In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, the hay prices are mostly steady. Hay movement was light to moderate, as transportation continues to be an issue, according to the April 2 USDA Market News Service report. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Premium/supreme dairy alfalfa, in large squares: $120-$130; good/premium, in medium and large squares: $110-$120; good, in medium and large squares: $100-$115, in large rounds: $50-$60; fair, in large rounds: $45-$55, ground and delivered: $65-$70. Premium grass, in small squares: $123-$133; good, in small squares: $85-$90, in large rounds: $55-$60. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein: $100-$106. Straw, in large squares: $50.

Platte Valley: Premium alfalfa, in small squares: $150; supreme, in medium squares: $130; good, in medium squares: $90, in large rounds: $60-$65; fair, in large rounds: $30-$50, ground and delivered: $60-$70. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein: $100-$105.

East River area of South Dakota: Premium alfalfa, in large squares: $90 to $120; good, in large squares: $60-$75, in large rounds: $60-$70, grinding quality: $40-$50; fair, in large rounds: $35-$40. Good grass, in large squares: $60-$65, in large rounds: $45-$65.

In Iowa and southwest Minnesota, compared to last week, hay prices are steady. Inquiry was good as concerns are being voiced as to the availability of new crop hay. Demand and trade activity good on a limited supply. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northwest: Good alfalfa, in small squares: $70-$95; fair, in small squares: $52.50-$60; good, in large squares: $65-$70; premium, in large rounds: $92.50; fair/good, in large rounds: $45-$61. Good grass, in small squares: $70-$75, in large rounds: $52.50-$62.50. Fair/good brome, in small squares: $55-$85; good, in large rounds: $42.50. Straw, in in small squares: $1.15-$2/bale. Bean straw, in large rounds: $11.

South central/north central: Good alfalfa, in small squares: $120; premium, in large rounds: $80-$85. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares: $120; good, in small squares: $90-$100, in large rounds: $55. Good grass, in small squares: $90-$100, in large rounds: $60; fair, in large rounds: $45. Oat hay, in large rounds: $85. Straw, in small squares: $85-$90, in large rounds: $20/bale. Cornstalks, in large rounds: $15-$20/bale. Wheat straw, in large rounds: $20/bale.

Southwest Minnesota: Fair/good alfalfa, in small squares: $42.50-$87.50; good, in large squares: $85-$90; fair/good, in large rounds: $52.50-$82.50. Good alfalfa-grass mix, in small squares: $67.50-$87.50, in large rounds: $50-$67.50. Fair/good grass, in small squares: $47.50-$77.50, om large rounds: $30-$77.50. Straw, in small squares: $1.05-$1.45/bale, in large squares: $13-$17/bale, in large rounds: $8-$17/bale. Oat hay, in large rounds: $42.50.

Rock Valley: Premium alfalfa, in large squares: $105-$115; good , in large squares: $80-$85, in large rounds: $70-$87.50; fair, in large rounds: $52.50-$67.50. Premium alfalfa mix, in small squares: $110; good, in small squares: $72.50-$92.50, in large rounds: $62.50-$75. Good grass, in small squares: $75-$95, in large squares: $87.50, in large rounds: $60-$70; fair, in small squares: $65, in large squares: $65, in large rounds: $50-$55; utility, in large rounds: $30-$45. Straw, in large squares: $18-$19.50/bale, in large rounds: $15/bale.

In Montana, compared to last week, hay sales continue steady. Demand was moderate to good. Inquiry moderate to good. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Premium alfalfa: $80-$85; good: $55-$65; fair: $50-$55, in small squares: $110-$130. Premium grass, in small squares: $100-$115; good, in large rounds and large squares: $55. Timothy-grass mix, in small squares: $120. Wheat straw: $30.

In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, the hay trade continued slow. Hay prices were mostly steady to weak across the trading area on light to moderate demand. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern Wyoming: New-crop alfalfa, second cutting: $85-$90, first cutting: $55; supreme: $85-$90; premium: $60-$80; horse alfalfa: $75; good: $55-$65, in large rounds: $45-$60; fair: $40-$55, ground and delivered: $61-$66. Oat hay: $30. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein: $125.

Central/western Wyoming: Horse alfalfa: $75; premium: $65-$75; good: $50-$65; fair: $45-$55. Timothy-alfalfa mix for horses: $125. Timothy: $125. Mixed grass: $60-$65. Wheat straw: $30.

Western Nebraska: Horse alfalfa: $100-$110; supreme: $90; premium: $80-$85; good: $55-$65; fair: $40-$50; utility: $35-$38, ground and delivered: $55-$60. Wheat straw: $20-$30. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 13% protein, less than five ton: $135, 5-12 ton: $115, over 12 ton: $105.

Western South Dakota: Premium alfalfa: $75-$80; good: $60-$75, in large rounds: $55-$60; fair: $45-$50. Mixed grass, in large rounds: $50.

In Colorado trading activity slow over the last week. Demand was moderate, with moderate to good seller interest. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares: $95-$100; premium, in large squares: $80-$85; good, in large squares: $70-$80; fair grinding alfalfa, in large squares: $50, in medium squares: $35-$40, in rounds: $45; fair, in small squares: $65-$75, striped first cutting: $2.50/bale, ground and delivered: $65-$70. New-crop alfalfa, in the field: $60. Premium grass, in medium squares: $95. Oat hay: $55-$60. Straw: $40.

Southeastern Colorado Areas: Alfalfa: Supreme: 100. Premium: Dairy Quality 80-90; small squares to horse accounts 5-6 per bale. Good: 70-75. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, in the field: $55-$60, ground and delivered: $80-$85. Alfalfa pellets, 15% protein: $105, 17% protein: $112.

Mountain areas: Premium grass, in small squares: $100-$110; good, in small squares: $65; fair, in rounds: $50.

Northwest: Premium alfalfa, in large squares: $75-$80; fair/utility: $45. Premium grass-alfalfa mix, in small squares: $100. Premium grass, in large squares: $70. Straw, in large squares: $30/bale.

San Luis Valley: Supreme alfalfa: $110; premium: $95-$105; good, in large squares: $87, in small squares: $90; fair/utility: $65-475. Premium Grass-alfalfa mix, in small squares: $120; good, in small squares: $110.

Southwest: Premium alfalfa, in large squares: $100, in small squares: $5-$6/bale; good, in small squares: $3-$3.25/bale. Good oat hay: $70.

In Missouri, hay supply was moderate; demand was light and hay prices are steady. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Supreme alfalfa: $110-$140; premium alfalfa: $80-$110; fair/good alfalfa: $40-$80. Fair/good prairie hay: $60-$85. Good brome: $50-$85. Good timothy, in small squares: $3-$3.50/bale. Good red clover: $40-$70. Good mixed grass, in rounds: $12-$25/bale. Fair fescue, in large rounds: $10-$20/bale. Wheat hay: $50-$60. Wheat straw, in small squares: $1.50-$2.50/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa hay demand was moderate with prices steady. Inventories in the state are becoming lighter as producers are starting to make way for next year's crop. Grass hay demand was moderate with prices holding steady. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Central/western: Premium alfalfa, in large squares: $115-$130, in small squares: $110-$130; good, in large squares: $100-$120, in small squares: $105-$125, in large rounds: $80-$90; fair, in large squares: $60-$70, in large rounds: $60-$70.

Central/eastern: Wheat hay, in large rounds: $30-$40. Premium grass, in large squares: $70-80, in small squares: $70-$80, in large rounds: $50-$65; good, in small squares: $65-$70, in large rounds: $45-$55; fair, in large rounds: $40-$45.

Panhandle/western feedlot area: Good grinding alfalfa, in the field or bale pile: $65-$70, ground and delivered: $80-$90.

In Texas, compared to last week, hay inventories were light to moderate with quality becoming an issue. Prices remain mostly steady on all classes of readily available hay. Trade activity light to moderate as buyers and sellers are at a wait and see period. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Panhandle: Premium alfalfa, in small squares: $140-$160, in large squares: $120-$130; good, in small squares: $120-$125, in large squares: $92-$115, in large rounds: $100; supreme, in large squares: $127-$145; fair, in large squares: $70-$85, ground and delivered: North: $75-$85. South: $92-$97. Prairie grass, in small squares: $115-$125, in large squares: $90-$100, in large rounds: $70-$80. Coastal bermuda, in small squares: $5-$5.25, in large rounds: $45-$50/bale. Oat hay, in large squares: $95.Wheat hay, in large rounds: $80, in large squares: $90.

North/central/east: Supreme alfalfa, in large squares: $145-$150; premium, in large squares: $125-$130; good, in large squares: $105-$115. Coastal bermuda, in small squares: $2.50-$4/bale, in large squares: $75/bale; good, in large rounds: $30-$40/bale; fair: $20-$25/bale.

West: Good/premium alfalfa, in small squares: $140-$165; good/premium, in large squares: $110-$125; fair/good, in large squares: $85-$100.

South Texas: Coastal bermuda, in small squares: $4-$4.50/bale, in large rounds: $30-$40/bale.

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