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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, trading was inactive on this shortened holiday week. Prices below are from last week’s report, according to the USDA Market News Service, July 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good old crop alfalfa, large rounds, few, $200. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85-$90. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $340-$350; meal, $345-$350.

Platte Valley—Premium old crop alfalfa, small squares, $325-$350; good, large rounds, $220. Alfalfa ground and delivered, $250-$260; blended alfalfa ground and delivered, $230. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $120-$140. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $300, large rounds, delivered, $280-$310; good, large squares, $250, delivered, $210, large rounds, $240. Utility/fair, large rounds, new crop, $135-$145. Delivered new crop, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $275, alfalfa meal, 17% $285. Good grass, large rounds, new crop, $190, delivered new crop, $180; fair, large rounds, new crop, $165. Good alfalfa-grass mix, large rounds, new crop, $185, large rounds, delivered short haul, $190, large squares, new crop, $220. Wheat straw, large rounds, delivered short haul $95. Cornstalks, large rounds, delivered, $80.

In Iowa, few, bales of new crop alfalfa hit the market this week with no comparable sales to compare to.

South Central/North Central—fair alfalfa, large squares $190-$200 delivered. Good alfalfa-grass mix, small squares, $280. Good grass, large rounds grass hay, $100/bale delivered. Straw, large squares, $110-$115. Rye, large rounds $60/bale.

Rock Valley—Good alfalfa, small squares, $215, large squares, $170-$205, large rounds, $162.50-$200; fair, small squares, $145, large rounds, $132.50-$147.50. Utility, large squares, $90, large rounds, $122.50. Good grass, large rounds, $160-$170; fair, small squares, $135-$140, large squares, $127.50-$130, large rounds, $125-$140. Utility, large squares, $122.50, large rounds, $105-$120. Good mixed hay, large rounds, $170-$175; fair, large rounds, $155. Utility, large rounds, $87.50-$92.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $65-$75.

In Minnesota, there was no updated report this week. Following is last week’s report for Pipestone.

Premium alfalfa, small, $230; good, large rounds, $175-$180; fair, large rounds, $120-$140. Good grass, large rounds, $155-$185, small squares, $165-$180; fair, large rounds, $120-$140. Utility, large rounds, $100. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $165-$180. Rye grass, large rounds, $40/bale. Oat straw, in small squares, $3.15/bale.

In Montana, few reported sales of new crop hay this week. Hay growers are busy cutting and baling first cut alfalfa. Demand was moderate for hay with prices just now starting to reported.

Good alfalfa, in large squares, $170, large rounds, $160 out of the field. No report on grass, or straw.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes are trading steady. Trading activity was slow to inactive on light demand.

Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $265; premium, $230-$240; good, $210-$230; fair/good, $200-$210. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $310 delivered wholesale. Premium grass-alfalfa mix, small squares, $300. No reported quote for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240; good, large squares, $180-$200. Premium grass-alfalfa mix, small squares, $285, large squares, $265; fair/good, large squares, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Good alfalfa, large squares, $200-$230. Ground and delivered, $220. Premium wheat hay, large squares, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200, large rounds, $150-$175. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, prices are steady. Pasture and range conditions continued to decline.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250; good, large squares, $215-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $200-$210; good, ground and delivered, $250-$255; premium, standing in the field, $170; good, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$275. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100, $110-$125 delivered. Straw, large squares, $85-$95. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $275-$300. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240. Good winter rye, large squares, $170. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$260; premium, small squares, $275-$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 heavy, with light demand and steady prices.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $250-$300; premium alfalfa, RFV 170-$180, $200-$275; good alfalfa, RFV 150-170 $160-$225; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$170. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$160; fair/good mixed grass hay, $90-$125; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $35-$60/bale. Haylage, $85-$150. Wheat hay, $80-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay movement is slow to moderate. Demand light to moderate.

Central—Alfalfa steady to firm. Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$215, few loads untested hay, $170-$190/ton. Fair/good alfalfa with light to moderate rain damage, $140-$160/ton. Few loads horse hay, moving locally, $300-$350, in small squares. Grass hay steady. Good wheat hay, $45-$60/bale in 4 x 5 or 5 x 5 bales. Wheat hay, $90-$100/ton. Rye hay 4 x 5 bales $45-$60/bale. Early prairie hay, $40-$50/bale 4 X 5 bales. Good mixed grass, small squares, $4-$7/bale in the field.

Eastern—Alfalfa, not well tested. Fair/good grassy alfalfa, $170-$190, small squares, $9-$10/bale. Grass hay steady. Good rye and mixed grass hay offered, $40-$60/bale in 4 x 5 and 5 x 5 bales, 5 x 6 bales $55-$70/bale, small squares mixed grass, mostly $5-$7/bale.

Western—Alfalfa, steady to firm. Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$220. Fair/good alfalfa, $160-$190. Grass hay steady, good wheat hay, $45-$60/bale, in southern and central Oklahoma, sold by the ton, $90-$110 at edge of field. In panhandle counties, $140-$150/ton loaded on truck edge of field. Good straw hay, $65-$75.

In Texas, trade and movement on hay light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, new crop, $11-$12/bale, large bales, delivered, $280-$300, small bales, FOB, $10-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$270; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $250-$280; fair, large bales, delivered, $200-$230. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $250-$265; south, $250-$265, calf hay, $270-$285. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, bearded, $160; beardless to $175-$185. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $220.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos­—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB new crop, $280-$395, large squares, FOB new crop, $240-$250, instances supreme, $280, medium squares, $270; fair/good, $200-$230.

North/central/east—Alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $13-$14/bale. Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $280-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $250-$280. Wheat hay, delivered, large bales, $150-$165. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $50-$80; good, large rounds, $40-$50/roll; fair/good, FOB small squares, $5-$7/bale.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$160; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade and demand was moderate.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $275-$285 delivered from out of region. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $265-$275/ton. Premium/supreme, small bales, $10/bale. Wheat hay, large squares, $145-$175/ton.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $245-$260 delivered to dairy, small bales, $275-$300/ton.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250/ton delivered to dairies, small bales, $280-$300/ton. Oat hay, large squares, $150 delivered to dairies.

North central—Baled alfalfa, large square bales, premium/supreme, $230-$250, small bales, $8-$10/bale; $280-$300/ton. Most hay being stacked for later sale.

Date: 7/15/2013



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