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Most hay classes selling steady


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass, ground and delivered alfalfa and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady, according the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$300; premium, large squares, $225-$250; good, large rounds, $190-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $170-$200. Cornstalks, rounds, $85-$100 delivered. Cattails or rush bales, $85-$100. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$350. Organic 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-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $150-$175. Corn stalks or bean stubble, large rounds, $90-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered, local hauls, $250-$260. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $150. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330. Alfalfa meal, $337.

East River area of South Dakota: Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $300; premium, large squares, $265, large rounds, $200, small squares, $275; good/premium, large rounds, $250; good, large squares, $250. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $295, 15% $285. Alfalfa meal, 17% $298. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large squares, $280. Fair grass, large rounds, $110; CRP large rounds, $145. Reed Canary, large rounds, $130. Cornstalks, large rounds, $75 delivered.

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

South central/north central: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $270-$290, small squares, $280; good, large squares, $225-$250, small squares, $225-$250. Mix grass hay, large squares, $250. Grass hay, large squares, $210. Corn shuck and cob, large rounds, $75.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $325-$360, large rounds, $305-$360; premium, large squares, $255-$260, large rounds, $250-$300. Premium grass, small squares, $225-$250, large rounds, $175-$210; good, large rounds, $140-$170; fair, large rounds, $125-$135. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large squares, $250, large rounds, $280; good, large rounds, $150-$195. Wheat straw, small squares, $130, large squares, $120-$1255, large rounds, $100. Cornstalks, large squares, $75, large rounds, $60-$70.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $200. Premium grass, small squares, $185; good, large rounds, $140-$155; fair, large rounds, $105-$135. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, $215-$220, small squares, $180. Cornstalks, large rounds, $26-$31/bale.

In Montana, hay prices not well tested due to majority of supplies were previously contracted. Trade activity currently light as majority of hay supplies have been previously contracted. Demand remains very good for all classes.

Good/premium alfalfa hay, small squares, $225-$250, large bales, $195-$265; good/fair, large bales, $140-$180. Good/premium timothy hay, small squares, $235-$250. CRP Grass hay, fair, large squares, $110-$140, majority going out of state. Straw, large bales, $70-$85.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes of hay trading steady to firm with continued resistance noted at the higher end price levels due to a light supply.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $210-$260; premium/fair, large squares, $200-$260. CRP hay, large rounds, $200-$250 delivered. Oat hay, large squares, $150. Wheat straw, large squares, $125. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250; fair/premium, large squares, $200-$220. Premium alfalfa-grass, large squares, $225-$250, small squares, $250. Oat hay, large squares, $150-$175. Wheat straw, large squares, $70.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220-$250, large rounds, $250; good/premium, large rounds, $200, large squares, $180; ground and delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large squares, $80-$100. Wheat straw, large squares, $80-$100.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250; ground and delivered, $220. CRP hay, large rounds, $140-$150. Oat hay, large rounds, $170.

In Colorado, Hay prices are steady to firm.

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, large squares, $300-350, small squares, $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, $250-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay prices steady to firm, with good to very good demand for hay and supplies remaining light.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $175-$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 bromegrass, $120-$135. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale, large rounds, $25-$35. Cornstalks Stover, $60-$100, large rounds, $35-$45. CRP hay $60-$80.

In Oklahoma, all hay movement and trade mostly slow to moderate. Demand moderate from feedlots and dairies, very light from other sources. Grass hay demand light to moderate.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady to $10 lower. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250. Delivered to dairies, $275-$300. Horse hay, $300. Good, squares and rounds, $220-$240, in the field, edge of field or out of barn; fair, $200-$210. Grass hay prices weak to $5 lower in limited test. Fair/good alfalfa, mixed grass hay, round bales, 4 x 5, $40-$65/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $65/bale. Good bermuda grass, $125-$135; 5 x 6 bales horse $70-$80/bale. Good quality wheat hay, large rounds, $50-$70/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices largely untested. Good/premium alfalfa, delivered mostly $275-$300; good, delivered $240-$250. Grass hay steady to $10 lower. 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.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady to $20 lower in a very light test. Premium alfalfa, last test, $250-$275; fair/good, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$220. Grass hay weak to $10 lower. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; fair/good Bermuda, $60-70/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $65-$75/bale. Straw hay $60-$70 loaded on truck. Good oat hay $150-$165 at edge of field.

In Texas, hay prices steady to firm. Trade and demand continues light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, not established, premium/supreme, large bales, FOB $270-$290; few sales small squares good/premium, 330-$360, large bales, $250-$270; good/premium, fair/good, large bales, $250-$260. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $270-$280; south, $275-$285, calf hay, $285-$295. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$180. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered $160-$170. Prairie grass hay, large bales, delivered, $200. Cornstalks, large bales, delivered $95-$100. Barley hay, large bales, delivered, $227. Cane hay, large bales, delivered, $165. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $165.

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, $280-$310; good/premium, large squares, $250-$280. 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 firm. Trade and demand moderate.

Eastern: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $275-$285, delivered from out of state; good/premium, $245-$265 delivered; good, large squares delivered, $225-$245. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $270-$285. Premium/supreme, small bales, $8-$9/bale. Beardless wheat, $180.

Southeast: Premium/supreme, small bales, $250-$275. Good/premium, large squares, $225-$250 delivered to dairies. Premium/supreme, small bales, $275-$300.

South/southwest: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $250-$300. Good/premium, large squares, $225-$250; good, $200-$210. Premium, small bales, $8-$9/bale out of barn. Corn silage, $55 at 70% paid back to farmer. Sudan hay, $165.

North central: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $270-$285; good, $220-$250, delivered to dairies. Premium, in small bales, $8-$9/bale out of barn. Sudan hay, $150-$160.

Date: 10/15/2012



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