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Most hay demand light to moderate


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa rounds were steady to $10 lower. Grass hay, cornstalk bales, and ground/delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets in Northeast part of the state sold steady to $5 lower, 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. Alfalfa mix hay, large rounds, $115. Good grass, large rounds, $90-$125, small squares of grass hay, $170-$175. Cornstalks bales $50-$65/ton. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $310-$315; meal, $315.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $250, large rounds, $120-$130. 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, $225-$255; good, large squares, $175-$225; fair, large rounds, $130. Utility/fair, large rounds, $110, large squares, $115-$125. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $240, 17%, $245; Alfalfa meal, 17% $250. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $130-$150. Mixed alfalfa grass, no reported sales. Wheat straw, large squares, $110. Cornstalks, large squares, $70, large rounds, delivered short haul, $70.

In Iowa, alfalfa hay steady, large squares of straw $5 higher. Light demand for hay moderate demand for straw.

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, $140 delivered, small squares, $175 delivered.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $155-$165; premium, large squares, $130-$140, large rounds, $130-$150; good, large squares, $115-$122.50, large rounds, $110-$125; fair, large squares, $105, large rounds, $95-$105. Premium grass, small squares, $130-$160, large rounds, $140-$160; good, large rounds, $112.50-$125; fair, large rounds, $85-$105 Utility, large squares, $70, large rounds, $75-$80. Good mixed hay, large rounds, $115; fair, large rounds, $80-$100. Straw, large squares, $100, large rounds, $57.50 Wheat straw, large squares, $95. Oat hay, large rounds, $92.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$47.50.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay are steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $165-$170; fair, large rounds, $120-$155. Premium grass, small squares, $175; good, large rounds, $130-$145, small squares, $150-$155; fair, large rounds, $100-$125. Utility, large rounds, $80-$95. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $140-$160. Utility, large rounds, $100-$115. Straw, small squares, $3.90-$4.20/bale, large rounds, $45. Cornstalks, large rounds, $21-$33/bale, 1 load $13/bale.

In Montana, few reported sales. Alfalfa was weak, Timothy grass hay steady to weak. 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, $225-$240; fair/good, small squares, $180; fair, small squares, $150. Utility/fair, small squares, $130-$135. 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 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. Good alfalfa hay grazer mix, large squares, $170. Good hay grazer, large squares, $130. 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, $150-$160. Good oat hay, large squares, $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-$300. 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 and movement mostly slow in central and eastern counties, slow to moderate in western Oklahoma. Demand light to moderate for good/premium alfalfa, light for other offerings. Grass hay demand extremely 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 steady. Trade activity and demand were moderate.

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-$235. 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-$80; 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-$160, $60-$80/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230; good/premium, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160, $60-$80/roll.

Date: 2/24/2014



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