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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets were steady to $5 higher on limited supply. Demand was good for cornstalk bales, moderate to good for dairy quality hay going out of state and moderate for all other forages, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 19. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $290-$300; good, large squares, $245, large rounds, $225-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $210-$235. Cornstalks, rounds, $90-$100. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $360; alfalfa meal, $345-$360.

Platte Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300; premium, small squares, $350-$365; good, large rounds, $225-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $210. Corn stalks, large rounds, $90-$100. 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, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $285 delivered short haul, large squares, $305; good, large rounds delivered, short haul, $250; fair, large rounds, $250. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $305, 15% $295. Alfalfa meal, 17% $308. Premium grass, large squares, $280; fair/good grass, large rounds, $190 delivered short haul. Cattails, large rounds, $90. Corn hay, large rounds, $160. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85 delivered short haul. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120 delivered, large squares, $125, small squares, $4/bale.

In Iowa, hay sold steady on a very light test. Buyer inquiry moderate to good.

South central/north central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285-$300; good, large rounds, $250. Straw, large squares, $135, small squares, $155.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300, large rounds, $290; premium, large squares, $260, large rounds, $255; good, large squares, $200. Supreme grass, large rounds, $290; premium, large rounds, $225-$230; good, large rounds, $210-$215. Supreme mixed hay, large rounds, $310. Cornstalks, large squares, $52.50; large rounds, $85-$100. Wheat straw, large squares, $1100-$125.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $205-$225. Premium grass, large rounds, $205-$230; good, large rounds, $155-$190, small squares, $175-$195; fair, large rounds, $115-$135. Utility, large rounds, $100. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $235-$255; large squares, $250; good, large rounds, $195-$235. Wheat straw, small squares, $3.05. Cornstalks, large rounds, $24-$36/bale.

In Montana, No reported trade again this week. Supplies of available hay for sales basically exhausted. Hay continues to come across the border from Canada where supply is more plentiful.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes are trading steady. 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—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $251-$255; Premium, large squares, $244-$251; good, $235-$246. Good/fair alfalfa grass, large rounds, $260. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quote for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200. 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 on very limited movement.

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. 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, the 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, alfalfa movement very light as supplies of old crop virtually exhausted. Grass hay movement light to moderate.

Central—Alfalfa market largely untested. Last prices reported. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $235-$250, small squares horse hay, $12-$15/bale; 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.

Eastern—Alfalfa hay, no test. 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, $8-$9/bale.

Western—Alfalfa hay last reported prices. Fair alfalfa, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$225. Utility, $175-$200. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good Bermuda 5 x 6, $50-$70/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Bermuda, small square horse quality $13-$18/bale.

In Texas, hay prices generally steady. Trade continues fairly slow with limited buyer demand.

Panhandle/High Plains—Good/premium alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $9-$10/bale, large bales, FOB $250-$270, large bales, delivered, $270-$280; premium/supreme, small bales, FOB, $8-$12/bale, large bales FOB, limited test, $270-$290; fair/good, large bales delivered, $225-$270. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $250-$260; south, $250-$265, calf hay, $278-$285. Wheat hay, large bales, FOB, new wheat contracts, $160, small bales, delivered, $8/bale, delivered, $180-$190. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $103. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $200-$210. Triticale hay, large bales, delivered, $175. Oat hay, large rounds, FOB, $170. Cotton hay, large bales, delivered, $105. CRP hay, large rounds, delivered, $180. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $160-$170.

Far west Texas and Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $265-$390, large squares, FOB $230-$240. Premium/supreme, few new crop contracts FOB, $235-$240.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $280-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $260-$280. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $50-$90; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $5-$7/bale; good, large rounds, $40-$50/roll; fair, $40/roll. Good/premium, large rounds, FOB, $50-$90; good $40-$50/roll; fair, $40/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.

Date: 4/29/2013



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