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Most classes of hay selling steady

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, grass, ground/delivered alfalfa steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady to $5 higher, according the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 19. 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, $180-$200, fair, large rounds, $150. Cornstalks, rounds, $70-$85 delivered. Cattails or rush bales, $80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $335-$350. Organic alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $430. Alfalfa meal, $335-$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-$200. 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, $280; premium, large squares, $265, large rounds, $200; good, large squares, $250. Utility, large squares, $140. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $335, 15% $325. Alfalfa meal, 17% $338. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large squares, $240-$280. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $150, large round, delivered, $170; CRP large rounds, $145. Cattails slough, large rounds, $100. Wheat straw, large squares, delivered, $115, large rounds, delivered, $130. Cornstalks, large rounds, $65-$70, $75 delivered. Bean stubble, large squares, $65.

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

South central/north central: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $270-$300, small squares, $280; good, large squares, $225-$250, small squares, $240-$250. Mix grass hay, large squares, $250. Grass hay, large squares, $210. Corn stalks, large squares, $100.

Rock Valley: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $275-$320, large rounds, $280-$315; good, large squares, $210, large rounds, $185. Premium grass, large rounds, $200-$220; good, large rounds, $170-$190; fair, large rounds, $120-$165. Utility, large rounds, $95. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, $200-$255; good, large rounds, $120-$170; Wheat straw, large squares, $62.50-$110.00, large rounds, $72.50-$120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $55-$65.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $275; premium, large rounds, $195-$230; utility, large rounds, $85. Good grass, large rounds, $140-$175, small squares, $155; fair, large rounds, $100-$125; utility, large rounds, $40. Fair alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, $105. Cornstalks, large rounds, $29-$33/bale. Wheat straw, large rounds, $40-bale, small squares, $2.10/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 trading steady to firm with continued resistance from buyers noted at the upper end of the range due to a very light supply.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $210-$266; premium/fair, large squares, $230-$260, small squares, $260. Grass hay, large squares, $240-$245, large rounds, $220-$231. CRP hay, large rounds, $200-$215 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, $200-$225, small squares, $250. Oat hay, large squares, $150-$175. Wheat straw, large squares, $70.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220-$280, large rounds, $250-$300; good/premium, large rounds, $200, large squares, $180; ground and delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large squares, $80-$90. Wheat straw, large squares, $80-$100.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250; ground and delivered, $220. Grass hay, large rounds, $180-$225. Alfalfa-grass, large rounds, $150. CRP hay, large rounds, $140-$150 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds, $170. Wheat straw, large rounds, $75-$120.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady to firm on moderate to good demand..

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. CRP hay, large squares, $140-$150. Cane hay, large rounds, $175-$200. Corn stalks, large rounds, $100. 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 supplies remain light. Hay demand is very good. Prices are firm. 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 bromegrass, $120-$135; fair bromegrass, $80-$120. Good sudan grass, $155-$165. Fair/good prairie grass, $110-$135. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale, large rounds, $25-$35. Corn stalks/stover, $60-$100, large rounds, $35-$45.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa movement mostly light to moderate with the bulk of confirmed sales and movement Fair/good quality. Grass hay movement light to moderate. Demand light to moderate for all offerings.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady. 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 firm. Fair/good alfalfa, 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; good bermuda by the ton, $125-$135; 5 x 6, $70-$80. Good quality wheat hay, large rounds, $50-$70/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices steady in limited test. Good/premium alfalfa, delivered mostly $275-$300; good, delivered $240-$250. Grass hay 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.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady. Premium alfalfa, $250-$275; fair, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$220. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; fair/good Bermuda, $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 5x5, $50-$65. 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.

In Texas, hay prices steady to firm on most all types and quality. Trade and demand continues light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, $10-$11/bale; large bales, FOB $270-$290, large bales, delivered, $300-$350; good/premium, small squares, $9-$9.50/bale, large bales FOB, $250-$270, large bales, delivered, $275-$300; fair/good, large bales delivered, $260-$275. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $270-$280; south, $270-$285. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $170-$175. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered $160-$190. Barley, hay, large bales, delivered, $175. CRP grass hay, large bales, delivered, $90.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $275-$395, large squares, FOB $220-$260; good/premium, $200-$220.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $300-$340; good/premium, large squares, $265-$300. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered $150-$160, small squares, FOB, good/premium, $265-$330, large rounds, FOB, $60-$100/roll; good, small squares, $5-$8/bale; good, large rounds, $45-$70/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 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-$270. 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: 10/29/2012



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