds, $75-$90; fair, $50-$65. Premium alfalfa-grass, 3x3 $100-$120; good, $80. Grass, $65. Oat hay, $75. Barley hay, $70. Crested wheat grass, $65-$72.50.

In Colorado, upper end dairy quality trade remains at a stand still. The majority of supply movement is off of previously traded contracts. As dairies face record low milk prices, demand has decreased dramatically. Grinder quality alfalfa mostly steady. Grass hay remains steady with horse hay qualities showing increased interest as supplies deteriorate. Demand moderate for alfalfa qualities, good for all other classes.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $190-$200 delivered; premium, in large squares, $160-$180 delivered, in small squares, $250-$275; good, in large squares, $150-$160 delivered, in small squares, $185-$200; fair, in large squares, $127 delivered. Utility/fair, in large squares, $110-$115 delivered. Utility, in large squares, $100-$110 delivered. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, $250-$275. Premium grass, in large squares, $160-$170, $170-$175 delivered, in small squares, $250-$290; good, in large squares, $150-$160; fair/good, in large squares, $140-$150 delivered. Haylage, $135 delivered. Straw, $70, $75-$80 delivered. Oat hay, in large squares, $115-$125. Cornstalks, $65 delivered. Millet, $100.

Southeast: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $190-$200; premium, $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: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $190-$200; premium, in large squares, $180-$185; good, in large squares, $170-$175; fair, in large squares, $160-$170. 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, horse hay, $180; good, in large squares, $135. Oat hay, in large squares, $125, in small squares, $135. Straw, in large squares, $50.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $200, in small squares, $255-$290; premium, in large squares, $180-$190, in small squares, $290; good, in large squares, $170-$185, in small squares, $215-$220; fair, in large squares, $160-$170; Utility, in large squares, $150-$160. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $185, instances $200, 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, horse hay, $170, in small squares, $200-$240, 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, the hay supply is moderate to heavy, demand light and prices steady.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185, $170-$215; premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$175; fair/good, RFV 130-170, in large rounds, $90-$150, in small and large squares, $100-$160. Good mixed alfalfa-grass, in small squares, $3.50-$6.50/bale, in large rounds, $35-$80/bale. Good/premium prairie hay, mostly in small squares, $80-$125; fair/good, mostly in large rounds, $40-$75. Good/premium brome, $90-$150; good, $60-$120. Fair brome, some mixed with grass, in large rounds, $30-$50/bale. Good/premium mixed grass hay, $80-$150; good, $50-$100; fair/good, in large rounds, $25-$50/bale. Fair/good bluestem, in large rounds, $40/bale. Fair/good bermuda grass, in large rounds, $50-$65/bale, $70-$100. Good timothy hay, in small squares, $3.50-$5/bale. Wheat hay, $50-$70; wheat straw, in small squares, $2.50-$4/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa hay prices are steady and movement is slow to moderate. Grass hay movement is slow and prices are steady. Some movement of the large inventories of grass hay have been reported.

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, 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, in large rounds, $60-$80; good, in small squares, $60-$80, in large rounds, $50-$70; fair, $40-$60.

In Texas, hay prices generally steady to weak in a slow to moderate trade. However, chopped alfalfa is 5-10 lower.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $240-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-4250, instances to $265; good/premium, $200-$240, $7-$8/bale; good/premium, $190-$200; fair/good, $160-$190; fair, $135. Ground and delivered, north, $180-$190; south, $185-$190. Sorghum hay, in large rounds, delivered, $100-$110. Oat hay, in large bales, delivered, $155. Bluestem grass hay, delivered, in large rounds, $120. Haygrazer, delivered, in large rounds, $125-$135.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, FOB, $240-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-$250; good/premium, $200-$240; $7-$8/bale; good/premium, $190-$200; good, $160-$190.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $240-$300, $8-$10/bale; good/premium, $7-$8/bale. FOB good/premium, $5-$7/bale in the barn. Premium/supreme, in large squares, delivered, $200-$250; good/premium, $190-$200. Premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$7.50/bale; fair/good, $5-$6/bale. Premium, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$80; good, $50-$70; fair, $40-$50/roll.

South: Good coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB or delivered locally, $5-$7.50/bale. Premium, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$85; good, $50-$70; poor , $30-$40/roll.


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