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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, grass hay, dehydrated pellets and ground alfalfa sold steady. Hay trade slow. Demand moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, stock cow hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets, according the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 24. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300; good, large squares, $240-$255, large rounds, $200-$240. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$225. Cornstalks, rounds, $70-$90. 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, $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, $340; alfalfa meal, $347.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280; good/premium, large rounds, $275; good, large rounds, $245-$250; fair/good, large rounds and squares, $245. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $315, 15% $305. Alfalfa meal, 17% $318. Good grass, large rounds, $150-$180. CRP, large rounds, $135-$150. Cattails, large rounds, $90-$125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$75. Wheat straw, large squares, $120-$125, small squares, $4.50/bale.

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

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: Alfalfa, large rounds, $260-$295; good, large rounds, $135-$255. Utility, large rounds, damaged, $55. Premium grass, small squares, $205, large squares, $220-$225, large rounds, $180-$210; good, large rounds, $150-$175; fair, large rounds, $100-$120. Premium mixed hay, in large squares, $235, large rounds, $240-$275; fair, large rounds, $170-$205. Cornstalks, large rounds, $82.50-$90. Wheat straw, large squares, $105-$125.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $270-$285; premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$255, large rounds, $210-$250. Premium grass, large rounds, $180-$200, small squares, $195; good, large rounds, $155-$175. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $250-$280. Cattails, large rounds, $21/bale. Wheat straw, large rounds, $41-$49/bale, small squares, $2.10-$3.75/bale. Oat straw, large rounds, $42/bale, small squares, $3.55-$3.80/bale. Bean straw, large rounds, $23-$26/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $36-$41/bale.

In Montana, hay trades continue to be reported on a very limited basis as supplies of all types of hay scarce across Montana. Demand very good for hay of all qualities.

Good alfalfa, in large squares, $200. 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 of hay are continuing to hold steady with the bulk of the market trading on the lower end of the price spreads.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $265-$280; premium/fair, large squares, $195-$240. Premium/fair alfalfa grass, large squares, $225-$240. Grass hay, large squares, $240-$245, large rounds, $220 to $250. CRP hay, large rounds, $200-$215 delivered. Corn stalks, large squares, $100-$125, large rounds, $100. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $175-$250; fair/premium, large squares, $200-$220. Premium alfalfa-grass, large squares, $190-$225, small squares, $250. Premium/good grass hay, $200. Wheat straw, large squares, $65-$70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska: Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240-$285, large rounds, $240; good/premium, large squares, $240-$250, ground and delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large squares, $100-$110. Wheat straw, large squares, $80-$110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$260; premium/supreme, large rounds, $240; ground and delivered, $220. Grass hay, large rounds, $150. Alfalfa-grass, large rounds, $150. Corn stalks, large rounds, $100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices continue to be very steady, with movement remaining very limited.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275, $300-$350 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; premium, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250, 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. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay supplies are still light to moderate with moderate demand and prices steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $225-$300; good, RFV 150-170, $175-$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, alfalfa movement very light this week. Grass hay movement light to moderate. Demand extremely light from dairies and feedlots, mostly light to moderate from other sources.

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 4 x 5, $40-$70/bale; good, 5 x 6 bales, $60-$80/bale, horse quality, $70-$100/bale in both 4 x 5 and 5 x 6 rolls. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$115/ton. Good bermuda by the ton, $115-$135. Good quality wheat hay, 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 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 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, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$70/bale; fair/good bermuda 5 x 6, $60-80/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good wheat hay 4 x 5 and 5 x 5, $50-$65/bale. Good wheat hay 5 x 6, $65-$75/bale. Bermuda, small squares, horse quality, $13-$18/bale. Corn stalks, $70-$75/ton. Millet loaded on truck, $180/ton.

In Texas, hay prices steady to weak. Trade and demand remains light to moderate with movement rather slow.

Panhandle/High Plains: Good/premium, small squares, delivered, $9-$10/bale, large bales, FOB $270-$290, large bales, delivered, $300-$325; premium/supreme, large bales, FOB, $270-$290, large bales, delivered, $300-$325; fair/good, large bales delivered, $250-$275; fair, large bales, $225-$250. Good alfalfa-grass, large bales, $200-$210. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $235-$250; south, $250-$270, calf hay, $270-$285. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $165-$175, $100/roll. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $195. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $180. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $130. Barley hay, large bales, delivered, $182. Corn stalks, large bales, delivered, $85-$100. Sorghum stovers, large bales, delivered, $115. CRP hay, large bales, delivered, $80-$85. Cotton burrs, $100-$115.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $280-$330, large squares, FOB $240-$250.

North/central/east: Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $300-$325; good/premium, large squares, $275-$300. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $70-$80/roll; fair/good, small squares, $5-$7; good, large rounds, $50-$70/roll.

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

Date: 2/4/2013



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