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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, no recent comparison for an adequate market test. Light movement in dehydrated pellets and other hay this week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 26. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $250; good, large rounds, $130-$140. Good grass, large rounds, $125-$145, small squares prairie hay, $190. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$80. Cane-sudan grass, large rounds, $80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $325-$340; meal, $330-$340.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $250, large rounds, $130-$140. Corn stalk large round bales, $75 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $160-$180. Ground and delivered corn stalks, $110-$120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330-$340; alfalfa meal, $337-$341.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$280; premium, large squares $250; good, large squares, $250; utility/fair, large squares, $200. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Good grass, large squares, $150; fair/good, large rounds, $130. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large squares, $180. Wheat straw, no sales reported. Cornstalks, large rounds, new crop, $80.

In Iowa, no recent comparison. Most are busy with fall harvest and some sellers have had a few calls and have moved some hay.

South central/north central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $260 delivered; fair, large squares, $180. Utility, large squares, $130. Good alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $250-$280. Grass, large squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $155 delivered.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $200; premium, large squares, $190, large rounds, 180; good, large squares, $160, large rounds, $160-$170; fair, large rounds, $145-$155; utility, large rounds, $120-$125. Premium grass, large rounds, $170-$190; good, large rounds, $145-$165; fair, large rounds, $135-$142.50; utility, large rounds, $70-$100. Fair grass alfalfa mix, large rounds, $135-$145. Oat hay, large squares, $120-$122.50. Straw, large squares, $115-$125, large rounds, $125. Oat straw, large rounds, $110. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$85.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $175, small squares, $180. Premium grass, small squares, $185; good, large rounds, $130-$160, small squares, $140; utility, large rounds, $71. Oat straw, large rounds, $58/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $42/bale.

In Montana, all classes of hay trending steady. Interest is light to moderate for all classes of hay. Hay supplies are abundant.

Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $175, small squares, $240; premium, large squares, $190, small squares, $180. Good horse hay, large squares, $80/bale; fair/good, large squares, $120-$130. Mixed alfalfa-grass, no reported sales. Good grass, no reported sales. Barley straw, large squares, $50. Wheat straw, large squares, $45.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, compared to last week: all classes traded mostly steady to weak on limited trade. Much of the Nebraska Panhandle and western South Dakota and parts of Wyoming are continuing to deal with the devastation left by winter storm Atlas.

Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$190, large rounds, $180; fair, large squares, $170-$175. Good wheat straw, large squares, $90-$95. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Good alfalfa, $175. Good/premium grass alfalfa mix, $200; premium, small squares, $195. Fair grass, large squares, $150. Premium oat hay, large squares, $150. Barley straw, large squares, $90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Good alfalfa, large squares $200; fair, large rounds, $150-$160. Ground and delivered, $220. Wheat straw, large squares, $100-$125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices are steady on very light buyer demand, and slow trading activity.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $200-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $175-$185, $200-$210 delivered. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $300-$350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$265. Good oats, large squares, $150. Good corn stalks, large rounds, $95-$100, $110 delivered. Good millet hay, large squares, $175. Straw, large squares, $90-$100, $115-$125 delivered. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $275; good/premium, large squares, $220; premium, small squares, $250. Premium grass, small squares, $300, large rounds, $280. Premium alfalfa hay grazer mix, large squares, $200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $220, small squares, $210-$220; fair, large squares, $210. Good oat hay, large squares, $180-$200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $240-$260; premium, small squares, $250-$300; fair/good, large rounds, $150. Good oat hay, large squares, $190. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $275-$300; fair/good, large squares, $200-$215. Utility, $180-$200. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $225-$300; premium, RFV 170-$180, $200-$275; good, RFV 150-170 $160-$225. Good mixed grass hay, $90-$160; fair/good mixed grass hay, $70-$100; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $30-$45/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, no report will be issued this week. The next report will be issued Oct. 31.

In Texas, hay trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand. Some demand picking up as many buyers are stocking up for the winter season.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $9.50-$12/bale, large bales, delivered, $260-$285, small bales, FOB, $7.50-$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $230-$250; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $260-$285; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $220-$240; brown alfalfa, $195-$230. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $200-$245; south, $235-$250, calf hay, $260-$280. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $180-$200/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, beardless, $165-$175. Brome hay, small bales, delivered, $285. Cotton burrs, delivered, $80. Sorghum sudan, large bales, delivered, $130-$140. Red Top cane hay, large bales, delivered, $150. Peanut hay, large bales, delivered, $120-$125. Prairie hay, delivered, $190. Hay grazer, delivered, $125.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $270-$300, large squares, FOB, $245-$250.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales FOB, $7, $230/ton, large squares, delivered, $275-$310; good/premium, small bales, FOB, $5-$7, $165-$230/ton, large squares, delivered, $250-$275. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $200-$230, large rounds, FOB, $50-$80; good, large rounds, FOB $40-$50/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $4-$6/bale, $135-$200/ton.

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 remained mostly steady. Trade and demand were moderate. This is the last report for New Mexico for the season.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $275-$285 delivered from out of region. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $200-$255/ton. Premium/supreme, small bales, $10-$12/bale.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250, small bales, $275-$300; good/fair, $180-$210 delivered to dairy.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $230-$250, small bales, $280-$300; good/fair, large squares, $150-180; Utility, $120-$140. Sudan, large squares, $150 delivered to dairies. Silage, $54/ton @ 67% moisture.

North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $220-$230, small bales, $8-$10/bale; $270-$285/ton; good/fair, large squares, $180-$200. Most hay being stacked for later sale.

Date: 11/04/2013



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