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Hay prices light in some areas, others steady


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, ground and delivered alfalfa and dehydrated pellets sold steady, grass hay mostly steady, instances $10 higher. Demand was light to good, according the USDA Market News Service, March 22. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $290-$300; good, large rounds, $200-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$235. Cornstalks, rounds, $80-$95. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340-$350; alfalfa meal, $345-$350.

Platte Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300; premium, small squares, $350-$365; good, large rounds, $225-$230. Fair grass hay, large rounds, $175-$190. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$90. Alfalfa ground and delivered, $250-$260; 50/50 blend by weight alfalfa/bean stubble or alfalfa/corn ground and delivered, $200-$230. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $130-$140. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280, large squares, $310 delivered long haul, small squares, $10/bale; good, large rounds delivered, short haul, $285; fair, large rounds, $245-$250. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $305, 15% $295. Alfalfa meal, 17% $308. Premium grass, large rounds, $200, large squares, $250; good, large rounds, $200; fair, large rounds, $185 delivered short haul. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, delivered, long haul, $285. Cattails, large rounds, $125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85, delivered short haul, $85. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120-$125, large squares, $120 delivered short haul. Bean stubble, large squares, $90 delivered short haul.

In Iowa, hay sold steady. Hay stock piles are short and some producers are holding onto current supply for their own needs.

South central/north central: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285-$300; good, large squares, $225-$250, large rounds, $250. Good grass hay, large squares, $210. Straw, large squares, $135, small squares, $155.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $290, large squares, $290-$300, large rounds, $280-$300; premium, small squares, $250, large squares, $245-$260, large rounds, $230-$275; good, small squares, $205-$210. Premium grass, small squares, $240, large squares, $230-255, large rounds, $240-$250; good, small squares, $205, large squares, $175-$210, large rounds, $165-$220; fair, large rounds, $150. Utility, large rounds, $105-$110. Premium mixed hay, large squares, $240-$250; large rounds, $225-$250; good, large rounds, $170. Cornstalks, large squares, $115, large rounds, $77.50-$90. Wheat straw, large squares, $90-$115, large rounds, $92.50-$135, small squares, $4/bale. Bean stalks, large squares, 1 load $87.50.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $250-$270, large rounds, $255-$285; fair, large rounds, $160. Premium grass, large rounds, $230-$270, small squares, $200; good, large rounds, $180-$215; fair, large rounds, $135-$175. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $265-$280; good, large rounds, $220-$245, small squares, $245. Straw, small squares, $3-$4.05/bale, large rounds, $55/bale, large squares, $315. Cornstalks, large rounds, $36-$48/bale.

In Montana, no trades reported this week. Hay is extremely limited across the state. Demand good for all types and qualities of hay.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $200. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240. Straw barley, large squares, $70. Wheat straw, large squares, $60.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes are trading steady. Movement is beginning to increase as cattle are coming off cornstalks and wheat fields. Supply remains light on all classes with the majority of the remaining inventory consisting of third and fourth cutting hay with many producers being sold out.

Eastern Wyoming: Premium/good alfalfa, large squares, $253-$266; fair, large squares, $250-$251. Good/fair alfalfa grass, large rounds, $260. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming: Good grass hay, large rounds, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $255; ground and delivered, $220. No reported quotes for other classes of hay. Western South Dakota: CRP fair grass hay, large rounds, $150.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady. Hay movement remains slow as buyers are continuing to purchase hay on an as needed basis.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275, $280-$300 delivered; good/premium, large squares, $225-$250; premium, ground and delivered, $285; fair, ground and delivered, $250. Premium grass, small squares, $350-$450. Cane hay, large rounds, $165-$190. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100, $110-$125 delivered. 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. Further processed supreme, large squares, $300; good/premium, large squares, $275; premium, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$270; 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-$245; premium, large squares, $200-$225, small squares, $275-$300. Premium grass, small squares, $300. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest: Premium grass, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $300-$350; fair/good, large squares, $200-$215. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri,

Hay supply is light, demand is light and prices are steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $225-$300; good, RFV 150-170, $195-$255; fair RFV 130-150, $125-$180. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$190; fair/good mixed grass hay, $100-$145; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $55-$75/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma,

all hay movement remains very light with only spotty sales reported. Alfalfa demand was extremely light with most buyers content to wait for new crop. Grass hay demand still mostly light.

Central: Alfalfa prices week to $10 lower where tested. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $235-$250; good, squares and rounds, $190-$225. Utility/fair, $160-$175. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales 4 x 5, $40-$70/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $60-$80/bale, horse quality, $70-$100/bale. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$110/ton. Good bermuda, $120-$140. Good wheat and wheat rye mix, large rounds, $50-$70/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices largely untested, latest sales fair alfalfa, $210-$220. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7-$9/bale.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady. Premium alfalfa, delivered, $275; fair, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$225. Utility, $175-$200. Grass hay prices steady. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; fair/good Bermuda 5 x 6, $60-$80/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good wheat hay 4 x 5 $50-$60/bale. Bermuda, small square horse quality $13-$18/bale.

In Texas, hay prices weak. Trade and demand light to moderate. Many buyers satisfied to use previously purchased or contracted supplies and wait for new-crop hay.

Panhandle/High Plains: Good/premium alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $9-$10/bale, large bales, FOB $250-$270, large bales, delivered, $250-$280; premium/supreme, small bales, FOB, $8-$12/bale, large bales FOB, limited test, $270-$290; fair/good, large bales delivered, $235-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $250-$260; south, $255-$260, calf hay, $270-$278. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $200-$245. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $180-$185, small bales, FOB, $8/bale. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $130. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $90-$100.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $265-$390, large squares, FOB $230-$240, some large bales, $200. Premium/supreme, few new crop contracts FOB, $235-$240. Wheat hay, FOB, small squares, $8/bale.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $250-$275. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$95/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $5-$7/bale; good, large rounds FOB, $50-$60/roll; fair, large rounds FOB, $40-$50/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$180; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230; good, large rounds FOB, $50-$60/roll.

Date: 4/1/2013



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