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Most hay classes steady


In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, all hay products sold steady. Demand was light with slow hay movement, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 24. 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-$100, with a few up to $125; fair, large rounds, $75, small squares of grass hay, $170-$175. Cornstalks bales $55-$65. Can hay, large rounds, $80. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein pellets, $320-$325; meal, $325. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $315.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $130. 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, $325; alfalfa meal, $332. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $280.

East River area of South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large squares, $225-$250, delivered to central WI $300; fair, large squares, $180-$200; utility/fair, large rounds, $110-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $250, 17%, $260; Alfalfa meal, 17% $263. Good grass, large squares, delivered NW IA, $180, large rounds, $150; fair/good, large rounds, $130. Fair/good mixed alfalfa grass, large squares delivered NW IA $190. Oat hay, no sales reported. Cattail/slough hay, large squares, $65. Wheat straw, large squares, $120, large rounds, $105, small squares, $4.50/bale. Cornstalks, no sales reported.

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

South central/north central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $325 delivered; good, large squares, $200; fair, large squares, $150. Good alfalfa mix, large squares, $200. Straw, large squares, $135 delivered, small squares, $175 delivered.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $215; premium, large squares, $155; good, large rounds, $127.50-$135; fair, large rounds, $115-$122.50; utility, large rounds, $110. Good grass, large squares, $120, large rounds, $120; fair, small squares, 1.5 tons, $100, large rounds, $97.50-$115; utility, large rounds, $55-$92.50. Good mixed hay, large rounds, $140-$150. Straw, large squares, $42.50-$75, large rounds, $85. Oat straw, large rounds, $77.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45-$55.

In Minnesota, all classes steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $165-$170; fair, large rounds, $150-$155, small squares, $155; utility, large rounds, $85-$125. Good/premium grass, small squares, $165; good, large rounds, $120-$145; fair, large rounds, $105; utility, large rounds, $70-$100. Premium mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $215; fair, large rounds, $130; utility, large rounds, $115. Straw, small squares, $3.10-$3.50/bale, large rounds, $40-$51. Cornstalks, large rounds, $25-$31/bale.

In Montana, alfalfa mostly steady, Timothy grass hay steady to weak. Demand light to moderate, with most local buyers only purchasing hay as needed.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good/premium, small squares, $200; fair/good, large squares, $120-$130, large rounds, $100/NE MT, $120-$125 delivered from NE MT. Mixed alfalfa-grass, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240; fair/good, small squares, $180; fair, small squares, $140. Utility/fair grass, large squares, $75 NE MT. Barley straw, no reported sales. Wheat straw, no reported sales.

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—Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $258 delivered wholesale; 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. 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, $175; fair/good, large squares, $150-$166; fair/good, large squares, $125. Premium grass alfalfa mix, small squares, $195. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $190-$205; good, large squares $180; 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 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, small 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 and movement is slow. Demand mostly light to moderate despite continued cold temperatures and fairly heavy supplemental feeding.

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

Western—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, 4 x 5 $40-$45/bale, Good oat hay, $90/ton. Good straw hay, $50-$60/ton. Few loads sorghum sudan grass $90/ton, some by the bale at $45-$50 in 4 x 5 bales. Bluestem loaded on truck in the panhandle, $120-$125.

In Texas, hay prices were mostly unchanged this week. Chopped alfalfa prices were $5-$10 lower. Trade activity was slow on light to moderate demand with it being the time of year where most dairies and feedlots are stocked and producers clean out their barns.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $9.50-$11/bale, large bales, delivered, $245-$275, small bales, FOB, $8.50$11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$270; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $230-$245. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $185-$200, calf hay, $210-$230. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $190-$200/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $135-$150. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $130. Cane hay, large bales, delivered, $130. Grass hay, large bales: delivered, $90. Brome hay, large bales, delivered, $170.

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, $280-$315. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $200-$265, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $135-$165; good, large rounds, FOB, $40-$50/roll, $80-$100/ton.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$140, $60-$70/roll. Grass Mix, $55/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230. Gordo bluestem, large rounds, FOB, $35-$40/roll.

Date: 2/3/2013



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