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Most hay types selling steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass sold steady. Ground/delivered alfalfa sold steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady, according the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 21. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$270; premium, large squares, $225-$250; alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $275; good, large rounds, $200-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $170-$200. Cornstalks, rounds, $85-$100 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $430. Alfalfa meal, $330-$350.

Platte Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; premium, small squares, $350; good, large squares, $200, large rounds, $200-$225. Good grass hay, large rounds, $150-$160. Drought corn stalks baled, large rounds, $115. Alfalfa ground and delivered, local hauls, $250-$260. Cane ground and delivered, $170. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $150. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330. Alfalfa meal, $337.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $265. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $295, 15% $285. Alfalfa meal, 17% $298. Fair/good grass, large rounds, CRP $145. Wheat straw, large squares, $125 delivered.

In Iowa, alfalfa and grass hay sold mostly steady. Buyer inquiry was light.

South central/north central: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $270-$290; good, large squares, $225-$250, small squares, $240-$250. Mix grass hay, large squares, $250. Grass hay, large squares, $210.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $275-$295; premium, large squares, $270, large rounds, $240-$270. Premium grass, large rounds, $170-$200; good, large squares, $145-$180, large rounds, $130-$160; fair, large rounds, $95. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large squares, $245-$275, large rounds, $255-$280; good, large rounds, $205. Millet, large rounds, $85. Wheat straw, large squares, $110-$115, large rounds, $75-$125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $90-$125.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $195-$215, small squares, $210. Premium grass, large rounds squares, $180-$190; good, large rounds, $150-$165; fair, large rounds, $125-$140. Utility, large rounds, $100-$105. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, $205. Wheat straw, large rounds, $41/bale, $25/bale, small squares, $2.10/bale. Rye straw, large rounds, $31/bale.

In Montana, hay prices firm. Trade activity was light to moderate. Demand was very good for all classes.

Good/premium alfalfa hay, small squares, $225-$250, large bales, $195-$265; good/fair, large bales, $150-$180. Good/premium timothy hay, small squares, $235-$250. CRP Grass hay, fair, large squares, $120-$140, majority going out of state. Straw, large bales, $70-$85.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes trading steady to firm.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $255-$259; premium, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $225-$230; fair, large squares, $190. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $315 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250; good/premium, large squares, $200; fair/good, $180. Premium alfalfa-grass, large squares, $225-$250, small squares, $280; fair/good, large squares, $195. Premium grass, large squares, $150-$175, small squares, $175. Oat hay, large squares, $135-$175.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250, large rounds, $250; good/premium, large rounds, $200, large squares, $180. Utility/fair, large squares, $170; ground and delivered, $220-$240. Good alfalfa-grass mix, large squares, $165 delivered. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, old crop small squares, $175. Wheat hay, large rounds/squares, $150 delivered. Wheat straw, large squares, $100-$120, $115. Oat hay, large squares, $150.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $225-$250, large rounds, $200; good, large rounds, $175. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large squares, $125-$150; fair, large rounds, $100-$105. Oat hay, large rounds, $170. CRP hay, large rounds, $130-$160. Wheat straw, large squares, $80.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady to firm. Hay movement continues to be slow as some buyers have moved outside their normal marketing areas to fulfill forage needs.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$260; good/premium, large squares, $200-$225; fair/good, large squares, $190-$200. Premium grass, small squares, $350-$450. Straw, large squares, $80-$100. Certified weed free, large squares, $120. CRP hay, large squares, $140-$150. Cane hay, large rounds, $175-$200. 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. Straw certified weed free, large squares, $110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250; 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, $300; fair/good, large squares, $180-$200. Premium grass, small squares, $300. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest: Premium grass, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay supplies are light demand very good and prices steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $175-$275; Fair/good alfalfa, RFV 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, large rounds, out of state $40-$85. Wheat straw, small squares, $2-$6/bale, large rounds, $25-$35. Cornstalks stover, $60-$100, large rounds, $35-$45. CRP hay $60-$80. Soybean bales, $125-$170.

In Oklahoma, all hay trade mostly slow this week with confirmed sales sporadic. Demand for alfalfa generally moderate. Grass hay demand also lighter this week.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady to weak. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275. Horse hay, $300. Good, squares and rounds, $220-$240, in the field, edge of field or out of barn. Grass hay prices steady, instances $10 lower on fair quality. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales, 4 x 5, $40-$65/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $65-$80/bale. Good bermuda grass 4 x 5 bales, $50-$65/bale; 5 x 6 bales horse $70-$80/bale. Good quality wheat hay, large rounds, $50-$70/bale. Bermuda, small squares, $7-$9/bale. Prairie hay, small squares, $4-$7/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices steady in very thin test. Premium alfalfa, large squares, delivered $275-$300; good, delivered $240-$250. Grass hay steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $50-$65/bale; 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $55-$75. Bermuda grass, small squares, $6-$8/bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass, small squares, $4-$7/bale.

Western: Alfalfa prices steady. Premium alfalfa, last test, $250-$275; fair/good, including grassy alfalfa, $220-$240. Grass hay steady. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $50-$70/bale; fair/good Bermuda, 5 x 6 bales, $65-80/bale. Horse, $90-$100. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6, $65-$75/bale. Good wheat hay 4 x 5 and 5 x 5, $55-$65/bale. Good wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, $65-$75/bale. Straw hay $60-$70 loaded on truck, several loads, $120 delivered. Good oat hay $150-$165 at edge of field.

In Texas, hay prices steady to firm. Movement continues to be light to moderate under fairly light demand.

Panhandle/High Plains: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, not established, few sales good/premium, 300-$360; premium/supreme, large bales, delivered, $275-$300; good/premium, large bales, $250-$275; fair/good, large bales, $230-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $260-$285; south, $260-$285. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Triticale hay, large bales, delivered, $160. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$160. Barley hay, large bales, delivered, $170.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $275-$395; premium/supreme, large squares, FOB $220-$260.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $275-$305; good/premium, large squares, $250-$275. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $265-$330, large rounds, FOB, $60-$90/roll; good, $45-$60/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $110-$140; fair/good, small squares, $165-$230; good, large rounds, $55-$60/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade is slow demand light.

Eastern: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $270-$285, delivered from out of state; good/premium, large squares $225-$250 delivered; good, large squares delivered, $200-$220. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $270-$280. Premium/supreme, small bales, $8-$9/bale. Beardless wheat, $180.

Southeast: Good/premium, large squares, $210-$240 delivered to dairies; premium/supreme, small bales, $250-$280.

South/southwest: Good/premium baled alfalfa, large squares, not contracted to dairies, $210-$225; good, $175-$185. Premium, small bales, $8-$9/bale out of barn. Corn silage, $55 at 70% paid back to farmer.

North central: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $250; good, $210-$230 delivered to dairies; premium, in small bales, $8-$9/bale out of barn. Sudan hay, $150-$160.

Date: 10/1/2012



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