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Hay trade in many areas light to steady


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, the hay trading is light with prices steady on a few sales reported. Dehydrated pellets are steady with last week. Ground and delivered hay movement slow, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 1. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good/premium, large squares, dairy, $240-$250; good, large rounds, $170-$200; fair, large squares, $150. Good grass brome, large rounds, $150-$170, large squares, $180. Oat hay, large rounds, $150. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$90. Straw, large rounds, $130-$140 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $335-$340; meal, $340.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, mostly $170-$190. Good grass, large rounds, $150; ground and delivered, $250; blended alfalfa ground and delivered, $230. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $120-$140. Corn stalk bales, $65-$95. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $280; premium, large squares delivered to WI $295; good, large squares, $220-$250; fair/good, large squares, $200. Utility/fair, large rounds, $140-$150. Utility large squares, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $150. Premium grass, large squares, $180; good, large squares, $180 delivered out of state, large rounds, $140; fair/good, large rounds, $130-$135. Utility/fair, large rounds, $110. Straw, large rounds, large squares, $120 new crop; delivered, $125 new crop, large rounds delivered $95 old crop.

In Iowa, alfalfa sold steady on a light test. Quite a lot of low quality alfalfa on first cutting due to excess rain in most areas of the state. Second cutting is looking good.

South Central/North Central—Good alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250; fair, large squares, $150. Good alfalfa-grass mix, small squares, $250-$280. Good grass brome, large squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $110-$115.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $205-$230, large rounds, $205; good, large squares, $180-$200, large rounds, $170-$200; fair, large squares, $130, large rounds, $142.50. Fair grass, small squares, $150, large rounds, $117.50-$155. Utility, large rounds, $85-$110. Good mixed hay, large squares, $185; fair, small squares, $135, large rounds, $125-$145. Fair oat hay, large rounds, $127.50. Straw, large squares, $80-$130, large rounds, $100-$120.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay are steady.

Good/premium alfalfa, large squares, $185, large rounds, $185; fair, large rounds, $155. Good grass,small squares, $145; fair, small squares, $105-$135, large rounds, $90-$125, large squares, $120. Utility, large rounds, $55-$80. Oat hay, large rounds, $65.

In Montana, all classes of hay steady. Good demand for high quality dairy hay, moderate for cow feeder hay, this supply is more abundant than higher quality.

Good/premium alfalfa—Large squares, $180; good/premium, large squares, $170; good, in large squares, $160, large rounds, $150; fair/good, large rounds Eastern Montana, $100; fair, large squares, $130. Good/premium mixed alfalfa-grass, small squares, $200; good, large rounds, $125. Premium grass, large squares, small lots horse hay, $180; good, large squares, $160. Straw, no reported sales.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes traded steady. Trading activity was slow to inactive on light demand.

Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $215; good, $205-$210; fair, $195-$210. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $310 delivered wholesale. Premium grass-alfalfa mix, small squares, $300. Premium grass, small squares, $285. Premium wheat straw, large squares, $100. No reported quote for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $285, large squares, $250; fair/good, large squares, $150-$175. Premium oat hay, large squares, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $215-$220; good alfalfa, large squares, $200. Ground and delivered, $220. Good grass-alfalfa mix, large squares, $195. Premium wheat hay, large squares, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Premium/good alfalfa, large squares, $200; good/fair, $175. Good grass hay, large rounds, $100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, prices are mostly steady to weak, on light demand.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250; good, large squares, $215-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $200-$210; good, ground and delivered, $250-$255; premium, standing in the field, $170; good, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$275. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100, $110-$125 delivered. Straw, large squares, $85-$95. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $250-$275. Premium alfalfa hay grazer mix, large squares, $255. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; fair, $210. Good winter rye, large squares, $170. Good oats, large squares, $180-$200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$260; premium, small squares, $250-$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, supplies of hay are still quite heavy as barns are filled to brimming and a great many bales left to the elements as a last resort. Buyers are leaving only light demand as they have all the cards and likely will until fall and winter come creeping in again. The prices are steady as, even with demand stacked against them, sellers are holding at current asking price.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $250-$300; premium, RFV 170-$180, $200-$275; good, RFV 150-170 $160-$225; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$170. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$160; fair/good mixed grass hay, $90-$125; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $30-$45/bale. Good bromegrass, $120-$160; fair bromegrass, $100-$125. Haylage, $85-$150. Wheat hay, $80-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay trade mostly slow in central and eastern counties, moderate to fairly active in western areas.

Central—Alfalfa steady. Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$215; good/premium, at edge of field, $180-$200; fair/good alfalfa including grass alfalfa, $150-$160/ton. Few loads horse hay, moving locally, $350-$400, in small squares. Grass hay steady. Good wheat hay, $40-$50/bale. Bermuda grass, 4X5 bales, $45-$60/bale, 5X6 bales, $60-$65/bale. Prairie hay, $40-$50/bale 4 X 5 bales. Good mixed grass, small squares, $4-$7/bale in the field. Several loads horse quality Bermuda, $9-$13/bale.

Eastern Oklahoma—Alfalfa, not well tested. Fair/good grassy alfalfa, $170-$190. Grass hay steady. Good rye and mixed grass hay offered, $40-$50/bale, instances, $35/bale in 4X5 bales; 5X6 bales $55-$65/bale, small squares mixed grass, mostly $5-$7/bale.

Western Oklahoma—Alfalfa, mostly steady. Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$215. Fair/good alfalfa, $150-$190. Grass hay steady, good wheat hay, $45-$60/bale, In panhandle counties, $150/ton loaded on truck edge of field, $160/ton. Good oat hay, $60/bale in 5X6 bales. Good straw hay, $65-$75. Few corn stalks $60/ton short haul delivery.

In Texas, trade on hay slow to moderate under light to moderate demand.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $11-$12.50/bale, large bales, delivered, $275-$300, small bales, FOB, $10-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $250-$275, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good, small bales, $8-$11/bale; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $200-$250; fair, rained on, $180. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $230-$255; south, $230-$265, calf hay, $265-$295. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $260. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $165-$175, small bales delivered, $8/bale. Coastal Bermuda, large bales, delivered, $190-$200, small bales, $10-$10.50.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $280-$395, large squares, FOB, $240-$250; fair/good, $200-$240.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $13-$14/bale, large squares, delivered, $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $250-$275; good, small squares, FOB delivered $7/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80; good, large rounds, $40-$60/roll.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady, trade and demand moderate, movement slow.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $265-$275 delivered from out of region. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $260-$265/ton. Premium/supreme, small bales, $10/bale. Wheat hay, large squares, $165/ton.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $225-$230, small bales, $275-$285; good/fair, $180-$210 delivered to dairy.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $210-$230, small bales, $280-$300; good/fair, $160-180. Sudan, large squares, $150-$170 delivered to dairies.

North central—Baled alfalfa, large square bales, premium/supreme, $220-$230, small bales, $8-$10/bale; $270-$285/ton; good/fair, large squares, $180-$200. Most hay being stacked for later sale.

Date: 8/12/2013



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