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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, ground and delivered hay, grass hay was steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets unevenly steady. Good movement on ground and delivered. Light to moderate movement on all other products, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 6. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250; good, large squares, $220-$230, large rounds, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $160, large rounds, $75, small squares grass hay, $175. Cornstalks bales $60-$70. Oat hay, large rounds, $80-$90 high nitrate. Cane, large rounds, $90. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $325-$340; meal, $330-$340.

Platte Valley—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $250; good, large rounds, $130-$140. Ground and delivered alfalfa on local hauls, $170-$180, blended alfalfa, $150-$160. Ground and delivered corn stalks, $110-$120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$340; alfalfa meal, $332-$346. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $280.

East River area of South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large squares, $260, delivered short haul, $230; fair/good, large squares, $225; utility/fair, large rounds, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $255, 17%, $265; Alfalfa meal, 17% $268. Good grass, large rounds, $150, large squares, $180 delivered to NW IA; fair, large rounds, delivered short haul $135; utility, large rounds, $110. Mixed alfalfa grass, no sales reported. Wheat straw, large squares, $120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70.

In Iowa, all hay is steady. Light to moderate demand.

South central/north central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $260 delivered; good, large squares, $200; fair, large squares, $150. Good alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $175 delivered.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $180-$190; good, large squares, $160-$165, large rounds, $157.50-$175; fair, large rounds, $152.50-$155. Premium grass, small squares, $160, large squares, $145-$150, large rounds, $152.50-$165; good, large squares, $125-$130, large rounds, $125-$142.50; fair, large squares, $95. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $155; good, large rounds, $132.50. Straw, small squares, $90 bales $3.50/bale, large squares, $90-$127.50. Cornstalks, large squares, $55.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150-$170; fair, large rounds, $120. Premium grass, small squares, $170; good, large rounds, $110-$130; fair, large rounds, $95-$105; utility, large rounds, $80-$85. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, small squares, $225; good, large rounds, $135-$155; fair, large rounds, $115-$120. Oat straw, large rounds, $32.50/bale, small squares, $5.40/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $180/bale. Bean straw, large rounds, $16/bale. Cornstalks, $30-$36/bale.

In Montana, trade at a near standstill. Demand light to moderate currently in spite of winter weather that has set in. Inquiry starting to improve though, but still not much activity.

Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $120-$130. Mixed alfalfa-grass, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240; fair/good, small squares, $180. Good grass, no reported sales. Barley straw, no reported sales. Wheat straw, no reported sales.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes of hay traded mostly steady to weak on inactive trade.

Eastern Wyoming—Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $258 delivered wholesale. Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150. Grass alfalfa, large rounds, $140-$150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, $200. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $195. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Good alfalfa, large squares $200; fair, large rounds, $150-$170. Ground and delivered, $190. Fair grass alfalfa, large rounds, $150 delivered; fair/good grass, $80. Wheat straw, large squares, $100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Fair grass alfalfa, large rounds, $90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, buyer demand on hay is very light on slow trading activity. Prices remain mostly steady to weak.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $200-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $175-$185, $190-$200 delivered. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $300-$350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$265. Good oats, large squares, $150. Good corn stalks, large rounds, $90-$100, $110-$120 delivered. Good millet hay, large squares, $175. Straw, large squares, $90-$100, $115-$125 delivered. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $250, small squares, $250; good, large squares, $220. Premium grass, small squares, $300, large rounds, $280. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $210-$220, small squares, $210-$220; fair, large squares, $150-$175. Good oat hay, large squares, $180-$200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$260, small squares, $250-$300; good, large squares, $230-$240; fair/good, large rounds, $150. Good oat hay, large squares, $190. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $250-$275; fair/good, large squares, $200-$215; utility, $180-$200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, the heavy supply of hay in the state remains untouched so far, and few sales are occurring on the light demand, even with steady prices.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $225-$300; premium, RFV 170-180, $200-$275; good, RFV 150-170 $160-$225; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$170. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$160; fair/good mixed grass hay, $70-$100; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $30-$45/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay trade and movement slow. Demand is mostly light. Supplies are more than adequate and the only interest this week was noted for alfalfa.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $195-$210; good/premium, at edge of field, $160-$180; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $125-$160/ton, mostly $140-$150 in large squares bales, round bales, $90-$125. Bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $20-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale. Prairie hay, $25-$45/bale 4 x 5 bales, mostly $25-$30. Good mixed grass, small squares, $3-$5/bale in the field.

Eastern—Fair/good alfalfa, $140-$170. Good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $25-$45/bale; 5 x 6 bales $25-$50/bale, small squares mixed grass, $3-$6/bale.

Western—Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $195-$220, mostly $195-$210. Fair/good, $140-$165, mostly $150 in large squares; fair/good, large rounds, delivered, $175. Good wheat hay, 4 x 5 $40-$45/bale, Good oat hay, $90/ton. Good straw hay, $50-$60/ton. Few loads sorghum sudan grass $90/ton.

In Texas, hay prices are mostly steady with instances firm on high quality alfalfa. Trade activity was slow to moderate on moderate demand.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $9.50-$12/bale, large bales, delivered, $260-$300, small bales, FOB, $7.50-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $230-$250; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $240-$260; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $210-$240; brown alfalfa grass mix, $195-$210. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $195-$220; south, $210-$225, calf hay, $250-$260. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $190-$200/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $145-$165. Beardless, $165-$180. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $220. Peanut hay, large bales, delivered, $125. Corn stalks, large bales, delivered, $65. Sudan, large bales, FOB, $100. Cane hay, large bales, FOB, $75.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $270-$300, large squares, FOB, $245-$250.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales FOB, $7, $230/ton, large squares, delivered, $280-$315; good/premium, small bales, FOB, $5-$7, $165-$230/ton, large squares, delivered, $250-$275. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $200-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80; good, large rounds, FOB, $40-$50/roll, $80-$100/ton.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $215-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160. Gordo bluestem, large rounds, FOB, $35-$40/roll.

Date: 12/16/2013



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