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Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  Reported hay sales are very light this week.  Demand
and interest is very light at best, as end-users are just not looking to get hay
laid into their yards this time of year.  The US Drought Monitor released on April
27th, shows no drought areas for Eastern South Dakota.  Planting season continues to
be slow going, as cool temps and small rain showers have kept farmers from the fields. 
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:   Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 125.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 155.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 150.00.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold steady to 10.00 lower
this week. Producers with excess hay to move have opted to 
lower prices as they try to move the last loads of the 2016 
crop. With excess rain falling across the state, worries
of excess hay for the 2017 crop has many producers willing to
sell out instead of hold supplies over for next year. Many locations
saw up to 2 inches of rain this week with locally heavier amounts.
Grass hay saw many of the same issues as alfalfa as producers
opted to move hay instead of holding it over. Sales volume continues
to be very light this week. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares,                   
              Good:     Large squares, 110.00-120.00                  
                        Large rounds,  120.00-120.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00 
                        Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
                        Small Squares, 120.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  90.00
                        Large squares, old crop(2015), 85.00
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, 
              Good:     Large rounds,  120.00-130.00       
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  110.00-120.00

   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  110.00-125.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  100.00-110.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,       
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  120.00-125.00
              Good:     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
           

Barley                  Large squares, 45.00-65.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  45.00-65.00
                        Small squares, 50.00-65.00
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00-50.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 45.00-50.00
                        Large rounds,  45.00-50.00

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According the U.S. Drought Monitor, Looking Ahead, colder-than-normal conditions 
from the western slopes of the Appalachians to the High Plains will contrast 
with warmer-than-normal readings along the Atlantic Coast as well as California 
and the Southwest.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5907    Last Week:  8400    Last Year:  13,258                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  75  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.                           

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     
                               50  235.00-235.00  235.00 Del Weedy             
      Premium                 300  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       
                              150  235.00-235.00  235.00 Del                   
                               50  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             50  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   
  Green Chop                                                                   
      Good                      0   45.00-45.00    45.00     Contracted standing
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     75  120.00-120.00  120.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 700  220.00-230.00  227.14 Del                   
      Fair                    100  167.00-167.00  167.00 Del                   
  Wheat Silage                                                                 
      Good                      0   30.00-30.00    30.00     Contracted standing
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                     25   95.00-95.00    95.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 400  200.00-220.00  205.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1530  175.00-180.00  176.71                       
                             1930  170.00-195.00  179.15     Export            
                              195  188.00-195.00  188.90     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good                    100  140.00-140.00  140.00     Old Crop          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and 
Plumas.
Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, 
Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and 
Alpine.
Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: San Joaquin, Calaveras, 
Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa. 
Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and 
Inyo.
Region 5: Southern California: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western 
San Bernardino.
Region 6: Southeast California: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and 
Imperial.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Receipts:  82 loads    Last Week:  71 loads    Last Year:  49 loads    

   Compared to last week:   
All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and 
Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 6 loads 95.00-110.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50.
Fair:   Large Squares, 4 loads 75.00-87.50; Large Rounds, 22 loads 67.50-87.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 112.50-115.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load
90.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 80.00-102.50; Small Squares, 3 loads 90.00-97.50.  Fair:  
Large Rounds, 24 loads 67.50-77.50; Small Squares, 108 bales at 2.50 per bale.  
Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 47.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 107.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 
82.50-85.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 87.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 70.00.  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 30.00.  Large Rounds, 3 loads 32.50-40.00.

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

                                                   
Tons:  1975    Last Week:  4065    Last Year:  6710  

   Compared to last week, export and domestic Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Trade slow with good demand. Most interests are sold out waiting for 
new crop. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week. All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments 
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Large Square                                                
      Good/Premium       75  125.00-125.00  125.00              
      Good              250  115.00-115.00  115.00              
                        400  125.00-125.00  125.00     Tarped   
      Fair             1250   85.00-90.00    86.00              

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Most hay classes remained steady on moderate 
movement.  Ground Alfalfa sold 5.00 to 10.00 higher as demand increased 
and became more difficult to find.  Ground Hay grazer is a cheaper option 
some feedyards have added to their rations.  New crop Alfalfa prices 
continue to be difficult to nail down as some are waiting to see what the 
new crop wheat hay will be offered for of the market.  East and South 
Texas Coastal Bermuda producers remain busy in their fields when rain 
allows.  Areas that received rain this week will be delayed on cutting.  
Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing Hot Line set 
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
877-429-1998. The website for the hotline is: 
www.TexasAgriculture.gov/hayhotline

Panhandle/High Plains:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 165.00-195.00;
       Good to Premium 135.00-165.00.
     Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00, 9.00 per 
  bale.
   Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 145.00-150.00. Calf 150.00-
  160.00.  Brown 110.00.        
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 120.00- 
  180.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 115.00-125.00. 
   Hay Grazer: Ground: Delivered: 90.00-116.00.
   BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: 60.00; 30.00 per bale.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00; 40.00 per bale.
         
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB or Delivered local: Premium to Supreme 
  250.00-330.00, 7.50-10.00 per bale. 
     Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 190.00-225.00.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 150.00-160.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 195.00-210.00; 
  Good to Premium 160.00-195.00. 
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 
  per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 50.00-130.00, 50.00-65.00 
  per bale.
       
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00, 
  7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per 
  bale. 
    Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  80.00-100.00; 40.00-50.00 per roll; Fair to Good 40.00-80.00, 
  20.00-40.00 per roll.   
   Coastal Bermuda Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: 30.00 to 35.00 per roll.    

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

                                                    

   Compared to April 21:  Prices trended generally steady in a limited test
compared to week ago prices.  Most demand lays with the retail/stable hay.  
According to some producers, horse owners prefer lower sugar, higher protein
hay.  Many producers are sold out for the year.  
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  970    Last Week:  1436    Last Year:  544                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   1  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  43  230.00-250.00  235.81     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 100  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   6  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 700  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Premium                  60  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Apr 29, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade and 
demand moderate. First cutting 90-100 % done in the southern and
southwestern area.  South eastern areas 20-50% into first cutting.    

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; no test  
Good quality; no test    

Ground hay:  190.00 per ton (green calf hay).

Wheat hay: 125.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; no test 
Good; no test. 

Small bales; Premium and Supreme 240.00 per ton loaded on truck. 

Southern and Southwestern region:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales, Premium and Supreme 165.00-180.00; 
Good; no test   fair; no test del to local dairies.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 8.00-9.00 per bale FOB. 
Good quality; no test.

small bales Wheat hay; 7.00-8.00 per bale.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; no test
Good quality; no test.

small Bales;  Premium and Supreme; no test. 
Good quality, no test.

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

                              
                                                            
Tons:  2060    Last Week:  700    Last Year:  800           

   Compared to last week, domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade very 
slow with good demand as most interests are concentrating on field work. All 
prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    
  Alfalfa                                                   
    Large Square                                            
      Premium/Supreme    2000  145.00-145.00  145.00        
      Good                 60  100.00-100.00  100.00        

Thursday, April 27, 2017

OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT

Hay movement very light this week as alfalfa cutting just getting underway in 
southern and central Oklahoma. Wheat hay also being put up in areas dry enough 
to allow field work. Overall demand for early offerings fairly good although the 
extremely light volume so far making it difficult to accurately determine demand 
or true market value. Overall the new crop alfalfa looks good in terms of both 
quality and yields. Fields not adequately sprayed for weevils showing extensive 
damage however. 

Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both in-state
and out-of-state hay producers.  The directories are on the ODAFF homepage
at www.oda.state.ok.us. Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call
at 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa
 
Central Oklahoma: No trend established. Few loads Supreme quality new crop 
140.00-150.00. Few loads Premium quality new crop 120.00-130.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed. 

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop 120.00-130.00. Several loads Good 
quality old crop 110.00.

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 30.00-45.00 per bale, 5 X6 bales 
50.00-60.00. 

Western Oklahoma: Good quality new crop wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 50.00/bale. Few 
loads new crop wheat hay 80.00 per ton. Good Bermuda horse quality 65.00-70.00 
per bale in 5 X 6 bales, Good Bermuda cow hay 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale, 
4 X 5 bales mixed grass 40.00-45.00 per bale. Several loads sorghum sudangrass 5 
X 6 bales 37.50 per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass in 4 X 5 bales 20.00-30.00 per bale. Mixed 
grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00. Good bluestem hay delivered 85.00-
105.00 per ton. Good Bermuda in 5 X 6 bales 50.00-65.00 per bale. Good 
Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale, mostly 25.00-35.00. 

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending April 28, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady. 
Ground and delivered hay and dehy alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand was 
moderate with some hay going to out of state feedlots and cattlemen. 
Thursday morning temperatures were cold in some areas of the state. 
Reports from Broken Bow to Atkinson were in the 23-26 degree range. 
Several contacts noted there was a lot of frost on grass and alfalfa 
fields with ice on most tanks. Hopefully, all forages will be able to 
rebound without a lot of damage. Per NASS: Corn planted was 17 percent, 
near 15 last year, and ahead of 11 for the five-year average. Emerged was 
2 percent, near 1 last year and average. Soybean planted was 4 percent, 
near 0 last year and 1 average.  Hay and roughage supplies rated 1 
percent very short, 4 short, 90 adequate, and 5 surplus.  All sales are 
dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 155.00-180.00, Premium large square 
bales 130.00-140.00. Good large square bales from 120.00-125.00, fair 
large square bales 80.00-85.00 delivered. Good round bales mostly 65.00-
70.00. Grass Hay: Good large round bales 60.00-65.00, fair large round 
bales 40.00-50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 120.00. Dehy 
pellets 17 percent protein 210.00. 
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales mostly 65.00 to 75.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 70.00-75.00. Sun-
cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 160.00.

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with activity and demand 
light in all classes.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for 
the week ending April 23, 2017 states that Wyoming experienced warmer than 
normal temperatures for the week, according to the Mountain Regional Field 
Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Thirty out of 34 
stations reported above average temperatures for the week with the high 
temperature of 78 degrees recorded at Torrington and a low of 15 degrees at 
Shirley Basin.  All 34 stations reported some precipitation as 25 of the 34 
stations had more than average precipitation.  Stock water supplies across 
Wyoming were rated 8 percent very short, 10 percent short, 71 percent adequate, 
and 11 percent surplus.  Hay and Roughage supplies were rated 8 percent very 
short, 23 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus, while 
pasture and range conditions were rated 7 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 23 
percent fair, 48 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  According to the United 
States Drought Monitor, precipitation amounts were highly variable, but well-
placed moderate to heavy rain and wet snow (1-3 inches liquid equivalent, 
locally more) led to reductions of Abnormal Dryness (D0) and Moderate Drought 
(D1) over southern-most portions of Wyoming, northern and northeastern Colorado, 
as well as the northwestern and southeastern corners of Kansas.  Meanwhile, 
despite recent wet weather, long-term deficits linger in the north’s D1 and D0 
areas; 12-month precipitation stood at 65 to 80 percent of normal in 
northeastern Wyoming and adjacent portions of the Dakotas, though some parts of 
southwestern South Dakota were closer to normal and may be removed from D0 in 
the near future.  All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and 
rounds, unless otherwise noted.  Most horse hay sold in small squares.  Prices 
are from the most recent reported sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming 
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Premium 150.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were steady with activity light and good demand 
in all classes.  Spring planting is in full swing for several crops across the 
state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and 
Condition report for the week ending April 23, 2017 states that isolated 
precipitation received in counties continues to improve soil moisture 
conditions, but did limit fieldwork in areas.  Short-term pasture conditions are 
also improving with moisture.  As of April 24th, snowpack in Colorado was at 92 
percent measured as percent of median snowfall.  Stored feed supplies were rated 
4 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.  Sheep death loss 
was 35 percent average and 65 percent light.  Cattle death loss was 1 percent 
heavy, 74 percent average, and 25 percent light.  According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, precipitation amounts were highly variable, but well-placed moderate to 
heavy rain and wet snow (1-3 inches liquid equivalent, locally more) led to 
reductions of Abnormal Dryness (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) over southern-most 
portions of Wyoming, northern and northeastern Colorado.  As the region’s 
climatological wet season draws to a close, there were no changes made to the 
drought depiction from the Rockies into the Southwest.  Additional D1 and D0 
reductions were made in eastern Colorado despite lighter rainfall (half inch or 
less), as precipitation totals over the past 90 days were now mostly well above 
normal, with 30-day totals locally more than three times normal.  All prices 
reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices reflect 
load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the 
Colorado Department of Agriculture website: www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 150.00
   Small Squares: Supreme 200.00 (6.50-7.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 227.00, retail.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.
  Sorghum-Sudan Grass
   Large Rounds: Utility 75.00-85.00 Del.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares – 3 tie: Fair 200.00 (9.00 per bale).
  Orchard/Alfalfa Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 270.00 (13.00 per bale).
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 190.00 (5.50 per bale); Good 150.00.
   Large Squares: Good 100.00-125.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Northeast: Weld, Washington, Morgan, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln, Elbert, 
Adams, Sedgwick, Yuma, Larimer, Jefferson, Douglas, Kit Carson, Phillips, 
Logan, Boulder, Arapahoe, and El Paso.
Southeast: Fremont, Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, Bent, Otero, Prowers, 
Crowley, and Pueblo.
San Luis Valley: Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande, and 
Mineral.
Southwest: Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Montezuma, Dolores, 
San Juan, Hinsdale, Archuleta, and La Plata.
Mountains and Northwest: Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, 
Gunnison, Teller, Grand, Chaffee, Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, 
Lake, and Eagle.

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 04/28/2017

Rains prevented much field work this week. Much of the southern half of 
the state has been dealing with flash floods and those concerns are 
expected to get worse over the next few days.  There has been some rye 
chopped and several farmers saying as soon as they get a dry window they 
plan to get some hay cut. Alfalfa is ready and most of the mixed grass 
fields, especially those predominantly fescue, are nearing peak time 
for quality potential. Many however will hold off till later in May 
choosing to find a balance between giving up a little quality and getting 
a little more yield. Farmers on grain producing farms won’t start until 
crops are planted and that too has been held up by wet conditions. If 
the sun doesn’t shine however everyone could be waiting. The supply of 
hay is moderate, demand is light and prices are steady to weak. The 
Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for 
both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 180.00-225.00
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 160.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 4.50-5.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-100.00
Small squares 3.00-4.50 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-80.00
small squares 2.50-3.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 15.00-25.00 per large round bale 

Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah Hay  prices  prices  mostly  steady  to weak,  with trading  slow  on all  Quality's.
Majority  of  movement on  previous  contracts.  Lower  quality  hay demand is light with
good supplies. Confirmed sales I, 875 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 100.00—120.00; Premium: 80.00—100. 00;
Good Feeder: 70.00-80.00 Fair: 55.00-70. 00; Low: No
Premium retail horse sales 100.00—150.00.

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 dairy 110.00—130.00; Premium Dairy: 90.00—100.00;
Good Feeder: 70.00-85.00; Fair: 60.00-80.00; Low: scarce.
Oat Hay: No Quotes.  Premium retail horse sales: 110.00—150.00.

Southern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 dairy: 120.00—140.00; Premium 100.00—130.00; Good
Feeder: 80.00—93.00; Fair: 60.00—80 .00; Low: no quotes

Uintah Basin: Alfalfa: Supreme dairy: 100.00—130.00; Premium dairy: 90.00—100.00;
Good Feeder: 75.00-90.00; Fair: 60.00-70. 00; Low: scarce.
Premium retail horse sales Lot Sale 150.00-180.00.


Note: Low quality hay can be weedy, or weather damaged or all of the above.

Detailed Quotations Utah (Bales — large anci small in stack), last quoted sales are
sales more than two weeks old.

Alfalfa Small and Large Square Bales last quoted sales
Retail Horse (small lots) 150. 00-180.00
Supreme Dairy           100.00-150.00 last quote
Premium Dairy                 85.00-100.00  last quote
        Good                         70.00-85.00
        Fair                      50.00-70.00
        Low                             n/q      

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday Apr 24, 2017

Receipts:  32 Loads    Last Week:  33 Loads    Last Year:  32 Loads

All prices dollars per ton.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and
Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 10 loads 70.00-77.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
7 loads 65.00-67.50.  

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 72.50-85.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 7 loads
57.50-67.50; Small Squares, 1 load 2.75 per bale.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,863/4,748     Last week: 9,119/4,625     Last year: 8,628/6,078
             
Hay market activity moderate to slightly slower; demand moderate to slightly 
lighter for all classes of hay; prices steady. Rain was received over a good 
portion of the state again this past weekend making it difficult to get into 
fields.  With the recent rain, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that the 
abnormally dry (D0) category decreased to 45.96 pct, while moderate drought (D1) 
decreased to .30 pct. According to the NASS Kansas Crop Progress and Condition 
Report, topsoil moisture rated 3 pct very short, 15 pct short, 70 pct adequate 
and 12 pct surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4 pct very short, 17 pct short, 73 
pct adequate and 6 pct surplus. Hay and roughage supplies rated 1 pct very 
short, 7 pct short, 83 pct adequate, and 9 pct surplus. If you have hay for 
sale, and/or need hay, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.
  
Southwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00 higher, movement 
slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .75-
.85/point RFV, Supreme 140.00-160.00, Premium 130.00-150.00, Good 115.00-145.00.  
Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 75.00-95.00, with an instance at 110.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 85.00-100.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 95.00-100.00. Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 110.00-120.00, with an instance 
at 130.00.  New crop ground and delivered 120.00-130.00.  The week of 4/16-4/22, 
10,863T of grinding alfalfa and 1,838T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  Grass 
hay: bluestem, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Brome: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Sudan: 
large rounds 40.00-45.00. Corn stalks, ground and delivered 70.00-80.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and alfalfa pellets steady, 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 230.00-240.00, Dairy, 
.70-.80/point RFV, Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 130.00-140.00, Good 110.00-
130.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 90.00-95.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 100.00-110.00, an instance of 115.00-
120.00. New crop ground and delivered 110.00-120.00. The week of 4/16-4/22, 
4,748T of grinding alfalfa and 1,205T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 140.00-145.00, 17 pct protein 145.00-155.00, 
Dehydrated 17 pct 200.00-205.00. Grass hay: bluestem, mid and large squares 
65.00-75.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  Brome, mid and large squares, none 
reported, large rounds 75.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Sudan 
60.00-70.00. Cane hay, large rounds 45.00-55.00. Corn stalks, ground and 
delivered 80.00-85.00. Straw large rounds 40.00-50.00, Straw, mid squares 50.00-
55.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00.  Dairy .70-.85/point 
RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 90.00-100.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 70.00-80.00. 
Ground and delivered, 80.00-90.00.  Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 100.00-
110.00. Good, mid and large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 50.00-60.00. 
Brome: small squares 130.00-135.00. Good, mid and large squares 90.00-110.00, 
large rounds 55.00-65.00. Straw, mid squares 50.00-60.00. CWF grass mulch 30.00-
40.00.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady, movement slow. 
Alfalfa: horse/goat, 180.00-190.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. 
Stock cow, fair/good 100.00-110.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 65.00-75.00. 
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 90.00-95.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 8.00-10.00/bale.  Dairy .80-
1.00/point RFV, Supreme 150.00-200.00.  Premium 140.00-160.00, Good 130.00-
140.00. Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. 
Ground and delivered, 105.00-115.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 4.00-
6.00/bale, large squares 70.00-80.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  Brome: Good, 
small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, mid and large squares, horse quality, 110.00-
120.00, good large rounds 70.00-80.00. Sorghum/Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00. 
Straw, none reported. CWF grass mulch, none reported.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Most hay selling steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand was mostly light this week, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $155; premium, large squares, $130; good, large squares, $110-$125, rounds, $65-$70. Good alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $120. Good grass hay, large rounds, $60-$70; fair, large rounds, $40-$50; premium, small bales of grass hay, $120. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210.
Platte Valley—Supreme alfalfa, rounds, $110; good, rounds, $65-$70. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $90-$100. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $70-$75. Sun-cured pellets, 15% protein, $160.
East River area of South Dakota—Good alfalfa, small squares, $5/bale; utility, large squares, $90. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $145, 17%, $150. Alfalfa meal, 17% $155. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $130, small squares, $7/bale; fair, large squares, $80. Grass, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
In Iowa, alfalfa and grass hay sold with weaker undertones. Quality was average.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $120; good, large squares, $92.50-$105, large rounds, $82.50-$90; fair, large squares, $75-$82.50, large rounds, $65-$75; utility, large squares, $60, large rounds, $55. Premium grass, large squares, $155; good, large squares, $80, large rounds, $70-$92.50, small squares, $85-$105; fair, large squares, $67.50-$72.50, large rounds, $60-$67.50. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $80; fair, large squares, $67.50-$75, large rounds, $67.50; utility, large rounds, $40. Oat straw, large rounds, $50. Straw, large rounds, $57.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $27.50-$30.
In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.
Good alfalfa, small squares, $100-$155; fair, large rounds, $50-$75; utility, large rounds, $50. Good grass, large rounds, $60-$70, small squares, $80; fair, large rounds, $45-$55; utility, large rounds, $25-$40. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $70-$90, small squares, $85-$110; fair, large rounds, $60-$65. Straw, large rounds, $21/bale. Bean straw, large rounds, $14/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $12-$19/bale.
In Montana, grass hay sold fully steady on light to moderate demand and offerings. Limited new sales were seen this week.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200; premium, large squares, $115-$120; good, large squares, $110-$140, large rounds, $120-$140, small squares, $120-$150; fair, large squares, $105-$130, large rounds, $115-$130, small squares, $120; utility, large rounds, $90-$115, large squares, $115. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, $150-$160; good, large rounds, $120-$150, small squares, $150; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $110-$120. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, $110-$125; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $105-$120; utility, large rounds, $100. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, $120-$125; good, large rounds, $110-$120. Barley straw, large squares, $45-$65, large rounds, $45-$65 small squares, $50-$65. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $40-$50; NMT, large squares, $45-$50, large rounds, $45-$50.
In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, prices were mostly steady with activity and demand light in all classes.
Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large rounds $120. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $130-$150 delivered. Premium grass, small squares, $185. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Fair grass, large squares, $75. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western Nebraska—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130; good/fair, large squares, $100. Ground and delivered, $135. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, hay prices were higher with activity light and demand high in all classes.
Northeast—Good alfalfa, rounds, $100. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $125. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200. Premium grass, large squares, $227, retail, small squares, $245, retail. Good triticale, large squares, $100-$110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Southwest—Good grass, small squares, $185. Fair orchard grass, small squares, $200-$220. Premium orchard alfalfa mix, small squares, $270. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $190; good, small squares, $150, large squares, $100-$125. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, the supply of hay is moderate, demand is light and prices are steady to weak.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$225; premium, RFV 170-180, $160-$200; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $4.50-$5/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100, small squares, $3-$4.50/bale. Fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$80, small squares, $2.50-$3.50; fair, large rounds, $15-$25. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, hay movement was mostly slow on limited supplies and offerings and moderate demand. Supplies of dairy alfalfa appear to be nearly non-existent and other types alfalfa also scarce.
Central—Alfalfa prices largely untested. No sales premium, large squares. Dry cow or bunk hay, in large squares, $110-$120, in large rounds, $80-$100. Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60.
Eastern—No alfalfa sales confirmed. Mixed grass hay 4 x 5 bales $20-$30/bale. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50. Good bluestem hay, delivered, $85-$105/ton. Good bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $50-$65/bale. Good bermuda, 4 x 5 bales $25-$45/bale, mostly $25-$35.
Western—Alfalfa prices steady. No sales of premium alfalfa, large squares, confirmed. Untested hay moving to dairies as well as bunk or dry cow hay, large squares, $110-$130/ ton, large rounds, $80-$100. Several loads grinding hay to feedlots, $80. Good wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$50/bale. Good bermuda horse, $65-$70/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale; 4 x 5 bales, $40-$45. Several loads sorghum sudangrass 5 x 6 bales, $37.50/bale.
In Texas, alfalfa sold steady to $5 higher due to supply and demand of top end quality hay. Other hay classes remained steady.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $165-$210, small bales delivered, $297; good/premium, large squares delivered, $135-$165. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $140-$145. Calf, $145-$150. Brown, $100-$115. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $125-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $125. Bluestem, large bales, delivered, $60, $30/bale. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $80. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $90-$116.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB or delivered local, $240-$330, large bales, FOB, $195-$225; fair/good, large bales, FOB or delivered local, $105-$130.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $195-$210; good/premium, large bales delivered, $160-$195. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB $80-$100; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $80-$100; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $40-$80. Coastal bermuda grass mix, large rounds: FOB, $30-$35/roll.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Hay continues to see a two tier market
this week as the Eastern and Western portions of the state see
differences in demand and prices. However this is happening on
limited movement as hay sales were mostly light again this week.
With warmer weather and plenty of moisture hay in the eastern
half of the state is a hard sale. Many cattlemen have turned or
will turn their cattle out in the next couple of weeks this has
demand for hay near nil. Producers with hay yet to sell have lowered
asking prices in hopes of moving leftover supplies before new crop
hay arrives. In the West, pasture conditions are not ready to turn
cows out yet and with a few more weeks of feeding left before turnout
hay continues to move. Hay overall traded mostly steady to weak this
week. Grass hay sold near steady on light demand and offerings. All
prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

                                             
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares,                  
              Good:     Large squares, 110.00-130.00                 
                        Large rounds,  120.00-130.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-120.00
                        Large rounds,  100.00-130.00
                        Small Squares, 120.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  90.00-115.00
                        Large squares, old crop(2015), 85.00
               
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares,
              Good:     Large rounds,  120.00-130.00      
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  110.00-120.00

   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  110.00-125.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  105.00-120.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00     
                         

Timothy
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  120.00-125.00
              Good:     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
          

Barley                  Large squares, 45.00-65.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  45.00-65.00
                        Small squares, 50.00-65.00
                 

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00-50.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 45.00-50.00
                        Large rounds,  45.00-50.00
                            

Iowa Hay Summary   

Week Ending Friday, April 21,2017

For this week:  Prices were firm with instances of $10.00 to $15.00 higher.
Higher quality hay continues to be hard to come by. This week there was a
good amount of good or better hay being offered with good demand.


Alfalfa         Supreme Small Squares         $250.00    -     $266.00
                Premium Large Squares         $185.00          $195.00
                        Small Squares         $235.00    -     $244.00
                Good    Large Squares         $125.00    -     $125.00
                        Small Squares         $177.00    -     $177.00

Alfalfa/Grass   Premium Small Squares         $200.00    -     $200.00
                        Large Rounds          $130.00    -     $130.00
                Good    Large Squares         $145.00    -     $165.00
                Fair    Large Squares         $125.00    -     $125.00
                        Large Rounds           $75.00    -     $95.00

Grass                   Large squares          $95.00    -     $95.00

Straw           Wheat   Large Squares         $110.00    -     $115.00
                        Small Squares         $150.00    -     $180.00

Certified Organic Hay:

Alfalfa/Grass   Premium Small Squares         $180.00    -     $180.00

Straw           Oat     Small Squares         $140.00    -     $140.00

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4065    Last Week:  2750    Last Year:  2700   

   Compared to last week, export and domestic Alfalfa steady in a light
test. Trade slow to moderate with good demand. Best demand is for cuber
export hay. Most interests are sold out waiting for new crop. Retail/Feedstore
not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch
unless otherwise stated.

                      Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Good             715  115.00-125.00  121.99     Export           
      Fair/Good        650  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped           
      Fair            2000   85.00-85.00    85.00     Tarped           

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Good             100  145.00-145.00  145.00     Export           

  Timothy Grass        600  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export        
    Mid Square                                                      

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Most hay classes traded steady.  Instances of
5.00 lower on the top end of the Alfalfa which was mainly due to limited
sales as buyers and producers prepare for new crop.  Movement was slow
with pastures in good shape for livestock and no supplemental feeding was
needed.  Producers were busy in their fields cutting new crop and
anticipate new crop prices to become established in the next several
weeks as contracts are already in conversation. Prices for hay and
pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing Hot Line set
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
877-429-1998. The website for the hotline is:
www.TexasAgriculture.gov/hayhotline

Panhandle/High Plains:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 160.00-195.00;
      Good to Premium 135.00-160.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00, 9.00 per
bale.
   Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 135.00-145.00. Calf 140.00-
150.00.  Brown 110.00-115.00.       
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00.
   BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: 60.00; 30.00 per bale.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00; 40.00 per bale.
        
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos:
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB or Delivered local: Premium to Supreme
250.00-330.00, 7.50-10.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 190.00-225.00.
Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 150.00-160.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 195.00-210.00;
Good to Premium 160.00-195.00.
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00,
7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00
per bale.
   Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 80.00-100.00, 40.00-50.00
per bale.
      
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00,
7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per
bale.
Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium
80.00-100.00; 40.00-50.00 per roll; Fair to Good 40.00-80.00,
20.00-40.00 per roll.  
   Coastal Bermuda Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: 30.00 to 35.00 per roll.   

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  Reported hay sales are very light this week.  Demand
and interest is very light at best, as end-users are just not looking to get hay
laid into their yards this time of year.  Winter kill is an issue this year in
some alfalfa stands along the I-29 corridor.  The rain that occured at Christmas
created ice that killed out many plants especially in the low areas of the fields.
Producers are talking of interseeding orchard grass into their affected stands.
Rain was received by much of the state this week, bringing spring field work to
a halt.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:   Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 125.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 155.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Receipts:  71 loads    Last Week:  83 loads    Last Year:  43 loads   

   Compared to last week:   Higher quality hay sold with firm undertones,
while average to poor quality hay sold mostly steady.  Very light interest
noted for bedding materials.  All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and
Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 107.50-110.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 95.00-100.00.
Fair:   Large Squares, 2 loads 85.00; Large Rounds, 17 loads 65.00-87.50.  Utility:  Large
Squares, 1 load 65.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 40.00-60.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 120.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 80.00-90.00;
Small Squares, 1 load 107.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 75.00-77.50; Large Rounds, 16 loads
57.50-72.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 42.50-50.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50. 
Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 70.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-60.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 40.00-42.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 25.00-32.50.  Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 37.50-40.00.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report   

                                               
   Compared to April 14:  Prices trended generally steady in a limited test
compared to week ago prices.  Most demand lays with the retail/stable hay. 
According to some producers, horse owners prefer lower sugar, higher protein
hay.  Many producers are sold out for the year. 
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.  

Tons:  1436    Last Week:  1765    Last Year:  407                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Large Square                                                              
      Good                    675  110.00-110.00  110.00                      

  Orchard Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable    

  Meadow Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                              
      Good/Premium             50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable    

Eastern Oregon:                                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                         
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                   6  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable    

  Timothy Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del Retail/Stable    

Klamath Basin:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Large Square                                                              
      Good/Premium            200  175.00-175.00  175.00                      
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  25  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
                               22  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable    
      Fair                     25  100.00-100.00  100.00                      

  Fescue Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  12  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable    

  Meadow Grass                                                               
    Large Square                                                              
      Fair/Good               150  130.00-130.00  130.00                      

Lake County:                                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Large Square                                                              
      Premium                 116  160.00-170.00  164.83                      
    Small Square                                                              
      Supreme                  90  185.00-185.00  185.00                      
      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                      

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Apr 22, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade and
demand moderate. First cutting 60-70% done in the southern and
southwestern area.  Most other areas should start first cutting
soon.   

Eastern region:

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; no test 
Good quality; no test   

Ground hay:  190.00 per ton (green calf hay).

Wheat hay: 125.00 per ton.

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; no test
Good; no test.

Small bales; Premium and Supreme no test.

Southern and Southwestern region:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales, Premium and Supreme 165.00-180.00;
Good; no test   fair; no test del to local dairies.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 8.00-9.00 per bale FOB.
Good quality; no test.

small bales Wheat hay; 7.00-8.00 per bale.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; no test
Good quality; no test.

small Bales;  Premium and Supreme; no test.
Good quality, no test.

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According the U.S. Drought Monitor, in California, Pacific storms continue to
bring precipitation in the form of high elevation snow and valley rains to the
region. These moisture laden storms are crucial for summer water resources as
the runoff feeds into the streams and reservoirs. Forecasted stream flows for
California river basins generally show much above normal volumes through the
summer months.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.

Tons:  8400    Last Week:  4735    Last Year:  11,693                         

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.                                                                         

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                  50  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable    
                               50  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del Retail/Stable    
      Good/Premium            100  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
                               75  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                  
      Fair/Good               200  200.00-210.00  205.00 Del                  

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.                            

Region 5: Southern California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 500  206.00-206.00  206.00                      
                              200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Good                     75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 6: Southeast California:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                3800  180.00-182.50  180.92                      
                             1400  172.00-172.00  172.00     Color Issue    
                             1500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Export           
                              100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable    
  Bermuda Grass                                                               
      Premium                 100  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable    
  Klein Grass                                                                 
      Premium                 200  156.00-156.00  156.00     Export           

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and
Plumas.
Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba,
Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and
Alpine.
Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: San Joaquin, Calaveras,
Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and
Inyo.
Region 5: Southern California: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western
San Bernardino.
Region 6: Southeast California: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and
Imperial.