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Hay trading slow in some areas

In Nebraska, hay sales were very quiet with light demand and trade activity. Ground and delivered hay was steady. Pellet sales were steady with light demand and trade activity, according to the USDA-Market News Service, May 21. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Alfalfa, ground and delivered to feedlots, $90-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $200.

Platte Valley: Alfalfa, ground and delivered to feedlots, $115-$120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $195-$200.

East River area of South Dakota:

Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, RFV greater than 185+ loads, $135. Grinding quality, in large squares, $70. Good alfalfa, in large rounds, loads, $80. Grinding quality, $70. Good grass, in large rounds, load, $80. Straw, in large squares, $80. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% $165; 15% $160.

In Iowa, all classes of hay sold with a higher undertone.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, 7 loads, $130; premium, $105-$110, in large rounds, 28 loads, $100-$115 (Including load new, $112); good, $82.50-$92.50; good, $80-$97.50; fair, $70 (new); fair, $72.50. Fair mixed alfalfa-grass, in large squares, 1 load, $70; premium, in large rounds, 4 loads, $110-$117.50; good, $85-$97.50. Premium grass, in small squares, 2 loads, $117.50-$125, in large rounds, 18 loads, $95-$97.50; good, in large squares, 1 load, $92.50; good, $80-$92.50; fair, $60-$70. Bedding, in large squares, 1 load, $16/bale, in large rounds, 2 loads, $45-$62.50.

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

Premium alfalfa, in small squares, 1 load, $105, in large squares, 4 loads, $105-$110, in large rounds, 15 loads, $100-$115; good, $85-$95; good, $85-$95; fair, $75. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in large rounds, 8 loads, $105; good, $80-$90. Premium grass, in large squares, 2 loads, $100, in large rounds, 24 loads, $95-$105; good, in small squares, 3 loads, $80-$90; good, $70-$90; fair, $65; fair, $50-$60. Bedding, in small squares, 5 loads, $1.75-$2.40/bale, in large rounds, 1 load, $45/bale.

In Montana, hay prices steady with limited current sales. Demand is light for available supplies. Trading at a near standstill with hay supplies nearly depleted with limited supplemental feeding occurring. Good buyer inquiry on new crop offerings, however most producers are reluctant to set prices at this time.

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

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

Eastern Wyoming: Good/premium alfalfa, $120-$150; fair/good, $90-$120; fair, in large rounds, $95-$100, $110 delivered; Utility, $85; ground and delivered, $121-$126. Oat hay, $90. Grass hay, $100. Wheat straw, $60. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $168 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: New crop contract alfalfa, $90; alfalfa-grass, $85-$90. Premium alfalfa, $140-$150, in small squares, $145-$175; good, $120-$140; fair, $98-$110, $155 delivered; Utility, $85. Fair/good alfalfa-grass, $105-$115. Mixed grass, $100-$120. Oat hay, $70-$85. Alfalfa cubes, $135-$140.

Western Nebraska: New crop contract alfalfa, $90, $95 delivered. Premium alfalfa, $130-$145; good, $110-$130; fair, $95-$110; Utility, $90; ground and delivered, $120-$130, instances, $95. Wheat straw, $50-$55. Corn stalks, $50-$55.

Western South Dakota: Alfalfa: for dairy 1 per point delivered; premium, $85-$120, 3x3 800 lbs., $40/bale; good, in large rounds, $70-$90; fair, $50-$70. Alfalfa-grass, 3x3 Premium, $100-$120; good, $70-$80. Grass, $60-$75. Oat hay, $75. Barley hay, $70. Crested wheat grass, $65-$72.50. Wheat straw, in large rounds, $26/bale.

In Colorado, trade remained minimal again as sellers and buyers take a wait-to-see approach to the market. Reports of contracts being made for dairy quality at lower prices have been speculated on. Grinder quality alfalfa remains mostly steady. Grass hay steady, on dwindling supplies.

Northeast: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $150, $200 delivered horse quality, 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, in large squares, $185-$190; good, in large squares, $160-$175, in small squares, $170; fair, in large squares, $165. Utility, in large squares, $120-$130, $130 delivered NC, $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: 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 demand is light, supply moderate to heavy, and prices steady to weak.

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, 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, $80-$140. Good quality mixed grass hay, $50-$80; fair/good, in 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 movement is slow and prices steady to weak. Grass hay prices steady and movement is very slow.

Central/western: Premium alfalfa, in large squares and large rounds, $155-$175, in small squares, $165-$185; good, in large squares, $120-$140, in small squares, $130-$150, in large rounds, $115-$135; fair, in large squares, $95-$115; fair, in large rounds, $90-$110. Wheat hay, in large rounds, $60-$75.

Panhandle/western feedlot area: Good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or bale pile, spot, $95-$115. Chopped and delivered to feedlots, short haul, $120-$140.

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 are generally steady. Demand is light to moderate with trade slow to moderate.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $225-$270, $6.75-$8.50/bale, in large squares, delivered, $185-$200; good/premium, $180-$225, $5.50-$6.75/bale; good/premium, $175-$185; good, $150-$175; fair/good, $120-$150. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $150-$170; south, $160-$170, instances calf and dairy hay, $180. Oat hay, delivered, in large bales, $120. Sorghum-sedan grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $90-$100. Premium/good prairie grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $100-$150; good, $90-$100. Good wheat hay, delivered, in large bales, $85-$110, instances of premium, $130-$135. Good CRP grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $80-$85. Coastal bermuda, delivered, in small squares, $7.50/bale, in large rounds, $70/roll.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $220-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $190-$200; good/premium, $180-$190; good, $150-$180; fair/good, $130-$150.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $240-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $190-$210; good/premium, $180-$190; good. $160-$180; fair/good, $140-$160. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$7.50/bale; fair, $5-$6/bale; good/premium, 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; good/premium, in large rounds: FOB, $70-$85; good, $50-$70; fair, $40-$50/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices are steady. Trade and demand moderate.

East: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, in large squares, $180-$190 delivered to dairies; fair ground hay delivered to feedlots, $150-$160. Baled wheat hay, $125-$135.

Southeast: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, in large squares, $175 delivered to dairies; good, no quote; fair, no quote; premium, in small bales, $220-$240.

South/southwest: Premium baled alfalfa, in large squares, $150-$165 delivered to dairies, in small squares, $6/bale out of field, $185-$210 ; good, no quote.



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