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Hay trade slow in some areas

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, there were no updates available for the Northeast Nebraska and Platte Valley hay markets. Compared to 3 weeks ago, the East River area of South Dakota, reported alfalfa and grass hay steady to weak, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $275-$280; premium, large squares $250; good, large squares, $250, large rounds, delivered, $240; fair, large rounds delivered short haul, $200; utility/fair, large rounds, $130, large squares, $200, large squares, rain damaged, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Good grass, large squares, $150; delivered to NW IA, $180; fair/good, large rounds, $130. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large squares, $180. Wheat straw, large squares, delivered to NW IA, $125. Cornstalks, large rounds, new crop, $80-$92.50.

In Iowa, there were no updates in the Northeast/Central Nebraska hay market.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $200-$205; premium alfalfa, large rounds, $190-$195; good, large rounds, $175-$185; fair, large rounds, $145-$165. Premium grass, large rounds, $160-$175; good, large rounds, $135-$150, large squares, $125; fair, large rounds, $105-$130. Premium grass alfalfa mix, large rounds, $180; good, large rounds, $160-$165; fair, large rounds, $120. Straw, large squares, $90-$125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $92.50-$100.

In Minnesota, there were no updates available this week.

In Montana, compared to three weeks ago, higher quality alfalfa steady, feeder hay $5 to $10/ton lower. Barley $10/ton lower. Interest is light to moderate for all classes of hay. Hay supplies are abundant.

Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $240-180; premium, large squares, $190. 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, no reported sales.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, no comparison available from previous weeks. 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, large rounds, $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, no price trends available due to no recent comparable sales, as a result of the government shutdown. Hay trade and activity was slow again this week.

Northeas—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—Good/premium alfalfa, large squares, $220; premium, small squares, $250. 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, $250-$260; premium, small squares, $250-$300. 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, few hay sales have occurred but a few bales have been traded where prices were slightly negotiable with the neighbors. 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; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$170. 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, trade very slow and demand very light for both alfalfa and grass hay. Movement mostly light to very light.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$225; good/premium, at edge of field, $160-$180; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $140-$165/ton. Grassy alfalfa, in round bales, $90-$125. Bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale. Prairie hay, $25-$45/bale 4 x 5 bales, mostly $30-$40. Good mixed grass, small squares, $3-$5/bale in the field.

Eastern—Fair/good alfalfa, $140-$170. Supreme horse hay, small squares, $350-$400/ton. Good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $25-$45; 5 x 6 bales $40-$50/bale, small squares mixed grass, $3-$6/bale.

Western—Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$225. Fair/good alfalfa, $140-$165. Good wheat hay, 4 x 5 $40-$45/bale, Good oat hay, $90/ton. Good straw hay, $60/ton.

In Texas, there were no updates available this week.

In New Mexico, no comparison made, Trade and demand was moderate.

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: 10/28/2013



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