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Hay test light in some areas


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay fully steady, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets steady. Demand was good with some ranchers buying ground and baled hay for feeding, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 10. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, in large rounds, $250-$275; good, large rounds, $225-$240. Good grass hay, large rounds, $210-$235. Cornstalks, large rounds, $85-$100. Oat hay, large rounds, $200. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets and meal, $360.

Platte Valley—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $350-$365, large rounds, $265; good, large rounds, $225-$230. Corn stalks, large rounds, $90-$100. Alfalfa ground and delivered, $250-$260; blended alfalfa 50/50 blend by weight, $200-$230. 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, $300; good, large rounds, $280, $255-$285 delivered short haul; fair, large rounds, $245-$250. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 16% $305, 15% $295. Alfalfa meal, 17% $308. Good grass, large rounds, $220, $220 delivered short haul. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $295 delivered short haul. Cornstalks, large rounds, $100 delivered. Wheat straw, large rounds, $120.

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, $270-$285, large rounds, $275-$300; premium, large squares, $240-$250, large rounds, $240-$265. Supreme grass, large rounds, $300-$350; premium, small squares, $240, large squares, $245; large rounds, $230-$260; good, small squares, $200, large rounds, $170-$220; fair, small squares, $165, large rounds, $150. Supreme mixed hay, small squares, $330; premium, large rounds, $245-$255, good, large rounds, $190. Cornstalks, large squares, $120, large rounds, $70-$100. Wheat straw, large squares, $130-$200, large rounds, $85-$95.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay sold steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $300, large squares, $305; good, large rounds, $260-$270; fair, large rounds, $155. Premium grass, large rounds, $250-$280, small squares, $260-$320; good, large rounds, $190-$235, small squares, $170-$220; fair, large rounds, $145-$185. Utility, large rounds, $80-$105. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $290-$315; good, large rounds, $235-$265, small squares, $255; fair, large rounds, $155-$200. Cornstalks, large rounds, $39-$41/bale.

In Montana, no reported trade again this week. Supplies of available hay for sale basically exhausted throughout the state. No alfalfa, grass or straw reported.

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

Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $251-$255; premium, large squares, $244-$251, small squares, $283; good, $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, hay supply is light, demand is light, and prices are steady.

Premium alfalfa, RFV 170-185 $225-$300; good, RFV 150-170, $195-$255. 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 light as weather continues to hold up first cutting alfalfa. Some wheat hay reportedly baled but few sales so far. Demand remains light to mostly moderate so far.

Central—Alfalfa market lightly tested, too few sales to trend. Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225-$230. Small squares horse hay, $9-$12/bale. Utility/fair, $160-$175. Grass hay prices not enough sales to establish. Grass hay, latest prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay, round bales 4 x 5, $40-$70/bale. Few sales good quality wheat hay $100/ton. Large round bales 4 X 5, $50-$60/bale.

Eastern­—Supreme alfalfa hay, few loads delivered, $250. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60/bale; 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70. Bermuda grass, small squares, $8-$9/bale.

Western—Alfalfa hay last reported prices. Fair alfalfa, including grassy alfalfa, $190-$200. Utility, $175-$190. Grass hay prices steady. Fair/good prairie hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Corn stalks, delivered in panhandle area, $60-$70/ton.

In Texas, hay prices generally steady to weak. Trade activity was light on light to moderate demand as continued talk of new crop prices. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues in most all regions as drought conditions remain.

Panhandle/High Plains—Good/premium alfalfa, small squares, delivered, $9-$10/bale, large bales, $260-$280, large bales FOB limited test, $250-$270; premium/supreme, large bales, delivered, $280-$300, small bales, FOB, $8-$12/bale, large bales FOB, limited test, $280; fair/good, large bales delivered, $225-$260. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $250-$260; south, $250-$265, calf hay, $275-$278. Wheat hay, large bales, FOB, $120-$125, delivered, $145-$180. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $180; good/premium, delivered $10.50/bale.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $280-$330, large squares, FOB $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. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $50-$90; good, large rounds, FOB $40-$50/roll; fair/good, small square, FOB, $5-$6/bale; fair, large rounds, FOB $40/roll. Wheat/oat hay, delivered, $110.

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, a few more producers on the southeast portion of the state started the first cutting.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $275-$285 delivered from out of state. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $250-$265/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: 5/20/2013



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