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Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels on 
light reported volume.  Demand varies from good demand for alfalfa/grass mix and high
testing alfalfa, to moderate demand at best for lower quality alfalfa.  Interest has
picked up in the past week, as more cow/calf operations have started to wean and market
their spring calves.  The recent weather pattern has made it very challenging for hay
producers to be able to put up quality hay as the cool temps, rain and heavy overnight 
dews have created almost impossible drying conditions.  All hay and straw sold by the 
ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 150.00.
Good:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 120.00.  Utility to Fair:  
Large Squares & Rounds, 85.00-90.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 165.00; 17 pct 170.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 175.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00.  Large Rounds, 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00 Old Crop
 

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold steady to weak. 
Hay market activity this week was moderate to active, with 
many buyers and sellers moving hay. Hay in the eastern portion 
of the state has weakened some as buyers shop around to find 
lower prices. Some ranchers are purchasing hay from states
farther east in an attempt to find hay that cost less on a 
delivered price. Hay prices in the western portion of the
state are steady. Ranchers are beginning to step into the market 
and buy hay for winter as fall delivers get underway.  A good 
portion of the hay moved this week was 3rd cutting. Grass hay 
sold steady this week on mostly good demand and light supplies. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, 150.00-155.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-155.00  
                        Large rounds,  150.00              
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00-155.00           
                        Large rounds,  140.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-155.00 
                        Large rounds,  125.00-155.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 100.00   
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA      
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 130.00-140.00
                        Large rounds,  125.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00
                        Large rounds,  130.00-135.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  115.00; long haul 100.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA    
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

Barley                  Large squares, 50.00;  long haul 40.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00; long haul 35.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

Wheat hay:              Large rounds, 120.00
                             

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, unsettled weather continued for several 
days from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies, leading to some further 
reductions in the coverage of dryness and moderate to severe drought. Early-
season precipitation has been especially generous in west-central and 
northwestern Oregon; northern, central, and southeastern Idaho; western Wyoming; 
southern and westernmost Montana; and parts of northern Utah. All hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at 
bottom of report. 

Tons:  3985    Last Week:  8615    Last Year:  15,210                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 300  215.00-240.00  227.50                       
      Good                    150  150.00-170.00  163.33                       
                               50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  85  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                 260  230.00-245.00  239.62                       
                               60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Grassy            
      Good                    205  215.00-220.00  217.20                       
      Fair                    150  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              150  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                    250  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Utility                  50  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            125  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    125  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 750  150.00-150.00  150.00     Grassy            
      Good                    600  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 575  170.00-180.00  174.78     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.       

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Friday,  September 29, 2017

For this week:  Hay prices trended mostly steady with a steady to weak 
undertone. Many producers this week were busy starting to harvest corn and 
soybeans, cutting hay and finishing up chopping corn silage. Third cutting 
Alfalfa hay is almost complete reaching 96% this week per the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).  

According to the Drought Mitigation Center Iowa was an exception where 
heavy showers led to locally significant improvement in the drought 
situation this past week. D1-D4 drought conditions this week stood at 
30.12%, down from 36.95% the previous week. Looking forward this weekend 
looks to be a perfect fall weekend with highs in the low 70's, temperatures
seem to increase slightly through next week with the chance of some 
scattered showers possible.

According to NASS 94% of the corn crop has reached the dent stage or beyond,
which is three days behind the 5 year average.52% of corn has reached 
maturity with 59% of the corn crop being reported in good to excellent 
condition. 91% of soybeans have started to turn color or beyond, on 
schedule to last year. 60% of soybeans were dropping leaves. 5% of soybeans
have been harvested. Soybean condition increased slightly to 60% of crop 
being reported in the good to excellent range. 


Alfalfa         Supreme Large Squares          240.00    -    260.00

  Premium Small Squares          200.00    -    220.00 
  
  Good Small Squares        120.00    -    120.00

  Utility Small Squares         60.00    -    90.00   

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares        205.00    -    235.00
   Large Squares        200.00    -    210.00  

  Good    Small Squares          140.00    -    180.00
   Large Squares          140.00    -    180.00 
   Large Rounds        115.00    -    145.00  

                Fair    Small Squares         75.00    -    125.00
   Large Rounds            90.00    -    110.00

  Utility Large Squares           60.00    -    68.00
   Large Rounds            60.00    -    75.00   

Grass           Good  Large Squares          125.00    -    138.00 
   Large Rounds            90.00    -    100.00
  
  Utility Small Squares           85.00    -    120.00 
   Large Squares           45.00    -    75.00
   Large Rounds            60.00    -    80.00
      
Straw  Oat Small Squares        175.00    -    200.00
   Large Squares         70.00    -    170.00    


Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 9/25-29

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Sep 30, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices weak.  Trade slow, 
demand light. Heavy rain has put a damper on harvest, many areas
on the east side of state received up to 5 inches of rain. 
Southern and southwestern areas 30-50% into 6th cutting. South-
eastern regions 30-50% into 6th cutting.      

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00;  
Good quality; 145.00-165.00; fair 125.00-145.00.    

Ground hay:  145.00-155.00 (feedlot hay)

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00 
Good; 145.00-165.00; Fair; 120.00-145.00 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 155.00-165.00; 
Good; 135.00-145.00   fair; 110.00-125.00; utility; 90.00.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 7.00-8.00 per bale FOB. 
Good 6.00-7.00; fair 5.00 per bale.

Corn silage; 46.00 per ton net back to farmer 68% moisture.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa: small square bales; Premium and Supreme; 7.00-8.00 per bale
Good quality; 5.00-6.00 per bale.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Receipts:  86 loads    Last Week:  103 loads    Last Year:  93 loads    

   Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold with steady to firm.
Demand good for all classes of hay and bedding materials.  Prices dollars per
ton, except where noted.  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, 3 loads 110.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads
110.00-122.50.  Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 100.00-102.50; Large Rounds, 10 loads 100.00-107.50.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 77.50-92.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 115.00-120.00.
Good:  Large Rounds, 10 loads 90.00-107.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 14 loads 67.50-87.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 120.00-125.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 85.00.  Large Rounds, 1 load 87.50; poor quality 1 load 47.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 50.00.  Large Rounds, 4 loads 62.50-75.00.

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  All hay remained steady on moderate movement.  
A wet and dreary week in the Panhandle had buyers stocking up on hay.  
Supplemental feeding is right around the corner with Fall temperatures in 
the low 60’s.  Recently planted winter wheat pastures were in good 
condition.  Plenty of hay should be available this year but quality may 
be an issue since the rains.  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 180.00-230.00; 
  Good to Premium 170.00-180.00.
  Large Rounds(1200 lbs): Delivered: Premium to Supreme 90.00-
  100.00 per bale. 
  Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 231.00-288.75, 7.00-
  8.75 per bale.
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 150.00-160.00, Calf 160.00-
  165.00, brown 120.00. 
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 130.00-  
  180.00, 65.00-90.00 per bale.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 130.00.  
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00-140.00.
   Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00.
   Red Top Cane: Large Bales: Delivered: 116.00.
   Peanut: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00.
         
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       250.00-297.00, 7.50-9.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 220.00.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00; Good to 
  Premium 140.00-160.00; Fair to Good 135.00-140.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 220.00-235.00;    
  Good to Premium 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 100.00-140.00, 50.00-70.00 
  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; Fair to Good 70.00-  
  100.00, 35.00-50.00 per roll.

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  9900    Last Week:  4921    Last Year:  6525 

   Compared to last week, Premium export Alfalfa steady to weak. Export 
Timothy steady. Rain showers over most of the trade area this week is hurting 
quality. Most export and retail hay the grower pays for the tarping. Trade 
moderate with good demand. Retail/Feedstore firm.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price     Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium         3000  150.00-160.00  153.67     Export            
      Good            1000  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                      2800  135.00-150.00  140.36     Export            
      Fair            1000  120.00-125.00  122.50                       
      Utility          500  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          350  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Mid Square                                                          
      Fair             800  185.00-210.00  194.38     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair             250  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            

  Wheat Straw                                                           
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good             100   55.00-55.00    55.00 

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Sep 22:  Prices trended generally steady.  Sporadic rain 
showers and thunderstorms in hay growing areas have increased rain damaged
hay availability.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay.  

All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons:  4432    Last Week:  10,500    Last Year:  8370                          

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     64  145.00-145.00  145.00     Export            
      Fair/Good                30  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  55  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             15  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 140  220.00-250.00  227.86     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium              5  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

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

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  20  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             30  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
      Good                    220  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                1500  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            300  145.00-145.00  145.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  25  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     60  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  294.00-294.00  294.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                1050  273.00-315.00  297.86     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             21  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
      Good                     50  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 352  175.00-215.00  186.59                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          60  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
      Good/Premium             30  175.00-175.00  175.00     Grassy            

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     30  125.00-125.00  125.00                       

  Rye Grass                                                                    
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  150.00-150.00  150.00     Organic           

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  2500    Last Week:  3300    Last Year:  6800 

   Compared to last week, not enough of any one class of hay reported this 
week for accurate trends. Rain showers past and present are delaying harvest. 
Most interests are also busy shipping previously bought supplies. Trade slow 
this week. Demand remains good. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm 
or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                   Tons      Price           Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Good         2500   135.00-135.00       135.00    Export

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade slow but slightly improved over the last two weeks. Movement 
mostly light to moderate. Prices mostly steady with last confirmed sales. 
Demand very light for Supreme and Premium quality alfalfa, moderate for dry 
cow and bunk hay. Grass hay trade remains extremely slow with very few sales 
confirmed and heavy offerings. Wheat planting was active early this week but 
welcome rains entered the state ending planting in northwest and west central 
Oklahoma. Dry conditions in parts of south central Oklahoma continued to 
allow planting. Producers are hoping dry, cooler conditions will help control 
armyworms. 

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 125.00-130.00. Good 
quality large square bales mostly 100.00-110.00, two loads 120.00. Fair to 
Good quality round bales and few large square bales 90.00-100.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality large square alfalfa 100.00-115.00. Small 
square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. bales 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 90.00-110.00. 

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. Soybean/crabgrass 4 X 5 1/2 bales 35.00 per bale. Small square bales 
good mixed grass or Bermuda 4.00-6.00 per bale.

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand good in all 
regions.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week 
ending September 24, 2017 indicated that cattle are being moved off summer 
pastures, and the hay supply looks adequate but fall pastures could be short and 
lead to early feeding.  Pasture and range condition rated 9 percent very poor, 
21 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  
Alfalfa third cutting is 64 percent complete.  The NASS Nebraska Crop Progress 
and Condition Report for the week ending September 24, 2017 states that alfalfa 
condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 47 percent 
good, and 16 percent excellent.  Alfalfa fourth cutting was 83 percent complete.  
Pasture and range condition rated 4 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 44 
percent fair, 27 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  The NASS South Dakota 
Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending September 24, 2017 states 
that alfalfa condition rated 33 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 19 percent 
fair, 16 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting was 95 
percent complete, third cutting was 66 percent complete.  Pasture and range 
condition rated 32 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 26 percent fair, and 17 
percent good.  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/Premium 150.00; Good 130.00; Fair 120.00-125.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 120.00-125.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Supreme 190.00; Good 135.00 (4.50 per bale).
  Timothy
   Small Squares: Premium 200.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

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

Western South Dakota
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 165.00-175.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending September 29, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered 
hay sold steady. Dehy pellets in the east sold steady to 7.00 higher and 
in the Platte valley sold 5.00 lower. Another week of variety of demand 
across the state ranging from light to good. There is still a lot of 
forages to be sold this fall and a lot of “off” forages to be baled after 
soybean and corn is combined. Nice general rain across most of the state 
over the weekend with some areas reporting up to 7 inches. Corn and bean 
harvest is at a standstill for the time being as farmers are waiting for 
fields to dry. Few, reports of producers wanting to cut either a 4th or 
5th cutting of alfalfa this fall if Mother Nature will cooperate.  All 
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00; Premium large square bales 
140.00-150.00. Premium small square bales 190.00. Good large round bales 
80.00-100.00. Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 100.00-105.00; Good 
large round bales 80.00-95.00; Good large rounds of brome grass 85.00. 
Premium small square bales 150.00. Oat hay in large round bales 100.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 197.00-210.00; Organic dehy alfalfa pellets instances 300.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 80.00-90.00.  Ground and delivered alfalfa 
120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered cane 110.00, Ground and delivered 
cornstalks 90.00-95.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 185.00. 

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with firm undertones.  
Activity and demand good in all classes.  The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and 
Condition report for the week ending September 24, 2017 states that widespread 
cool and rainy weather late last week brought beneficial moisture to several 
areas, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Early in the week, warm and dry 
conditions continued to promote crop maturity.  In northwestern counties, the 
first significant snowfall was reported last week along with a killing frost.  A 
reporter noted some hay was still on the ground at that time with quality 
negatively affected.  Pasture and Range conditions were rated 1 percent very 
poor, 13 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 13 percent 
excellent.  Alfalfa crop condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 14 percent 
poor, 26 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Alfalfa third 
cutting is 84 percent complete and fourth cutting is 21 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: Premium 170.00 DEL; Good 120.00; Fair 130.00 DEL. 
   Small Squares: Premium 260.00 (7.75 per bale), small lot; Good 150.00 (4.50 
per bale).
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Premium 210.00, small lot.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Fair 170.00, small lot.
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (8.50 per bale), small lot.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 180.00; Good 130.00-140.00; Fair 115.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 120.00.
   Small Squares: Supreme 220.00.
  Grass
   Round Bales: Premium 170.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 190.00; Premium 180.00; Fair 115.00; Utility 105.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 210.00 (6.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good 150.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 210.00.
  Timothy
   Round Bales: Premium 170.00, 110.00, 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

Week ending 09/29/2017

   Even with some scattered showers and localized down pours the drought 
monitor is basically unchanged from the previous week with near 65 percent 
of the state showing up. At least for a few days seems the unseasonably warm 
temperatures have left as fall officially arrived. Grain harvest is moving 
along well although slightly behind the 5 year average. Fall haying is going 
well drying down of hay has not been any problems as there really has not 
even been much morning dew in most areas. Hay 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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday Sep 25, 2017

Receipts:  11 Loads    Last Week:  24 Loads    Last Year:  18 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 85.00-105.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
3 loads 70.00-77.50.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 60.00-87.50.  

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,067/4,355   Last week:  9,507/4,316  Last year: 10,119/4,934
             
Hay market activity slow; demand light to moderate for most classes of hay; 
prices steady.  Additional severe drought was introduced into Kansas, where 
topsoil moisture rated short to very short (by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture). According to the US Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) 
category increased to 61.80 pct, moderate drought (D1) increased to 20.49 pct 
and severe drought (D2) increased to 1.61 pct.  Alfalfa fourth cutting was 87 
percent complete, ahead of 80 pct last year, and well ahead of the 65 pct 
average. 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, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .80-.90/point RFV, 
Supreme 150.00-165.00, Premium 145.00-155.00, Good 125.00-145.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 100.00-110.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an 
instance at 115.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
125.00-135.00, with instances at 145.00.  The week of 9/17-9/23, 9,067T of 
grinding alfalfa and 995T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, Dairy, .75-
.85/point RFV. Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 130.00-145.00, Good 110.00-130.00. 
Stock cow alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 115.00-125.00, with an instance at 
130.00. The week of 9/17-9/23, 4,355T of grinding alfalfa and 999T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 150.00-160.00, 
17 pct protein 155.00-165.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 200.00-205.00. Grass hay: none 
reported. Straw large squares 50.00-60.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 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 125.00-135.00.  Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 90.00. Ground and delivered, 90.00-
100.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 105.00-120.00. Good, mid and 
large squares 80.00-95.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-
8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Oat hay, large squares 120.00-130.00. Straw, none reported.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: small squares, horse quality none reported. Goat, 170.00-180.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 85.00-95.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 65.00-75.00 with an instance at 85.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 90.00-100.00. Wheat hay large rounds 50.00 in 
the field.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, none reported.  Dairy .90-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 165.00-
185.00.  Premium 160.00-175.00, Good 140.00-160.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-
120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered, 110.00-
120.00.  Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 90.00-
100.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale 
delivered, mid and large squares, 100.00-110.00, good large rounds 70.00-75.00. 
Straw, small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 
60.00-70.00. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

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 4,800 tons.

Guidelines for Alfalfa Hay:  Visual exam and intent of sale; Relative Feed Value (RFI.J); 
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF); Crude Protein (C?). USDA Grades are based on 100 % Dry Matter
Content.  All prices are in dollars per ton, FOB at stack,  Unless Otherwise noted. Bales
large and small.

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

Hay prices generally steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered forages and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150, large rounds, $80-$100. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $105, small squares, $150; good, large rounds, $80-$95. Cane in large rounds, $60. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $185-$210. Organic dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $300.
Platte Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large rounds, $110; good, rounds $85-$90. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120-$125. Ground and delivered cane, $110, ground and delivered cane/cornstalk mix, $95. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $90-$95. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $190.
East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $6/bale; premium, large squares, $150-$165, small lots, $60/bale; good, large squares, $145-$150, large rounds, $120; utility/fair, large squares, $100-$115; utility, large squares, $90. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $160, 17%, $165. Alfalfa meal, 17% $170. Premium, alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $150; good/premium, large rounds, $120. Premium grass, large rounds, $130, small squares, $5/bale; good, large rounds, $120 delivered 60 miles; fair, large rounds and squares, $90-$105; utility/fair, large rounds, $75. Straw, large rounds, $75 out of field, large squares, $80 out of the field, $100 stacked at the yard, large rounds, $95 delivered short haul, small squares, $4/bale. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
In Iowa, alfalfa sold lower, grass hay steady to lower. Bedding materials slightly lower.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds and squares, $120; good, large rounds and squares, $95-$112.50; fair, small squares, $105, large rounds, $75-$92. Premium grass, large squares, $110-$125; good, large rounds and squares, $82.50-$105; fair, large rounds, $60-$80; utility, large rounds, $55. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $90-$105; fair, large rounds, $75-$80; utility, large rounds, $60. Straw, large rounds, $90-$95, large squares, poor, $42.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$62.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $95; fair, large rounds, $70-$75. Good grass, small squares, $95-$100, large rounds, $80; fair, large rounds, $65-$75, small squares, $2.70/bale; utility, small squares, $2.20/bale, large rounds, $40-$60. Good alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $110, large rounds, $85; fair, large rounds, $75. Straw, small squares, $2.90/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold fully steady. Supply and demand this week was light to moderate.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200, large squares, $150; premium, large squares, $140-$145, large rounds, $150; good, large squares, $130-$160, large rounds, $140-$165, small squares, $150; fair, large squares, $110-$155, large rounds, $120-$160, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $100. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $130-$135, large rounds, $125; utility, large rounds, $90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, $140, large rounds, $130-$135; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $120-$135, long haul, $100; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $200-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $50-$60, long haul, $40, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $40-$55, long haul, $35. NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, prices were mostly steady with demand good in all regions.
Eastern Wyoming—Good/fair alfalfa, large squares, $130; fair, round bales, $120-$125. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $190; good, small squares, $135. Good/premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $185. 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—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $165-$175. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, hay prices were mostly steady with firm undertones with activity and demand good in all classes.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $210; premium alfalfa, large squares, $170 small lot, small squares, $250, small lot; good, large squares, $120 delivered, small squares, $150; fair, large squares, $130, delivered. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $210, small lot. Premium orchard brome grass mix, small squares, $280, small lot. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $130-$140; supreme, small squares, $200; fair, large squares, $115; premium, small squares, $180. Premium grass, small squares, $245, retail. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180; fair, large squares, $105. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Southwest—Premium grass, small squares, $210. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Good grass, large squares, $150, small squares, $180. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are steady.
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, large rounds, $20-$30. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade mostly slow to moderate as demand and movement turned slightly lighter this week. Dairy demand in particular turned lighter in the latter part of the week. Prices were fully steady in the limited test.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; premium, large squares, $125-$140; good, large squares, mostly $100-$110; fair/good, round, few large squares, $90-$100. Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$60. Mixed grass, 4 x 5, rounds, $30-$40/bale, good bermuda, small squares, mostly $6/bale.
Eastern—Alfalfa, small squares horse hay, 60-70 pounds, mostly $10-$12. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50. Good bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $50-$65/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$40/bale. Good mixed grass or bermuda, small squares, $4-$6/bale.
Western—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; premium, large squares, few sales $125-$130; good, $90-$100. 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, $35-$45/bale. Certified weed free wheat straw, 4 x 5 bales, $50/bale.
In Texas, all hay classes remained mostly steady but movement increased to moderate.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $180-$230, large rounds, delivered, $90-$100/bale; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $170-$180, small bales delivered, $231-$288.75; fair or rained on, large squares, delivered, $120-$135. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $150-$155, calf, $160, brown, $130. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $130-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, beardless, $130-$140. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $75. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $112-$120. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $80-$130. Bluestem, large bales, delivered, $95.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $250-$280.50, large squares, delivered, $220, large squares, FOB, $160-$170; good/premium, large squares, FOB, $140-$160; fair/good, large squares, FOB, $135-$140.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $215-$230; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $200-$215. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$140; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB $80-$100.
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, $70-$100.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices unchanged. Trade was slow, demand light.
Eastern—Premium/supreme, baled alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180; good, large squares, $145-$165; fair, large squares, $125-$145. Ground hay, $145-$155 (feedlot hay).
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180, small bales, $240/ton loaded on truck; good, large squares, $145-$165; fair, $120-$145 to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $155-$165, small bales alfalfa, $7-$8/bale FOB; good, large squares, $135-$145, small bales, $6-$7/bale; fair, large squares, $110-$125, small bales, $5/bale; utility, large squares, $90. Corn silage, $46/ton net back to farmer 68% moisture.
North Central—Premium/ supreme baled alfalfa, small squares, $7-$8/bale; good, small squares, $5-$6/bale.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa hay sold with weaker undertones on light reported
sales.  Demand and interest has been light the past couple of weeks as many end users
of hay have their focus currently on corn silage harvest and preparing for soybean harvest.
Temperatures this past week have been normal to above normal, with a cold front forecast to
come across much of the state over the weekend and bring with it varying amounts of moisture
from 2-6 inches depending on location.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 150.00. Good:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 120.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 160.00; 17 pct 165.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 170.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales. 

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. Supply and demand this 
week was light to moderate. Precipitation continues to hit much of the reporting 
area this week, with some producers reporting up to 8 inches of snow in certain 
areas.  Soil moisture has improved as well with NASS reporting a 35% of topsoil 
retaining adequate moisture, a 34% increase from the prior week.  Precipitation 
this week is helping to dampen wildfires in the western portion of the state 
however, mounting snowfalls are hampering emergency personnel from getting to 
some areas.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.
                                            
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
                        Large squares, 150.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-145.00  
                        Large rounds,  150.00              
              Good:     Large squares, 130.00-160.00           
                        Large rounds,  140.00-165.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-155.00 
                        Large rounds,  120.00-160.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 100.00   
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA      
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00
                        Large rounds,  125.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00
                        Large rounds,  130.00-135.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  120.00-135.00; long haul 100.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA    
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

Barley                  Large squares, 50.00-60.00;  long haul 40.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00-55.00; long haul 35.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
                             

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, through September 19, year-to-date U.S. 
wildfires had consumed 8.53 million acres of vegetation. In recent years, only 
2015 (8.85 million acres) and 2012 (8.61 million acres) had a higher burned 
acreage on that date.  According to the NASS crop progress report September 17, 
2017, a changing pattern marked the week's weather across the State as a trough 
over the western United States brought cooler temperatures and a taste of fall 
to most areas. The week started off with temperatures similar to what we have 
seen the last several weeks, but by mid-week through the weekend temperatures 
decreased.  Scattered showers were seen throughout most of the State on Monday. 
Brief heavy downpours resulted in precipitation spikes exceeding one inch in 
isolated areas, particularly around Tahoe. Most areas in the Sierras received up 
to half an inch of rain for the week, with most other areas receiving up to a 
quarter inch last week. A few sprinkles lingered on Thursday before the weekend 
brought dry weather to the State. A few light showers fell on the northwestern 
parts of the State on Sunday, dropping up to a quarter inch there. Additional 
light sprinkles were seen just south of the San Francisco area on Sunday. 
Despite frost in parts of the mountains, no measurable snow has fallen in the 
mountains. Patchy snow fields were still coating the peak of Shasta as well as 
sheltered, high-elevation areas in the Lassen Volcanoes area, with maximum depth 
around one foot. Temperature highs were in the 50s to 70s in the mountains, 60s 
to 70s along the coast, 70s to 80s in the valley, and 80s to 90s in the desert. 
Temperature lows were in the 30s to 40s in the mountains, 50s to 60s along the 
coast and the valley, and 50s to 70s the desert.  According to report contact, 
Army Worms are an issue with Orchard and Timothy grass in the Inter-Mountain 
region.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  8615    Last Week:  9645    Last Year:  12,461                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              250  205.00-205.00  205.00     Very High Testing 
      Premium                 250  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                             1300  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        
                               50  260.00-260.00  260.00     Organic           
                              175  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     
                              150  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail Contracted         
      Good                    250  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  290.00-300.00  295.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                 500  220.00-240.00  234.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 400  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                               75  180.00-180.00  180.00     Grassy            
                             1550  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del                   
      Good                    275  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair                    425  160.00-250.00  192.35                       
                               25  188.00-188.00  188.00 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     25  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed
                            
Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium             25  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1120  170.00-180.00  175.09     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    400  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export            
                               45  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    400  120.00-125.00  121.25                       
                              200  110.00-110.00  110.00     Grassy            
      Utility                 175   60.00-60.00    60.00     Rain Damage       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 250  170.00-170.00  170.00     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.                   

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4921    Last Week:  6300    Last Year:  23,200 

   Compared to last week, premium export Alfalfa weak in a light test. 
Export Timothy steady. Rain showers over most of the trade area this week is 
hurting quality. Most export and retail hay the grower pays for the tarping. 
Trade slow to moderate with good demand. Retail/Feedstore steady.  All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                     Tons      Price     Wtd Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium         600  150.00-160.00  155.00     Export            
      Good            450  143.00-143.00  143.00     Export            
      Fair            450  133.00-133.00  133.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         150  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            
                     1250  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         176  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium         550  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            
      Good           1020  200.00-220.00  210.05     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         275  285.00-285.00  285.00     Retail/Stable 

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  All hay classes were steady on moderate to 
good movement.  Cooler mornings had Fall in the air and buyers stocking 
up on hay.  The Panhandle remained mostly dry and in need of rain to 
benefit recently planted wheat pastures.  Coastal Bermuda producers in 
the north, east and south are busy finishing up baling their last cutting 
of the season as it was delayed by weather.  Most report plenty of hay 
will be available but concerned about quality. 
   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 180.00-230.00; 
  Good to Premium 160.00-180.00; Fair or rained on 120.00- 
  135.00.
  Large Rounds(1200 lbs): Delivered: Premium to Supreme 90.00-
  100.00 per bale. 
  Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 231.00-288.75, 7.00-
  8.75 per bale.
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 150.00-160.00, Calf 160.00, 
  brown 125.00. 
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00, 
  90.00 per bale.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 130.00.  
   Prairie Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 110.00.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00-140.00.
   Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00.
   Red Top Cane: Small Bales: FOB: 5.50 per bale.
         
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       250.00-297.00, 7.50-9.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 220.00.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00; Good to 
  Premium 140.00-160.00; Fair to Good 135.00-140.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 220.00-235.00;    
  Good to Premium 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 100.00-140.00, 50.00-70.00 
  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; Fair to Good 70.00-  
  100.00, 35.00-50.00 per roll.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Receipts:  103 loads    Last Week:  83 loads    Last Year:  94 loads    

   Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold with steady to firm.
Prices dollars per ton, except where noted.  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, 4 loads 112.50-130.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads
112.50-130.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 120.00-130.00.  Good:  Large Squares,
2 loads 95.00-105.00; Large Rounds, 12 loads 97.50-105.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 6 loads
82.50-92.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 117.50-132.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 112.50-122.50.
Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 82.50-92.50; Large Rounds, 37 loads 82.50-105.00.  Fair:  
Large Rounds, 7 loads 67.50-77.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 80.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 85.00.  Large Rounds, 7 loads 85.00-100.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 45.00.  Large Rounds, 7 loads 40.00-57.50.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Sep 15:  Prices trended generally steady.  Sporadic rain 
showers and thunderstorms in hay growing areas have increased rain damaged
hay availability.  Fires and smoke throughout the state have slowed 
movement of hay due to highway closures and fire mitigation.  
Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay.  The export
market demand has increased as compared to prior reports.
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons:  10,500    Last Week:  8358    Last Year:  5959  

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  34  210.00-230.00  215.29     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  79  220.00-240.00  224.05     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                      1  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             30  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 600  140.00-165.00  144.17                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                 150  188.00-188.00  188.00                       
      Premium                  75  171.00-171.00  171.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    600  100.00-100.00  100.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     75  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     30  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  68  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                             4500  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
      Premium/Supreme        2800  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
      Premium                 300  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  40  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium              3  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic           

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    600  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mix                                                        
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            100  125.00-125.00  125.00              

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Sep 23, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade slow, 
demand light. Southern and southwestern areas 10-30% into 6th 
cutting. Southeastern regions 10-30% into 6th cutting.      

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00;  
Good quality; 145.00-165.00; fair 125.00-145.00.    

Ground hay:  145.00-155.00 (feedlot hay)

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00 
Good; 145.00-165.00; Fair; 120.00-145.00 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 155.00-165.00; 
Good; 135.00-145.00   fair; 110.00-125.00; utility; 90.00.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 7.00-8.00 per bale FOB. 
Good 6.00-7.00; fair 5.00 per bale.

Corn silage; 46.00 per ton net back to farmer 68% moisture.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa: small square bales; Premium and Supreme; 7.00-8.00 per bale
Good quality; 5.00-6.00 per bale.

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Friday,  September 22, 2017

For this week:  Hay prices trended mostly 5.00 to instances 10.00 lower, 
straw remained steady on a very light market test. Market activity was 
light with some producers busy making silage.Third cutting Alfalfa hay is 
almost complete reaching 96% this week per the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS).  

According to the Drought Mitigation Center Iowa saw another expansion of 
drought conditions from 33.17% last week to 36.95% this week, with a small
area of severe to extreme drought (D2 to D3) expanded slightly. Looking 
forward this weekend will be warm with highs in the low 90's and lows in 
the 60's, next work week seeing fall like temperatures with highs in the 
upper 60's and lows in the upper 40's to low 50's. 

According to NASS 88% of the corn crop has reached the dent stage or 
beyond, which is three days behind the 5 year average. 30% of corn has 
reached maturity with 59% of the corn crop being reported in good to 
excellent condition. 74% of soybeans have started to turn color or beyond,
two days behind last year. 31% of soybeans were dropping leaves. Soybean 
condition dropped down to 58% of crop being reported in the good to 
excellent range. 


Alfalfa         Supreme Small Squares          240.00    -    265.00

                Premium Small Squares          210.00    -    222.00 

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares        205.00    -    235.00
          Large Squares        200.00    -    210.00  

  Good    Small Squares          140.00    -    180.00
                        Large Squares          145.00    -    175.00 
   Large Rounds        115.00    -    145.00  

                Fair    Small Squares         75.00    -    125.00
   Large Rounds            90.00    -    110.00

  Utility Large Squares           60.00    -    60.00
   Large Rounds            50.00    -    75.00   

Grass           Premium Small Squares          245.00    -    245.00

                Good    Large Squares          125.00    -    138.00 
                        Large Rounds            90.00    -    100.00
  
  Utility Small Squares           85.00    -    120.00 
   Large Squares           45.00    -    75.00
                        Large Rounds            60.00    -    75.00
      
Straw  Oat     Large Squares        115.00    -    115.00    


Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 9/18-22

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3300    Last Week:  11,750    Last Year:  5500 

   Compared to last week, domestic and export Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Timothy not tested this week. Trade slow this week as rain showers 
throughout the trade area slowed movement. Demand remains good. Prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                   Tons      Price        Wtd Avg   Comments
  Alfalfa                                                  
    Mid Square                                             
      Good         1000   125.00-125.00    125.00   Export 
      Fair         1700   100.00-105.00    102.94          

  Wheat Straw                                              
    Mid Square                                             
      Good          600    60.00-60.00      60.00          

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade remains very slow. Movement and demand mostly very light. 
Prices mostly steady but only lightly tested. Grass hay trade at a virtual 
standstill in eastern counties, very slow in central and western Oklahoma. 
Burdensome supplies of grass hay of all types keeping demand limited. 
Producers in central and western Oklahoma have begun wheat planting in 
earnest. Last week?s estimate placed wheat planting at 11 percent complete, 
well below average. This week producers appear to have stepped up planting 
and are also spraying for armyworms. More rain fell across much of central 
and western Oklahoma over the week improving wheat pasture prospects.

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 125.00-130.00. Good 
quality large square bales mostly 100.00-110.00. Fair to Good quality round 
bales and few large square bales 90.00-100.00. 

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

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

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. Good quality bluestem 5 X 6 bales 
60.00/ bale delivered locally.

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.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 09/22/2017

   Even though parts of the state got rain this past week the latest drought 
monitor has showed an increase in the amount of the state in drought status. 
Still several producers mostly in none grain areas baling some fall hay that 
grew before it got dry.  There has been some reports of producers who have 
chosen to market spring calves a bit ahead of schedule in order to save some 
grass as there just hasn’t been much if any fall growth to allow for some 
stockpiling of pastures before frost.  Hay 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

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand good in all 
regions.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week 
ending September 17, 2017 states that pasture and range condition rated 8 
percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 2 
percent excellent.  Alfalfa crop condition is 7 percent very poor, 7 percent 
poor, 8 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.  Alfalfa third 
cutting is 57 percent complete.  The NASS Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition 
Report for the week ending September 18, 2017 states that alfalfa condition 
rated 4 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 40 percent good, 
and 12 percent excellent.  Alfalfa fourth cutting was 68 percent complete.  
Pasture and range condition rated 5 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 45 
percent fair, 27 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  The NASS South Dakota 
Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending September 18, 2017 states 
that producers continued cutting silage and seeding winter wheat under warm, dry 
weather, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  
Alfalfa condition rated 31 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 
16 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting was 88 percent 
complete, third cutting was 61 percent complete.  Pasture and range condition 
rated 31 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 27 percent fair, and 15 percent 
good.  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/Premium 150.00; Good 130.00; Fair 120.00-125.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 120.00-125.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Supreme 190.00; Good 135.00 (4.50 per bale).
  Timothy
   Small Squares: Premium 200.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

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

Western South Dakota
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 165.00-175.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with firm undertones.  
Activity and demand good in all classes.  The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and 
Condition report for the week ending September 17, 2017 states that warm and dry 
conditions accelerated crop maturity last week, according to the Mountain 
Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  
Isolated precipitation was received in several counties, but most remained hot 
and dry again last week, causing concern for non-irrigated crop and rangeland 
conditions which have suffered from a continued lack of moisture.  Corn silage 
harvest progressed significantly with good conditions for fieldwork last week.  
A reporter in the northeastern district noted that some dryland corn was 
harvested for silage last week in lieu of harvesting for grain due to dry 
conditions.  A reporter noted mountain pastures in these counties remain wet 
with continued moisture.  Pasture and Range conditions were rated 12 percent 
poor, 27 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.  Alfalfa crop 
condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 57 
percent good, and 7 percent excellent.  Alfalfa third cutting is 78 percent 
complete and fourth cutting is 13 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: Premium 170.00 DEL; Good 120.00; Fair 130.00 DEL. 
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (8.50 per bale), small lot; Good 150.00 (4.50 
per bale).
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Premium 210.00, small lot.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 300.00 (8.50 per bale), small lot.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 130.00-140.00; Fair 115.00.
   Small Squares: Supreme 200.00; Premium 180.00.
  Grass
   Round Bales: Premium 170.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 180.00; Fair 105.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 210.00 (6.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good 150.00.
   Small Squares: Good 180.00.
  Timothy
   Round Bales: Premium 170.00, 110.00, 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.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending September 22, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered 
hay sold steady with dehy pellets trading mostly steady to 5.00 higher.  
Wide variety of demand across the state this week ranging from light to 
good. There is still a lot of forages to be sold this fall and a lot of 
“off” forages to be baled after soybean and corn is combined. Earlier in 
the summer it appeared that there was going to be a shortage of hay in 
the state but with sporadic rains this summer most farmers/ranchers are 
getting some kind of forage baled and stored for future use.  All sales 
are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 140.00.  Good large round bales 
80.00-100.00. Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 105.00; Good large 
round bales 80.00-95.00. Premium small square bales 150.00. Cane in large 
round bales 55.00-60.00. Bean stubble in round bales 65.00 delivered.  
Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 190.00-210.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large round bales 110.00, Good round bales 85.00-90.00.   
Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered cane 
110.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-95.00. Dehy pellets 17 
percent protein 190.00. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday Sep 18, 2017

Receipts:  24 Loads    Last Week: 35 Loads    Last Year:  13 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 97.50-100.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
10 loads 67.50-87.50.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 80.00-87.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
4 loads 62.50-70.00. 

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,507/4,316   Last week:  9,070/4,396  Last year: 10,119/4,934
             
Hay market activity slow; demand light to moderate for most classes of hay; 
prices steady. Producers continue to keep busy cutting silage, finishing up hay, 
and preparing to plant wheat.  The bull's eye of moderate drought remains 
centered in the middle of the state. In addition, severe drought (D2), is now 
showing up in the northeastern counties of Marshall and Nemaha.  According to 
the US Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category increased to 53.80 pct, 
while moderate drought (D1) increased to 17.20 pct and severe drought (D2) is at 
.65 pct.  Alfalfa fourth cutting was 81 percent complete, ahead of 70 pct last 
year, and well ahead of the 57 pct average. 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, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .80-.90/point RFV, 
Supreme 150.00-165.00, Premium 145.00-155.00, Good 125.00-145.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 100.00-110.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an 
instance at 115.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
125.00-135.00, with instances at 145.00.  The week of 9/10-9/16, 9,507T of 
grinding alfalfa and 882T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by 
feedlots on August 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 124.90, up 6.77 from 
last month, usage was 802T/day, up .30 pct, and total usage was 24,871T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, Dairy, .75-
.85/point RFV. Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 130.00-145.00, Good 110.00-130.00. 
Stock cow alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 115.00-125.00, with an instance at 
130.00. The week of 9/10-9/16, 4,316T of grinding alfalfa and 665T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 150.00-160.00, 
17 pct protein 155.00-165.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 192.00-202.00. Grass hay: none 
reported. Straw large squares 50.00-60.00. The average paid by feedlots on 
August 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 110.20, up 4.85 from last month, 
usage was 401T/day, up 45 pct, and total usage was 12,435T.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 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 125.00-135.00.  Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 90.00. Ground and delivered, 90.00-
100.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 105.00-120.00. Good, mid and 
large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-
8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Oat hay, large squares 120.00-130.00. Straw, none reported. CWF grass mulch 
large squares 50.00.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: small squares, horse quality none reported. Goat, 170.00-180.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 85.00-95.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 65.00-75.00 with an instance at 85.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 90.00-100.00. Wheat hay large rounds 50.00 in 
the field. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, none reported.  Dairy .90-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 165.00-
185.00.  Premium 160.00-175.00, Good 140.00-160.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-
120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered, 110.00-
120.00.  Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 90.00-
100.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale 
delivered, mid and large squares, 100.00-110.00, good large rounds 70.00-75.00. 
Straw, small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 
60.00-70.00.