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Lighter demand for hay in most areas

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady on a thin test. Dehydrated pellets steady to weak. Demand was light. Tonnage on first cutting is very good in most areas. However, hay quality is fair to good for most fields, according to the USDA Market News Service, July 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $220-$230; good, large squares, $180-$200. Premium grass, large squares, $160, small squares, $170; good, large rounds, $100. Dehydrated alfalfa, 17% protein pellets, $300-$325; meal, $305-$325.

Platte Valley—Ground and delivered alfalfa, $145, blended alfalfa product $120-$135. Ground and delivered corn stalks, $90-$115, few at loads $120. Dehydrated alfalfa, 17% protein pellets, $285; meal $292.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250; premium, large squares, $190-$225; fair, large squares, $140. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $240, 17%, $245; Alfalfa meal, 17% $250. Premium grass, large squares, $150. Good/premium, large rounds, $130. Utility, large rounds, NE SD $70-$75. Oat hay, large rounds, $100, $110 delivered. Straw, large squares, $100.

In Iowa, very limited hay movement this week. Most hay sold had been rained on.

Northeast/central—Good alfalfa, small squares $200-$240 delivered; Good large squares $200; utility to fair large squares $115 delivered.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $157.50, large rounds, $145-$150, small squares, $170; good, large squares, $130, large rounds, $110-$140; fair, large rounds, $80-$102.50. Utility, large rounds, $65-$75. Premium grass, large rounds, $120-$135, small squares, $140; good, large rounds, $102.50-$110; fair, large rounds, $90-$92.50, small squares, $100. Utility, large rounds, $60, large squares, $80. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $120. Utility, large rounds, $70. Premium oat hay, large rounds, $125; good, large rounds, $110; fair, large rounds, $60. Utility, large rounds, $42.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $15-$30.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Good alfalfa, small squares, $155; fair, large rounds, $100-$110. Utility, large rounds, $85-$90, small squares, $1.50/bale. Good grass, large rounds, $95-$120, small squares, $115-$125; fair, large rounds, $80-$85, small squares, $95-$100. Fair mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $95-$110, small squares, $90. Utility, large rounds, $75-$85. Cornstalks, large rounds $16/bale.

In Montana, demand has lessened a bit as some of those areas that were short on hay supplies have met their immediate needs for the time being.

Good alfalfa, small squares, $200, large squares and rounds, $150-$160; fair, large squares, weedy $125-$135, $100 in Northeastern Montana. Mix alfalfa grass, no reported sales. Timothy grass, small squares, old crop, $180. Straw, no reported sales.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, all classes traded steady on very light demand.

Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $225-$230 delivered; good, large rounds, $130-$140, new crop, $180; fair, $140. Good alfalfa grass, small squares, $175. Fair wheat, large squares and rounds, $15-$20. Grass, small squares, $150. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150. Standing, $100. Premium alfalfa grass, large squares, $250, small squares, $285; good, small squares, $175. Utility grass, large squares, $125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay

Western Nebraska—Alfalfa, ground and delivered, $150. In windrow, $130. Good grass, large rounds $100. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150; fair, $125 (rained on). Good grass, large rounds, $130. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, hay movement is slow this week with steady prices, with moderate buyer demand.

Northeast-Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$240; premium, $170; good/premium, $150-$160; good, $130-$140, $150 delivered; fair, $115-$130, $140 delivered. Utility, $100-$115. Standing, $120-$155. Ground and delivered, $155; premium, small squares, $230-$260. Premium grass, small bales, $250-$275. Good wheat straw, large squares, $60, $70-$90 delivered. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Supreme/premium alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250; premium, $230; good, $190; fair, large squares, $150, small bales, $180. Good wheat straw, large squares, $65. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $250. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $235; fair/good, large rounds, $150. Premium alfalfa grass, small bales, $280. No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

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

In Missouri, hay supply is moderate, demand is light to moderate, and prices are steady.

Premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$190; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$95; fair/good mixed grass hay, $40-$65; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $20-$35/bale. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$70. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade slow to moderate this week as demand dropped off for most offerings. Demand for dairy hay remains fairly good but grinding hay demand very light.

Central—Premium alfalfa, out of field, $220-$230; supreme dairy hay last confirmed at $240-$250. Premium, delivered, $270-$290; good, $135-$160 in the field. Grinding hay, $110-$130 in the field. Premium/supreme small squares, $10-$13/bale; good/premium, small squares, $8-$9/bale. Prairie grass hay, 4x5 bales, $35-$40/bale, Premium bermuda, small squares, $8-$10/bale. Good mixed grass, small squares, $5-$6/bale.

Eastern Oklahoma—Premium alfalfa, in the field, $220-$230; good, $150-$180/ton. Grinding hay, $110-$130/ton. Premium, small squares, $10-$12/bale. Good new crop mixed grass hay 4X5 bales $35-$40/bale; 5X6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Bermuda, small squares, $6-$8/bale; small squares prairie hay, $3-$5.

Western Oklahoma—Premium alfalfa, new crop, $220-$230 in the field, small squares, $9-$12/bale; good, $130-$170; fair, $110-$125. Fair/good Bermuda grass, 5X6 bales, $50-$60/bale, best quality Bermuda $70-$75/bale; good Bermuda, $90-$110/ton, small squares, in the field, $5-$6/bale.

In Texas, all hay prices were steady to weak. Trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $330, $10/bale; grass mix, $7/bale; large bales, delivered, $260-$295; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $240-$260; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $220-$240. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $200-$225. Calf hay, $245-$290. Brown, $185-$190. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $195-$205, $95-$100/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $165-$180. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $6.15/bale.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $265, $8/bale, large bales, FOB, $270-$285; good/premium, $245-$265.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB $230, $7/bale. Grass alfalfa, $5/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $230. $7/bale; large rounds, FOB, $60-$75/roll; fair/good, FOB, $45-$50/roll, $90-$100/ton. Rye hay, large rounds, FOB $40/bale.

South-Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$170, $60-$65/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$200, $5-6/bale, large rounds, $100, $50/roll.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade was active, demand was good.

Eastern-South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $275-$300; good, $260-$275; fair, $225-$240, delivered. Wheat hay, large squares or rounds, $175-$200. Ground hay, delivered to feedlots, $235-$245.

Southeast regions—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $255-$260 delivered, small bales, $300-$310/ton, $10/bale.

Southern/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $250 delivered, small bales, $285-$300/ton, $9.50-$10/bale FOB. Baled beardless wheat/alfalfa mixed, small bales, $240/ton.

North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $250/delivered, small bales, $9-$10/bale.

Date: 7/28/2014



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