In Nebraska, old crop hay sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, June 21. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, new crop, large squares, $180-$200; good, large squares, $155, large rounds, $130, old crop, large squares, $140-$155, old crop, large rounds, $90-$120; utility, large squares, $75. Good/premium alfalfa/orchard grass, new crop, large rounds, $150. Good, grass hay, old crop, large rounds, $90-$100; premium, small squares, $160-$170. Good brome, small squares, $8/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70 delivered. Alfalfa green chop, delivered to the pit, $160. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330; organic dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 16% protein, $375; sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $300. 

Platte Valley—Ground and delivered alfalfa, $140-$155. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $130-$145. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $250. 

Western—Premium alfalfa, new crop, large squares, $180. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $153-$158. Cornstalks, large squares, $55. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $255.

 

In South Dakota, hay prices steady with reported sales being moderate. 

East River—Supreme alfalfa, new crop, large squares, $225-$250; premium, old crop, large squares, $220; good, new crop/old crop, large squares, $170-$190; fair, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $140-$170; utility, large rounds, $115-$128. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $240; 17% protein, $250. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $255. Good grass, large rounds, $140-$150. Good alfalfa/grass mix, large rounds, $150-$175. Straw, large rounds, $110, large squares, $135-$150. Corn stalks: no reported sales.

West River—Alfalfa, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales. Alfalfa/grass mix, no reported sales.

 

In Iowa, new crop hay continues to be marketed. 

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $280-$315.

Premium alfalfa/grass, large squares, $140-$170, small squares, $200-$240; good, small squares, $170, large squares $140-$155; fair, large rounds, $120-$145. Good grass, small squares, $140-$160, large squares, $135-$150; utility, large rounds, $75-$100. Corn stalks, large rounds, $30-$45. Wheat straw, small squares, old crop, $200-$275. Oat, small squares, old crop, $200-$240. Rye, small squares, $150-$220 

 

In Wyoming, this is the first week of new crop prices, market comparison is not applicable. 

Eastern—Good alfalfa/grass, new crop, large squares, (horse hay) $180. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $255. 

Central/western—Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, bulk, $230-$240, 50 lbs bags, $280.

 

In Colorado, trade light on good demand. 

Northeast—Good/premium alfalfa, large squares, $175, retail/stable; utility/fair, $145, delivered; premium, small squares, $265 ($7.50/bale), retail/stable. Good alfalfa/grass, small squares, $200 ($5.75/bale), retail/stable. Premium orchard/brome grass, small squares, $360 ($9/bale), retail/stable, large rounds, $176.50. Premium grass, medium squares, $300, retail/stable, large squares, $245, rain damaged, retail/stable, small squares, $300-$335 ($9-$10/bale), retail/stable; good, $230 ($6.50/bale), retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast—Good alfalfa, small squares, $335 ($10/bale), retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest—Premium alfalfa/grass, small squares, $245 ($8/bale), retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Good grass, large squares, $200-$215, old crop. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

 

In Missouri, hay supplies are improving and rated at 61 percent moderate to surplus, demand is moderate. There has been a better test of the market now as we get farther into hay season and prices are fully steady.

Supreme alfalfa (RFV <185), $185-$225, small squares, $7-$9/bale; premium (RFV 170-180), $170-$200; good (RFV 150-170) $120-$160, small squares $5-$7/bale; fair (RFV 130-150) $100-$125. Good mixed grass, $100-$125, small squares, $6-$8/bale (some alfalfa/grass mix); fair/good, $75-$100, small squares, $4-$6/bale; fair, large rounds, $40-$70/bale. Good brome grass, $120-$150; fair/good brome grass, $60-$100. Wheat hay, large rounds, $40-$60/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale

 

In Oklahoma, hay trade continues slow to moderate across the state.

Central—No alfalfa trades reported. No grass hay sales confirmed.

Eastern—No Alfalfa trades reported. No grass hay sales confirmed.

Western—Good alfalfa, new crop, large squares, $190-$200, grinding hay, $100. New crop wheat hay, $90-$95. Choice quality bermuda grass, 5 x 6 bales, $125; good, 5 x 6 bales, $50/bale.

 

In Texas, hay traded mostly steady on light to moderate movement. 

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $250-$260, small bales, delivered, $290-$330, $8.75-$10/bale; good/premium, $210-$250. Ground and delivered alfalfa, to feedlots, average, $190-$220. Calf, $220-$225. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $165-$210, small bales, delivered, $360, $11/bale. Wheat, large bales, delivered, $65-$190; rained on, $90-$125; premium, small bales, delivered, $250, $7.50/bale.

Far west/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $275-$290, $8-$9/bale, large squares, FOB, $250-$290; good/premium, $260.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $260. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $297-$330, $9-$10/bale, large rounds, FOB, $120-$130, $60-$65/roll; fair/good, $90-$120, $45-$60/bale.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$297, $8-$9/bale, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140, $50-$70/roll; fair/good, $165-$264, $5-$8/bale. 

 

In New Mexico, trade was active, demand good. 

East—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225-$245; good, $200-$220 delivered to dairies. Baled wheat hay, $150-$180, small bales, $12/bale. Oat hay, small squares, $8/bale.

Southeast—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230; good, $215-$220 delivered to dairies; small squares, bundle (21 bales), two tie, $300-$340, loaded on truck. Wheat hay, large bales, $170-$190.

South/southwest— Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$220, small bales, bundle (21 bales), three tie, $200-$230, two tie, $7-$10/bale FOB; good, $150-$200; fair, $130-$150, delivered to dairies. Wheat hay, large square bales, $150-$200, round bales, $110, small bales, two tie, $4.50-$8/bale. Oat hay, $150-$180.

North central—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, three tie, $19, two tie, $8-$10/bale. Alfalfa grass mix, small squares, two tie, $9/bale.

 

In Minnesota, the hay trade was slow.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $185-$200, small squares, $195; good, large rounds, $135-$165. Premium grass, large rounds, $190-$195; good, large rounds, $155-$160, small squares, $155; fair, large rounds, $135-$145. Premium alfalfa/grass mix, large rounds, $195. Straw, scarce. Corn stalks, large rounds, $35/bale (low quality, $10/bale).

 

In Montana, hay sales are light. Due to the light trade, this report will only be released bi-monthly until early August, when heavier receipts can be confirmed. Prices from May 31.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250; premium, small squares, $200; good, large rounds, $90-$100; fair/good, large rounds, $75-$100, small squares, $125-$140; utility, large rounds, $70-$80. Fair grass/alfalfa, large rounds, $75-$90. Good grass, large rounds, $110; fair, large rounds, $75-$85; utility, large rounds, $65-$70. Premium Timothy, small squares, $225-$240; good, small squares, $160-$180.

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