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Hay trade remains steady, activity light

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, ground and delivered hay, grass hay sold steady. Alfalfa pellets steady to $5 lower. Good movement on ground/delivered, light to moderate movement on alfalfa and grass hay, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 12. 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, $100-$125. Good grass, large rounds, $100-$130; fair, large rounds, $75, small squares grass hay, $175. Cornstalks bales $60-$70. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $320-$346; meal, $330-$340. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $315.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $130-$140. Fair grass hay, large rounds, $110 delivered. 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—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280; good, large squares, $250; fair/good, large squares, delivered short haul, $210-$225. Utility/fair, large rounds, $160. 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, $130. Utility, large rounds, $105. 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 squares, $180-$200, large rounds, $200; good, large squares, $165-$175, large rounds, $155-$165; fair, large squares, $130-$145, large rounds, $135-$150. Premium grass, small squares, 5.5 tons, $210, large squares, $177.50-$180, large rounds, $155-$175; good, large squares, $130-$135, large rounds, $130-$145; fair, large rounds, $105. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $205; good, large rounds, $145-$160. Straw, small squares, $95-$120, large rounds, $85. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$65.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150-$165. Premium grass, small squares, $195; good, large rounds, $120-$135; fair, large rounds, $95-$115. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large squares, $215, small squares, $205; good, large rounds, $155-$170. Oat straw, large rounds, $45/bale, small squares, $4.75-$5/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $4.25/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $4.25/bale. Cornstalks, $30-$36/bale.

In Montana, few sales this week, alfalfa and grass hay continue to hold mostly steady. Demand was light to moderate currently in spite of winter weather that has set in. Inquiry has picked up, although most trades continue to be on an as needed basis.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good/premium, small squares, $200; fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $120-$130. Mixed alfalfa-grass, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240-$250; fair/good, small squares, $180-$200; fair, small squares, $150-$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 traded mostly 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; good, $145; fair, $125. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $195. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Good alfalfa, large squares $200; fair, large squares, $150, 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—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100-$110. Good/fair grass alfalfa, large rounds, $90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices remain steady to weak on slow trading activity as buyers and sellers still cannot agree on a fair market price.

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, hay movement was mostly nonexistent as getting trucks in and out of the country was quite dangerous. Demand for hay is light and prices remain steady on very limited sales.

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 is very slow. Movement slow to moderate with previously contracted hay making up bulk of movement. Demand mostly light but inquiry up slightly after a week of below freezing temperatures and wintry weather.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $195-$225; good, 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, $25-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50/bale. By the ton $65/ton loaded on truck. Prairie hay, $25-$40/bale 4 x 5 bales, mostly $25-$30. Good mixed grass, small squares, $5-$6/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-$225. Fair/good, $140-$165, mostly $150 in large squares; fair/good, large rounds, delivered, $175. Good Bermuda grass, $70-$90/ton. 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, some by the bale at $45 in 4 x 5 bales.

In Texas, hay prices were mostly steady this week. 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, $200-$240. 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, $125-$130. Peanut hay, large bales, delivered, $120. Corn stalks, large bales, delivered, $60. Milo stovers, large bales, delivered, $75-$80. 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: 12/23/2013



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