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Hay prices steady to firm

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass, ground/delivered alfalfa and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady, according the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 28. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$270; premium, large squares, $225-$250; good, large rounds, $200-$230. Alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $275. Good grass hay, large rounds, $170-$200. Cornstalks, rounds, $85-$100 delivered. 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-$225. Good grass hay, large rounds, $150-$160. Drought corn stalks baled, large rounds, $115 delivered. 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, $230; large squares, $265. Utility/fair, large squares, $145. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $295, 15% $285. Alfalfa meal, 17% $298. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $150 CRP $145. Utility, large rounds, $120. Cattails, large rounds, $85. Corn hay, 10-12% protein and 95 RFV, large rounds, $130. Wheat straw, large squares, $125 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, $240-$250. Mix grass hay, large squares, $250. Grass hay, large squares, $210. Corn shuck and cob, large rounds, $75.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $300-$350; premium, large squares, $295, large rounds, $240-$295. Premium grass, large rounds, $177.50-$195; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $145-$170; fair, large rounds, $115-$125 Utility, large rounds, $75. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large squares, $275-$300; good, large rounds, $140-$160. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $65-$75.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, small squares, $210; good, large rounds, $155. Premium grass, small squares, $175-$195; good, large rounds, $140-$165; fair, large rounds, $105-$130. Utility, large rounds, $60. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, $205. Cornstalks, large rounds, $30/bale.

In Montana, hay prices firm. Trade activity currently mostly 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 some resistance noted at the higher end price levels this week due to lighter supply. All classes trading steady to firm.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $255-$259; premium, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $225-$230. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325 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, $250; 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. Corn stalks, large squares, $80. Wheat hay, large rounds/squares, $150 delivered. Wheat straw, large squares, $105-$120, $115.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $225-$250, large rounds, $200; good, large rounds, $175, ground and delivered, $220. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large squares, $125-$150; Premium grass, large rounds, $140. CRP hay, large rounds, $130-$160. Oat hay, large rounds, $170. Wheat straw, large squares, $100.

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 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. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale, large rounds, $25-$35. Cornstalk stover, $60-$100, large rounds, $35-$45. CRP hay $60-$80.

In Oklahoma, all hay trade mostly slow to moderate. Grass hay trade moderate and slightly more active then last week. Demand for all hay offerings mostly moderate.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady in light test. 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; fair/good, $200-$210. Grass hay prices steady. 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.

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. Corn stalks, $60-$65 in round bales.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady. Premium alfalfa, last test, $250-$275; fair/good, including grassy alfalfa, $210-$240. Grass hay prices steady to weak with most weakness on fair/good native hay and late cut rye. Mixed grass, 4x 5 bales, $45-$60/bale; fair/good Bermuda, 5 x 6 bales, $65-80/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $55-$65/bale. Good wheat 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 as dairies and feedlots very cautious and selective in face of high feed ration costs.

Panhandle/High Plains: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, not established, few sales good/premium, 330-$360; premium/supreme, large bales, FOB, $270-$290; good/premium, large bales, $250-$275; fair/good, large bales, $280-$315. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $270-$285; south, $270-$285. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $210. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$180. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered $160-$170. Triticale hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Barley hay, large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Cornstalks, large bales, delivered $95-$100.

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, large rounds, FOB delivered locally, $110-$140; good, large rounds, $55-$60/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices firm to $20 higher. Trade and demand moderate.

Eastern: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $275-$285, delivered from out of state; good/premium, $245-$2265 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: 10/8/2012



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