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Most hay tests light due to holiday break

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, all reported forage products sold steady on a light test. All contacts reported the phones have been busy with potential buyers pricing hay but overall movement was slow this first week of January, according the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 4. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; premium, small squares, $375; good, large rounds, $200-$240. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$225. Cornstalks, rounds, $70-$95. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $340-$350; alfalfa meal, $345-$350.

Platte Valley: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$300; premium, small squares, $350; good, large rounds, $230. Good grass hay, large rounds, $200-$230. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100. 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: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285; premium, large rounds, $280, small squares, $8/bale; good, large squares and rounds, $245-$250; fair/good, large rounds, $250. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $315, 15% $305. Alfalfa meal, 17% $318. Premium grass, large squares, $260; good, large rounds, $150. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$75. Wheat straw, large squares, $115-$125.

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

South central/north central: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285-$300; good, large squares, $225-$250. Mix alfalfa hay, large squares, $285. Grass hay, large squares, $210. Corn stalks, large squares, $100. Straw, in large squares, $135, small squares, $155.

Rock Valley: Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $280, large squares, $250-$295, large rounds, $270-$295; premium, small squares, $245, large rounds, $235-$265. Premium grass, in small squares, $235-$240, large rounds, $200-$235, good, large squares, $175-$185, large rounds, $155-$195. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $220-$285; good, large rounds, $185-$215. Cornstalks, large squares, $72.50-$85, large rounds, $75.50-$87.50. Wheat straw, large squares, $72.50-$115, large rounds, $72.50-$115.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $285, large rounds, $255-$260; premium, large rounds, $235-$245; good, large rounds, $195. Premium grass, large rounds, $185-$210, small squares, $250; good, large rounds, $155-$175. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $255, large squares, $230; good, large rounds, $215; fair, large rounds, $170. Cornstalks, large rounds, $26-$28/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3.50-$3.55/bale. Straw, small squares, $3.90-$4.10/bale.

In Montana, no report due to holiday break.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, no report due to holiday break. Next report, Jan. 10.

In Colorado, no report due to holiday break. Next report, Jan. 10.

In Missouri, hay supplies are light, demand is moderate and prices are steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $200-$275; Fair/good alfalfa, RFV greater than 130-170, $160-$225. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$145; fair/good mixed grass hay, $100-$145; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $55-$95/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale. Corn stalks stover $60-$100/ton, large rounds $25-$40.

In Oklahoma, most movement wrapping up previous sales and contracts. Alfalfa demand light to moderate. Grass hay movement spotty with most areas reporting limited sales. Demand generally moderate following colder temperatures and wintry weather over the holidays.

Central: Alfalfa prices mostly steady. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $245-$275. Good, squares and rounds, $190-$225. Utility/fair, $160-$175. Horse quality, small squares, $400-$450. Grass hay prices steady, instances $5-$10 higher. 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 wheat-wheat and rye mix, large rounds, $50-$70.

Eastern: Alfalfa prices steady. Good alfalfa, $250; fair, $210-$220, small squares horse quality, $12-$15/bale. Grass hay prices steady to $10 higher. 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. Corn stalks, $60-$65/ton in round bales. Soybean and crabgrass, $90-$100.

Western: Alfalfa hay prices steady to firm. Premium/supreme alfalfa, untested; fair, including grassy alfalfa, $200-$225. Utility, $175-$200. Grass hay prices steady $10 higher. 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 bales, $65-$75/bale.

In Texas, no report due to holiday break. Next report, Jan. 11.

Date: 1/14/2013



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