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Some hay prices steady to weak

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay steady to weak on a very light test. Dehydrated pellets in Eastern Nebraska steady to $5 lower while dehydrated in the Platte Valley traded steady to $5 higher. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady. Demand remains light for hay products, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 13. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good grass, large rounds, $110-$125, small squares prairie hay, $200. Wheat/oat mix, large rounds, $95. Cornstalks, large rounds, $65-$80. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $180. Cornstalks, ground and delivered, $110-$120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $325-$340; meal, $330-$340.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $160. Good grass, large rounds, $110; alfalfa, ground and delivered, $180. Corn stalk bales, $65-$80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330-$335; alfalfa meal, $337-$341.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $280, large squares delivered to WI, $300; good, large rounds, $220, large rounds and squares delivered to NW IA and 85 mile haul, $220-235; fair/good, large rounds delivered short haul, $205. Utility/fair, large rounds, $130-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $265, 17%, $275; Alfalfa meal, 17% $278. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $130; Utility, large rounds, $110. Cattails, large rounds, 70. Straw, large rounds, $110, small squares, $4/bale.

In Iowa, the bulk of the FOB alfalfa in large squares sold $20-$40/ton lower. Small squares sold steady on a light. Large area of the state in bone-dry but demand still remains light for most hay products.

South central/north central—supreme alfalfa, large squares, $325; good, large squares, $225-$240; Good alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $250-$280. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $155 delivered.

Rock Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $155-$170, large rounds, $155-$180; fair, large squares, $135-$140, large rounds, $125-$150; utility, large squares, $105, large rounds, $105-$120. Good grass, large squares, $120-$132, large rounds, $120-$140; fair, large rounds, $95-$115, small squares, $115-$125; utility, large rounds, $80, small squares, $80-$95. Good grass alfalfa mix, large squares, $145-$152.50; fair, large rounds, $115; utility, large rounds, $70-$95. Oat hay, large rounds, $80. Straw, large squares, $80-$105, large rounds, $80-$100. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50-$75.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $260, small squares, $245; good, large rounds, $180-$220; fair, large rounds, $140-$150. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135-$145, small squares, $115-$135; fair, large rounds, $110. Good grass, large rounds, $120-$140; fair, large rounds, $95-$115; utility, large rounds, $80-$85. Oat hay, large rounds, $100. Oat straw, small squares, $3.10-$3.50/bale. Wheat straw, large rounds, $50/bale, small squares, $3.85-$4.05/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.

Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $190, small squares horse hay, $240-$250; good, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $130-$150; fair/good, large rounds, $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, demand continues to be very light on slow trade.

Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good, $195-$200 delivered. Good wheat straw, large squares, $80-$90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good, $165. Fair grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $165 delivered; premium, 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, $40, large rounds, $140-$150; fair, $120-$130. Wheat hay, large rounds, $85. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices are mostly steady to weak. Severe rain has also slowed the hay trade, as many producers cannot access their fields or stacks of hay to move due to mud. As a result, demand is still very light on slow trading activity.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; good, large squares, $215-$220, $225-$235 delivered; fair, large squares, $200-$210; utility, $210 delivered. 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, grass supplies are very heavy. The quality of that hay is general being seen as above average. Alfalfa supplies are moderate to heavy and the prices are slightly lower on the top quality this week, demand is light for all qualities.

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 was very slow for alfalfa, at a near standstill for grass hay. Demand was light for most offerings except Supreme quality alfalfa generating at least light to moderate interest.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$230; few loads supreme, loaded on truck, $250; good/premium, at edge of field, $160-$180; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $140-$165/ton. Bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $35-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60/bale. Prairie hay, $30-$45/bale 4 x 5 bales. Good mixed grass, small squares, $3-$5/bale in the field.

Eastern—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-$230. Fair/good alfalfa, $140-$165. 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 buyers hesitant to pay set prices and most dairies stocked up on wheat hay earlier in the year.

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; good, small bales delivered, $8-$10/bale; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $220-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, north, $230-$235; south, $230-$245, calf hay, $260-$290. Alfalfa grass brown blends, $220. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $180-$200/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, beardless, $160-$180, bearded, $135-$165. Sudan hay, large bales, delivered, $140-$150, FOB $120. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $90.

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; FOB, $10-$11, 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-$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: 9/23/2013



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