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Most hay classes 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. 14. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $225-$270; good, large rounds, $200-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $170-$200. Utility/fair, large rounds, $125. Cornstalks, rounds, $100 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$350. Organic alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $430. Alfalfa meal, $330-$350.

Platte Valley: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; good, large rounds, $200-$225; fair/good large rounds, $150. Good grass hay, large rounds, mostly $150-$160; Drought corn stalks baled, large rounds, $85-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered to feedlots, local hauls, $250. Cane ground and delivered, $170. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $135-$150. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330. Alfalfa meal, $337.

East River area of South Dakota: Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $300; good, large squares, $250; fair, large rounds, $230. Utility, large rounds, $170. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $295, 15% $285. Alfalfa meal, 17% $298. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large squares, $200. Utility/fair grass, large rounds, $130. Corn hay, 11-12% protein 95% RFV $100. Cattails, large rounds, $85. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120.

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

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

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large square, $270-$315, large rounds, $270-$295; good, large rounds, $230-$260; fair, large rounds, $160. Premium grass, large squares, $180; good, large rounds, $130-$160. Premium mixed alfalfa-grass, large rounds, $320; good, large squares, $195, large rounds, $195. Wheat straw, large rounds, $110-$120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$100.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $195, small squares, $175. Premium grass, small squares, $175; good/premium, large rounds, $130-$150; good, large rounds, $100-$125. Good/premium alfalfa-grass mix, small squares, $140-$180. Premium alfalfa-orchard grass mix, large rounds, $190-$195. Wheat straw, large squares, $25/bale; large rounds, $46/bale, small squares, $2.50-$3.05/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $21/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, $200-$250, large bales, $200-$265; good/fair, large bales, $150-$180. Good/premium mixed alfalfa-grass hay, large bales, $180-$200. Good/premium timothy hay, small squares, $235-$250. Straw, large bales, $70-$85.

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

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $255; premium, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $225-$230; fair, large squares, $190. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $378 delivered wholesale.

Central/western Wyoming: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225-$230; 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; 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-$105, $115 delivered.

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, $110 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds, $170. CRP hay, large rounds, $130-$160.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady to firm. Hay movement is slowing down as buyers continue to shop around for cheaper hay to lower input costs.

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, in 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, $160-$180. Oat alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250 delivered; 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 is good and prices are 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, out of state, in $40-$85. Wheat straw, small squares, $2-$6/bale, large rounds, $25-$35. Cornstalk stover, $60-$100, large rounds, $35-$45. CRP hay $60-$80. Soybean bales, $125-$170.

In Oklahoma, grass hay trade and movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa demand was mostly light but several local spikes on demand and movement were noted this week. Demand from feedlots mostly light. Demand for grass hay remained moderate.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady, few sales $20-$25 higher but very light test. Premium alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275. Horse hay, $300. Good, squares and rounds, $220-$230, in the field, edge of field or out of barn. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales, 4 x 5, $50-$70/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $65-$80/bale. Good bermuda grass 4 x 5 bales, $50-$65/bale, by the ton, $125-$135; 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 largely not established, but firm undertone obvious. Premium alfalfa, large squares, delivered $250-$300. Horse hay, $275-$300. 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 not tested Premium alfalfa, last test $250. Horse hay, $300; fair/good including grassy alfalfa, $200-$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 are steady to firm. Movement light to moderate under light to moderate demand alfalfa hay traded steady to firm and all other classes of hay remained steady.

Panhandle: 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, $225-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $260-$285; south, $270-$285. Alfalfa oat blend, $255. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $165-$180. Triticale hay, large bales, delivered, $170. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$160.

West: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $275-$395; premium/supreme, large squares, FOB $220-$260.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, mid-size bales delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, $250-$275. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $265-$330, large rounds, FOB, $60-$90/roll; good, $55-$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: 9-24-2012



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