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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, all hay forages sold steady on a very light test. Demand remains mostly light since most summer pastures continue to be adequate and many producers are producing enough of their own forage, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 16. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good/premium, large squares, dairy, $240-$250; good, large rounds, $150-$180. Good grass, large rounds, $150-$170, large squares, $180. Cornstalks, large rounds, $75. 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-$80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280, large squares delivered to WI, $295; good, large squares, $250. Utility/fair, large rounds, $140. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275. Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Fair/good alfalfa grass, large rounds, $130. Straw, large squares, $110 new crop, old crop.

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

South Central/north central—good alfalfa, large squares, $240-$260. Good grass brome, large squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $135.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $225, large rounds, $220; good, large squares, $177.50-$190, large rounds, $170-$185; fair, small squares, $150, large squares, $140-$165, large rounds, $135-$167.50. Utility, large rounds, $100-$125. Fair grass, large rounds, $125-$150; utility, small squares, $65-$85, large rounds, $102.50-$122.50. Fair mixed hay, large rounds, $122.50-$135. Oat hay, large squares, $117.50. Straw, large squares, $125, large rounds, $125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $80.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $185; Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $170; fair, large rounds, $145-$155. Good grass, large rounds, $145-$150; fair, large rounds, $105-$135. Oat hay, large rounds, $70. Oat alfalfa hay, large rounds, $130.

In Montana, all classes of hay remain steady. More sales reported this week, interest very good but there still remains a lot of hay to sell.

Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180; 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. Barley pea hay, large squares, 155 RFV, $140. Straw, no reported sales.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, All classes traded weak to $20 lower. Demand continues to be light on slow trade.

Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $215; good, $200-$210, rounds, $190; Premium wheat hay, large squares, $150. Wheat straw, large squares, $90-$100. No reported quote for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180. Good/premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $195. Fair grass, large squares, $100. Premium oat hay, large squares, $150. Good wheat straw, large squares, $80. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$235; good alfalfa, large squares, $200. Ground and delivered, $220. Good grass-alfalfa mix, large squares, $195. Premium wheat hay, large squares, $150. Wheat straw, large squares, $115-$120. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good grass alfalfa hay, large rounds, $100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices are weak, on very light buyer demand.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $215-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $200-$210. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$275. Good oats, large squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $90-$100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $250. 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; good, $220; fair, $210. 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, $275-$300; fair/good, large squares, $200-$215. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay supplies are heavy and the demand is light on form prices.

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. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, the hay trade mostly moderate. Demand was light to mostly moderate.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$220; good/premium, at edge of field, $180-$200; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $150-$160/ton, some with substantial rain damage, $125-$150. Few loads horse hay, moving locally, $350-$400, in small squares. 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-$220. Fair/good grassy alfalfa, $170-$190; rain damaged, $140-$160. 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 $4-$7/bale.

Western—Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$225. Fair/good alfalfa, $160-$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 continues slow to moderate this week.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $11-$12.50/bale, large bales, delivered, $265-$295, small bales, FOB, $8-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $250-$265, large bales, FOB, $230-$250; good, small bales, $8-$10/bale; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $240-$250, rained on, $200-$240. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $240-$250; south, $240-$250, calf hay, $260-$270. Alfalfa/wheat/grass blends, $220. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $175-$185. Brown Midrib, large bales, FOB, $120.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $280-$395, large squares, FOB, $250-$280; good/premium, $240-$250. Fair rained on quality, $210-$230.

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-$85; 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-$160; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices weak, trade 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—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $220-$230, small bales, $8-$10/bale; $270-$285/ton; good/fair, large squares, $180-$200. Most hay being stacked for later sale.

Date: 8/26/2013



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