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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass hay, cornstalk bales, alfalfa pellets and ground/delivered hay sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 7. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $130; fair, large rounds, $100-$125. Good grass, large rounds, $90-$125; fair, large rounds, $75, small squares of grass hay, $170-$175. Cornstalks bales $55-$65. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $315-$320; meal, $320-$325.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $25, large rounds, $130; fair, rounds, $120 delivered; utility/fair, large squares, $150. Ground and delivered alfalfa on local hauls, $160, blended alfalfa product $130-$140. Ground and delivered corn stalks, $100-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $315; alfalfa meal, $332. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $280.

East River area of South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $260, small squares, $7.50/bale; good, large squares, delivered to short haul, $230; fair, large rounds, $150. Utility/fair, large rounds, $110. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $250, 17%, $260; Alfalfa meal, 17% $263. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $130. Mixed alfalfa grass, no reported sales. Wheat straw, large squares, $120, small squares, delivered to NW IA, $5.10/bale. Cornstalks, large squares, $70, large rounds, delivered short haul, $70.

In Iowa, all hay is steady. Light to moderate movement.

South Central/North Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $325 delivered; good, large squares, $200, few $240 delivered. Good alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $175 delivered.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $170, large rounds, $160-$167.50; premium, large rounds, $130-$150; good, large squares, $130, large rounds, $127.20-$130. Premium grass, small squares, $135-$155, large rounds, $135-$137.50; good, small squares, 3.25 tons, $115-$120, large rounds, $110-$115; fair, large rounds, $85-$105 Utility, small squares, 29 bales $1.50/bale, large rounds, $65-$80.. Premium mixed hay, large squares, $150, large rounds, $145-$155; good, large rounds, $125. Straw, large squares, $100, large rounds, $75-$85. Oat straw, large rounds, $120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $160-$180; fair,small squares, $155, large rounds, $125-$155. Premium grass, small squares, $175-$180; good, large rounds, $120-$140, small squares, $125; fair, small squares, $100-$115, large rounds, $100-$115. Utility, large rounds, $80-$90. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $175; good, large rounds, $150; fair, large rounds, $130-$135; utility, large rounds, $105. Straw, small squares, $3.90-$4.10/bale, large rounds, $53. Cornstalks, large rounds, $23-$374/bale, 1 load $4/bale.

In Montana, few reported sales of all commodities. Alfalfa weak, Timothy grass hay steady. Demand was very light, with most local buyers only purchasing hay on an as needed basis.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good/premium, large squares, $170, small squares, $200; fair/good, large squares, $100-$130. Mixed alfalfa-grass, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240; fair/good, small squares, $180; fair, small squares, $150. Grass, no reported sales. Barley straw, no reported sales. Wheat straw, large rounds and squares, $20-$25/bale.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes of hay traded mostly steady to weak on slow to moderate trading activity.

Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $175-$180; fair, large squares, $150-$160. Utility/fair, large squares, $130-$140; good, large rounds, $150; fair, large rounds, $135; utility, $125-$130. Grass alfalfa, large rounds, $140-$150. Fair grass, large rounds, $80. Millet, large squares, $60. Sorghum sudan grass, large squares, $70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $183-$200; good/premium, large squares, $170-$175; good, large squares, $150-$166; fair/good, large squares, $125. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $165, small squares, $195. Native grass, large squares, $150. Oat hay, large squares, $125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $190-$205; good, large squares $150; fair, large squares, $125-$150, large rounds, $150-$170. Ground and delivered, $170. Fair grass alfalfa, large rounds, $150 delivered; fair/good grass, large rounds, $80. Wheat straw, large squares, $72.50-$95. Cornstalks, large squares, $70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100-$140. Fair/good grass alfalfa mix, large rounds, $70-$90. Sorghum, large rounds, $85. Sorghum oat mix, large rounds, $70. Good straw, large rounds, $40. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay prices remain steady to weak on light demand. Trading activity is slow to inactive for new customers, with the majority movement consisting of repeat customers.

Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$240; premium, large squares, $220-$230, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $185-$200, $210-$220 delivered; fair, large squares, $170-$180. Utility, large squares, $160-$170. 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 squares, $80-$90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $250, small squares, $250; good, large squares, $220; fair, large squares, $180-$190. Premium grass, small squares, $300, large rounds, $280. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $245; premium large squares, $230-$240, small squares, $250-$275; good, large squares, $220, small squares, $210-$220; fair, large squares, $180-$200. Utility, large squares, $160-$170. Good oat hay, large squares, $200; fair, $180, rain damaged, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$260, small squares, $250-$300; good, large squares, $230-$240; fair/good, large rounds, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $275-300. Good oat hay, large squares, $190. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Fair/good grass, large squares, $200-$215; fair, large squares, $170-$180; Utility, large squares, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $250-$275. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $225-$275; premium, RFV 170-180, $175-$250; good, RFV 150-170 $160-$200; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$170. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100; fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$75; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $30-$45/bale. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$70. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay trade is very slow. Movement light to moderate. Demand mostly light.

Central—Premium alfalfa loaded on truck at edge of field, $200-$210; good, edge of field, $150-$180; fair/good alfalfa including grassy alfalfa, $125-$160/ton, mostly $140-$150 in large squares bales, round bales, $90-$125, small squares, $9-$12/bale, small squares, $250-$300/bale. Bermuda grass hay, 4X5 bales, $25-$45/bale, 5X6 bales, $30-$50/bale. Prairie hay, $25-$40/bale 4 X 5 bales, mostly $25-$30. Good mixed grass, small squares, $5-$6/bale in the field.

Eastern Oklahoma—Fair/good alfalfa, $140-$170; good/premium, $180-$200. Good mixed grass hay 4X5 bales $25-$45/bale; 5X6 bales $25-$50/bale, small squares mixed grass, $3-$6/bale.

Western Oklahoma—Premium alfalfa, edge of field, $200-$210. Fair/good, $140-$165, mostly $150 in large squares; fair/good, large rounds, delivered, $175. Good Bermuda grass, $70-$90/ton. Good wheat hay, 4X5 $40-$45/bale, Good oat hay, $90/ton. Good straw hay, $50-$60/ton. Sorghum sudan grass $90/ton, some by the bale at $45-$50 in 4X5 bales. Bluestem loaded on truck in the panhandle, $120-$125.

In Texas, hay prices were mostly unchanged this week as a winter storm moved through the state slowing down movement. Trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $315-$360, $9.50-$11/bale, large bales, delivered, $250-$285, small bales, FOB, $11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$270; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $230-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $165-$195. Calf hay, $220-$234. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $190-$200/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $145-$165. Hay grazer, large bales, FOB, $95-$105. Corn/sorghum stalks, large bales, delivered, $65-$75. Peanut hay, large bales, delivered, $115-$120. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $185-$220.

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

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $285. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $200-$230, large rounds, FOB, $60-$70; good, large rounds, FOB, $50/roll, $100/ton.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$140, $60-$70/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230; good/premium, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$140, $60-$70/roll.

Date: 2/17/2014



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