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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 is slow. Demand is moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, stock cow hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets, according the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 18. 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, large squares and rounds, $245-$250; fair/good, large rounds and squares, $245. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $315, 15% $305. Alfalfa meal, 17% $318. Good alfalfa-grass, large rounds, $235; good grass, large rounds, $150-$180. CRP, large rounds, $125-$150. Cattails, large rounds, $70-$75. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$75. Wheat straw, large squares, $120-$125.

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: Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $250-$295, large squares, $260-$320, large rounds, $270-$315; good, large rounds, $165-$185. Premium grass, small squares, $200-$275, large squares, $220, large rounds, $205-$240; good, large rounds, $160-$200; fair, large rounds, $130-$155. Premium mixed hay, in large squares, $305; fair, large rounds, $190. Cornstalks, large squares, $80, large rounds, $75-$85. Wheat straw, large squares, $75-$120, large rounds, $85-$87.50.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $240-$250; good, large rounds, $190-$220; fair, large rounds, $165. Premium grass, large rounds, $180-$195; good, large rounds, $140-$175, small squares, $155; fair, large rounds, $105. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $245-$260; good, large rounds, $205-$225, small squares, $130. Oat hay, large rounds, $190. Wheat Straw, large rounds, $46/bale, small squares, $3.55-$3.95/bale. Oat straw, small squares, $3.55-$3.80/bale. Bean Straw, large rounds, $21-$22/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $33-$45/bale.

In Montana, very limited reported trade hay 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 steady with the bulk of the market trading on the lower end of the price spreads. Supplies are light on all classes with the majority of the remaining supplies consisting of third and fourth cutting hay. Moderate demand with slow to moderate trading activity.

Eastern Wyoming: Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $265-$280; premium/fair, large squares, $195-$240. Grass hay, large squares, $240-$245, large rounds, $220-$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 are steady to weak, with movement continuing to be very limited. The majority of buyers are continuing to purchase hay on an as needed basis. Supplies are shortening with many producers holding on to remaining hay for their own winter feeding needs.

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, the hay supply is moderate, demand is moderate and prices are steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $225-$300; good, RFV 150-170, $175-$255; fair RFV, $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, all hay movement light to moderate with demand mostly light. The bulk of movement this week consisted of previously contracted hay. Alfalfa interest light from dairies and feedlots.

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 in both 4X5 and 5X6 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, delivered, $210-$220, small squares, horse quality, $12-$20/bale. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4X5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5X5 and 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-$70/bale; fair/good Bermuda 5X6, $60-80/bale. Fair/good prairie hay, 5X6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good wheat hay 4X5 and 5x5, $50-$65/bale. Good wheat hay 5X6, $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 mostly steady to weak. Trade and demand light to moderate on hay over the state.

Panhandle/High Plains: Good/premium, 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, $300-$325; fair/good, large bales delivered, $250-$275. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $250-$260; south, $255-$275, calf hay, $280-$285. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $165-$175, $100/roll. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $250. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $180. Milo hay, large bales, delivered, $130. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $220. Corn stalks, large bales, delivered, $84-$103. Sorghum stovers, large bales, delivered, $115. CRP hay, large bales, delivered, $85-$90.

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: 1/28/2013



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