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Most hay prices remain steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets were steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 24. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast-Premium alfalfa, small squares, $400, large rounds, $250-275; good, large rounds, $225-$240. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85-$100. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets and meal, $360.

Platte Valley—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $350-$365, large rounds, $265; good, large rounds, $220-$230. Corn stalks, large rounds, $90-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered, $250-$260. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $130-$140. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $280, delivered short haul $280. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $305, 15% $295. Alfalfa meal, 17% $308. Premium grass, large rounds, $260; fair, large rounds, $165-$220. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85-$100 delivered. Wheat straw, large rounds, delivered short haul $130.

In Iowa, no test on the market this week due to contacts are out of hay. However, some hay is still moving through area hay auctions. Probably won’t be any more prices until the first cutting of new crop hay.

South central/north central—Alfalfa, none reported.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $287-$290, large rounds, $270-$290; premium, large squares, $260, large rounds, $250-$265. Supreme grass, large rounds, $270; premium, large squares, $265; good, small squares, $210-$220, large rounds, $180-$200; fair, large squares, $157.50-$177.50. Premium mixed hay, large squares, $255; good, large rounds, $192.50-$195; fair, large squares, $160, large rounds, $160-$172.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $90-$115. Straw, large squares, $70-$160. Bean straw, large squares, $50.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, small squares, $270, large rounds, $250-$265; fair, large rounds, $205. Good grass, large squares, $250, large rounds, $215-$245; fair, large rounds, $170-$205. Utility, large rounds, $105-$155. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $290-$295; good, large rounds, $210-$255.

In Montana, no trade to report, available supplies of old crop hay are non-existent.

No reported sales of alfalfa, grass or straw.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes are trading steady. Supply remains very light on all classes with many producers being sold out.

Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $251-$255; premium, large squares, $244-$251, small squares, $283; good, large squares, $235-$246. Native grass, large rounds, $210 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $345 delivered wholesale. No reported quote for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200. Good grass hay, large rounds, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $255; good, large rounds, $220. Ground and delivered, $220. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—CRP fair grass hay, large rounds, $150.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady on very limited movement.

Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250-$275, $280-$300 delivered; good/premium, large squares, $225-$250; premium, ground and delivered, $275-$285; fair, ground and delivered, $250. Premium grass, small squares, $350-$450. Corn stalks, large rounds, $85-$100, $110-$125 delivered. CRP hay, large squares, $120-$140. Straw, large squares, $100. 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-$240, small squares, $250-$270; good/premium, large squares, $200-$225. Oat hay, large squares, $180-$190. 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 light, demand is light, and prices are steady.

Good alfalfa, 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.

In Oklahoma, hay movement very light as weather halted haying activities in most parts of the state this week. Extreme tornado and thunderstorm damage was experienced in central Oklahoma.

Central—Few loads untested first-cutting alfalfa hay moving to dairies $200-$215/ton. Few loads grassy alfalfa, $185. Few loads fair/good quality $150-$160. New crop small square bales horse hay $8-$10/bale. Few sales new crop grass hay, good quality wheat hay, $50-$60/bale in 4 x 5 or 5 x 5 bales. Same hay $90-$105/ton. New crop rye hay 4 x 5 bales, $45-$55/bale.

Eastern—Alfalfa, few sales fair/good grass alfalfa, $160-$180; small squares new crop horse hay, $9-$10/bale. Grass hay largely untested as wet weather delaying baling. Small amount rye and winter mix hay offered $40-$60/bale in 4 x 5 and 5 x 5 bales, small square, mostly $5-$7/bale.

Western—New crop alfalfa, $200-$210; fair quality, $150-$160. Good wheat hay, $50-$60/bale, few to $65/bale. Good wheat hay mostly $90-$100/ton. Corn stalks delivered in panhandle area $60-$70/ton.

In Texas, hay price mostly steady over the state this week. Wheat hay prices continue to have a wide price spread mainly due to amount of protein and freight. Trade and demand on hay light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains—Good/premium alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $9-$11/bale, large bales, $260-$280, premium/supreme, large bales, delivered, $280-$320, small bales, FOB, $11-$12/bale; fair/good, large bales delivered, $225-$260. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $255-$265; south, $250-$265, calf hay, $275-$285. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $130-$175. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $200, good/premium, small bales, delivered $10.50/bale.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB new crop, $280-$330, large squares, FOB new crop, $240-$245, medium squares, $270; good, $200.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares delivered, limited test, $8-$12/bale, large squares, delivered, $270-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $260-$270. Wheat hay, large bales, $130-$160. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80; good, large rounds, FOB $50-$60/roll; fair/good, small square, FOB, $5-$6/bale; fair, large rounds, FOB $40/roll.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$180; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230; good, large rounds, FOB, $50-$60/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices were steady. Trade and demand moderate, movement slow.

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

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $245-$250 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.

North central—Baled alfalfa, large square bales, no quote.

Date: 6/3/2013



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