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Most hay classes selling steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, grass hay was steady to $10 lower and dehydrated pellets steady on a thin test. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady in the central part of the state to sharply lower in the Platte Valley area. Demand was light with slow hay sales, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 6. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good/premium dairy, large squares, $240-$245; fair, large squares, $210. Good grass, large rounds, $110-$125, small squares prairie hay, $200. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70-$80. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $190. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $335-$340; meal, $340.

Platte Valley—Good grass, large rounds, $110; alfalfa, ground and delivered, $180. Corn stalk bales, $65-$80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; alfalfa meal, $336-$337.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280, large squares delivered to WI, $300; good, large squares, $210, delivered to NW IA and 85 mile haul, $220; fair/good, large squares, $250; fair, large squares, $230. Utility/fair, large rounds, $200. Utility, large rounds and square, $130-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $140; Utility, large rounds, $110. Straw, no reported sales.

In Iowa, alfalfa sold steady on a light test. Buyer inquiry mostly light.

South central/north central—good alfalfa, large squares, $240-$280. Good alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $250-$280. Good grass brome, large squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $155 delivered.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $210-$235; Good, large squares, $160-$175, large rounds, $160-$180; fair, large squares, $130-$155, large rounds, $140-$155. Utility, large rounds, $100-$120. Premium grass, large rounds, $220; good, large rounds, $120-$155, small squares, $160; fair, large rounds, $90-$115. Utility, large rounds, $62.50-$87.50. Good grass alfalfa mix, large rounds, $145. Oat hay, large rounds, $102.50-$110. Straw, large squares, $90-$112.50, large rounds, $105-$115. Cornstalks, large rounds, $52.50-$77.50.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Premium alfalfa, small squares, $245; good, small squares, $200. Utility, large rounds, $105-$145. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $205; good, large rounds, $125-$165; fair, large rounds, $105. Good grass, small squares, $155; fair, large rounds, $95-$125, large squares, $100. Utility, large rounds, $75-$85. Straw, small squares, $3.10-$3.60, large rounds, $45/bale. Corn stalks, large rounds, $28/bale.

In Montana, all classes of hay remain steady. Demand was very good for high RFV testing dairy quality hay, more moderate for lower qualities.

Good alfalfa, large squares, $160-$170, large rounds, $150; fair/good, large rounds eastern Montana, $100; fair, large squares, $130. Good/premium mixed alfalfa-grass, small squares, $200; good, large rounds, $125. Premium grass, large squares, small lots horse hay, $180; good, large squares, $160. Barley pea hay, large squares, 155 RFV, $140. Barley straw, large squares, $60. Wheat straw, large squares, $45.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, no market analysis available due to very limited trade however a lower undertone was noted on all classes. Demand continues to be very light on slow trade.

Eastern Wyoming—No reported trades.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good, $165. Good/premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $195. Premium oat hay, large squares, $152. Wheat straw, large squares, $70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $220. Ground and delivered, $220. Wheat straw, large squares, $100-$125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100-$125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices are mostly steady. Demand is still very light on slow trading activity, but producers are beginning to receive more calls from buyers inquiring on hay prices.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $215-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $200-$210. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$350, large squares, $350. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $250-$265. Good cane hay, large rounds, $140-$150. Good oats, large squares, $150. Good corn stalks, large rounds, $95-$100. 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, small squares, $250. Premium alfalfa hay grazer mix, large squares, $255. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; good, $220; fair, $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. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, the hay supply is heavy, demand light, and prices steady.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $250-$300; premium, RFV 170-$180, $200-$275; good, 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, $30-$45/bale. Good bromegrass, $120-$160; fair bromegrass, $100-$125. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, trade was very slow for both alfalfa and grass hay. Demand was light to very light with little interest from any source.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$220; good/premium, at edge of field, $160-$180; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $140-$160/ton, some with substantial rain damage, $130-$140. Bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $35-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60/bale. Prairie hay, $35-$45/bale 4 x 5 bales. Good mixed grass, small squares, $3-$5/bale in the field.

Eastern—Premium alfalfa edge of field, $200-$220. Fair/good grassy alfalfa, $150-$180. Good mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $30-$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, $150-$180. Good wheat hay, $40-$45/bale, Good oat hay, $60/bale in 5 x 6 bales. Good straw hay, $60-$70, few loads good millet hay, $90/ton loaded on truck.

In Texas, trade and demand on hay continues to be slow with not many price changes since buyers and sellers are playing a waiting game to see who adjusts their prices first.

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, $250-$260; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $250-$260, large bales, FOB, $250-$260; good, small bales delivered, $8-$10/bale; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $220-$250, rained on, $190-$220. Alfalfa/wild oat blend, large bales, $200. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $230-$245; south, $230-$245, calf hay, $260-$270. Alfalfa/wheat/grass blends, $220. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $185-$220. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $180-$190/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $140-$185. Wheat hay ground and delivered, $175. Brown Midrib hay, large bales, delivered, $135-$160, rained-on $100. Corn stalks, large rounds, delivered, $100. Triticale, large rounds, $150.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $270-$395, large squares, FOB, $240-$280; fair, $175-$200/bale.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $13-$14/bale, large squares, delivered, $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $250-$275; good, small squares, FOB delivered $7/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB, $50-$80; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $5-$6/bale; good, large rounds, FOB $40-$50/roll.

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 moderate.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $265-$275 delivered from out of region. Feedlot hay ground and delivered, $260-$265/ton. Premium/supreme, small bales, $10/bale. Wheat hay, large squares, $165/ton.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $225-$230, small bales, $275-$300; good/fair, $180-$210 delivered to dairy.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $220-$230, small bales, $280-$300; good/fair, large squares, $160-180; Utility, $120-$140. Sudan, large squares, $150 delivered to dairies.

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: 9/16/2013



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