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Most hay classes selling steady


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, grass hay and ground/delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets sold mostly steady to $10 higher on a very short supply. Demand was moderate to good, according the USDA Market News Service, March 29. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $290-$300; good, large rounds, $230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$235; fair, large rounds, $185. Cornstalks, rounds, $80-$95. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340-$360; alfalfa meal, $345-$360.

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, $275; 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. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85, delivered short haul, $85. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120-$125, large squares, $120, $125 delivered short haul, small squares, $4/bale.

In Iowa, very light test on the market this week sold steady with the last comparison. Light moisture in some of the trade area. Demand was light to moderate.

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

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285; premium, small squares, $240, large squares, $250-$270, large rounds, $250-$270; fair, large rounds, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $230-$240, large rounds, $230-$240; good, large squares, $190-$225, large rounds, $175-$225; fair, large rounds, $140-$165. Utility, large rounds, $110. Premium mixed hay, large squares, $250; large rounds, $230. Cornstalks, large squares, $65-$72.50, large rounds, $60-$87.50. Wheat straw, large squares, $120, large rounds, $75-$120. Bean stalks, large round, 1 load $67.50-$70.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $275, large rounds, $290-$305; good, large rounds, $230-$255, small squares, $255-$265; fair, large rounds, $180-$215. Utility, large rounds, $110. Premium grass, large rounds, $205-$235, large squares, $200, small squares, $225; good, large rounds, $150-$195; fair, large rounds, $100-$145. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $270-$290; good, large rounds, $180-$240, small squares, $215-$220; fair, large rounds, $135-$140. Wheat straw, small squares, $4.25/bale, large rounds, $61/bale. Oat Straw, large rounds, $59-$64. Cornstalks, large rounds, $30-$41/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. Slight increase in movement because 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, $251-$266. 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: Fair alfalfa, large squares, $180. 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. Buyers are beginning to inquire about new crop prices and crop outlooks, but unknowns in water supplies have limited the conversation.

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, 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, hay movement very light and demand light to moderate. Several loads grass hay and grinding quality alfalfa reported moving out-of-state but volumes were light.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady in thin test. 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; good, 5 x 6 bales, $60-$80/bale, horse quality, $70-$100/bale. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$110/ton. Good bermuda by the ton, $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, $8-$9/bale.

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

In Texas, hay prices steady. Alfalfa hay producers are 2 to 3 weeks away from cutting and bailing and Coastal Bermuda fields are breaking dormancy in some southern regions.

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, $255-$265, calf hay, $278-$290. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $190-$245. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180-$190. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $180-$187. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $130.

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.

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, large rounds, FOB, $240, mid size squares, $150/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $50-$90/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $5-$7/bale; good/premium, large rounds, FOB, $50-$90, good, large rounds, FOB, $40-$50; 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: 4/8/2013



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