Most hay prices generally steady

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In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay and grass hay sold steady to $5 lower. Dehydrated pellets and ground and delivered hay steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 9. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good, large squares, $150-$170, large rounds, $75-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Good grass hay, large rounds, $75-$80, small squares, grass hay, $150; fair, large rounds, $55-$65. Dehydrated alfalfa, 17% protein pellets and meal ranging from $240-$260.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $70-$80. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $100-$120, blended alfalfa, $95-$100. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $90. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240.

East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $190 delivered to dairy; premium, small squares, $215; fair/good, large rounds, $140; fair, large rounds, $140 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $185, 17%, $195. Alfalfa meal, 17%, $200. Good alfalfa grass mix, $150 delivered. Premium grass, large rounds, $140, small squares, $200 stable use; fair, large rounds, $90-$100. Millet hay, large rounds, $85. Cornstalks, contracted new crop, large rounds, $55 delivered short haul.

In Iowa, hay sold with lower undertones. Many buyers and sellers busy in the fields working on harvest.

South central/north central—No report.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares and rounds, $190-$1195; good, large squares and rounds, $125-$130; fair, large squares and rounds, $90-$115; utility, large squares and rounds, $80-$90. Premium grass, large rounds, $132.50-$160; good, large rounds, $90-$127.50, small squares, $120; fair, large rounds, $70-$87.50. Straw, large squares and rounds, $62.50-$77.50, large rounds, $70-$87.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $60.

In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $90, small squares, $3/bale. Premium grass, large rounds, $90; good, large rounds, $70-$85. Good mixed alfalfa grass, large rounds $85.

In Montana, alfalfa was steady to weak this week on mostly light movement and light to moderate demand.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$225; premium, large squares, $170-$180; good, large squares, $150-$170; fair, large squares, $110-$135, large rounds, $120. Premium grass alfalfa, large squares, $170; good, large rounds, $125-$140; fair, large squares, $110-$115. Good grass, large squares, $135, large rounds, $115-$120; fair, large squares, $80, large rounds, $100. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $180-$225; good, large rounds, $120, small squares, $150. Barley straw, large squares, $32-$55. Wheat straw, large squares, $32 old crop.

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

Eastern Wyoming—Supreme/premium, large squares, $190-$200; premium/good, $170; utility, $60-$75; premium, small squares, $215 small lots. Premium/good alfalfa-grass, large squares, $140. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—Good alfalfa grass, large squares, $140. Good oats, large squares, $105. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Utility alfalfa, large squares, $75-$80. Ground and delivered, $105. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $70, large squares, $90; premium, large squares, $180-$195; fair, large rounds, $40-$55; premium/good, large squares, $140. Premium alfalfa/grass, large squares, $125; premium/good, $90; good, $75-$87. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

In Colorado, market activity is slow with prices trending weak on light demand.

Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium/supreme, large squares, $170-$190 delivered; premium, large squares, $170; utility, $70. Premium grass, small squares, $245-$280. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Southeast—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $90; good, small squares, $180. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $220. Good timothy grass, large squares, $130. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Southwest—No reported quotes from other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Good grass, large squares, $120; premium, small squares, $200-$210. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay prices are generally steady. Demand for hay is light and supply is moderate to heavy. Market activity is light.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$200; premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$190; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100; fair/good mixed grass hay, $40-$70; fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $20-$35/bale. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade mostly moderate with most interest centering on premium/supreme quality offerings. Grinding hay in limited demand. Grass hay demand mostly light, only interest is on highest quality offerings.

Central—Prices mostly steady. Supreme alfalfa, large squares, .90 to instances $1/point RFV $170-$200; premium, large squares, $140-$170. Good dry cow or bunk hay, $120-$140; fair/good alfalfa, rounds, $90-$100. Grinding hay, $60-$70. Prairie grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $25-$35/bale. Good bermuda, $35-$50/bale in 4 x 5 and 4 x 5 1/2. Good, 5 x 6 $50-$60/bale. Bermuda, small squares, $6-$8/bale.

Eastern—Good, large squares, $120-$140, rounds, $100-$130. Mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $25-$35/bale. Bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $40-$60/bale.

Western—Prices steady. Supreme, large squares, $170-$200; premium alfalfa, large squares, $125-$165. Bunk or dry cow hay, $120-$135. Grinding hay, $55-$70. Good bermuda grass, $60-$65/bale in 5 x 6 bales, in 4 x 5 bales, $35-$50. Few loads sorghum sudan grass, $85.

In Texas, alfalfa prices were mostly steady to $5 lower. All other hay classes were steady. Trade activity and demand were light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains—Supreme/premium alfalfa, large bales, delivered, $178-$185; premium, small bales, delivered, $250; good/premium, large bales, delivered, $150-$160. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $135-$145; calf hay, $155-$160. Brown, $105-$115. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $165-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $145. Cane, large bales, delivered, $65-$75. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $55, small bales, delivered, $6.25/bale. Oat, large bales delivered, $80/bale. Bluestem, large bales delivered, $47/bale.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB $315-$333, large bales, FOB, $220-$240, good/premium small bales, delivered, $270-$315.

North/central/east—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB, $120-$160; fair/good, large rounds, FOB, $100-$120.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $230-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$130; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$200, large rounds, FOB $70-$100.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade is slow, demand light.

East—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $180-$210 delivered; good/premium, $155-$170/ton. Ground hay, delivered to feedlots, $135-$145/ton.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $180-$190 delivered, small bales, $9-$10/bale or $275-$300/ton; good/premium, large squares, $150-$170; fair/good, large squares, $120-$150.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200 delivered, small bales, $7.50-$8.50/bale FOB; good, large squares $150-$170; fair, $120-$150/ton delivered to local dairies. Corn silage, $52/ton net back to farmer at 67% moisture.

North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large square bales, $170-$180 delivered, small bales, $8-$9/bale; good/premium, large squares, $150-$170; fair/good, large squares, $120-$150.

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