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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Receipts:  32 Loads    Last Week:  23 Loads    Last Year:  24 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, 9 loads 100.00-125.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 3 
loads 82.50-95.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 97.50-130.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 
loads 52.50-87.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00.

   Millet Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 67.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 55.00-72.50.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 3 loads 45.00-50.00.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Receipts:  30 loads    Last Week:  No sale    Year Ago:  46 loads
 
   Compared to last week: All classes traded firmer.  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:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 130.00-150.00; Large Squares, 1 load 
145.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 115.00-127.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 
loads 97.50-105.00.  

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 130.00-147.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 8 
loads 115.00-125.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 107.50; Large Squares, 1 
load 95.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 47.50-92.50.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 40.00.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,753/4,689      Last week: 9,818/4,531   Last year: 10,201/3,965
             
Hay market activity moderate; Demand is good for all alfalfa offerings, as 
supplies and offerings are becoming scarce. Grass hay inquiries have increased 
and prices are slightly higher for alfalfa; steady for all other classes of hay. 
The weather roller coaster continues with some areas reporting highs in the high 
60's last week, only to be thrust back into the teens early this week. The 
National Drought Mitigation Center reports agricultural impacts from the drought 
are being felt in Utah, Kansas, and Oklahoma and include decreasing hay and 
soybean yields, deteriorating wheat and grazing conditions, and decreasing water 
supplies with ponds and wells going dry. Some of these effects started from 
moisture deficits dating back to summer 2017.  According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 100 pct, moderate drought (D1) 
is at 53 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 19 pct and extreme drought (D3) is at 4 
pct.  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 and ground/delivered steady; movement 
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .85-.95/point RFV, 
Supreme 155.00-175.00, Premium 155.00-165.00, Good 135.00-155.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 115.00-125.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 125.00-135.00. Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-155.00 with an instance at 
160.00-165.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. The week of 1/21-
1/27, 9,753T of grinding alfalfa and 869T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 
Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 70.00-75.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, and ground/delivered steady, stock 
cow and grinding alfalfa 5.00 higher; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 240.00-245.00. Dairy, .90-.95/point RFV. Supreme 155.00-165.00, Premium 
150.00-160.00, Good 130.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-140.00 delivered. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-120.00 with instances at 120.00-130.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-145.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
Cured 15 pct protein 175.00-180.00, 17 pct protein 180.00-190.00, Dehydrated 17 
pct 207.00-217.00. The week of 1/21-1/27, 4,689T of grinding alfalfa and 805T of 
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, 
large rounds 65.00-75.00; Oat hay, large squares 95.00-100.00, Sudan large 
rounds 70.00-75.00. Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-60.00, cornstalks ground and 
delivered 60.00-70.00, Straw mid to large squares 50.00-65.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and 
horse/goat alfalfa 5.00 higher; movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or 
goat, 215.00-225.00.  Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 120.00-130.00.  
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered, 115.00-125.00. 
Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 110.00-120.00 with instances at 
130.00-140.00. Good, mid and large squares 80.00-100.00, large rounds 65.00-
75.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-
120.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 75.00-85.00. The week of 
1/21-1/27, 1,415T of grass hay were delivered. Straw, mid and large squares 
50.00-60.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-55.00

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow to 
moderate. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-200.00. 
Dairy, Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-120.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 105.00-110.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-85.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy .95-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-185.00, Good 150.00-
170.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 125.00-140.00 Grass 
hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 95.00-105.00, large 
rounds 65.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale delivered, mid 
and large squares, 115.00-125.00, good large rounds 80.00-85.00. Sudan large 
rounds 60.00-70.00; Straw: small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-
85.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Certified weed-free grass mulch small squares 
4.00-5.00/bale, large rounds 45.00/bale.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Most hay prices steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold fully steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Some areas of the state reporting alfalfa hay is getting tight, especially grinding type hay, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $215; premium, large squares, $175-$180, small squares, $6-$7.50, large rounds, $90-$100; good, large rounds, $75-$85. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $85-$95; good, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, large rounds, $60-$70. Premium, small squares grass hay $5-$6/bale. Cornstalk bales, $50-$60, depends on how much corn. Straw, large rounds, $30/bale, small squares, $4/bale. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $115. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $195-$230. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $190, 17% protein, $195.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds $85-$95, few at $100 mostly going out of state. Good/premium grass hay, large rounds, $90-$100. Cane hay, large rounds, $70. Cornstalk bales, $50-$55. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120-$130. Alfalfa stover mix, $110-$115. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$90. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $195-$200.
Western/Panhandle—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160; good, large squares, $135-$150, large rounds, $135-$145. Good/premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $140-$150. Forage barley, rounds, $120. Straw, large squares, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $135-$145.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, very limited reported sales for this week. Hay prices continue to hold mostly steady, straw steady. Demand was light to moderate this past week as producers are keeping their asking prices at steady levels.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200, small squares, $210; premium, large squares and rounds, $160-$170; good, large squares, $150-$155; fair, large rounds, $120-$135. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $185. Premium grass, large squares, $85/bale small lots; good/premium, large rounds, $130-$135; good, large rounds, $125; utility/fair, large rounds, $90. Utility CRP grass, large rounds, $50/bale. Wheat hay, large rounds, $85-$90, $100 delivered. Wheat straw, large squares, $110-$115, large rounds, $90. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45, $50 delivered short haul.
West River—Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $165 delivered. Good/premium grass, large rounds, $165 delivered. Wheat straw, large rounds, $95 delivered.
In Iowa, alfalfa and grass sold steady.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $142.50-$147.50; good, large squares, $137.50; fair, large squares and rounds, $115-$130; utility, large squares and rounds, $95-$112.50. Premium grass, large rounds, $132.50-$140; good, large rounds, $115-$127.50; fair, large squares and rounds, $90-$110, small squares, $2.75/bale; utility, large rounds, $60-$75. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $122.50. Straw, small squares, $4.75/bale, large squares, $62.50-$82.50, large rounds, $65-$72.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $35-$37.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100; fair, large rounds, $80-$90. Good grass, large rounds, $105-$110; fair, small squares, $100, large rounds, $80-$95; utility, large rounds, $50-$75. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $105-$110; fair, large rounds, $85-$90. Oat hay, large rounds, $41/bale. Straw, small squares, $3.70-$4.20/bale, large rounds, $25/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $10-$27, mostly $22-$27/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold mostly steady. Demand for hay was mostly moderate this week, and noticeably better than last week.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150-$155; premium, large squares, $140-$155, large rounds, $150; good, large squares, $110-$150, large rounds, $130-$155, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $110-$130, large rounds, $110-$140, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, $100, large squares, NA. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $100-$120; utility, large rounds, $90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $90-$115; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $45-$50, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $40-$45, NMT, large squares, $50, large rounds, NA. Wheat hay, large rounds, $120. Cornstalk, large rounds, $45-$75.
In Wyoming, alfalfa hay sold fully steady to $10 higher
Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150, large rounds, $145. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $150, some selling at $60-$70/bale, small squares, $7/bale; fair/good, large squares, $120. Grass hay, large rounds, $140 delivered. Cornstalks, large squares, $55.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $160; premium, small squares, $6/bale; good, large squares, $100-$120. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $100-$120. Certified week seed free alfalfa cubes, $220-$260.
In Colorado, prices were steady. Activity moderate and demand good in all classes. Prices remain firm due to a limited supply of grass hay and dairy quality alfalfa
Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $185; supreme, small squares, $275. Premium orchard/brome grass, medium squares, $305, retail, small squares, $345. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium grass, small squares, $263.50; good, rounds, $170. Good sorghum sudan, rounds, $75; fair, rounds, $65. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $190-$200; premium, $190, rain damaged, $180; fair, $120-$125. No reported quotes for other classes.
Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Good grass, medium squares, $150; premium, small squares, $255; good, $180. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay supplies are moderate, demand is moderate and prices are steady to firm.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$250, small squares, $6.50-$8/bale; premium, RFV 170-180, $160-$200; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $5-$7/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100, small squares, $4-$6/bale, some alfalfa/grass mix. Fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$80, small squares, $3-$5. Fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $20-$35/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade moderate to active. Movement was mostly moderate. Demand was very good for all classes of alfalfa. Offerings were light to moderate.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130-$140, small squares, $12-$14/bale; good, large squares mostly, $110-$120; fair/good, round bales, few large squares, $100-$120. Very good bermuda grass, 4 x 5 1/2 bales, $65-$75/bale, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5, rounds, $35-$45/bale. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7.50-$9/bale.
Eastern—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130-$140; good, large squares alfalfa, $100-$120. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50. Good bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $50-$65/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $25-$40/bale, small squares, good mixed grass or bermuda, $4-$6/bale.
Western—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $175; premium, large squares, $130-$140; good, round and squares, $100-$125. Good wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, mostly $45-$50/bale. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$70/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale; 4 x 5 bales mixed grass, $35-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales wheat straw, $40-$45/bale.
In Texas, all hay classes traded steady on moderate movement.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $195-$230, large rounds, 1200 lbs., delivered, $90/bale; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $170-$195, small bales delivered, $321.75; fair/good, large squares, $162-$170. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $155-$165, calf, $170-$175, brown, $140-$150. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $155-$180. Prairie grass, large bales, delivered, $140-$150. Hay grazer, medium bales, delivered, $35/bale. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $4.75-$6.15/bale. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $135.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $297-$330, large squares, FOB, $180-$220.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $235-$250; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $195-$230. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198, large rounds, FOB $80-$100. Prairie hay, large bales, delivered, $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. Grass mix, large rounds, FOB, $80.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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 2,000 tons.

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

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 Dairy 120.00—150.00; 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:  130.00—160.00;
Premium 100.00—130.00;  Good Feeder: 80.00—93.00; Fair: 60.00—
80.00; Low: no quotes.

Uintah Basin:  Alfalfa: Supreme  Dairy: 100.00—130.00; Premium
Dairy: 90.00—100.00;  Good  Feeder: 75.00-90.00;  Fair: 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.
Detailed  Quotations Utah:(Bales — large and 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            130.00-160.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy            100.00-125.00  last quote
      Good                         75.00-90.00 
      Fair                           n/q
      Low                             n/q  

Friday, January 26, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay continues to move at mostly steady levels.  Demand mostly
moderate for East River, moderate to good West River.  Interest has started to pick up 
across the state as well as farther west.  Many hay producers are close to being sold out
and have been working on moving hay that is on contract.  The US Drought Monitor released
January 25th, reports over 93 percent of the state is experiencing some level of drought. 
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 180.00-200.00; Small Squares, 210.00.  Premium:  Large 
Squares and Rounds, 160.00-170.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00-155.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
120.00-135.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 110.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 185.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squares, 185.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 85.00 per bale small lots.  Good to Premium:  Large Rounds,
130.00-135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.  Utility to Fair:  Large Rounds, 90.00-110.00.

   CRP Grass:  Utility:  Large Rounds, 50.00 per bale.

   Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 85.00-90.00, 100.00 Del.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00-115.00.  Large Rounds, 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00, 50.00 del short haul.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Good to Premium, Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Rounds, 95.00 Del.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady to weak. 
Producers continue to be willing to sell hay at lower money as
long as they can move volume. Demand for hay was mostly moderate
this week on moderate to heavy sales volume. Hay supplies in central
Montana remain in good shape for buyers as hay is still readily
available. Hay in Eastern Montana has tightened slightly however
delivered prices have kept hay prices from moving higher. Cold 
weather continues to be seen in many parts of the state, this is 
keeping usage high. Demand for straw is very good and supplies
are tight. Limited sales were seen this week, however firm 
undertones were noticed. 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, 110.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  105.00-140.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  100.00-105.00
                        Large squares, NA   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-115.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   
                          

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

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

Wheat straw:

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

Wheat hay:              Large rounds, 120.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand.  Retail 
hay is in high demand due to lack of hay in barns this year.  According to the 
NASS Crop Progress Report 1/23/18, Northern California received rainfall at 
beginning of last week followed by drier conditions. There was intermittent 
events of precipitation throughout California, as well as colder temperatures. 
Snow levels were high early last week before dropping to 2,500 feet levels at 
the end of the week, and increasing to above 3,000 feet again.  Temperature 
highs ranged in the 50s to 60s in the mountains and in the valley, 50s to 80s 
along the coast, and 60s to 80s in the desert. Temperature lows were between 10s 
and 30s in the mountains, 10s to 40s in the desert, 30s to 40s in the valley, 
and 30s to 50s along the coast.  Recent rain benefited fields that were planted 
earlier in the season. The fields had signs of good growth. Most winter wheat 
had emerged and was growing well. Persistent fog and rain late last week reduced 
the need for irrigation. Shipments of corn seed were being received in 
preparation for spring planting. Alfalfa fields were being replanted with new 
rains, and previously planted alfalfa was growing well.   Hay is reported FOB 
the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report. 

Tons:  4160    Last Week:  1321    Last Year:  2400                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair                   1000  235.00-235.00  235.00 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    100   95.00-95.00    95.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 130  270.00-275.00  272.50 Del                   
      Good                    130  215.00-220.00  217.50 Del Organic           
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    100  130.00-140.00  135.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 300  290.00-300.00  298.33 Del                   
      Premium                 300  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 300  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium                1100  220.00-240.00  221.82     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    400  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Fair                    300  170.00-170.00  170.00  
                     
The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                     

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4800    Last Week:  1290    Last Year:  4200          

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow 
this week with light to moderate demand. Demand remains good for feeder 
hay.  Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                     Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                          
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good            700  140.00-140.00  140.00     Tarped        
      Fair           1000  125.00-125.00  125.00     Rain Damage   
                      500  125.00-125.00  125.00     Tarped        

  Alfalfa                                                          
    Small Square                                                   
      Good            400  165.00-165.00  165.00     Export        

  Wheat Straw                                                      
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good           2200   42.00-58.00    43.45                

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  14,350    Last Week:  1430    Last Year:  1000         

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa mixed this week. Alfalfa going to 
California, firm. Alfalfa staying in Idaho to dairies, weak in a light test. 
Trade turned active this week. Demand good to California interests, light 
to Idaho interests. Most cow/calf operations still have 2 months before they 
can turn out.  Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                         Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                            
    Mid Square                                                       
      Premium/Supreme    1500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted  
                         1000  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic     
                          450  125.00-125.00  125.00     Rain Damage 
      Premium             500  160.00-160.00  160.00     Organic     
      Good/Premium        450  125.00-125.00  125.00     Rain Damage 
                          450  125.00-125.00  125.00     Tarped      
      Good               8000  115.00-115.00  115.00                 
                         2000  135.00-135.00  135.00     Tarped

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: All hay classes traded steady to firm on 
moderate to good movement.  The Panhandle is going on 100 days with no 
moisture causing major concern to livestock owners.  Variety and quality 
of hay on the market continues to decrease and we have a ways to go until 
new crop becomes available in April and May.  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 190.00-240.00; 
  Good to Premium 180.00-190.00; Fair to Good 162.00-180.00.
  Large Rounds (1200 lbs): Delivered: Premium to Supreme 90.00 
  Per bale. 
  Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 321.75, 9.75 per bale.          
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 165.00-175.00, Calf 175.00, 
  Brown 140.00.         
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00- 
  180.00, 77.50-90.00 per bale. Grass Mix 145.00.
   Prairie Grass: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00-150.00.
   Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 116.00-125.00.
           Medium Bales: Delivered: 35.00 per bale.
   Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered 135.00-140.00.
   Wheat Straw: Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale. 
   CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 90.00-100.00.

      
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       297.00-330.00, 9.00-10.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 180.00-230.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 235.00-250.00;    
  Good to Premium 195.00-235.00.                           
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 198.00, 6.00 
  per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 
  per roll; Fair to Good 80.00-100.00, 40.00-50.00 per roll.
   Prairie Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00.       
       
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 
  100.00-130.00, 50.00-65.00 per roll. 
  Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: 80.00; 40.00 per roll.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Receipts:  70 loads    Last Week:  97 loads    Last Year:  36 loads    

   Compared to last week:  Hay sold mostly steady.  Demand was good for
overall average quality.  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, 2 loads 140.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads
142.50-152.50.  Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 127.50-130.00; Large Rounds,
13 loads 110.00-127.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds 97.50-107.50.  

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 132.50-145.00.  Good: Large
Rounds, 6 loads 122.50-127.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 92.50-95.00;
Large Rounds, 15 loads 97.50-115.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Sales.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 85.00-87.50, poor quality 50.00.
Large Rounds, 1 load 70.00.

   Bean Straw:  No Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 30.00-42.50. 

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to Jan 19:  Prices trended generally steady in a limited test.  
Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  Export sales have 
slightly increased compared to last report.  Many hay producers have sold 
out for the growing year.                                             

Tons:  4183    Last Week:  2718    Last Year:  2562                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   4  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  40  175.00-185.00  177.50     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  20  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            100  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 134  175.00-180.00  177.54                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             42   95.00-95.00    95.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     15  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 100  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Premium                1683  160.00-170.00  169.80                       
                             1000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
                              300  165.00-165.00  165.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                               30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

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

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            120  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mix                                                        
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            225  130.00-135.00  130.56                       

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  January 26, 2018

For this week: Hay prices were mostly steady. Demand was moderate. Looking forward temperatures will continue in the high 30's until Thursday when a cold front will sweep back through Iowa dropping the highs into the teens.

Grain movement in December in most of Iowa was mostly light to non-existant with hopes grain prices would improve. NASS reports noted the warmer weather in early December extended adequate hay supplies with livestock being able to graze fields longer than usual. However, the recent cold has forced feedlots to increase feed rations in order to gain weight. Livestock have handled the cold well, producers remain vigilant as wind chills reached negative 30 degrees in some areas.

According to the Drought Monitor D1-D4 drought conditionsincreased sharply from 8.13% last week to 15.23% this week concentrated in the southeastern portion of the state. 53% of the state is seeing abnormally dry conditions. The Iowa State Climatologist has received reports of low farm pond and well levels in southeast Iowa.

Alfalfa         Supreme Small Squares      $250.00  -  $260.00
                        Large Squares      $217.00  -  $250.00

                Premium Small Squares      $211.00  -  $225.00
   Large Squares    $200.00  -  $200.00  

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares      $200.00  -  $200.00
                        Large Squares      $160.00  -  $200.00

                Good    Small Squares      $135.00  -  $150.00
          Large Squares      $120.00  -  $150.00
                        Large Rounds       $125.00  -  $155.00

  Fair    Small Squares       $95.00  -  $125.00
   Large Squares       $90.00  -  $115.00

  Utility Small Squares       $60.00  -  $60.00
   Large Rounds        $60.00  -  $65.00

Grass           Good    Large Rounds       $140.00  -  $140.00
  
  Fair    Large Squares      $115.00  -  $115.00

Straw           Wheat   Large Squares       $50.00  -  $135.00
 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of 01/21-27/2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending January 26, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa and grass mix hay sold steady. Buyer 
inquiry picked up this week. There are large quantities of large or mid-
size square bales of “dairy” or high testing RFV alfalfa hay to sell in 
Western/Northwestern areas of the state. Some snow accumulation reported 
across the state over the weekend.  Most of the sales quoted “per the 
bale” is going to horse owners or small scale livestock owners.  All 
prices dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted. 
Prices are from the most recent reported sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 150.00; fair to good large square bales 
120.00.  Good large round bales 145.00; fair large round bales 130.00. 
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium large square bales 150.00 with some selling at 
60.00-70.00 per bale, Premium small square bales 7.00 per bale.  Grass 
Hay: Large round bales 140.00 delivered.
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00. Good large square bales 
100.00-120.00. Premium small square bales 6.00 per bale. Alfalfa/grass 
mix: Good large square bales 100.00-120.00. Certified weed seed free 
alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00. 

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending January 26, 2017
  Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Dehy 
alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Buyer inquiry 
picked up this week after the winter storm blew through the state Sunday 
and Monday with reports ranging from a few inches to over 14 inches with 
high winds in most areas. Some areas are the state reporting alfalfa hay 
is getting tight, especially grinding type hay. There also quite a lot of 
hay getting shipped to out of state dairies and feedlots. All sales are 
dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 190.00-215.00. Premium large square 
bales 175.00-180.00; Good large square bales 150.00-160.00. Premium large 
round bales 90.00-100.00. Good large round 75.00-85.00. Grass Hay: 
Premium large round bales 85.00-100.00; Good large round bales 80.00-
85.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 150.00. Cornstalk bales 
50.00-60.00, (depends on how much corn). Straw in large round bales 30.00 
per bale and small square bales 4.00 per bale. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 115.00.  Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-230.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 190.00, 17 percent protein 
195.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 85.00-95.00, few at 100.00 mostly going 
out of state; Grass Hay: Good to Premium large round bales 90.00-100.00. 
Cane hay large round bales 70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00-
125.00. Alfalfa/Stover mix 110.00-115.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 
85.00-90.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-200.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 150.00-160.00; Good large square 
bales 135.00-150.00. Good large round bales 135.00-145.00. 
Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Good to Premium large square bales 140.00-150.00. 
Forage Barley in round bales 120.00. Millet hay in large round bales 
100.00. Straw large square bales 60.00-65.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 135.00-145.00. 

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade mostly moderate this week. Movement was slow to moderate. 
Demand is good for all alfalfa offerings as supplies and offerings are 
becoming scarce. Demand from dairies was light. Prices were fully steady in 
limited trading. Temperatures have moderated from last week's artic cold but 
dry and windy conditions have brought wildfire danger back to most of western 
and central Oklahoma. Grass hay demand is good for high quality offerings, 
especially for wheat and Bermuda hay. Grass hay movement was active in 
central and western counties, moderate in eastern Oklahoma.

Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both in-state
and out-of-state hay producers.  The directories are on the ODAFF homepage
at www.oda.state.ok.us. Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call
at 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa
 
Central Oklahoma: Few loads Supreme quality moving locally 150.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 130.00-140.00. Good quality large square bales 
mostly 110.00-120.00. Fair to Good quality round bales and few large square 
bales 100.00-120.00. Small square bales Premium Quality 12.00-14.00 per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 130.00-140.00. Good 
quality large square alfalfa 100.00-120.00.

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 130.00-140.00. Good 
quality round and square bales 100.00-125.00.

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Very Good Bermuda 4 X 5 1/2 bales 65.00-75.00; Good Bermuda 
4 X 5 bales 40.00-50.00 per bale, 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed 
grass 4 X 5 round bales 35.00-45.00 per bale. Bermuda grass small square 
bales 7.50-9.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 45.00-50.00/bale. Good 
Bermuda horse quality 65.00-70.00 per bale in 5 X 6 bales, Good Bermuda cow 
hay 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale, 4 X 5 bales mixed grass 35.00-45.00 per 
bale. 5 X 6 bales wheat straw 40.00-45.00 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 25.00-40.00 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 01/26/2018
 
   
The weather has been a bit milder this week compared to the swings that have 
taken place the last couple of months. Much of the state received a welcome 1-2 
inches of rain since last week’s report but even with that drought conditions
remain mostly unchanged as it will take several more good soaking rains to 
change the overall soil moisture conditions. Several hay producers are now 
ordering fertilizer and chemicals with the start of the New Year in preparation 
for this years growing season. Hay supplies are moderate, demand is moderate and 
prices are steady to firm. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay 
directory available for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a 
directory visit http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales based 
generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 180.00-250.00
small squares 6.50-8.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 160.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-100.00
Small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-80.00
small squares 3.00-5.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 20.00-35.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 100.00-150.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices remain steady.  Activity light and demand good 
in all classes.  Availability of grass hay is becoming limited as growers are 
holding remaining hay for their own cow herds.  Dairy quality hay is in short 
supply with the bulk of offerings 150 RFV or lower.  According to the U.S. 
Drought Monitor, an inch or more of precipitation was reported at stations in 
eastern Nebraska and a few stations in western Wyoming and the Colorado Rockies.  
The USDA NRCS National Water and Climate Center’s Colorado SNOTEL 
Snow/Precipitation Update Report for Thursday, January 25, 2018 has the Gunnison 
River Basin Snow Water Equivalent at 50 percent, the Upper Colorado River basin 
at 77 percent, the South Platte River Basin at 87 percent, the Laramie and North 
Platte River Basins at 80 percent, the Yampa and White River Basins at 72 
percent, the Arkansas River Basin at 56 percent, the Upper Rio Grande Basin at 
37 percent and the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River Basins at 39 
percent as a percent of the median of all SNOTEL sites in each basin compared to 
previous years.  The next available report will be Thursday, February 1, 2018.  
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: Supreme 185.00; Fair/Good 155.00, Delivered.
   Small Squares: Supreme 285.00 (8.50 per bale).
  Grass
   Rounds: Premium 170.00, Delivered.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 263.50 (7.25 per bale).
  Haygrazer
   Mid Squares: Good 120.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Fair 120.00-125.00, Rain Damaged.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Supreme 290.00 (13.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix
   Small Squares: Supreme 290.00 (13.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Supreme 235.00 (7.00 per bale).
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 285.00-290.00 (13.00-13.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Good 150.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 255.00 (7.00 per bale); Good 180.00 (5.00 per bale).
   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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Receipts:  23 Loads    Last Week:  24 Loads    Last Year:  25 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, 7 loads 112.50-125.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 102.50-115.00.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 3 loads 87.50-92.50.

   CRP:  Large Rounds, 1 load 62.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00.

   Millet Hay:  Large Rounds, 72.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 70.00.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 2 loads 45.00.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Receipts:  No Sale    Last Week:  15 loads    Year Ago:  40 loads
 
   Compared to last week: No Sale held due to blizzard conditions.  There
will be a sale held on Thursday January 25th.  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:  No Sales. 

   Grass:  No Sales.

   Straw:  No Sales.

   Corn Stalks:  No Sales.

USDA Hay Market Prices – January 23, 2018

Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of the day on Friday, January 19. Large ranges for a particular grade and state are often indicative of location and/or bale size. 



































































Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  9,818/4,531     Last week: 12,063/4,930   Last year: 9,239/5,048
             
Hay market activity moderate; demand moderate to good for all classes; Offerings 
were light to moderate and prices steady for all classes.  Hay usage slowed 
slightly last week as we came out of the deep freeze.   USDA released the 2017 
Production Summary, where most notably Kansas alfalfa hay production totaled 
2.05 million tons, down 32 pct from 2016. Area harvested for dry hay was 570,000 
acres, down 19 pct, and average yield was 3.60 tons per acre, down .70 tons per 
acre from 2016. Even though a good portion of the state saw some precipitation 
the past week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reports that dryness in southern Kansas 
and eastern Colorado continued to expand to the west, incorporating all of 
southwestern Kansas and extreme southeastern Colorado. Extreme drought 
conditions were also pushed more to the west in southern Kansas.  The abnormally 
dry (D0) category is at 100 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 52 pct, severe 
drought (D2) is at 19 pct and extreme drought (D3) is at 4 pct.  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 and ground/delivered steady; movement 
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .85-.95/point RFV, 
Supreme 155.00-175.00, Premium 155.00-165.00, Good 135.00-155.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 110.00-120.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-135.00. Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-155.00. Grass hay: 
Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. Brome, none reported.  The week of 1/14-
1/20, 9,818T of grinding alfalfa and 869T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 
Cornstalks: large round 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 70.00-75.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered 
steady; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-245.00. Dairy, 
.90-.95/point RFV. Supreme 155.00-165.00, Premium 150.00-160.00, Good 130.00-
150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 130.00-135.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
105.00-115.00 with instances at 120.00-130.00.  Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 135.00-145.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 175.00-180.00, 
17 pct protein 180.00-190.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 207.00-217.00. The week of 1/14-
1/20, 4,531T of grinding alfalfa and 825.5T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 
Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00; Brome: 
large rounds none reported, small squares 105.00-115.00. Oat hay, large squares 
95.00-100.00, Sudan large rounds 70.00-75.00. Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-
60.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 60.00-70.00, Straw large squares 50.00-
60.00, mid squares 60.00-65.00. Milo stalks 50.00-55.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00 with an instance at 
260.00.  Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 120.00-130.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered, 110.00-120.00. Grass hay: 
bluestem, premium small squares 110.00-120.00 with instances at 130.00-140.00. 
Good, mid and large squares 80.00-100.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. 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 rounds 75.00-85.00. The week of 1/14-1/20, 1,438T of 
grass hay were delivered. Straw, mid squares 50.00-60.00. Mulch, large rounds 
50.00-55.00

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow to 
moderate. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-200.00. 
Dairy, Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-120.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 105.00-110.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy .95-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-185.00, Good 150.00-
170.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 125.00-140.00 Grass 
hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 95.00-105.00, large 
rounds 65.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale delivered, mid 
and large squares, 110.00-120.00, good large rounds 75.00-80.00. Sudan large 
rounds 70.00-75.00; Milo Stalks: large rounds 40.00-55.00; Straw: small squares, 
4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Certified 
weed-free grass mulch small squares 4.00-5.00/bale, large rounds 45.00/bale.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Most hay selling steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold fully steady. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Demand was mostly moderate for instate purchases with good demand for all classes of hay going out of state to feedlots or to cow/calf producers, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 12. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $190; premium, large squares, $175-$180, large rounds, $90-$100; good, large rounds, $75-$85. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $85-$95; good, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, large rounds, $60-$70. Premium, small squares prairie hay $150. Cornstalk bales, $50-$60, depends on how much corn. Rye straw, large rounds, $75. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $115. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $195-$230. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $190, 17% protein, $195.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds $85-$95, some at $100 going out of state. Good/premium grass hay, large rounds, $90-$100. Cane hay, large rounds, $65-$70. Cornstalk bales, $50-$55. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120-$130. Alfalfa stover mix, $110-$115. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$90. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $195-$200.
Western/Panhandle—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160; good, large squares, $135, large rounds, $125-$140. Good/premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $140-$150. Forage barley, rounds, $120. Wheat straw, large squares, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $135.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, hay prices continue to hold mostly steady, straw steady. Demand is moderate to good
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; premium, large squares and rounds, $160-$170; good, large squares, $150-$155; fair, large rounds, $120-$135. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $185. Premium grass, large squares, $85/bale small lots; good/premium, large rounds, $130-$135; good, large rounds, $125; utility/fair, large rounds, $90. Wheat hay, large rounds, $85-$90, $100 delivered. Wheat straw, large squares, $110-$115, large rounds, $90. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45, $50 delivered short haul.
West River—Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $165 delivered. Good/premium grass, large rounds, $165 delivered. Wheat straw, large rounds, $95 delivered.
In Iowa, alfalfa and grass sold steady.
Rock Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $145-$150, large rounds, $130-$147.50; fair, large squares, $117.50, small squares, $135, large rounds, $115-$127.50; utility, large rounds, $97.50-$112.50. Good grass, large rounds, $135-$145; fair, large rounds, $105-$117.50; utility, large rounds, $92.50-$102.50. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $127.50. Straw, large squares, $97.50, large rounds, $95. Cornstalks, large rounds, $37.50-$40.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $95-$115, small squares, $100-$120; fair, large rounds, $80-$90; utility, large rounds, $55. Good grass, large rounds, $100-$130; fair, large rounds, $80-$95; utility, large rounds, $30-$75, small squares, $70. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $120-$130, small squares, $105-$120; fair, large rounds, $80-$90, small squares, $90; utility, large rounds, $60. Straw, small squares, $3.60-$3.80/bale, large rounds, $23/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $13-$23, small squares, $2.10/bale. Bean straw, large rounds, $18/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold mostly steady to $5 lower. Demand for hay was light to moderate this week.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150-$155, export, $145; premium, large squares, $140-$155, export, $145, large rounds, $150; good, large squares, $110-$150, large rounds, $130-$155, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $110-$130, large rounds, $110-$140, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, $100, large squares, NA. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $100-$120; utility, large rounds, $90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $90-$115; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $45-$50, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $40-$45, NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA. Wheat hay, large rounds, $120. Cornstalk, large rounds, $45-$75.
In Wyoming, alfalfa hay sold fully steady.
Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $145-$150; good, large squares, $130-$135; fair, large squares, $115. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, 3 x 3 x 8, $60-$70/bale, small squares, $7/bale. Cornstalks, large squares, $55. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $160; premium, small squares, $6/bale; good, large squares, $100-$120. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $100-$120. Certified week seed free alfalfa cubes, $220-$260. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, prices were steady. Activity is light and demand good in all classes.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, medium squares, $225, small squares, $285. Premium orchard/brome grass, small squares, $305, retail, small squares, $355. Premium grass, small grass, $262.50. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, medium squares, $200, small squares, $200-$220. Good sorghum sudan, rounds, $75. Good haygrazer, medium squares, $120. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $105-$120. No reported quotes for other classes.
Southwest—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $265. Premium alfalfa grass mix, $235. Premium orchard grass, small squares, $290, $13/bale. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Good grass, small squares, $255, rounds, $100-$125. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay supplies are moderate, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady to firm.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$250, small squares, $6.50-$8/bale; premium, RFV 170-180, $160-$200; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $4.50-$5/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100, small squares, $4-$6/bale, some alfalfa/grass mix. Fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$80, small squares, $3-$5. Fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $20-$35/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand mostly good but supplies are fairly tight.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $125-$140, small squares, $10-$12.50/bale; good, large squares mostly, $100-$120; fair/good, round bales, few large squares, $90-$120, Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $35-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$60/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5, rounds, $30-$40/bale. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7.50-$9/bale.
Eastern—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $125-$140; good, large squares alfalfa, $100-$120. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50. Good bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $50-$65/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $25-$40/bale, small squares, good mixed grass or bermuda, $4-$6/bale.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, few sales $130-$140; good, round and squares, $90-$120. Good wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, mostly $45-$50/bale. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$70/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale; 4 x 5 bales mixed grass, $35-$45/bale, 5 x 6 bales wheat straw, $40-$45/bale.
In Texas, hay sold mostly steady to $5 higher with instances $10 higher. Demand continued to increase with the supply of hay decreasing
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $195-$240, large rounds, 1200 lbs., delivered, $90/bale; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $180-$190, small bales delivered, $321.75. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $160-$165, calf, $170-$175, brown, $140-$150. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $155-$180. Hay grazer, medium bales, delivered, $35/bale. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $135.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $297-$330, large squares, FOB, $180-$220.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $235-$250; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $195-$235. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $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. Grass mix, large rounds, FOB, $80.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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 2,350 tons.

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

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 Dairy 120.00—140.00; Premium
Dairy: 100.00—110.00; Good  Feeder: 80.00-90.00;   Fair: 60.00-
80.00; Low: scarce.  Oat Hay: No Quotes.  
Premium retail horse sales: 110.00—150.00.

Southern  Area:   Alfalfa:  Supreme  #1  Dairy:  120.00—150.00;
Premium 100.00—130.00;  Good Feeder: 80.00—93.00; Fair: 60.00—
80.00; Low: no quotes.

Uintah Basin:  Alfalfa: Supreme  Dairy: 100.00—130.00; Premium
Dairy: 90.00—100.00;  Good  Feeder: 75.00-90.00;  Fair: 50.00-
70.00; Low: scarce. Premium retail horse sales: 150.00-180.00.
Note:  Low  quality  hay can be weedy, or weather damaged or all.
Detailed Quotations Utah:(Bales — large and 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                         75.00-85.00 
      Fair                        60.00-75.00
      Low                             n/q  

Friday, January 19, 2018

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  Retail 
hay is in high demand due to lack of hay in barns this year.  According to the 
NASS Crop Progress Report 1/14/18, Northern California experienced intermittent 
rainfall, with snow accumulation occurring at higher elevations, until high 
pressure brought drier conditions at the end of the week. Central and Southern 
California experienced heavy precipitation earlier in the week as a strong 
Pacific storm system moved through the area and eventually gave way to drier 
conditions for the remainder of the week.  Temperature highs ranged in the 50s 
to 60s in the mountains, 60s to 70s in the valley and the desert, and 60s to 80s 
along the coast. Temperature lows were between 20s and 30s in the mountains, 20s 
to 40s in the desert, 30s to 40s in the valley, and 30s to 50s along the coast.
Winter forage crops, such as wheat, barley, and other cereal grains and forage 
mixes continued to be planted and seed shipments received. Irrigation was still 
necessary to maintain growth of those plantings that have germinated. Alfalfa 
were growing well.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  1320    Last Week:  4935    Last Year:  1525                             

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  75  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair                    170  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del Retail/Stable 
      Fair                     25  170.00-170.00  170.00   
                    
Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 350  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  225.00-240.00  232.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  200.00-210.00  207.50                       
                               75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                      1  135.00-135.00  135.00     Contracted        
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00     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.                     

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady. Demand for 
hay was mostly moderate this week, and noticeably better than last 
week. Ranchers were shopping around for hay this week as bitterly 
cold temperatures continue to keep hay use high. Ranchers continue
to keep a check on hay stacks as they want to make sure they have 
enough supplies to make it to grass. Both extremely cold temperatures 
as well as unseasonably warm temperatures were seen this week. Rain, 
sleet, snow, and ice has fallen across the state this week. This has 
pen conditions muddy for many cattle feeders. Demand for straw was 
mostly good to very good. Straw sold steady to 10.00 higher. 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, 110.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  110.00-140.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  100.00
                        Large squares, NA   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-115.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   
                          

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

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

Wheat straw:

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

Wheat hay:              Large rounds, 120.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00
                             

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1290    Last Week:  2625    Last Year:  5400 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow this 
week with light to moderate demand. Retail/Feedstore steady.  Feeder hay 
remains in firm hands. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price     Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                     
    Mid Square                                                
      Premium          300  310.00-310.00  310.00    Organic  
      Fair/Good        160  280.00-280.00  280.00    Organic  
                       800  135.00-140.00  136.88    Tarped   

  Orchard Grass                                               
    Small Square                                              
      Premium           30  215.00-215.00  215.00    Retail/Stable