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Hay sales steady in most areas


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, grass hay steady. Dehydrated pellets and ground alfalfa steady. Corn stalks steady to firm, according the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 15. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300; good, large rounds, $200-$225. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$225. Cornstalks, rounds, $80-$95. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340-$350; alfalfa meal, $345-$350.

Platte Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300; premium, small squares, $350; good, large rounds, $225-$230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$230. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$90. Alfalfa ground and delivered local hauls, $250-$275. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $130-$140. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $325-$340; alfalfa meal, $336-$347.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $270-$290, large squares, $300; good, large rounds, $250-$270; fair/good, large rounds, $245. Utility, large rounds, $240. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $305, 15% $295. Alfalfa meal, 17% $308. Good grass, large rounds, $190; fair, large rounds, $150-$170. CRP, large rounds, $135-$150. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $250. Oat hay, large rounds, $180. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$80. Bean stubble, large rounds, $75. Wheat straw, large rounds, $100, small squares, $4/bale.

In Iowa, all reported forage sold steady on a light test. Buyer inquiry was moderate.

South central/north central: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285-$300; good, large squares, $225-$250. Alfalfa Mix hay, large squares, $285. Good grass hay, large squares, $210, large rounds, $240 delivered. Corn stalks, large squares, $100. Straw, large squares, $135, small squares, $155.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $270, large squares, $270, large rounds, $280-$310; premium, small squares, $235-$265, large squares, $220-$240, large rounds, $240-$270; fair, large rounds, $162.50. Premium grass, small squares, $250, large rounds, $215-$250; good, large rounds, $170-$205; utility, large squares, $77.50, large rounds, $85-$90. Premium mixed hay, small squares, $230, large squares, $220, large rounds, $260-$280; good, large rounds, $195. Cornstalks, large squares, $80-$122.50, large rounds, $195. Cornstalks, large squares, $80-$122.50, large rounds, $72.50-$115. Wheat straw, large squares, $115-$135.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $255-$265, large squares, $275. Premium grass, large rounds, $180-$195; good, large rounds, $150-$175. CRP, large rounds, $150. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $230-$255, small squares, $315. Oat hay, large rounds, $185. Triticale, large rounds, $15. Wheat straw, small squares, $5.10/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $37-$43/bale.

In Montana, very little trade to report. Hay is extremely limited across the state. Demand good for all types and qualities of hay.

Alfalfa, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240. Straw barley, large squares, $70. Wheat straw, large squares, $60.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes are trading firm. Supplies are light on all classes with the majority of the remaining supplies consisting of third and fourth cutting hay.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$270; premium/good, large squares, $225-$240. Supreme alfalfa grass, large squares, $240-$260; good/fair, large squares, $200 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming: No trades were reported.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240-$280, large rounds, $240; premium/good, large squares, $240-$250, ground and delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large squares, $90-$100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota: No trades were reported.

In Colorado, hay prices continue to be steady, and movement remains very limited.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275, $280-$300 delivered; good/premium, large squares, $225-$250. Premium grass, small squares, $350-$450. Cane hay, large rounds, $165-$190. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100, $110-$125 delivered. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225-$250; good/premium, large squares, $220-$225; fair/good, large squares, $200-$210. Further processed supreme, large squares, $300; good/premium, large squares, $275; premium, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$270; good/premium, large squares, $200-$225. Oat hay, large squares, $180-$190. Oat alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$245; premium, large squares, $200-$225, small squares, $275-$300. Premium grass, small squares, $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 moderate, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $225-$300; good, RFV 150-170, $195-$255; fair RFV 130-150, $125-$180. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$190; fair/good mixed grass hay, $100-$145; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $55-$75/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale. Corn stalks stover $60-$100/ton, large rounds $25-$40.

In Oklahoma, hay movement light to moderate. Alfalfa movement very light. Demand for alfalfa remains light.

Grass hay demand light to moderate.

Central: Alfalfa prices steady. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $245-$275. Good, squares and rounds, $190-$225. Utility/fair, $160-$175. Horse small squares, $400-$500. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales 4X5, $40-$70/bale; good, 5X6 bales, $60-$80/bale, horse quality, $70-$100/bale. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$115/ton. Good bermuda by the ton, $115-$135. Good quality wheat hay and rye mix, large rounds, $50-$70/bale.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices steady where tested. Good, $250; fair alfalfa, $210-$220, small squares, horse quality, $12-$20/bale. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4X5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5X6 bales, $50-$70. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7-$9/bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass, small squares, $4-$7/bale.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady. Premium/supreme alfalfa, untested; fair, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$225. Utility, $175-$200, small squares horse hay, $15-$20 in small loads. Grass hay prices steady. Mixed grass, 4X5 bales, $40-$60/bale; fair/good Bermuda 5X6, $60-$80/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5X6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good wheat hay 4X5 $50-$60/bale. Bermuda, small square horse quality $13-$18/bale. Corn stalks, $70-$75/ton.

In Texas, hay prices mostly steady. Trade is light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains: Good/premium alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $9-$10/bale, large bales, FOB $250-$270, large bales, delivered, $250-$275; premium/supreme, large bales, FOB, $270-$290, large bales, delivered, $275-$300; fair/good, large bales delivered, $225-$250. Good alfalfa-grass, large bales delivered, $200-$210. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $235-$260; south, $240-$270, calf hay, $278. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $195-$220. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $125-$130. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $170-$180. Milo stalks, large bales, delivered, $115. CRP hay, large bales, delivered, $80-$85. Haygrazer, large bales, delivered, $160-$175. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $100-$115. Cotton seed hulls, delivered, $140-145.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $285-$390, large squares, FOB $240-$280, some large bales, $250. Sudan hay, large bales, delivered, $165.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $300-$330; good/premium, large squares, $275-$300. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $5-$7/bale; good, large rounds FOB, $50-$60/roll.

South: Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230; good, large rounds FOB, $50-$60/roll.

Date: 2/25/2013



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