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Most hay selling steady to firm

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, hay sales trading at a steady level. Pellet sales were steady with light to moderate demand and trade activity, according to the USDA-Market News Service, March 21. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: 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, $215-$218.

Platte Valley: Premium alfalfa, $180-$200; good, in rounds, $75-$80, ground and delivered to feedlots, $120-$125. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $210-$215.

East River area of South Dakota:

Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, RFV greater than 185+ load, $200; premium, in large squares, RFV greater than 170-185, loads, $175-$180; good, in large squares, RFV greater than 150, load, $170. Grinding quality, in large squares, 55. Grinding Quality, in large rounds, $55. Straw, in large squares, $60. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $170; 15% protein, $165.

In Iowa, all classes were steady to firm.

Good alfalfa, in large squares, 9 loads, $80-$97.50, load $102.50; fair, $65-$75, Utility, $55. Premium, in large rounds, 20 loads, $122.50; good, 82.50-$92.50; fair, $60-$75, Utility, $50-$52.50. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in large squares, 1 load, $107.50; good, in large rounds, 4 loads, $87.50; fair, $55-$62.50. Premium grass, in small squares, 4 loads, $137.50; good, $75-$85, in large rounds, 12 loads, $75-$85; fair, $57.50-$72.50, Utility, $40. Bedding, in large squares, 3 loads, $20/bale, $47.50-$60, in large rounds, 3 loads, $45-$52.50. Cornstalks, in large rounds, 3 loads, $30-$32.50.

In Minnesota, all classes sold steady to firm.

Good alfalfa, in small squares, 1 load, $87.50; premium, in large squares, 8 loads, $105-$112.50; good, $85-$97.50, in large rounds, 28 loads, $77.50-$97.50; fair, $62.50-$75. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in small squares, 2 loads, $117.50, in large rounds, 8 loads, $107.50; good, $77.50, in large squares, 1 load, $92.50; good, $77.50-$90. Good grass, in small squares, 6 loads, $82.50-$95, in large rounds, 33 loads, $70-$77.50; fair, $75; fair, $55-$67.50, Utility, $42.50-$50. Bedding, in small squares, 10 loads, $2-$2.55/bale, in large rounds, 6 loads, $21-$32/bale. Cornstalks, in large rounds, 5 loads, $14-$20/bale.

In Montana, hay prices mostly steady. Demand light to moderate. Trade activity very light with light movement. Hay supplies very limited.

Premium alfalfa, $120-$130; good, $110-$120; fair/good, $100-$110. Premium timothy, in small squares, $180. Good grass, $80-$90, in small squares, $100. Straw, $35-$40.

In Wyoming, trade and movement slow. Demand moderate to good. Prices mostly steady to weak.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, $140-$180; good/premium, $120-$150; fair/good, $100-$125; fair, in large rounds, $95-$100, $110 delivered; Utility, $85; ground and delivered, $126. Oat hay, $90. Grass hay, $85 delivered. Wheat straw, $60. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $190 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: 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: Premium alfalfa, $130-$145; 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, 3x3 800 lbs., $40/bale; good, in large rounds, $70-$90; fair, $50-$70. Premium alfalfa-grass: 3x3, $100-$120; good, $70-$80. Grass, $65-$75. Oat hay, $75. Barley hay, $70. Crested wheat grass, $65-$72.50. Wheat straw, in large rounds, $26/bale.

In Colorado, grinder quality alfalfa remains steady. Grass hay steady, with horse hay qualities showing greatest interest. Demand is 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. 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: 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, demand for hay is light, supply is 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 prairie hay, mostly in large rounds, $35-$75. Good/premium brome, $90-$150; good brome, $50-$120. Fair brome, some mixed with grass, in large rounds, $25-$50/bale. Good/premium mixed grass hay, $80-$140. Good mixed grass hay, $50-$80; fair/good mixed grass hay, in large rounds, $20-$50. 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 to weak.

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, 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 steady to weak again this week as movement continues at a slow pace. Demand and movement light to moderate.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares:, $260 FOB; good/premium, $180-$250, $7-$8/bale delivered, in large squares, delivered, $200-$220; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $170-$180; fair/good, $160-$170; fair, $100. Ground and delivered, north, $165-$170; south, $170-$175. Milo hay, ground and delivered, $100-$110. Milo hay, in large bales, $90 delivered. Brown mid rib, $100 delivered. Good prairie grass hay, delivered, in large bales, $165; good/poor, $65-$80. Good, in small squares, $175 delivered.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, FOB, $250-$300, $8-$10/bale; good/premium, $200-$250; $7-$8/bale. Premium/supreme, in large squares, delivered, not well tested; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $160-$180.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, delivered, $250-$300, $8-$10/bale, in large squares, delivered, $200-$235; good/premium, $7-$8/bale; good/premium, $180-$200; good, $170-$180. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $6-$7.50/bale; fair, $5-$6/bale; good/premium, in large rounds: FOB, $60-$70, instances, $70-$95; good, $50-$60; 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, $60-$70; good, $50-$60; poor, $30-$40/roll.



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