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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay traded steady on a light test. Dehydrated pellets in eastern part of the state traded steady to $10 higher, Platte Valley was steady. Ground and delivered hay steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 23. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160, large rounds, $120-$130; fair, large squares, $120-$140. Grass, small squares, $170; good, large rounds, $90-$120. Cornstalk bales, $40-$50/ton. Dehydrated alfalfa, 17% protein pellets, $300-$325; meal, $305-$325.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $120 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $160, blended alfalfa product $130-$140. Ground and delivered corn stalks, $90-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $305; alfalfa meal, $312.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $250; good, large squares, $210; fair, large squares, $175, large rounds, $160, delivered; fair/good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $130; utility/fair, large rounds, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $245, 17%, $250; Alfalfa meal, 17% $255. Fair/good grass, large rounds, $120; fair, large rounds, $100. Alfalfa grass mix, $160 delivered short haul. Wheat straw, large squares, $100-$112.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $47.50 delivered NW Iowa.

In Iowa, no test of the hay market this week. Most contacts have limited supply of hay to sell or are out of old crop hay.

South central/north central—Alfalfa, inactive.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180 large rounds, $180-$185; good, large rounds, $130-$165; fair, large rounds, $115. Premium grass, small squares, $190, large rounds, $150-$172.50; good, large rounds, $110-$135; fair, large rounds, $85-$95; utility, large rounds, $60-$65. Good oat hay, large rounds, $75. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $125-$140; good, large rounds, $112.50-$115; utility, large rounds, $105. Straw, large rounds, $55. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$55.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180, large rounds, $200; fair/good, large rounds, $150-$155; utility, large rounds, $125. Premium grass, large rounds, $150-$165, small squares, $155; good, large rounds, $120-$135; fair, large rounds, $85-$105. Good mixed alfalfa grass, small squares, $130; fair, large rounds, $100. Straw, small squares, $350/bale, large rounds, $2/bale.

In Montana, alfalfa is steady this week. Demand light to moderate for old crop hay as turn-out time has come.

Fair/good alfalfa, large rounds, $140; fair, large squares, $120; new crop contract, large squares, $130. Mixed alfalfa grass, no reported sales. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240; good, small squares, $180. Straw, no reported sales.

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

Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150, new crop, $180. Utility/fair grass, large rounds, $120-$130. Premium grass, large squares, $180; utility/fair, large rounds, $135. Utility wheat hay, large squares, $20. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150; premium, small squares, $187; utility grass, large squares, $125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $125, small squares, $160; fair, $100. Good alfalfa grass, large rounds, $90; fair, large rounds, $65. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Northeast—Utility/fair alfalfa, large squares, $150; ground and delivered, $155. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $180-190. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; fair, large squares, $160-$170. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southwest—Good alfalfa, large squares, $235-$245; fair/good, large rounds, $150. Premium alfalfa grass, small bales, $300. 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 hay.

In Missouri, the hay supply is moderate, demand is light 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 brome grass, $50-$70. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, new crop alfalfa trade mostly moderate this week on light to moderate supplies and good demand. Demand for dairy quality hay especially good. Wheat hay continues being baled and yields are highly variable. Demand very good for wheat hay.

Central—Supreme alfalfa, new crop out of field, $250-$260; premium, new crop in the field $235-$250. Good quality old crop, $160-$180. Old crop Bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$45/bale. Prairie hay, $25-$40/bale 4 x 5 bales, mostly $30. Good mixed grass, small squares, $5-$6/bale. New crop wheat hay, $90-$110/ton.

Eastern—Premium alfalfa new crop in the field, $240-$250, small squares, $10-$12/bale. Good new crop mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $30-$40/bale. Good old crop mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales, $25-$35/bale, most $30; 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50/bale.

Western—Premium alfalfa new crop, $235-$250. Fair/good old crop, $160-$185 in large squares. Good bermuda grass, $80-$100/ton. New crop wheat hay, $100-$115/bale.

In Texas, hay prices were firm on all classes this week as new crop prices are still being established. Trade activity was moderate to good and demand was very good.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small bales, delivered, $315-$360, $9.50-$11/bale, large bales, delivered, $300-$315, small bales, FOB, $11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$270; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $255-$275; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $210-$245. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $225-$245. Calf hay, $255-$275. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $190/bale. Wheat hay, large squares, delivered, $165-$200, large bales, FOB, $120. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$160. Grass hay, large bales, delivered, $165, small bales, delivered, $215-$220. Milo stover, delivered $100.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB, $270-$300, $8-$9/bale.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $285. Good/premium coastal bermuda, FOB small squares, $200-$230, large rounds, FOB, $60-$80/roll; good, FOB, $50/roll, $100/ton.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$130, $50-$65/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$200, $5-6/bale.

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

Eastern/south/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $290-$300; good, $270-$290; fair, $250, delivered. Wheat hay, large squares or rounds, $200, delivered. Ground hay, delivered to feedlots, $250-$265.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $240-$250 delivered, small bales, $300/ton, $10/bale. Wheat hay, large bales, $210/ton.

Southern/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $250 delivered, small bales, $275-$300/ton, $9/bale. Baled triticale, large squares, $165-$175 delivered to dairies.

North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, no quote.

Date: 6/2/2014



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