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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 9,751/3,917    Last week: 9,447/3,902     Last year: 12,712/4,441
            
Hay market activity slow; demand light for all classes of hay; prices steady.  
Farmers were able to get into the fields last week between rain events to bale
and chop some new crop alfalfa.  Several warm sunny days over the Memorial Day
weekend definitely helped to dry fields out but much of the first cutting is
being put up as grinder hay.  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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement slow.
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,
100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 100.00-
105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 110.00-125.00,
with instances at 130.00 and 140.00.  New crop ground and delivered 120.00-
130.00.  The week of 5/21-5/27, 9,751T of grinding alfalfa and 1,013T 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 steady, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered 5.00 lower, alfalfa
pellets steady to 5.00 higher, movement slow. 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, 75.00-85.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 100.00-110.00.
New crop ground and delivered 110.00-120.00. The week of 5/21-5/27, 3,917T of
grinding alfalfa and 850T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun
Cured 15 pct protein 140.00-150.00, 17 pct protein 145.00-160.00, 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, none reported. Sudan 50.00-60.00.00. Cane hay, large
rounds 45.00-55.00. Corn stalks, ground and delivered 75.00.00-85.00. Straw none
reported.

Southeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay, movement
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00.  Dairy .75-.85/point
RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 90.00-100.00 with an instance at 135.00-145.00. 
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
70.00-85.00, large rounds 50.00-60.00. Brome: small squares none reported. Good,
mid and large squares 90.00-110.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Straw, none
reported. CWF grass mulch none reported.

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 with
instances at 80.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies,
90.00-95.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00 lower,
movement slow.  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, 75.00-
85.00. 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, 85.00-95.00, brome
large squares horse quality, 110.00-120.00, good large rounds 70.00-80.00.
Sorghum/Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00. Straw, small squares, 3.50-4.50/bale.
CWF grass mulch, none reported.

Hay prices steady in most areas

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady. Some new crop alfalfa has been baled since the last released report, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130-$140; good, large squares, $120-$125, rounds, $65-$70. Good alfalfa orchard mix, large rounds, $80. Good grass hay, large rounds, $60-$70; fair, large rounds, $40-$50; premium, small bales of grass hay, $120, 2nd cutting brome grass, $7.50/delivered. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, rounds, $60-$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—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; good, new crop, large squares, $160, delivered to dairy, large squares, $145; fair, large squares, $125; utility, large squares, $90, large rounds, $85. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $145, 17%, $150. Alfalfa meal, 17% $155. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $95. Premium grass, large rounds, $100; utility, large rounds, $60. Straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.

In Iowa, alfalfa hay sold higher, grass hay was steady. Very little interest in bedding, straw condition poor.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds and squares, $115-$127.50; good, large rounds and squares, $90-$110; fair, large rounds and squares, $75-$87.50; utility, large rounds, $67.50. Premium grass, small squares, $110, large rounds and squares, $95; good, large rounds and squares, $75-$87.50; fair, large rounds and squares, $60-$72.50. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $100; good, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, small squares, $75, large squares, $65-$67.50. Straw, large squares, very poor, $10-$20. Cornstalks, large rounds, $37.50-$40.
In Minnesota, all classes of hay steady.

Good alfalfa, large rounds, $95; fair, large rounds, $65-$80; utility, large rounds, $60. Good grass, large rounds, $75-$85, small squares, $80; fair, large rounds, $50-$65; utility, large rounds, $30-$35. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, large rounds, $70; utility, large rounds, $45-$60. Cornstalks, large rounds, $22-$33/bale.

In Montana, hay prices sold fully steady. Demand for hay was light on light supplies and movement.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200; premium, large squares, NA; good, large squares, $105-$120, large rounds, $105-$120, small squares, $150; fair, large squares, $90-$110, large rounds, $100-$110, small squares, $120; utility, large rounds, $75-$85, large squares, $100. Good grass alfalfa, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, $110; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $100; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, $120-$125; good, large rounds, $110-$120. Barley straw, large squares, $30, large rounds, NA small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, NA; NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, prices were mostly steady with activity very light and demand good in all classes.

Eastern Wyoming—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central/western Wyoming—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska—Alfalfa, 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, prices were steady with activity very light and good demand in all classes.

Northeast—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast—Premium grass, large squares, $227, retail, small squares, $245, retail. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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

Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $190; good, small squares, $150. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay movement is light, supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are mostly steady.

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, $20-$30. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay movement remained very slow this week as more rain and soggy fields limited fieldwork and hay movement. Demand is light to moderate for alfalfa, mostly moderate for wheat hay.

Central—Few loads premium alfalfa, $120-$130; good, large squares, $100-$100, round bales light rain damage, $80-$85. Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60.

Eastern—Alfalfa, small squares horse hay, 60 to 70 pounds, $8-$10/bale in the field. Mixed grass hay, old crop, 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—Premium alfalfa, new crop, $120-$130. Few new crop sales, good, $100-$105, few sales with light rain damage, $80-$85. Good new crop wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50/bale. Good bermuda horse quality, $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.

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

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $175-$225, small bales delivered, $288.75; good/premium, large squares delivered, $150-$175. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $145-$165. Calf, $165-$190. Brown, $110-$115. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $121-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $100-$130, small bales, delivered, $189.75. Bluestem, large bales, delivered, $60-$109. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $80.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, FOB or delivered local, $250-$330, large squares, delivered, $190-$225, large squares, FOB, $160-$170.
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-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$130; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198.

South-Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $40-$80.

In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade and demand moderate.
Eastern—Premium/supreme, no test; good, no test. Ground hay, $190/ton (green calf hay), $160 feedlot hay. Wheat hay, $125/ton.

Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, $185 delivered to dairies, small bales, $240/ton loaded on truck; good, large squares, no test.

South/southwest—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $165-$185 delivered to dairies, small bales alfalfa, $8-$9/bale; good, no test; fair, not test delivered to local dairies. Wheat hay, small bales, $7-$8/bale.

North Central—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180-$185; good, no test. Wheat hay, small bales, $7/bale. Good, no test.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah Hay  prices  prices  starting to get stronger,  with trading  slow  on all  Quality's.
Majority  of  movement on  previous  contracts.  Lower  quality  hay demand is light with
good supplies. Confirmed sales 2000 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 120—140.00; Premium: 100.00—120.00;
Good Feeder: 80.00-95.00.  Fair: 60.00-80. 00; Low: No Quote.
Premium retail horse sales 100.00—150.00.

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 dairy 120.00—140.00; Premium Dairy: 100.00—110.00;
Good Feeder: 80.00-90.00; 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—150.00; 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: so. 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           130.00-150.00 last quote
Premium Dairy                 90.00-120.00  last quote
        Good                         70.00-90.00
        Fair                      50.00-70.00
        Low                             n/q      

Alfalfa Standing:                       70.00-85.00/ton

Friday, May 26, 2017

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the US drought Monitor, concerns in the West remained minimal, with 
less than 5% of the 11-state area covered by moderate to extreme drought (D1 to 
D2). Further, storminess across the central Rockies and environs led to further 
reduction in the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0) and moderate drought (D1), 
mainly in Colorado. On May 18-19, Cheyenne, Wyoming, was blanketed with 14.3 
inches of snow, while snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 feet at several locations in 
the central Rockies. Farther south, however, warm, dry, windy conditions 
necessitated an eastward expansion of D0 across southern New Mexico. On May 21, 
topsoil moisture in New Mexico was rated 55% very short to short, according to 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On the same date, rangeland and pastures 
were rated 29% very poor to poor in Arizona, up 14 percentage points from a week 
ago, and 23% very poor to poor in New Mexico. Near Globe, Arizona, the Pinal 
fireóstarted by lightning on May 8óhas burned more than 3,500 acres of timber 
and chaparral in rugged terrain.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5490    Last Week:  7725    Last Year:  16,585                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium             75  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Premium                  75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 125  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Good/Premium            125  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Fair/Good                75  150.00-150.00  150.00     Clippings         
      Fair                    275  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Good                     75  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                              335  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
  Clover                                                                       
      Fair                    175  135.00-135.00  135.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 800  230.00-240.00  233.75 Del                   
                              125  250.00-255.00  253.00 Del Retail/Stable     

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 325  230.00-235.00  231.15                       
                              200  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good                50  135.00-135.00  135.00     Weedy             

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  170.00-200.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    780  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                               50  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                               25  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    275  160.00-165.00  161.82                       
                             1000  162.00-162.00  162.00     Export           

The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                    

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass hay sales steady.  Demand continues to be
light, as many cow-calf producers have turned cattle out to summer pastures.  Interest
moderate at best, with many end-users and sellers trying to establish new crop prices.
1st cutting has been sloow to start, as the rains last week and cooler weather has provided
many challenges to producers.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:   Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.  Good to Premium: New Crop Large
Squares, 160.00, Delivered to Dairy.  Good:  Large Squares, 145.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 90.00; Large Rounds, 85.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 95.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 60.00.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. The
majority of producers have sold out of hay and little trade 
is occurring. A few limited loads moved again this week. 
Many producers in the Yellowstone valley have their first
cutting on the ground as perfect drying conditions are expected 
to continue for the next week. Grass hay saw very light movement
this week as well. Grass hay sold steady as many producers 
finished moving the remainder of their 2016 supply. Notably,
dry conditions are beginning to show up in the Eastern portions 
of the state as the Drought Monitor has several portions of
counties in abnormally dry status. All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares, NA                
              Good:     Large squares, NA                  
                        Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 90.00-110.00 
                        Large rounds,  100.00-110.00
                        Small Squares, 120.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 100.00      
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA      
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

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

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, 30.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
                             

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  500    Last Week:  700    Last Year:  21,660                             

     Compared to last week. New crop Export Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady in a 
light test. Trade slow with good demand as most interests are doing new crop now. 
Retail/Feedstore not tested. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                    Tons        Price        Wtd Avg     Comments
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium         400    160.00-160.00    160.00     Tarped            

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Fair            100    170.00-170.00    170.00     New Crop          

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending May 27, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade and 
demand moderate. Southern and Southwestern areas 50-90 percent
into second cutting.  South eastern areas are 10-30 percent into
second cutting.    

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 185.00  
Good quality; no test    

Ground hay:  190.00 per ton (green calf hay). 140.00-160.00 (feedlot hay)

Wheat hay: 125.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 185.00 Del
to Dairies.
 
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 165.00-185.00; 
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; 180.00-185.00;
Good quality; no test.

Wheat hay: small Bales 7.00 per bale. 
Good quality, no test.

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3700    Last Week:  8050    Last Year:  4600                                    

      Compared to last week, Domestic Alfalfa steady. Trade moderate with good 
demand for new crop. Some dairies are offering 70 cents per point on new crop 
Alfalfa with a minimum test of 170 and a cap at 200 RFV on the east side of the 
state. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise 
stated. 
 
                       Tons      Price       Wtd Avg     Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium/Supreme  3000   146.00-150.00   147.08     New Crop          
      Good              600   130.00-130.00   130.00     Weedy             
      Fair/Good         100   100.00-100.00   100.00     Tarped        

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Hay sold mostly steady on slow to moderate 
movement.  Producers asking higher prices for new crop Alfalfa so dairies 
and feedyards were only buying as needed or changing feed rations.  
Coastal Bermuda producers in the East and North had a difficult time 
getting hay baled and out of the field after receiving around 6 inches of 
rain; however, they report still plenty of old crop hay in the barn for 
buyers. 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 165.00-185.00;
       Good to Premium 150.00-165.00. 
     Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 288.75, 8.75 per 
  bale.
     Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme 250.00, 7.50 per bale.   
   Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 135.00-145.00. Calf 165.00-
  190.00.  Brown 115.00.        
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 121.00-                     
  180.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00-130.00. 
   Small Bales: Delivered: 189.75, 5.75 per bale.
   Hay Grazer: Ground and Delivered: 90.00. 
   Prairie Grass: Large Bales: Delivered: 105.00.
   BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: 60.00-109.00; 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 195.00-225.00.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 205.00-220.00.                           
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 100.00-130.00, 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 
 100.00-140.00; 50.00-70.00 per roll; Fair to Good 40.00-            
 80.00, 20.00-40.00 per roll.   

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, May 25, 2017

Receipts:  110 loads    Last Week:  61 loads    Last Year:  75 loads    

   Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay generally steady.
Moderate to good buyer interest.  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:  Premium:  Large Squares 5 loads 115.00-135.00.  Good:  Large
Rounds and Squares, 23 loads 87.50-117.50. Fair:  Large Rounds Squares
26 loads 75.00-85.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds and Squares, 10 loads
60.00-72.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 107.50; Large Rounds, 5 loads
92.50-102.50.  Good:  Large Squares and Rounds, 17 loads 72.50-90.00.
Fair:  Large Squares and Rounds, 5 loads 62.50-70.00.

  Fair:  Large Rounds and Squares, 9 loads 60.00-72.50

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 2 loads 72.50-75.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 62.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 110.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 75.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 32.50-45.00.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

                                                     

   Compared to May 19:  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, and are busy out in the fields
preparing for new crop.  
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.     

Tons:  427    Last Week:  1334    Last Year:  321                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 100  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  14  240.00-250.00  247.14     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                               30  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  58  180.00-215.00  199.91                       
      Premium/Supreme          62  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Premium                  25  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
      Good                     25  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  60  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                               28  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Friday,  May 26, 2017

For this week:     Due to limited traded amount collected prices will not be trended.

Alfalfa         Premium Large Square           240.00    -       260.00
                        Small Squares          200.00    -      $200.00New Crop

Alfalfa/Grass MiGood    Small Squares          175.00    -      $180.00

Grass           Good    Large Round            100.00    -      $150.00
                Utility Large Round            $33.00    -       $55.00

Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay to Report for the week of 5/14-20/2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with activity very light and 
demand good in all classes.  While some producers are starting to cut their 2017 
Alfalfa, most producers are looking to a mid-June first cutting with some areas 
looking to a July 1st first cutting.  Moisture and cooler temperatures has made 
for a later harvest than usual in many areas.   The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress 
and Condition report for the week ending May 21, 2017 states that Wyoming 
experienced cooler than normal temperatures for the week, according to the 
Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, 
USDA.  All 34 stations reported below average temperatures for the week with the 
high temperature of 79 degrees recorded at Torrington and a low of 20 degrees at 
Big Piney and Lake Yellowstone.  All 34 stations reported some precipitation 
with Old Fort Laramie having the most at 3.21 inches and Big Piney having the 
least with 0.15 inches.  Twenty-nine stations had more than average 
precipitation.  A reporter from North Central Wyoming indicted that they 
received some more rain last week and they are planting as the can.  They also 
indicated that the grass is green and they are almost through with calving.  A 
reporter from Northeastern Wyoming stated that they got rain last week but it 
was dispersed and varied a lot in amounts.  They also indicated that many areas 
need more moisture and recent cool weather has slowed plant growth.  A reporter 
from Western Wyoming indicated that last week’s weather was cool which slowed 
the runoff but the added moisture received has added to the flooding problem.  
They also indicated that farmers are doing some planting as conditions allow.  A 
reporter from Southwestern Wyoming stated that the excessive runoff and flooding 
has slowed due to cooler weather.  A reporter from South Central Wyoming 
commented that they are did get some moisture but grass is still short and slow 
to grow.  A reporter from Southeastern Wyoming stated that excess spring 
moisture is providing excellent spring grazing but the recent snow was a 
hardship.  They also reported that the precipitation varied from 2 inches to 4 
inches of moisture and included in that was up to 12 inches of snow.  Stock 
water supplies across Wyoming were rated 4 percent very short, 5 percent short, 
71 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus.  According to the United States 
Drought Monitor, soaking precipitation occurred from central portions of the 
Rockies and Plains into the upper Midwest, mainly from May 16-18.  Late-season 
snow (locally 1 to 3 feet) blanketed the northern and central Rockies.  A stripe 
of heavy precipitation from the central Rockies into the upper Midwest erased 
pockets of abnormal dryness (D0) in Nebraska and reduced coverage of dryness and 
moderate drought (D0 and D1) in Colorado.  Rain also trimmed D0 coverage in the 
eastern Dakotas.  However, precipitation mostly bypassed the remainder of the 
Dakotas, leading to further expansion of D0.  On May 21, South Dakota led the 
entire northern U.S. in topsoil moisture rated very short to short (29%), as 
well as rangeland and pastures rated very poor to poor (19%), according to the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture.  On May 18-19, Cheyenne, Wyoming, was blanketed 
with 14.3 inches of snow, while snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 feet at several 
locations in the central Rockies.  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 
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 130.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming 
   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 very light and good 
demand in all classes.  First cutting for 2017 alfalfa is just getting started 
throughout the state with some regions expecting up to a mid-June first cutting.  
Rain and cooler temperatures have delayed hay cutting in the state, especially 
in the southern portions.  The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and Condition report 
for the week ending May 21, 2017 states that rain and snow across the state 
halted fieldwork mid-week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Several localities received 
several inches of rain, with areas at higher elevation receiving moderate to 
heavy snow.  Precipitation continues to improve dryland crop and pasture 
conditions, as well as soil moisture.  The San Luis Valley also received late 
snow and freezing temperatures that damaged some growing alfalfa.  Stored feed 
supplies were rated 4 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.  
Sheep death loss was 70 percent average and 30 percent light.  Cattle death loss 
was 2 percent heavy, 77 percent average, and 21 percent light.  Alfalfa stands 
were rated 4 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 9 percent 
excellent.  Alfalfa first cutting is 3 percent complete.  According to the 
United States Drought Monitor, a stripe of heavy precipitation from the central 
Rockies into the upper Midwest erased pockets of abnormal dryness (D0) in 
Nebraska and reduced coverage of dryness and moderate drought (D0 and D1) in 
Colorado.  Further, storminess across the central Rockies and environs led to 
further reduction in the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0) and moderate drought 
(D1), mainly in Colorado.  On May 18-19, Cheyenne, Wyoming, was blanketed with 
14.3 inches of snow, while snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 feet at several locations 
in the central Rockies.  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
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 90.00-100.00; Fair 95.00 DEL.
  Triticale
   Green Chop: 30% DM 20.00, Contacted Standing.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 150.00; Premium/Good 120.00.
   Small Squares: Good/Fair 100.00, Contracted New Crop-Current Delivery.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 227.00, retail.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.

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

Southwest Colorado Areas
   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.
   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.

OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT

Hay trade and movement mostly slow to moderate on light supplies of alfalfa and 
moderate demand. Rains and thunderstorms once again halted field work but 
producers are expected back in the fields in the next few days. The progress of 
alfalfa harvest is extremely varied with some producers finished with first 
cutting and others on hold. Wheat harvest is likewise on hold but ready to begin 
in southern Oklahoma. Offerings of new crop wheat hay have been light to 
moderate and demand for this hay is fairly good. Early grass hay yields have 
been lighter than average so far this year but may increase as warmer weather 
moves into the state.

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: Few loads Premium quality new crop large square bales 120.00-
125.00. Good quality large square bales mostly 100.00-110.00. Fair to Good 
quality round bales and few large square bales 80.00-90.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. bales 8.00-10.00 per 
bale in the field. 

Western Oklahoma: Few loads Supreme quality 5 X 6 round bales 130.00 per ton. 
Premium quality new crop large square bales 120.00-130.00, mostly 120.00-125.00. 
Few new crop sales Good quality 80.00-100.00. 

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Old crop 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 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 50.00/bale, instance 55.00 per bale. 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. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Old crop 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 May 26, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay 
and dehy alfalfa pellets sold steady. Very little new crop alfalfa has 
been baled. Some hay producers have said on the acres of alfalfa they 
have cut tonnage is lower than normal. Some have noted that the cold 
weather had limited the growth on the first cutting. Some early reports 
on irrigated alfalfa tonnage around 1.5-1.7 tons and dryland at .75 tons 
per acre. Also, some areas of the state are fighting the alfalfa weevil 
and those fields that have been cut have shown severe loss in tonnage.  
Dehy operators have been busy running plants with some of the plants 
running through the night (24 hrs). Standing alfalfa hay price has been 
set at 45.00 per ton in the Platte Valley area of the state.  Per NASS:  
 Corn planted was 87 percent, near 88 last year and 91 for the five-year 
average. Emerged was 52 percent, near 48 last year, but behind 57 
average. Soybeans planted was 52 percent, near 50 last year, but behind 
61 average. Emerged was 13 percent, near 12 last year, but behind 21 
average.  Alfalfa first cutting was 8 percent, near 12 last year, and 
behind 17 average.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay 
barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 150.00. Good large square bales from 
120.00-125.00. Good round bales 65.00-70.00. Grass Hay: Good large round 
bales 60.00-70.00 with some at 80.00, fair large round bales 40.00-50.00. 
Premium small square bales of grass hay 120.00, 2nd cutting brome grass 
7.50 per bale delivered.   
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Old crop good round bales 60.00 to 70.00, with some new crop at 
70.00. 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.

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 05/26/2017

Farmers are anxiously awaiting for several days of sunshine.  Some baling and 
chopping has been done but trying to work around rain every couple of days is 
quite frustrating.  Some farmers that have got some cutting done said fescue 
fields have not had great yields as undergrowth just was not there but recent 
moisture should help that for those that will be cut in the next few weeks. 
Hay movement is light, supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are 
mostly steady. 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 20.00-30.00 per large round bale 

Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pastures generally good, hay stocks slip

USDA-NASS reports show forage stocks and growing conditions for pasture in generally good condition across the nation.

USDA reports this week showed relatively good pasture conditions across the nation and a slight decrease in hay stocks.

USDA-NASS also initiated its weekly US pasture and range conditions ratings as of May 8. The agency reported that range and pasture conditions were similar to those in early May one year earlier. The ratings are either excellent, good, fair, poor or very poor.

Nationally, 63% of range and pastures were in the good to excellent condition, up from 58% a year ago. Only 9% of the pastures were rated poor or very poor, versus 10% a year ago. Compared to the prior 5-year average (2011-2015), US early season conditions are much improved.

In its May Crop Production report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA released year-over-year hay stocks as of May 1, 2017. The report, based on a survey of producers, gives a carryover number as of that date. Besides national totals, stocks by state are reported.
On May 1US hay stocks were 24.4 million tons, which was down 750,000 tons or 3%, year-over-year.


The Livestock Marketing Information Center noted even though stocks were the smallest since 2014, when the total was 19.1 million tons, this year's supplies remained plentiful. NASS does a producer survey on hay stocks twice each year, one on Dec. 1 and one for May 1. US winter hay usage, listed as disappearance from Dec. 1, 2016 until May 1 of this year, was less than expected, although in several regions early winter feeding requirements were above levels of recent years, and lower hay prices encouraged use. Further, year-over-year cowherd increases supported hay consumption.

Overall hay disappearance this past winter was the largest since the time period from Dec. 1, 2009, to May 1, 2010, and the year-over-year increase was 2.3%, while the number of roughage-consuming animal units increased 2.0% year-over-year.

The national average price for all hay in 2016-2017 was the lowest since the 2010-2011 crop-year. LMIC projects that based on current stock levels and very preliminary projections regarding 2017 production, hay prices may increase modestly year-over-year in 2017-2018, but not enough to be a factor influencing most producer management or marketing decisions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,447/3,902    Last week: 10,227/4,063     Last year: 10,797/5,818
             
Hay market activity slow; demand moderate for grinding alfalfa, slow for all 
other classes of hay; prices steady. Storms rolled through Kansas again last 
week brining more rain, hail and a few tornadoes.  Farmers are struggling to 
find hay to finish out old contracts and having difficulty getting into soggy 
fields to bale new crop.  Per NASS: Topsoil moisture rated 0 percent very short, 
1 short, 70 adequate, and 29 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 0 percent very 
short, 2 short, 82 adequate, and 16 surplus. Pasture and range conditions rated 
0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 18 fair, 64 good, and 16 excellent. Alfalfa hay 
condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 8 excellent. 
First cutting was 30 percent complete, near 28 last year. 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, 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. New crop grinding 
alfalfa 100.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
110.00-125.00, with instances at 130.00 and 140.00.  New crop ground and 
delivered 120.00-130.00.  The week of 5/14-5/20, 8,927T of grinding alfalfa and 
1,288T 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, and alfalfa pellets steady, ground/delivered 
5.00 higher, 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 105.00-115.00, an 
instance of 115.00-120.00. New crop ground and delivered 110.00-120.00. The week 
of 5/14-5/20, 3,395T of grinding alfalfa and 975T 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, none reported. Sudan 
50.00-60.00.00. Cane hay, large rounds 45.00-55.00. Corn stalks, ground and 
delivered 75.00.00-85.00. Straw none reported. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00.  Dairy .75-.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, none reported. CWF grass mulch none reported.

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, small squares, 3.50-4.50/bale. CWF grass mulch, none reported.

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday May 22, 2017

Receipts:  9 Loads    Last Week:  13 Loads    Last Year:  10 Loads

**Please note:  There will be no sale held on Monday May 26th in observance
of Memorial Day.  Next sale will be in two weeks on June 5th.**

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, 4 loads 80.00-92.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
2 loads 67.50-75.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00.
   
   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hay market slow to moderate

In Kansas, hay market activity slow to moderate; demand light to moderate for all classes of hay, prices steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, May 16. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Southwest:
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered steady, movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa, horse, small squares, $240-$250. Supreme dairy, .75-.85/point RFV $140-$160; premium, $130-$150; good, $115-$145. Stock or dry cow alfalfa, $75-$95, with an instance at $110. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $85-$100. New crop grinding alfalfa, $95-$100. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $110-$120, with an instance at $130 and $140. New crop ground and delivered, $120-$130. For the week ending May 13, 10,227 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,338 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay, bluestem, large rounds, $65-$75. Brome, large rounds, $55-$65. Sudan, large rounds, $40-$45. Corn stalks, ground and delivered $70-$80.
South central:
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered and alfalfa pellets steady, movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $230-$240, Supreme dairy alfalfa, .70-.80/point RFV, $140-$150; premium, $130-$140; good, $110-$130. Stock cow alfalfa, $90-$95. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $80-$90. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $100-$110, instance of $115-$120. New crop ground and delivered, $110-$120. For the week ending May 13, 4,063 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,121 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $140-$145, 17% protein, $145-$155; Dehydrated 17% $200-$205. Bluestem grass hay, medium and large squares, $65-$75, large rounds, $60-$70. Brome, medium and large squares, none reported, large rounds, $75-$80. Oat hay, large rounds, $55-$65. Sudan, $60-$70. Cane hay, large rounds, $45-$55. Cornstalks, ground and delivered, $80-85. Straw, large rounds, $40-$50, medium squares, $50-$55.
Southeast:
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered, grass hay steady, movement slow to moderate. Horse/goat alfalfa, $210-$220. Dairy, .70-.85/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa, $90-$100. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $70-$80. Ground and delivered, $80-$90. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $100-$110; good, medium and large squares, $75-$85, large rounds, $50-$60. Brome, small squares, $130-$135. Good, medium and large squares, $90-$110, large rounds, $55-$65. Straw, medium squares, $50-$60. CWF grass mulch, $30-$40.
Northwest:
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady, movement slow. Horse/goat alfalfa, $180-$190. Premium/supreme dairy, .80-.95/point RFV. Fair/good stock cow, $100-$110. Fair/good grinding alfalfa $65-$75, ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies $90-$95.
North central/northeast:
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered, grass hay steady, movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $8-$10/bale. Dairy alfalfa, .80-1.00/point RFV, supreme $150-$200; premium, $140-$160; good, $130-$140. Good stock cow, $110-$120. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $80-$90. Ground and delivered, $105-$115. Grass hay, bluestem, small squares, $4-$6/bale, large squares, $70-$80, large rounds, $60-$70. Brome, good, small squares, $6-$7/bale, medium and large squares, horse quality, $110-$120, good, large rounds, $70-$80. Sorghum/sudan, large rounds, $60-$70. Straw, none reported. CWF grass mulch, none reported.
Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, Kansas.

Friday, May 19, 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 450 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 100—130.00; Premium: 80.00—100.00;
Good Feeder: 70.00-80.00 Fair: 55.00-70. 00; Low: No Quote.
Premium retail horse sales 100.00—150.00.

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 dairy 110. 00—140.00; 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—160.00; 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: so. 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      

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  700    Last Week:  2310    Last Year:  19,100 

   Compared to last week, export and domestic Alfalfa steady in a light
test. Trade slow with good demand as most interests waiting for new crop.
Some areas have started cutting new crop. Most activity will occur next week.
Rain showers were reported across most of the trade area at the end of the
week. Retail/Feedstore not tested. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

                  Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments
Alfalfa                                                 
   Mid Square                                            
     Premium       300  110.00-110.00  110.00     Export 
                   100  130.00-130.00  130.00     Tarped 
     Good          100  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped 

Wheat Straw                                             
   Mid Square                                            
     Good          200   55.00-55.00    55.00       

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa hay sales continue at mostly steady levels.  No
new reported sales of grass.  Majority of old crop hay is sold or contracted for the year,
with end users awaiting new crop to become available.  Bids of 65.00 for grinding quality
alfalfa reported with no interest.  Demand continues to be light as many cattle hvae been
turned out to summer pastures.  Cold and wet weather received across much of the
eastern half of the state has hampered producers ability to start first cutting.  Reported
rainfalls vary from .5 to 3.5 inches.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:   Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.  Good to Premium: New Crop Large
Squares, 160.00, Delivered to Dairy.  Good:  Large Squares, 145.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 90.00; Large Rounds, 85.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 95.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 60.00.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. The
majority of producers have sold out of hay and little trade
is occurring, however a few limited loads moved this week
on increased demand seen in the western portions of the state
which saw snowfall in many places. Demand for hay was light
on light supplies and movement. Grass hay sold steady on very
light sales volume. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB
unless otherwise noted.

                                             
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares, NA               
              Good:     Large squares, 105.00-120.00                 
                        Large rounds,  105.00-120.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 90.00-110.00
                        Large rounds,  100.00-110.00
                        Small Squares, 120.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                        Large squares, 100.00     
               
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

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

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, 30.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                 

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

Iowa Hay Summary   

Week Ending  Friday,  May 19, 2017

For this week:     Due to limited traded amount collected prices will not be trended.   A strong storm
hit much of the state this week affecting first cutting hay.  Many producers focused on clean up
from the strong winds and heavy rainfall rather than moving hay.


Alfalfa/Grass MiGood    Small Squares                           $145.00
                        Large Squares         $110.00    -      $140.00
                        Large Rounds          $100.00    -      $180.00

Grass           Fair    Large Squares                            $95.00

Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay to Report for the week of 5/14-20/2017

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to the US drought Monitor, significant precipitation, including high-
elevation snow, will continue into Thursday across the Rockies and environs, but
dry weather will prevail from southern California into the Desert Southwest. A
period of very cool weather will trail the storminess, but warmth will return to
the Pacific Coast by Friday and expand eastward during the weekend.  All hay is
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at
bottom of report.

Tons:  7725    Last Week:  5525    Last Year:  16,050                         

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    125  150.00-150.00  150.00                      
                              200  150.00-150.00  150.00     Clippings        
      Fair/Good               200  140.00-140.00  140.00     Clippings        
      Fair                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00     Clippings        
                              300  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export           
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                         
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
                               25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable    
  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                 125  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    
  Oat                                                                         
      Good                    200  100.00-100.00  100.00                      
                              125  110.00-115.00  112.00     Retail/Stable    
  Rice Straw                                                                  
      Good                    200   62.50-62.50    62.50     Retail/Stable    

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 450  235.00-245.00  236.67 Del                  
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                      
                              175  230.00-240.00  234.29 Del                  
                               50  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable    
      Fair                     25  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                  
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Good                     25  120.00-120.00  120.00 Del                  

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 125  240.00-240.00  240.00                      

Region 5: Southern California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00                      
      Premium/Supreme        1000  210.00-210.00  210.00                      
      Good/Premium            650  195.00-195.00  195.00                      

Region 6: Southeast California:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 450  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
                              300  175.00-185.00  180.00     Export           
                               50  140.00-150.00  145.00     Old Crop         
      Good/Premium             50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                   1700  155.00-165.00  159.71                      
                              500  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export           
      Fair/Good               100  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable    

The following are the counties included in each region:                       
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                        
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, 
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.            
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                            
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.            
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                 

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8050    Last Week:  600    Last Year:  3000

   Compared to last week, domestic Alfalfa steady. Trade moderate with
good demand for new crop. Some new crop hay was reported with growers paying
for the tarping. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch
unless otherwise stated.

                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments
Alfalfa                                                       
   Mid Square                                                  
     Supreme             50  135.00-135.00  135.00     Tarped  
     Premium/Supreme   8000  150.00-150.00  150.00     New Crop 

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Hay traded mostly steady on light to moderate
movement.  A wide price spreads in some hay classes caused by freight and
quality of new crop and old crop hay.  Coastal Bermuda producers in East
and South Texas are difficult to get ahold of as most are busy cutting or
baling this time of year.  New Crop Coastal Bermuda prices are expected
to become more established next month.  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 175.00-225.00;
      Good to Premium 150.00-175.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 288.75, 8.75 per
bale.
   Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 145.00-165.00. Calf 165.00-
190.00.  Brown 110.00-115.00.       
Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 121.00-                    
180.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00-130.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: 189.75, 5.75 per bale.
   BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: 60.00-109.00; 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 160.00-170.00.

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 100.00-130.00, 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
100.00-140.00; 50.00-70.00 per roll; Fair to Good 40.00-           
80.00, 20.00-40.00 per roll.