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Most prices holding steady, some trading slow

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, sales were few with light demand and trade. Persistent rains has been very good for grass growth but has placed quite a bit of damaged hay at the edge of the field placing pressure on hay demand. Ground and delivered hay trended steady. Pellet sales were steady with light demand and trade activity, according to the USDA-Market News Service, June 26. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast Nebraska: Alfalfa, ground and delivered to feedlots, $90-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $190.

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

East River area of South Dakota:

Premium alfalfa, in large squares, RFV greater than 170-185, loads $125; good, in large squares RFV greater than 150, loads $120. Grinding quality, in large rounds, $50-$60. Good alfalfa, in large rounds, loads $100. Grinding quality, in large rounds, $50. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $165; 15% protein, $150.

In Colorado, the market activity began to pick up, but movement is still slow. The supply of grinding and stock cow quality alfalfa continues to grow and demand is light to moderate.

Northeast: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $150, $200 delivered horse quality, in small squares, $230-$235, $8/bale NC; good, in large squares, $110-$120 NC, in small squares, $150-$160, $4.50-$5/bale NC; fair, in large squares, $95-$100 NC, $115 delivered NC. Utility, in large squares, $70-$80 delivered NC. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, $200-$250, $6-$7.50/bale; fair, in large squares, $100 delivered NC. Premium grass, in large squares, $160 delivered, in small squares, $250-$260, $8/bale NC; fair/good, in large squares, $100 delivered NC. Straw, $70, $75-$80 delivered. Oat hay, in large squares, $115-$125.

Southeast: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $185-$190; good, in large squares, $140 NC, in small squares, $170; fair, in large squares, $165. Utility, in large squares, $100 NC, $115-$130 delivered NC. Ground and delivered, $120-$130 NC. Premium grass: Premium, 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: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $140-$150 NC; 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, $150 NC, in small squares, $290; good, in large squares, $135 NC, in small squares, $215-$220; fair/good, in large squares, $140-$150; Utility, in large squares, $120. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $150 NC, in rounds, $230; fair, in large squares, $100-$115 NC. 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, limited $230, $7/bale NC, in rounds, $140-$150; good, in large squares, $130-$140, in small squares, $165-$200, in rounds, $125; fair, in large squares, $120-$13, in small squares, $150-$175. Utility, in large squares, $100-$105, in rounds, $90-$110.

In Missouri, some reports of hay being sold out of the field but generally hay demand and movement is light the supply is heavy, and prices are steady to weak.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV greater than185, $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, 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. Good 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 are steady.

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

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

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

In Texas, hay prices are generally steady. Trade activity and demand varies from one area of the state to the other depending on recent rainfall and drought conditions. Horse and dairy quality hay is still in limited supply. Hay from outside states is being delivered into the Panhandle and Northern Texas regions causing downward pressure on the large square alfalfa market.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $235-$260, $7-$8/bale, in large squares, delivered, $170-$180; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale; good/premium, $150-$170, in large rounds, $50-$75/roll; good, $125-$150; fair/good, $100-$125. Ground and delivered, north, $125-$145; south, $130-$145. Milo hay, delivered, in large bales, $80. Oat hay, delivered, in large bales, $120-$130. Sorghum-sedan grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $90-$100. Premium/good prairie grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $100-$140; good, $90-$100. Good/premium wheat hay, delivered, in large bales, $110-$120; good, $90-$110; fair, $70-$90. Coastal bermuda, delivered, in small squares, $7.5/bale, in large rounds, $70/roll.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $235-$260, $7-$8/bale, in large squares, delivered, $175-$190; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale; good/premium, $150-$175; good, $130-$150; fair/good, $110-$130.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $235-$260, $7-$8/bale, in large squares, delivered, $175-$195; good/premium, $180-$235, $5.50-$7/bale; good/premium, $150-$175; good, $130-$150; fair/good, $110-$130. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$7.50/bale; fair, $5-$6/bale, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$80; good, $50-$70; fair, $40-$50/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB or delivered locally, $6-$7.50; fair, $5-$6/bale, in large rounds, FOB:, $70-$80; good, $50-$70; fair, $40-$50/roll. Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $250-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-$220; good/premium, $170-$200; good, $160-$170.



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