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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass hay and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady on a light test. Ground and delivered alfalfa sold fully steady. Light sales reported on dehydrated pellets, according the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 7. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; premium, small squares, $375; good, large rounds, $200-$240. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$230. Fall planted oat hay, large rounds, $150-$175. Cornstalks, rounds, $70-$85. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340-$350.

Platte Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; premium, small squares, $350; good, large rounds, $200-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, few $230. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered local hauls, $250-$275. Corn stalks, ground and delivered $130-$140. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $265-$300, large rounds, $250; good, large squares and rounds, $265-$285; fair, large rounds, $220-$240. Utility, large rounds, $70-$110. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $300, 15% $300. Alfalfa meal, 17% $313. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds $220. Premium grass, large squares, $250; fair, large rounds, $150. Utility, large squares, $150-$!60. Utility, large rounds, $85. Oat hay, large rounds, $170. Cornstalks, large rounds, $60-$75. Bean stubble, large rounds, $65, $80 delivered. Wheat straw, large squares, $120-$130, large rounds, $110.

In Iowa, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady on a light test. Buyer inquiry was light to moderate.

South central/north central: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285-$300; good, large squares, $225-$250. Mix grass hay, large squares, $250. Grass hay, large squares, $210. Corn stalks, large squares, $100. Straw, in large squares, $135, small squares, $155.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300-$335, large rounds, $275-$290; premium, large squares, $270-$275, large rounds, $255-$270; good, large squares, $220, large rounds, $235. Premium grass, large rounds, $220, small squares, $285; good, large rounds, $170-$195; fair, large rounds, $120-$165. Utility, large rounds, $90. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $220-$250; good, large rounds, $150-$180. Cornstalks, large squares, $72.50-$82.50. Wheat straw, large squares, $120-$132.50, large rounds, $70-$80. Soybean straw, large rounds, $65.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $295; premium, in large rounds, $200-$235. Premium grass, small squares, $205-230; good, large rounds, $155-$190, small squares, $165-$175; fair, large rounds, $130-$145. Utility, large rounds, $105. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $215-$250. Good, large rounds, $180, small squares, $205. Cornstalks, large rounds, $25-$28/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, 3 loads $3.90-$4.20/bale. Oat straw, small squares, $4/bale.

In Montana, prices were steady to firm for all classes of hay.

Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $200; fair, large squares, $180-$200. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240. Straw barley, large squares, $70.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes remaining steady, with the bulk of the market trading on the lower end of the price spreads.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$265; premium/fair, large squares, $250-$260, small squares, $260-$310. Grass hay, large squares, $240-$245, large rounds, $220-$250. CRP hay, large rounds, $200-$215 delivered. Corn stalks, large squares, $90-$110. Sorghum, high nitrates, large squares, $150 local delivery. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $175-$250; fair/premium, large squares, $200-$220. Premium alfalfa-grass, large squares, $190-$225, small squares, $250. Premium/good grass hay, $150. Wheat straw, large squares, $65-$70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240-$285, large rounds, $240; good/premium, large squares, $240-$250, ground and delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large squares, $100, $120 delivered local. Wheat straw, large squares, $80-$100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $220-$260; premium/supreme, large rounds, $240; ground and delivered, $220. Grass hay, large rounds, $150. Alfalfa-grass, large rounds, $150. Corn stalks, large rounds, $100.

No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady. Hay movement remains slow with the majority of producers trading hay at the bottom end of the price spreads in order to meet demand, as the majority of buyers continue to purchase hay on an as needed basis.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$285, $300-$350 delivered; good/premium, large squares, $225-$250. Premium grass, small squares, $350-$450. Cane hay, large rounds, $165-$190. Corn stalks, large rounds, $90-$110, $110-$125 delivered. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225-$250; good/premium, large squares, $220-$225; fair/good, large squares, $200-$210; premium, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250, small squares, $250-$270; good/premium, large squares, $200-$225. Oat hay, large squares, $180-$190. Oat alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250; premium, large squares, $200-$225, small squares, $275-$300. Premium grass, small squares, $300. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest: Premium grass, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $300-$350. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $200-$275; Fair/good alfalfa, RFV greater than 130-170, $160-$225. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$190; fair/good mixed grass hay, $100-$145; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $55-$95/bale. Fair/good brome grass, $80-$120; fair brome grass, $80-$120. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa movement light on light to moderate demand and mostly moderate offerings. Grass hay movement moderate. Interest and inquiry improved over recent weeks but remains moderate at best.

Central: Alfalfa prices mostly steady in a light test. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $245-$275. Good, squares and rounds, $190-$225. Utility/fair, $160-$175. Wheat and alfalfa mix, $115. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales 4 x 5, $40-$65/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $60-$75/bale. Good bermuda grass, 4 x 5, $50-$65/bale; good bermuda by the ton, $125-$135; 5 x 6 bales horse, $70-$80. Good quality wheat hay, large rounds, $50-$70/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices steady where tested. Fair alfalfa, delivered, $210-$220. Horse, $300 to mostly $350. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70. Bermuda grass, small squares, $6-$8/bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass, small squares, $4-$7/bale. Corn stalks, $60-$65 in round bales. Soybean and crabgrass, $90-$100.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady. Premium alfalfa, $250-$275; fair, including grassy alfalfa, $190-$220. Utility, $175-$185. Grass hay prices steady. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; fair/good bermuda 5 x 6, $60-70/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Coastal bermuda, delivered to panhandle, $80/bale. Good wheat hay 4 x 5 and 5 x 5, $50-$65/bale. Good wheat hay 5 x 6, $65-$75/bale. Straw hay $60-$70 loaded on truck. Good oat hay $150-$165 at edge of field. Few loads milo hay, $115 delivered.

In Texas, hay prices generally steady. Trade and demand was light to moderate over most marketing areas of the state.

Panhandle/High Plains: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $10-$11/bale, large bales, FOB $270-$290, large bales, delivered, $300-$325; good/premium, small squares, $9-$9.50/bale, large bales, FOB $250-$270, large bales delivered, $275-$300; fair/good, large bales delivered, $250-$275. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $260-$280; south, $260-$285, calf hay, $295. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $95. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Brown midrib, large bales, delivered, $120-$122. Sorghum hay, large bales, delivered $180-$235. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $180; FOB, $60-$80/roll. Redtop cane hay, large bales, delivered, $175-$195; FOB, $160.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $285-$395, large squares, FOB $240-$250.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $300-$325; good/premium, large squares, $275-$300, small squares, FOB, good/premium, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$90/roll; good, small squares FOB, $7-$8/bale, large rounds, $50-$60/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $5-$7/bale.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160; fair/good, small squares, $165-$230; good, large rounds FOB, $50-$60/roll.

Date: 12/17/2012



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