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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, few reported sales of alfalfa sold steady to $10 lower, Ground and delivered alfalfa trading $10 lower. Grass hay and dehydrated pellets steady. Demand continues to be light, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 9. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast­—Good/premium, large squares, dairy, $240-$250; good, large rounds, $150-$180; fair, large squares, $150-$155. Good grass, large rounds, $150-$170, large squares, $180. Oat hay, large rounds, $150. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$90. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $335-$340; meal, $340.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150-$180. Good grass, large rounds, $150; alfalfa, ground and delivered, $240. 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, $95-$110, $140 delivered. Utility large squares, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $150. Good grass, large rounds, $140. Straw, large squares, $110 new crop.

In Iowa, alfalfa sold steady on a light test. Not a lot of really high testing RFV hay in the area. Buyer inquiry better this week.

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, $215-$230, large rounds, $210-$220; good, large squares, $200-$205, large rounds, $170-$200; fair, large squares, $152.50-$157.50, large rounds, $150-$165. Premium grass, large squares, $225; fair, small squares, $135, large squares, $140, large rounds, $120-$150. Utility, large rounds, $107.50. Fair mixed hay, large squares, $140, large rounds, $127.50-$160. Utility, large rounds, $107.50. Straw, large squares, $77.50-$145, large rounds, $95-$120.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $165, small squares, $155. Fair/good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Good grass, small squares, $155, large rounds, $145; fair, small squares, $140, large rounds, $90-$125, large squares, $120. Utility, large rounds, $65-$80, small squares, $85. Oat hay, large rounds, $70. Oat alfalfa hay, large rounds, $85.

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.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good/premium, large squares, $170; good, 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. Demand was light on inactive to slow trade.

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 hay, large squares, $150. 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 remain mostly steady to weak, on very 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. Straw, large squares, $90-$100. 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, the hay supply is heavy, demand is light, and prices are steady.

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, the hay trade is mostly slow to moderate. Demand is light to moderate for most offerings.

Central—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, some with substantial rain damage, $125-$140. Few loads horse hay, moving locally, $350-$400, in small squares. Good wheat hay, $40-$50/bale. Bermuda grass, 4 x 5 bales, $45-$60/bale, 5 x 6 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—Premium alfalfa edge of field, $200-$210. Fair/good grassy alfalfa, $170-$190. Grass hay steady. Good rye and mixed grass hay offered, $40-$50/bale, instances, $35/bale in 4 x 5 bales; 5 x 6 bales $55-$65/bale, small squares mixed grass, mostly $5-$7/bale.

Western—Premium Alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$215. Fair/good alfalfa, $150-$190. Good wheat hay, $45-$60/bale, In panhandle counties, $150/ton loaded on truck edge of field, $160/ton delivered short haul. Good oat hay, $60/bale in 5 x 6 bales. Good straw hay, $65-$75. Few corn stalks $60/ton short haul delivery.

In Texas, trade and demand on hay moderate over most of the state.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $11-$12.50/bale, large bales, delivered, $270-$295, small bales, FOB, $10-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $250-$270, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good, small bales, $8-$10/bale; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $200-$250, rained on, $200. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $240-$255; south, $250-$270, calf hay, $270-$280. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, beardless $165-$175, bearded, $150. 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-$280; fair rained on quality, $210-$220.

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; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $5-$6/bale; 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 were steady. Trade was slow, demand light, 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; Utility, $120-$140. Sudan, large squares, $150 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: 8/19/2013



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