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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, all reported hay products sold mostly steady on a light test. Many areas of the state received frost and it is unknown the amount of damage the frost will have on grass and alfalfa, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 16. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160, large rounds, $120-$130; fair, large squares, $120-$140. Good mixed, large squares, $130. Grass, small squares, $170; premium rounds, $125-$135; good, large rounds, $90-$120; low to fair rounds, $65. Cornstalks round bales, $40-$50/ton. Dehydrated alfalfa, 17% protein pellets, $300-$315; meal, $305-$315.

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, $240; good, large squares, $210, $200 delivered; fair, large rounds, $150, delivered; fair/good, large rounds, $140, $135 delivered; utility/fair, large rounds, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $245, 17%, $250; Alfalfa meal, 17% $255. Good grass, large squares, $165 delivered, rounds, $130; fair, large rounds, $100. Alfalfa grass mix, $175 delivered short haul. Wheat straw, large squares, $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. Some areas of the state had moderate to heavy hail damage on alfalfa along with cold temperatures this week limiting growth of grass and alfalfa.

South central/north central—Alfalfa, inactive.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $205-$225, large rounds, $215-$240; premium, large squares, $170 large rounds, $175-$185; good, large squares, $140-$160, large rounds, $130-$165; fair, large rounds, $120-$125. Premium grass, small squares, $180-$240, large squares, $160, large rounds, $130-$135; good, small squares, $110-$117.50, large squares, $110, large rounds, $105-$120; fair, large rounds, $80-$97.50; utility, large squares, $65, large rounds, $60-$75. Premium mixed hay, large rounds, $135-$150; good, large rounds, $105; utility, large squares, $55.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Premium alfalfa, large squares, $205, large rounds, $150-$175; good, large squares, $155-$160, large rounds, $115-$140. Premium grass, large rounds, $170; good, large rounds, $110-$125; fair, large rounds, $85-$105; utility, large rounds, $65-$75. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds, $145; fair, large rounds, $85-$95. Cornstalks, large rounds, $15-$18/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 of hay traded steady on very light demand.

Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $150; utility/fair grass, large rounds, $135. 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. Good alfalfa grass, large rounds, $90. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Northeast—Alfalfa, 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 and 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, 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 bromegrass, $50-$70. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.

In Oklahoma, new crop alfalfa trade moderate this week. Demand for new crop dairy hay moderate to good and supplies light even as first cutting progresses. Yields are well below normal but quality very good.

Central—Premium alfalfa 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; fair/good old crop alfalfa last reported, $160-$180. Good old crop mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $25-$45/bale, most $30; 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50/bale. Wheat hay being baled in northeastern Oklahoma but no sales confirmed.

Western—Premium alfalfa new crop, $240-$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 has finally emerged and the market is 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-$310, small bales, FOB, $11/bale, large bales, FOB, $250-$270; good/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $255-$275; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $220-$245. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $215-$235. Calf hay, $255-$280. Coastal bermuda hay, large bales, delivered, $190-$210/bale, small bales delivered, $10.50/bale. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, 110-$115. Red top can, large bales, delivered, $160-$165. Sudan grass, large bales, delivered, $130-$135. Wheat hay, large squares, delivered, $175-$190. Corn stover, delivered, $90-$100. Milo stover, delivered $100-$115. Cotton seed hulls, delivered, $200-$225. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $110-$120.

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, $120-$130, $60-$65/roll; fair/good, small squares, FOB $165-$230, $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, no quote, small bales, no quote.

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: 5/26/2014



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