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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay steady. Ground and delivered forages steady. Demand was good, especially the last couple of days before the second round of the bomb cyclone that made its way across the state according to the USDA Market News Service, April 12. Prices given o…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Demand is light to moderate, and prices remain steady. Most of the hay moving are clean up loads or previously sold contracts, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 9. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $10 higher. Ground and delivered mostly steady, with the western side of the state trading $3 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 5. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay sold steady to $5 higher. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets steady. Ground and delivered hay fully steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 29. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady but there seems to be a softer undertone, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 2. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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The start of the growing season will be here soon and it is time to finish up grazing and forage plans for the upcoming year. Rangeland and pasture production in 2018 was very good with many areas of the state seeing production 10 to 30% above average. This, of course, was the result of abun…

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In Nebraska, hay prices are fully steady. Demand was good with several contacts wondering how they are going to load and move hay with all of the excessive moisture across some of the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 22. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 26, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, hay prices are fully steady. Demand was good with several prospective buyers buzzing the phone lines trying to buy some hay to get them through till grass, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 19. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Ground and delivered hay in the Platte Valley sold $10 higher, steady in the Panhandle, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 8. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 12. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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January, February, and early March always give us a fertilization window for our cool-season forage species. Except for 2019, that is. Mother Nature is working overtime this spring to keep fieldwork at bay, and that means that some of our brome and fescue hay fields or pastures have yet to r…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to good as supplies are generally light, and prices have remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis,…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $10 higher. Ground and delivered hay steady to $15 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 2. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Hay producers can learn how to grow forage and harvest quality hay at University of Missouri Extension’s Hay Production School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23, at the Schuyler County Community Center in Glenwood.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to good as supplies are generally light. Prices, however, remained steady for all hay types, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 26. Prices given on a per-ton basis…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold steady to $5 higher. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets steady to $10 higher. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 22. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate. Prices remain steady for all hay types. Hay movement has picked up only slightly, with the weather being the limiting factor, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 1…

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With a dose of moisture from Mother Nature alfalfa and forage producers may have a reason to be more optimistic as they look ahead to the 2019 production season.

Alexandre Caldeira Rocateli, a forage systems Extension specialist and assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, said, “If the favorable trend continues, we will have good amounts of soil water storage for a promising alfalfa crop and pastures.” 

However, Oklahoma weather is unpredictable where every promising season can turn to a challenging one in a matter of days, he cautions. Producers need only look back to 2018.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to very good, especially for grinding alfalfa and good quality grass hay. Prices remain generally steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 12. Prices given on a …

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good. The bulk of the premium squares continue to go to out of state dairies or horse owners, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 8. Prices gi…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold mostly steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 25. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light and movement remains slow. Hay has been sold but moving it remains an issue due to mud and wintry weather, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 29, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwis…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light. Demand has been moderate, especially from beef producers, although there seems to be more buyers than there is hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 22, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unles…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Prices remain steady and demand has been moderate, with an increase in out-of-state inquires, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 15. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets steady in the East sold steady with the Platte valley trading steady to $10 higher. Demand remains very good for dehydrated pellets across the state with supply getting very tight. Demand for grinding hay and ground hay was good from feedlots, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 11. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100-$115; fair, large rounds, $72.50-$87.50. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65, few at $70. Cane, in large rounds, $80. Sudex, in large rounds, $65. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $280-$290.

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In Nebraska, compared to two weeks ago, all reported baled forages sold steady. Dehydrated pellets sold $20 higher in the eastern side of the state with the Platte Valley trading steady. Demand was light the first week of the New Year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 4. Price…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices are steady and demand has been light to moderate, not surprising during the holidays, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 8. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 31. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. Due to holiday closings, Nebraska will not have an update next week. The nex…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. Due to holiday closings, Nebraska will not have an update next week. The nex…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 22. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $6.50-$7/bale; good, large squares, $160-$180, large rounds, $90-$105 or $125-$140 delivered. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Soybean stubble bales, $50. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 18.

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The Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference is moving to a new location in 2019. The 35th annual event will be held Feb. 26, 2019, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., in Springfield, Missouri.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is light to moderate. Grinding alfalfa prices were mixed across the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 11. Prices given on a per-ton basis, un…

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In Nebraska, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 7. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Perennial pastures are valuable to any farm operation and they take a lot of time, effort and money to put in, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal science and forage researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Hay bales can be an effective and reliable feed source for livestock as the weather turns cold and dreary. When it comes to feeding or selling hay through the winter, one thing that should never be neglected is to get the hay properly tested. The information gained from forage sampling will …

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light. The alfalfa hay market remains steady for both price and sales, although producers are reporting they are receiving more inquiries, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 4…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was good on ground and delivered hay as users are stocking piling due to the pending winter storm. Moderate to good demand for all other baled hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the U…

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