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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa sold steady, grass hay mostly steady to instances $20 higher. Ground/delivered alfalfa sold steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady, according the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 31. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $225-$260; good, in large rounds, $200-$230. Good grass hay, in large rounds, $150-$170, few $200. Utility/fair, in large rounds, $125. Wheat straw, $110-$115. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$350. Organic alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $420.

Platte Valley: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $275-$300, in small squares, $350; good, in large rounds, $200-$240; fair/good in large rounds, $150. Good grass hay, in large rounds, mostly $150-$160; fair CRP, in big rounds, $170-$175 delivered. Cane, in large rounds, $130. Drought corn stalks baled in large rounds, $85-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered to feedlots, local hauls, $230-$250. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $150. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, in large square, $310 delivered out of state; good, in large squares, $250; fair, in large squares, $230-$240, in large rounds, $240. Utility/fair, in large squares, $225. Utility, in large squares and rounds, $170-$190. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $290, 15% $280. Alfalfa meal, 17% $293. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, in large rounds, $240; good, in large rounds, $200. Premium grass, in large squares, $225; good, in large rounds, $170; fair, in large rounds, $140-$165. Utility, in large squares, CRP hay, $135, in large rounds, $140-$165. Utility, in large squares CRP hay, $135, in large rounds, $130. Straw, in large squares, $120.

In Iowa, alfalfa and grass hay sold mostly steady. Demand was very good with very light movement.

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

Rock Valley: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, 10 loads, $270-$290; good, in large squares, 5 loads, $230-$270, in large rounds, $230-$260; fair, in large rounds, 3 loads, $140-$180. Premium grass, in small squares, 1 load, $265; good, in large rounds, $140-$190; fair, in large rounds, 2 loads, $100-$155, in large squares, 2 loads, $100-$155. Utility, in large rounds, 6 loads, $80-$107.50. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, in large rounds, 2 loads $220-$265; good, in large round, 2 loads, $150-$190. Wheat straw, in large squares, 1 loads $115, in large rounds, 6 loads, $47.50-$125. Cornstalks, in large squares, 1 load, $67.50; in large rounds, 6 loads, $55-$75.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Good/premium alfalfa, in large rounds, 3 loads, $155-$170, in small squares, 4 loads, $140-$165. Premium grass, in large rounds, 7 loads, $100-$125; fair, in large rounds, 22 loads, $75-$95, in small squares, 1 load, 2.50/bale. Utility, in small squares, 1 load, $1.10/bale. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares, 1 load, $190; good/premium, in large rounds, 4 loads, $155-$165; fair, in large rounds, 1 load, $100. Wheat straw, in large rounds, 2 loads, $35-$40/bale, in small squares, 1 load, $3.10/bale. Oat straw, in small squares, 2 loads, $2.75/bale.

In Montana, hay prices trading steady to firm. Trade activity was light to moderate. Demand was very good for all classes. Good/premium alfalfa hay, in small squares, $200-$250, in large bales, $200-$265; good/fair, in large bales, $150-$180. Good/premium mixed alfalfa-grass hay, in large bales, $180-$200. Good/premium timothy hay, in small squares, $235-$250. Straw, in large bales, $70-$85.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes trading steady to firm. Demand good on moderate trading activity.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $255; premium, in large squares, $230-$240; good, in large squares, $200-$225; fair, in large squares, $190, rained on $175. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $285 delivered wholesale.

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

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in large rounds, $250; good/premium, in large rounds, $200; fair, in large squares, $220; Utility/fair, in large squares, $170, $195 delivered; ground and delivered, $220. Good alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $165 delivered. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, old crop in small squares, $175. Wheat hay, in large rounds/squares, $150 delivered.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $200-$225; good/premium, in large rounds, $175. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in large squares, $125-$150; fair, in large rounds, $100-$105, $110 delivered. CRP hay, in large rounds, $140-$145.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady to firm.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $225-$250, instances, $260-$270; good/premium, in large squares, $200-$225; fair/good, $190-$200. Premium grass, in small squares, $350-$450. Straw, in large squares, $80-$100. Certified weed free, in large squares, $120. CRP hay, in large squares, $140-$150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $225-$250; good/premium, in large squares, $220-$225; fair/good, in large squares, $200-$210; premium, in small squares, $275-$300. Certified weed free, in large squares, $110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $230-$250; good/premium, in large squares, $200-$225. Oat hay, in large squares, $160-$180. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares, $230-$250 delivered; premium, in large squares, $200-$225, in small squares, $300; fair/good, in large squares, $180-$200. Premium grass, in small squares, $300. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

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

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

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, in large rounds, $55-$95/bale, out of state, in large rounds, $40-$85. Wheat straw, in small squares, $2-$6/bale, in large rounds, $25-$35. Cornstalks, $60-$100, in large rounds, $35-$45. CRP hay $60-$80. Soybean bales, $125-$170.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade mostly slow. Grass hay trade mostly moderate but active in places. Demand for alfalfa light from dairies, moderate to good from other buyers. Grass hay demand good across the board.

Central: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, $230-$250; horse hay, $250-$300; good, in squares and rounds, $200-$220, in the field, edge of field or out of barn. Fair/good mixed grass hay, in round bales, 4 x 5, $50-$70/bale, mostly $55-$60; good, in 5 x 6 bales, $65-$80/bale. Good bermuda grass 4 x 5 bales, $50-$65/bale, instances $75; 5 x 6 bales horse $70-$80/bale. Good quality wheat hay, in large rounds, $50-$70/bale. Bermuda, in small squares, $7-$9/bale. Prairie hay, in small squares, $4-$7/bale, instances, $8.

Eastern: Premium alfalfa, in large squares, delivered $240-$250, instance $275; horse hay, $275-$300; fair/good $200-$220. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $50-$65/bale, mostly $50-$60; 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $55-$75, mostly $60-$70. Bermuda grass, in small squares, $6-$8/bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass, in small squares, $4-$7/bale.

Western: Premium alfalfa, $220-$250, mostly $230-$250; horse hay, $300; fair/good including grassy alfalfa, $200-$220. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $50-$70/bale; fair/good bermuda, 5 x 6 bales, $65-80/bale. Horse, $90-$100, instances, $120/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5X6, $65-$75/bale. Good wheat hay 4 x 5 and 5 x 5, $55-$65/bale, 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, price trends on baled alfalfa hay were $5 to $10/ton higher, chopped alfalfa steady to firm. Coastal and wheat hay remained steady to firm. Trade and demand light to moderate.

Panhandle: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, not established, few sales good/premium, 300-$330, $9-$10/bale; premium/supreme, in large bales, delivered, $275-$300, few sales up to $315; good/premium, in large bales, $250-$275; fair/good, in large bales, $225-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $255-$265; south, $265-$270. Calf hay, $275-$280, few sales alfalfa-corn stalks blend, $200. Wheat hay, in large bales, delivered, $165-$180. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares delivered, limited sales, $330, $10/bale, in large rounds, delivered, $165-$170. Triticale hay, in large bales, delivered, $160-$170. Corn stovers, in large bales, delivered, $110-$125. Cane hay, in large bales, delivered, $175.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, in small squares, FOB, $275-$395, $8-$12/bale; Premium/supreme, in large squares, FOB $230-$250, some sales $250/bale.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, mid-size bales delivered, limited test, $12-$15/bale, in large squares, delivered, $275-$280; good, in small squares, $8/bale; good/premium, in large squares, $250-$275, few sales, $150/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $265-$330, $8-$10/bale; good/premium, in large rounds, FOB, $70-$90/roll, few sales, $160-$220; good, $60/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, in small squares, FOB, $230-$265, $7-$8/bale, in large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $110-$140, $70-$80/roll; fair/good, in small squares, $165-$230, $5-$7/bale; good, $55-$60/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade was slow, demand moderate.

Eastern: Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, in large squares, $270-$285, delivered from out of state; good/premium, in large squares $225-$250 delivered; good, in large squares delivered, $200-$220. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $260-$275. Premium/supreme, in small bales, $8-$9/bale. Beardless wheat, $180.

Southeast: Good/premium, in large squares, no contracted to dairies, $210-$225; premium/supreme, in small bales, $250-$280.

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

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

Date: 9/10/2012



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