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Hay trading very light

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, trading was very light with some grass hay moving but alfalfa trade was minimal. Leaf hoppers has become an issue in Easter Nebraska, with many producers spraying. Ground and delivered hay trended steady. Pellet sales were steady with light demand and trade activity, according to the USDA Market News Service, July 17. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Platte Valley: Alfalfa, ground and delivered to feedlots, $95-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $185-$195.

East River area of South Dakota: Good alfalfa, in large squares, $100-$105, Utility, $50-$65, load $67.50. Good, in large rounds, $80-$90 delivered, Utility, $50-$65. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 17% $165, 15% $150. Grass, no sales reported. Bedding, in large squares, $40/ton.

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

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, in large rounds, 24 loads, $150; premium, $95-$100; good, in large squares, 8 loads, $77.50-$85; good, $65-$75; fair, $55-$65; fair, $50-$60. Fair mixed alfalfa-grass, in large squares, 2 loads, $52.50-$57.50, in large rounds, 2 loads, $60, Utility, $42.50. Good grass, in small squares, 2 loads, $85, in large rounds, 14 loads, $72.50-$77.50; fair, $50-$65, Utility, $40-$47.50. Bedding, in small squares, 2 loads, $2/bale, in large squares, 2 loads, $75/ton.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold mostly steady.

Premium alfalfa, in large rounds, 10 loads, $100; good, in large squares, 2 loads, $72.50-$85; good, $70-$72.50; fair, $50-$60. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in large rounds, 2 loads, $100; good, $90. Good grass, in large rounds, 9 loads, $70-$75; fair, in small squares, 4 loads, $52.50-$67.50; fair, $50-$65, Utility, $30-$42.50. Bedding, in small squares, 1 load, $1.60/bale.

In Montana, hay prices were mostly steady. Trade activity and demand light to moderate.

Good/premium alfalfa, in small squares, $110; fair/good, in small squares, $80. Good/premium alfalfa-grass mix, $95-$100 short haul. Good/premium orchard grass, in small squares, $120.

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

Eastern Wyoming: Good new crop alfalfa, $85-$90. Good alfalfa-grass, in small squares, $100. Haylage, $27/ton. Old crop, ground and delivered, $120-$126. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $168 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: New crop alfalfa, contract, $90-$95; dairy quality, $120 to out of state interest; certified standing in the field, $70. Good alfalfa-grass, $90. Oat hay, $60-$65.

Western Nebraska: New crop alfalfa: contract, $90-$95, $95 delivered; horse hay, in small squares, $5/bale; good, $85. Haylage, $25/ton. Ground and delivered new crop, $105; old crop, $120-$130.

Western South Dakota: Good new crop alfalfa, $75-$80. Good alfalfa-grass, $75-$80; fair, $60.

In Colorado, market activity was slow to moderate on moderate demand. Prices remained mostly steady to weak as the market continues to settle.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, limited, in large squares, $160 delivered; premium, in large squares, $130 delivered, in small squares, $185-$200; good, in large squares, $110-$120, $130-$150 delivered, in small squares, $150-$160; fair, in large squares, $90-$100, $90-$105 delivered. Utility, in large squares, $70-$80 delivered. Fair alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $100 delivered. Premium grass, in small squares, $225-$265; good, in large squares, $110 delivered; fair, in large squares, $100 delivered, in rounds, $95 certified.

Southeast: Good alfalfa, in large squares, $140; fair, in large squares, $135. Utility, in large squares, $85-$100, $115-$130 delivered. Ground and delivered, $120-$130. Grass, not established.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, limited, in large squares, $135-$150; premium, in large squares, $125-$130, in small squares, $155. Alfalfa-grass mix, not established. Grass, not established.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $150; premium, in small squares, $215; good, in large squares, $125-$135. Utility, $105. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $130-$150; good, in large squares, $130; fair, in large squares, $100-$115. Premium grass, in small squares, $255.

Mountains/northwest: Premium alfalfa, in small squares, $160. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, $160. Premium grass, in small squares limited, $230.

In Missouri, hay demand is moderate to light, the supply is heavy, and prices are steady.

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

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

Central/western: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $145-$160/ton, large rounds, $125-$140, in small squares, $165-$180/ton; good, in large squares, $120-$135, in large rounds, $100-$115, in small squares, $145-$160/ton; fair, in large squares, $90-$110/ton; fair, in large rounds, $90-$100/ton. Wheat hay, in large rounds, $50-$70/ton.

Panhandle/western feedlot area: Good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or bale pile, spot, $90-$110/ton. Ground and delivered to feedlots, short haul, $120-$130/ton.

Central/eastern: Premium grass hay, in large squares, $65-$80/ton, in large rounds, $55-$70, in small squares, $70-$85; good. om large rounds, $45-$60/ton, in small squares, $60-$70; fair, $40-$50/ton.

In Texas, hay prices generally steady. Demand continues to be light and trade slow in those areas due the increased volumes and fewer fed cattle numbers in feedlots.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $235-$260, $7-$8/bale, in large squares, delivered, $160-$180; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale; good/premium, $140-$160; good, $110-$140, in large rounds, $50-$75/roll; fair/good, $80-$110. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $125-$140; south, $130-$140. Milo hay, delivered, in large bales, $80. Oat hay, delivered, in large bales, $115-$130. Sorghum-sedan grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $90-$100. Premium/good prairie grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $100-$130; good, $90-$100. Good/premium wheat hay, delivered, in large bales, $100-$120 in limited supply; good, $80-$100; fair, $70-$80. Coastal bermuda, delivered, in small squares, $7.50/bale, in large rounds, $60-$70/roll.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa in small squares, delivered:, $235-$260, $7-$8/bale; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale. Premium/supreme, in large squares, delivered, $160-$180; good/premium, $140-$160; good, $120-$140; fair/good, $100-$120.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $235-$300, $7-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $165-$180; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale; good/premium, $150-$165; good, $130-$150; fair/good, $110-$130. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$7.50/bale, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$80, instances up to 100; good, $50-$70; fair, $5-$6/bale. fair, $40-$50/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB or delivered locally, $6-$7.50, in large rounds, $70-$80; good, $50-$70; fair, $5-$6/bale; fair, $40-$50/roll. Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $250-$350, $8-$11/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-$220; good/premium, $170-$200; good, 4160-$170.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices mostly steady. Trade was slow, demand light to moderate.

East: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, in large square bales, $160-$170/ton delivered to dairies; good, $135-$155; good/fair quality ground hay, delivered to feedlots, $135-$140/ton. Baled wheat hay, $120/ton. Baled oat hay, $125/ton.

Southeast: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, in large squares, $160-$170; premium, in small bales, $210-$230; good, $135-$150; delivered to dairies; fair, $110-$115.

South/southwest: Premium baled alfalfa, in large squares, $150-$165, mostly $150 delivered to dairies, in small squares, $5.50-$6/bale out of field, $185-$210/ton; good, $135-$145. Baled oat hay, in large squares, $100-$120, in small bales, $4.50/bale. Sudan hay, in large squares, $100-$120.



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