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Friday, June 30, 2017

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  22,110    Last Week:  30,700    Last Year:  10,500

   Compared to last week, new crop export and domestic Alfalfa steady.
Export Timothy 10.00-20.00 higher. Trade active with very good demand
especially for Timothy. Mideast concerns are driving the Timothy market while
Asian interests sit it out. 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                                                 
      Supreme           400  160.00-160.00  160.00             
                        400  175.00-175.00  175.00     Tarped  
      Premium            60  168.00-168.00  168.00     Export  
      Good/Premium     1050  150.00-150.00  150.00     Tarped  
      Fair              300  135.00-135.00  135.00             
                       2000  140.00-145.00  141.13     Export  

  Alfalfa                                                      
    Small Square                                               
      Premium           300  195.00-195.00  195.00     Tarped  

  Timothy Grass                                                
    Mid Square                                                 
      Premium          7200  260.00-295.00  268.40     Export  
      Good             2400  245.00-250.00  245.42     Export  
      Fair             3950  230.00-250.00  236.71     Export  

  Timothy Grass                                                
    Small Square                                               
      Premium          2000  330.00-340.00  335.00     Export  
      Good             1650  300.00-310.00  306.36     Export  
      Fair              400  230.00-245.00  233.75     Export  

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Hay traded fully steady on slow to moderate
movement.  A wide spread continues on the dairy quality Alfalfa as buyers
are having to pay for the freight and new crop prices.  The Panhandle
received an inch to several inches of rain over the previous weekend
which benefitted local pastures and gave relief to triple digit
temperatures.  Coastal Bermuda producers in the North, East and South
part of the state were back in the hay fields if it was dry enough to get
in and out.  The area received heavy amounts of rainfall from the recent
tropical storm.  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 170.00-230.00;
Good to Premium 160.00-170.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 288.75, 8.75 per
bale.
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 140.00-150.00. Calf 150.00-
160.00.
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded 104.00-125.00; Beardless
130.00-135.00.
   Small Bales: FOB: 198.00, 6.00 per bale.
   Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 110.00-118.00.
   BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: 60.00-109.00; 30.00 per bale.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00; 40.00 per bale.
   Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 30.00-45.00.
        
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos:
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 330.00-396.00,
10.00-12.00 per bale.
Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme 250.00, 7.50 per bale.
   Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 210.00-220.00.
Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 200.00-230.00.                          
   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 roll; Fair to Good 80.00-100.00; 40.00-50.00 per roll.
      
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.

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay prices have held steady with last week with very limited
reported new sales.   Demand and interest continue to be mostly moderate as drought conditions
within the state expanded again this week.  According to the latest Drought Monitor map released
on June 27th, near 91 percent of the state is experiencing some level of drought with over 31
percent of the state in Severe to Extreme Drought.  The driest counties are in the north-central
and western portions of the state.  Many cattle producers in the driest counties have been making
difficult decisions to market the older end of the herd along with weaning calves early in some
situations.  Areas of south-eastern and eastern parts of the state have received some moisture this
week with reports varying from .5 to 1.5 inches of rain.   2nd cutting of alfalfa has started and many
grass acres have been cut and baled already.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise
noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, New Crop 145.00-165.00.  Good/Premium:  Large
Squares, 140.00-160.00 80.00-105.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 100.00.  Fair:
Large Rounds, New Crop Clippings 80.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 85.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, New Crop 140.00; Small Squares, Old Crop 8.00 per bale.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 85.00.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

Receipts:  106 loads    Last Week:  91 loads    Last Year:  80 loads   

   Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold mostly steady
to lower.  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 117.50-130.00; Large Rounds,
2 loads 120.00-140.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 100.00-112.50, Large Rounds
24 loads 95.00-115.00; Small Squares, 1 load 110.00.  Fair:  Large Squares,
7 loads 77.50-92.50; Large Rounds, 16 loads 75.00-92.50; Small Squares, 130 bales
at 2.75 per bale.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 127.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 117.50-125.00.
Good: Large Squares, 1 load 90.00; Large Rounds, 21 loads 80.00-107.50.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 11 loads 65.00-77.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00-92.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 40.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 20.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 37.50-45.00, mostly 45.00.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

                           
                  
   Compared to June 23:  Prices trended generally steady in an extremely
limited test compared to week ago prices.  Most producers are sold out
for the year, and are busy out in the fields preparing for new crop. 
Some producers have cut and starting to bale and are preparing to start
selling 2017 hay.  So far, new crop hay pricing, in an extremely limited
test, seems generally steady compared to 2016 pricing for simliar quality.
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  915    Last Week:  687    Last Year:  3957  

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:       
                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium              32  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable, New Crop
      Good/Premium         75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable, Old Crop
                           10  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable, New Crop

Harney County:                                                            
                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Supreme              89  170.00-180.00  176.18     Old Crop         
      Premium/Supreme      28  160.00-160.00  160.00     Old Crop         

Klamath Basin:                                                            
                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Fair                100  110.00-110.00  110.00     Rain Damage, New Crop
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium              27  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable, New Crop
      Fair                100  110.00-110.00  110.00     Rain Damage, New Crop

  Triticale                                                               
    Large Square                                                          
      Good                200   95.00-95.00    95.00                      

Lake County:                                                              
                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Supreme             254  170.00-180.00  172.76                      

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.          

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jul 01, 2017

   Compared to last week, no change, Alfalfa hay prices steady. 
Trade and demand moderate. Southern and Southwestern areas 50-70
percent into third cutting.  South eastern areas are 20-50 percent
into third cutting.      

Eastern region:

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 185.00 
Good quality; 165.00.   

Ground hay:  155.00 per ton (green ). 145.00 (feedlot hay)

Wheat hay: 104.00 per ton.

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 175.00-185.00
Good; 145.00-165.00; Fair; 125.00-145.00 to Dairies.

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; 145.00-165.00   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 per bale.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa: small square bales; Premium and Supreme; 7.00-9.00 per bale
Good quality; .

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

Iowa Hay Summary   

Week Ending  Friday,  June 30, 2017

For this week:  Hay prices stayed mostly steady this week with Alfalfa/Grass
hay trending steady to firm. Some areas this week have received upto six inches
of rain with more expected to come throughout the weekend and heading into
next week.

Alfalfa/Grass   Premium Small Squares          233.00    -       233.00

                Good    Large Square           110.00    -       110.00
                        Large Round             75.00    -        95.00

Grass           Good    Large Round             85.00    -        85.00

                Fair    Large Round             70.00    -        70.00

Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 6/26-6/30

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to the US drought Monitor, Much of the southwest and west was dry and
hot over the past week. But this is also the dry season in much of the area.
States along the Pacific Coast are still seeing surpluses given the heavy rains
and large snow packs earlier this year.  According to the NASS Acreage Report
June 30, 2017, California alfalfa acreage is 1,200,000 which is unchanged from
last year’s acres.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.


Tons:  15,070    Last Week:  21,280    Last Year:  13,460                     

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 900  195.00-200.00  196.67                      
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    750  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage                 
                               25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Organic          
  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                  50  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 745  200.00-240.00  207.05     Retail/Stable    
      Fair                     75  165.00-165.00  165.00                      
  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                  75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable    
  Rye Grass                                                                   
      Premium                 375  130.00-130.00  130.00     Export           
      Fair                     75  115.00-115.00  115.00                      
  Oat                                                                         
      Good                     75  130.00-130.00  130.00                      
                               25  110.00-110.00  110.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                  75  250.00-250.00  250.00                      
                              275  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                  
      Premium                 125  230.00-230.00  230.00                      
                               25  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                  
      Good/Premium             75  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del Retail/Stable    
      Good                     25  210.00-210.00  210.00                      
                              750  158.00-158.00  158.00 Del Rain Damage                 
      Fair/Good                25  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
                               50  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export           
                              900  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del                  
                              600  135.00-135.00  135.00 Del Rain Damage      
      Fair                     75  158.00-158.00  158.00                      
                              425  163.00-163.00  163.00     Export           
                              300  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                  
  Oat                                                                         
      Good                     50  110.00-110.00  110.00                      

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 750  215.00-215.00  215.00                      
                               80  190.00-190.00  190.00     Grassy           
      Fair/Good                90   60.00-60.00    60.00     Rain Damage      
      Fair                    250  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                  
  Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                    250   76.00-76.00    76.00                      
                              100  105.00-105.00  105.00 Del                  

Region 5: Southern California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium/Supreme         875  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
                               25  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    
      Premium                 780  170.00-170.00  170.00                      

Region 6: Southeast California:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 125  155.00-155.00  155.00                      
      Good/Premium           1800  150.00-160.00  153.33     Export           
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                      
                             1500  140.00-155.00  149.33     Export           
      Fair/Good               400  140.00-140.00  140.00                      
      Fair                    150  115.00-115.00  115.00                      
                              200  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export           
  Bermuda Grass                                                               
      Premium                 200  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
  Bermuda Straw                                                               
      Good                    300   40.00-40.00    40.00       

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:  4100    Last Week:  1600    Last Year:  5500

   Compared to last week, domestic Alfalfa firm. Trade moderate with
moderate demand for higher testing and export Timothy. Rain showers reported
in parts of the trade area. 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   1000  150.00-150.00  150.00     Tarped      
      Fair/Good         1000  115.00-115.00  115.00     Rain Damage 
      Fair               100  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage 

  Timothy Grass                                                     
    Mid Square                                                      
      Premium           1000  285.00-285.00  285.00     Export      
      Good              1000  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export      

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

THIS REPORT WILL NOT BE ISSUED JULY 6TH. NEXT REPORT JULY 13TH 

Alfalfa trade mostly moderate to active. Grass hay trade mostly moderate. Demand 
for Premium alfalfa moderate to good. Demand mostly moderate for other grades 
and offerings. A limited supply of Supreme and Premium quality alfalfa is making 
locating best quality alfalfa difficult. Grass hay yields are likewise well 
behind average in central and eastern counties. Grass hay demand still generally 
moderate at best. Dry conditions are becoming more pronounced in much of central 
and eastern Oklahoma. Rains are forecast for much of eastern Oklahoma and 
portions of central Oklahoma over the next few days. 

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: Premium quality large square bales 120.00-130.00. 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. Small square bales 9.00-12.00 per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. bales 8.00 to 12.00, 
mostly 10.00-12.00 per bale. 

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales few sales 120.00-130.00, 
mostly 120.00-125.00. Good quality 80.00-100.00, mostly 80.00-90.00. 

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 30.00-50.00 per bale, 5 X 6 bales 
40.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 30.00-40.00 per bale. Small 
square bales good Bermuda mostly 6.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales mostly 
50.00/bale or 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 35.00-45.00 per bale. 

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00. Good Bermuda in 5 
X 6 bales 50.00-65.00 per bale. Mixed grass 4 x 5 bales 30.00-40.00 per bale. 
Small square bales good mixed grass or Bermuda 4.00-6.00 per bale.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending June 30, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay and ground hay sold fully 
steady. Dehy alfalfa pellets sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower on the top 
side of the market. Demand is light to moderate within the state. With 
moderate to good demand noted from buyers in the Dakotas. Some areas of 
Nebraska looks good for this time of year with other areas of the state 
are dry. Early grass hay production reports of tonnage a tick less than 
last year. But, last year’s production was really good in several areas. 
Most alfalfa producers are on second cutting with a handful of producers 
in the Eastern side of the state have started on third cutting. All sales 
are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: New Crop: Premium large square bales 135.00-155.00. Good large 
squares 150.00.  Good round bales 70.00-80.00.  Old Crop: Good large 
square bales 120.00-130.00. Good large round bales 60.00-70.00. 
Grass Hay: New Crop: Brome grass large round bales 90.00 delivered, small 
square bales of grass hay 5.00 per bale. Old crop: Brome large square 
bales 100.00. Good large round bales 65.00-70.00.  Dehy Alfalfa pellets 
17 percent protein 185.00-205.00.  
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: New crop: Good round bales 70.00-80.00. Old crop: good large 
round bales 70.00. Grass hay: Old crop good large rounds 70.00. Ground 
and delivered alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 
70.00-75.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 185.00. 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 good demand is good to 
very good in all regions due to drought conditions in Montana and the Dakotas.  
Cattleman in drought affected regions of South Dakota are considering a possible 
reduction to their herd size to avoid purchasing supplemental hay.  The NASS 
Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending June 25, 2017 
states that Wyoming experienced near normal temperatures for the week, according 
to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service, USDA.  Sixteen of the 34 stations reported above average temperatures 
for the week with the high temperature of 97 degrees recorded at Torrington and 
a low of 27 degrees at Lake Yellowstone.  Fourteen stations reported no 
precipitation and Sheridan had the most precipitation with 0.07 inches.  All 34 
stations received below normal precipitation.  A reporter from North Central 
Wyoming indicted that they had moderate temperatures, not much moisture, and 
wind.  They also reported that livestock look good, first cutting of hay is 
underway, and lots of weevils being reported.  A reporter from Northeast Wyoming 
reported that several areas are experiencing diminished forage and grazing due 
to a lack of moisture and depleted sub-soil moisture.  A reporter from Western 
Wyoming noted that it was pretty dry last week with cool nights and warm days.  
A reporter from South Central Wyoming commented that it continued to be dry and 
windy which has dried out pastures and stopped growth.  They also indicated that 
irrigation water is disappearing fast and the hay crop looks to be short.  A 
reporter from Southeast Wyoming indicated that summer range conditions exist.  
Another reporter from Southeast Wyoming indicated that moisture has been short 
and the days warm.  Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 4 percent 
very short, 5 percent short, 88 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  
Alfalfa hay was rated 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 16 percent fair, and 
75 percent good.  Alfalfa first cutting is 63 percent complete.  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: Supreme 140.00; Premium 125.00; Fair 110.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 100.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Fair 115.00.
  Alfalfa/Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 190.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 155.00. 
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Utility 115.00.
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 140.00.
   Mid Squares: Supreme 155.00, Old Crop 150.00; Premium 142.50.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Mid Squares: Premium 155.00.
  Wheat Hay
   Large Round: Good 80.00-110.00.

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were steady with activity and demand good in 
all classes.  2017 alfalfa cutting is underway throughout the state.  Growers 
are reporting pest problems in the southwest region of the state.  The NASS 
Colorado Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending June 25, 2017 
states that, record high temperatures along with windy conditions observed 
across the state this past week led to a decline in soil moisture conditions, 
according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service, USDA.  Cooler weather late in the week with isolated 
precipitation helped mitigate heat in eastern counties.  Crops sustained 
significant growth and development this past week, while the dry weather allowed 
producers to focus on cutting hay and finishing up planting activities.  
Southeastern counties reported localized severe weather with high winds, 
damaging hail, and tornadic activity.  A reporter noted in Moffat and Routt 
counties that alfalfa freeze-damaged two weeks ago was reported by producers to 
have sustained heavy losses.  Livestock and pasture conditions are reportedly in 
good shape, although those areas that did not see as much moisture this spring 
are more distressed with recent dry weather.  Stored feed supplies were rated 5 
percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.  Sheep death loss 
was 4 percent heavy, 64 percent average, and 32 percent light.  Cattle death 
loss was 74 percent average and 26 percent light.  Alfalfa is 2 percent very 
poor, 8 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 11 percent 
excellent.  Alfalfa first cutting is 81 percent complete with second cutting 2 
percent complete.  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: Fair 115.00-130.00. 
   Small Squares: Premium 225.00 (6.75 per bale), small lot. 
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00; Good 180.00-190.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (8.00 per bale); Good 210.00-215.00 (6.25-7.00 
per bale).
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Round Bales: Fair 130.00.
  Green Chop: Good 120.00, contracted standing.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 180.00 (6.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 180.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 182.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 180.00 (6.00 per bale).
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 286.00 (13.00 per bale), retail.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good 130.00, old crop; Fair 90.00, old crop.
   Round Bales: Good/Fair 115.00, old crop.
   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 and Fescue Seed Report

Week ending 06/30/2017

   North Missouri saw several rounds of storms this week. Heavy rains in 
some areas caused flash flooding as well. Not exactly the ideal way but 
enough moisture should have sank in to remove the area from the next drought 
monitor. Other areas of the state have seen some spotty rains but nothing 
to the affect that north MO saw. Wheat harvest is near 80% complete now, a 
lot of straw offerings on the market now. Other hay is also near 80% complete 
many farmers have wrapped up spring cutting and got equipment cleaned up 
and put away. Hay movement is light, supplies are moderate, demand is light 
and prices are 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) 170.00-220.00
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 150.00-180.00
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 3.00-5.00 per small square bale

Fescue season is winding down now several stations saying they will start to 
close up for the season after this holiday weekend if they have not already 
done so. Hopes were not high for a good season from the start and 
unfortunately there was no good surprises as harvest began. It has been a 
few years since the state has had a really good crop of seed and this 
season was not the one to break that streak.  


(Dry: Moisture 12-14% - Wet: Moisture greater than 14%)
(Prices are per lb.) prices reported at  .48 wet, .50 dry.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday Jun 26, 2017

Receipts:  18 Loads    Last Week: 16 Loads    Last Year:  19 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, 7 loads 107.50-130.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
1 load 82.50.  

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 105.00-125.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
3 loads 95.00-100.00.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kansas Hay Market Report

**** DUE TO THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY, THERE WILL BE NO REPORT NEXT WEEK ****
**** NEXT REPORT WILL BE JULY 11, 2017 ****

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 11,736/4,521    Last week:  11,362/4,402    Last year: 9,424/4,277
             
Hay market activity slow to moderate; demand moderate for grinding alfalfa, 
light for all other classes of hay, prices steady to weak. Per NASS Kansas 
alfalfa hay condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 68 good, and 7 
excellent. Second cutting was 52 percent complete, ahead of 34 last year and 37 
average.  Cooler weather was ushered in over the weekend with just enough rain 
to halt harvest and haying operations for some.  The abnormally dry conditions 
of the southeastern region were eliminated and only remain in Meade and Clark 
Counties in the southwest. The abnormally dry (D0) category stands at 1.10 pct.  
North and South Dakota continue to struggle with extreme drought.  The North 
Dakota Department of Agriculture has set up a Drought Hotline for ranchers 
affected by the drought.  Kansas producers who have hay to sell or with pasture 
or hay land to rent can call the hotline.  Once the producer provides their 
name, contact information and what they can provide, they will then be entered 
into the Drought Hotline database to be matched up with ranchers in need. The 
hotline phone number is 701-425-8454.  If you have hay for sale, and/or need hay 
here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.
  
Southwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, grass hay, steady, ground/delivered, 5.00 
lower, movement moderate for grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, slow for all 
other classes of hay. 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.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-
105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 115.00-125.00.  
The week of 6/18-6/24, 11,736T of grinding alfalfa and 575T of dairy alfalfa 
were delivered.  Grass hay: bluestem, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Brome: large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. Sudan/Cane: large rounds 40.00-45.00. Corn stalks, ground 
and delivered 70.00-80.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady, 
grass hay: bluestem 5.00 lower, movement moderate for grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered, slow for all other classes of hay. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 7.50-8.50/bale, Dairy, .70-.80/point RFV, Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 
130.00-140.00, Good 110.00-130.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 70.00-80.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 105.00-
115.00. The week of 6/18-6/24, 4,521T of grinding alfalfa and 600T 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 198.00-202.00. Grass hay: 
bluestem, mid and large squares 60.00-70.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00.  Brome, 
mid and large squares, none reported, large rounds 75.00-80.00. Oat hay, large 
rounds 85.00-95.00 delivered. 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 large 
squares 50.00-60.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady, movement 
slow.  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 85.00-95.00. 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, grinding alfalfa, grass hay steady, ground/delivered 5.00 lower, 
movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, none reported.  Dairy .85-1.00/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, 65.00-75.00. 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, 90.00-100.00, good large rounds 65.00-
75.00. Sorghum/Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00. Straw, small squares, 3.50-
4.50/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00. CWF grass mulch, 
none reported.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Most hay selling steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa hay sold fully to firm. Grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, June 16. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme new crop alfalfa, large squares, $180; premium, new crop, large squares, $135-$155; good, round bales, $70-$80. Good old crop, large squares, $120-$130; fair large squares, $80-$90; good, round bales, $65-$70. Good/premium new crop grass hay, large squares, $95-$100; good, old crop, large rounds, $60-$80; fair, large rounds, $45-$50; premium, small squares grass hay, $120. New crop dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $200-$210.
Platte Valley—Good new crop alfalfa, rounds $70-$75. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $90-$100. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $70-$75. New crop dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $185-$210.
East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $120-$140; fair, large squares, $80-$105, large rounds, $100; utility, large rounds, $95. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $145, 17%, $150. Alfalfa meal, 17% $155. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $150 old crop, small loads, large rounds $95, small squares, $8/bale; good/premium, small squares, new crop, $150. Grass, no reported sales.
In Iowa, alfalfa hay mostly steady, grass hay steady to weak, bedding higher.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds and squares, $142.50; good, large rounds and squares, $105-$130; fair, large rounds and squares, $80-$100; utility, large rounds squares, $55-$72.50. Premium grass, large rounds, $105-$122.50; good, large rounds, $85-$100, small squares, $1115; fair, large rounds, $72.50-$80. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds and squares, $110-$120; good, large rounds and squares, $95-$107.50; utility, large rounds, $50. Straw, large squares, $85-$90, large rounds, $112.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45-$47.50.
In Minnesota, alfalfa grass hay steady.
Good alfalfa, small squares, $115-$135; utility, large rounds, $65-$75. Premium grass, large rounds, $90-$95; good, large rounds, $70-$80, small squares, $75; fair, large rounds, $50-$65; utility, large rounds, $40. Good alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $80-$90; fair, large rounds, $65.
In Montana, hay prices sold mostly $5 to $10 higher as dry conditions in the eastern portion of the state have producers looking for feed supplement as grass conditions have deteriorated. This report is from June 9. Montana will be released by-weekly until early August when heavier receipts can be confirmed.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200; premium, large squares, NA; good, large squares, $125 new crop, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $95-$110, large rounds, $100-$110, small squares, NA; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $100-$115. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large squares, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA. Premium grass, small squares, 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, NA, 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 lower with activity very light and demand good in all classes.
Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140; premium, large squares, $125; fair, large squares, $110; fair, rounds bales, $110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western Nebraska—Fair alfalfa, 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, prices were steady with activity very light and good demand in all classes.
Northeast—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $115, $100, contracted current delivery; premium, small squares, $210. Good alfalfa, small squares, $210. Good grass, small squares, $210-$215. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium/good alfalfa, large squares, $140; premium, small squares, $200. Premium grass, small squares, $245, retail, old crop. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Southwest—Premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $180. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Good, grass, large squares, $110, old crop; premium, small squares, $190, old crop. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay movement is light, supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are steady to weak.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $170-$220; premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$180; 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, some alfalfa grass mix. 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 trade is mostly slow to moderate. Demand for supreme and premium quality dairy hay remains moderate at best although supplies are fairly light for these grades.
Central—Few loads premium new crop alfalfa, large squares, $120-$130; good, large squares, mostly $100-$110; fair/good, round, few large squares, $80-$90. Good bermuda grass hay, old crop, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60.
Eastern—Alfalfa, small squares horse hay, 60 to 70 pounds, $8 to mostly $10/bale in the field. 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.
Western—Premium alfalfa, new crop, $120-$130; good, $80-$110. Good new crop wheat hay, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, mostly $50/bale, $80/ton. 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 fully steady on light movement.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $180-$210, small bales delivered, $288.75; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $165-$180. Alfalfa wheat, large bales, delivered, $140. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $145-$165. Calf, $165-$190. Brown, $120-$135. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, $120-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $105-$130, small bales, FOB $198. 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, $195-$230, large squares, FOB, $160-$170.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $195-$225. 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 was moderate.
Eastern—Premium/supreme, baled alfalfa, $185; good, large squares, $165. Ground hay, $155/ton (green), $145 (feedlot hay). Wheat hay, $104/ton.
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, $185 delivered, small bales, $240/ton loaded on truck; good, large squares, $155-$165; fair, $145 to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $165-$185, small bales alfalfa, $8-$9/bale; good, no test; fair, no test delivered to local dairies. Wheat hay, small bales, $7/bale.
North Central—Premium/ supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180-$185; good, no test. Wheat hay, small bales, $7/bale. Good, no test.

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah  Hay  prices  prices  mostly firm,  with trading  slow  on all  Quality's.  Majority
of  movement on previous contracts. Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies.
Confirmed sales 4,500 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: 50.00-70.00; Low: scarce.
Premium retail horse sales: 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                 90.00-125.00  last quote
        Good                         70.00-85.00
        Fair                      50.00-70.00
        Low                             n/q      

Alfalfa Standing:                       70.00-85.00/ton

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bi-Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to two weeks ago:  Hay prices sold mostly sharply 
higher, with most sales 10.00-15.00 higher. Sales are all
new crop hay unless otherwise noted. Demand for all hay is
good to very good on light supplies. Drought conditions 
have worsened in much of the Eastern portions of the state.
The Drought Monitor is released every Tuesday and gives 
drought conditions for the US. This week’s report shows 
significant drought expansion as over 27% of the state 
has entered Moderate to Extreme drought status while 16.5% 
of the state is abnormally dry. Producers continue to look 
for feed supplement as grass conditions have deteriorated. 
While price spreads for hay are wide, delivered hay prices
remain fairly tight as the majority of the hay sold is
being sold into eastern Montana. All prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares, NA                
              Good:     Large squares, 130.00-150.00           
                        Large rounds,  130.00-150.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 115.00-140.00 old crop 120.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-130.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, old crop 95.00-110.00     
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA      
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 125.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  NA

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

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

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

Wheat straw:

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

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa hay sold steady to 20.00 higher for new crop
compared to limited reported sales last week.  Grass hay had no recent comparisons
as this was the first reported sales of New Crop.  Demand has picked up substansially
in the last couple of weeks, as drought conditions have worsened and expanded across
the much of South Dakota, North Dakota and the eastern region of Montana.  According
to the latest Drought Monitor released on June 20th, near 84 percent of South Dakota
is experiencing some degree of drought, with 2 percent of the state in Extreme Drought.
Many cattle producers in the hardest hit drought areas are making tough decisions in
regards to reducing herd numbers to extend their pastures for as long as possible.  
Grass cutting is gearing up as well as many hay producers looking at starting 2nd cutting
alfalfa next week depending on the weather.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, New Crop 145.00-165.00.  Good/Premium:  Large
Squares, 140.00-160.00 80.00-105.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 100.00.  Fair:
Large Rounds, New Crop Clippings 80.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 85.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, New Crop 140.00; Small Squares, Old Crop 8.00 per bale.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 85.00. 

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the US drought Monitor, with June a normally dry and warm month in 
the Southwest, it was not surprising that most of the region was rain free this 
week. But after a very wet winter season this year across the West (nearly every 
NRCS SNOTEL basin average precipitation since October 1, 2016 is above or much 
above normal), the past 3 months (March-May) have been drier than normal.  
Monday evening a thunderstorm dumped .3-1.2 inches of rain in the intermountain 
region that effected a lot hay that was down according to a report contact.  All 
hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report. 


Tons:  21,280    Last Week:  22,221    Last Year:  25,533                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 650  195.00-220.00  200.77                       
      Premium                 250  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                              100  180.00-200.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 725  252.00-252.00  252.00                       
                               25  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  240.00-245.00  242.50                       
                               50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Very High Testing 
                              500  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
                               50  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Premium/Supreme          50  235.00-235.00  235.00                       
      Premium                  75  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair/Good                75  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    280  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                3500  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   1500  105.00-105.00  105.00 Del                   
  Barley/Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                   3000   80.00-80.00    80.00                       
                             3000   95.00-95.00    95.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                   1400  140.00-145.00  144.29                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 650  165.00-170.00  167.69                       
                             1200  170.00-170.00  170.00     Contracted Retail      
                              100  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    500  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
                              250  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            
      Fair/Good              2200  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            
      Fair                    300  130.00-130.00  130.00     Export            
  Sudan                                                                        
      Premium                 575  240.00-260.00  244.78     Export            
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                     75   45.00-45.00    45.00                       

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.