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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,364/4,724       Last week: 10,362/4,774    Last year:  9,841/4,030
             
Hay market activity moderate; Demand remains good for both grinding alfalfa and 
grass hay. Supplies remain limited for alfalfa while grass hay inquiries have 
remained consistent. Alfalfa prices are steady to slightly higher. According to 
the U.S. Drought Monitor, rains clipped the southeast and parts of south-central 
Kansas with .25 inch to 1.5 inches of precipitation in the form of rain, sleet 
and ice. A small area in northwest Kansas received .25-.50 inch of 
precipitation.  According to NASS, subsoil moisture supplies rated 26 pct very 
short, 45 pct short, 28 pct adequate, and 1 pct surplus. Moderate drought 
expanded into northeast Kansas due to seasonal precipitation deficits and 
abnormally warm temperatures in the last month. The abnormally dry (D0) category 
is at 99 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 71 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 36 
pct and extreme drought (D3) remains at 9 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 steady, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady to 
5.00 higher; 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, 130.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
155.00-165.00 with an instance at 170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 
80.00-90.00. The week of 2/18-2/24, T of grinding alfalfa and T 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, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered 
steady, stock cow steady to 5.00 higher; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, 
small squares 220.00-225.00. Dairy, .90-.95/point RFV. Supreme 155.00-165.00, 
Premium 150.00-160.00, Good 130.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-145.00 
delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-130.00 with instance at 135.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-150.00 with two instances at 
160.00-165.00. 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 2/18-2/24, 
4,724T of grinding alfalfa and 1,042T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass 
hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00; Oat hay, 
large squares 85.00-95.00, 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and horse/goat 
steady, stock cow alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher; movement slow to moderate.  
Alfalfa: horse or goat, 215.00-225.00.  Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow 
alfalfa 130.00-140.00 with an instance at 150.00.  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 100.00-115.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. 
Oat hay, large rounds 75.00-85.00. The week of 2/18-2/23, 1,735T 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay 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, 95.00-
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 100.00-110.00, large 
rounds 55.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, mid and large 
squares, 125.00-130.00, good large rounds 80.00-90.00. 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.

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Feb 26, 2018

Receipts:  24 Loads    Last Week:  28 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, 6 loads 105.00-122.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
2 loads 85.00-90.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 100.00-122.50.  Fair: Large Rounds,
4 loads 75.00-95.00. 

   Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 92.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 60.00-67.50.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Feb 26, 2018

Receipts:  22 loads    Last Week:  12 loads    Year Ago:  32 loads
 
   Compared to last week: all classes traded mostly steady.  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 Squares, 1 load 137.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 
112.50-117.50. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 87.50.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 137.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 
110.00-112.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 100.00.

   Straw: Large Squares, 4 loads 62.50-90.00, mostly 62.50-67.50.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 40.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads 40.00-50.00, 
mostly 40.00-45.00.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Most hay trading steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets sold mostly steady to $10 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 16. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $165; premium, large rounds, $90-$100; good, large squares, $130-$135, large rounds, $80-$95. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $85-$100, small squares grass hay, $150; good, large rounds, $80-$85. Cornstalk bales, $50-$60. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $195-$230.
Platte Valley­—Good alfalfa, large rounds $85-$95. Good/premium grass hay, large rounds, $90-$100. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120-$125. Alfalfa stover mix, $110-$115. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$90. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $195-$210.
Western/Panhandle—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $185; premium, large squares, $150-$165; good, large squares, $135-$140, large rounds, $130-$145; fair, large rounds, $110. Fair grass hay, large rounds, $120. Straw, large bales, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $215-$220.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, hay continues to sell at mostly steady levels. Demand was moderate to good overall, with better demand coming from the western half of the state.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, 210; premium/supreme, large rounds, $140; premium, large squares, $170; good/premium, large squares, $140; good, large squares, $155; fair/good, large rounds, $145; fair, large rounds, $120, large rounds, $115-$130. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $120. Premium grass, large squares, $75-$85/bale small lots; good/premium, large rounds, $135; good, large squares, $120. 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, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $145, large rounds, $167.50; good, large squares, $122.50-$130, large rounds, $120-$135; fair, large squares, $117.50, large rounds, $107.50-$117.50; utility, large squares, $97.50, large rounds, $90-$100. Premium grass, large rounds, $137.50; good, large squares, $120, small squares, $105, large rounds, $110-$125; fair, large rounds, $90-$105; utility, large squares, $85, small squares, $117.50, large rounds, $77.50. Good alfalfa grass mixed, large rounds, $112.50; fair, large rounds, $97.50; utility, large rounds, $60. Straw, large squares, $47.50-$55, damaged, small squares, $4.50/bale, large rounds, $70-$92.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $32.50-$45, mostly $40-$45. Cat tails, large rounds, $40.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large squares, $110-$115, small squares, $120-$125; fair, large rounds, $85-$105. Good grass, large rounds, $110-$120; fair, large squares, $90-$100, large rounds, $80-$105, small squares, $85-$95; utility, large rounds, $55-$70. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $115, small squares, $135; fair, large rounds, $95-$105; utility, large squares, $75. Straw, small squares, $4-$4.15/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $18-$28.
In Montana, hay prices sold mostly steady to $5 higher again this week. Demand for Alfalfa is mostly good on light to moderate supplies.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150-$155; premium, large squares, $140-$155, large rounds, $140-$150, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $120-$150, large rounds, $130-$155, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $120-$140, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, NA. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $120-$140; utility, large rounds, $90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $115; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $50-$60, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $50-$60, NMT, large squares, $50-$60, large rounds, $50-$65. Cornstalk, large rounds, $45-$75.
In Wyoming, reported forages sold fully steady. Demand was good from feedlots and ranchers both in state and out of state.
Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares, $165; good, large squares, $130-$145, large rounds, $145; fair, large squares, $120, large rounds, $130. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $65/bale. Grass hay, large rounds, $140 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa, 15% protein, $215. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160; premium, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $120-$140. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $100-$120. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $220-$260. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, trade activity light to moderate. Demand on grass hay across the state very good due to availability.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $185-$190, small squares, $300, retail/stable, rounds, $175; good, large squares, $75 delivered; utility, $150 delivered, weedy, $175 delivered long haul. Utility alfalfa grass mix, medium squares, $160 FOB. Good grass, large squares, $215 delivered long haul, medium squares, $215, retail/stable; premium, medium squares, $320 retail/stable; good/premium, medium squares, $225, retail/stable. Premium teff grass, rounds, $120, high nitrate. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $230. Good haygrazer, medium squares, $120, rounds, $120. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley-Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $190; utility, $110. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $170. 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, $270; 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 and movement slow to moderate. Demand is very good but supplies are very light.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; fair/good, round and squares, $120-$130. Very good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 1/2 bales, $65-$75, good bermuda, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good mixed grass, 4 x 5 rounds, $30-$45/bale. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7.50-$9/bale.
Eastern—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130-$150. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$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—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $135-$150; fair, large rounds and large squares, $125-$135. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$75/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale; 4 x 5 bales mixed grass, $35-$45/bale.
In Texas, all hay class sold fully steady. Movement was good but hay remains scarce which is now expected until new cutting comes on the markets in April or May.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $210-$240, large rounds, 1200 lbs., delivered, $90/bale; premium, small bales delivered, $321.75; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $190-$210. Alfalfa grass mix, large bales, delivered, $165. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $165-$175, brown, $150. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $180. Bermuda grass mix, large bales, delivered, $125-$130. Hay grazer, medium bales, delivered, $35/bale. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $260-$330, large squares, FOB, $240; good/premium, $180 contracted.
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 $60-$100. Prairie hay, large bales delivered, $100.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB or delivered locally, $50-$100. Grass mix, large rounds, FOB, $80.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly 10.00-15.00
higher. Demand for Alfalfa is very good on light supplies 
overall. Available hay supplies in Eastern Montana are near 
or at zero. This has pressured the hay market across the state 
as supplies dwindle. Additionally, ranchers across the state 
are feeding hay at an alarming rate as temperatures are 5-30 
below zero most mornings. This has forced many ranchers to 
recalculate hay needs as they are using much more hay than 
they calculated they would need. This additional buying has 
burnt through the surplus of hay in many valleys in just a 
few short weeks. Straw supplies are also near nil and with 
many ranchers in the middle of calving straw is in very high 
demand. Straw prices continue to push higher on light supplies.
Straw sold sharply higher in a light test. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, NA
              Premium:  Large squares, 150.00
                        Large rounds,  140.00-160.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  140.00-155.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 125.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  130.00-150.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, NA   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, 130.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  120.00-150.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


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

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

Barley                  Large squares, 60.00-90.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 75.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 60.00-80.00
                        Large rounds,  60.00-80.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00
                             

Friday, February 23, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay remain steady.
Light reported volume as demand only moderate this week.  More demand
from West River than East River but freight costs are limiting what
cattle producers can pay.  More inquiry reported from West River as
hay supplies are much more limited.  Dairy operations are struggling
with low milk prices and are looking for ways to reduce their feed
expenses.  Snow moved into the area this week but many areas of South
Dakota have had a very open winter which has allowed cattle producers to
stretch their hay supplies.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Small Squares, 210.00.  Premium:  Large Rounds,
150.00.  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 120.00; Large Rounds, 115.00-130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 135.00.

   Grass:  Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.  

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

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

West River:
   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 200.00 Del.

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

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor 2/22/18, most of California and Nevada also remained 
dry this week. Above-normal temperatures over the last few months, combined with 
precipitation deficits over most of the Southwest, led to the continuation of 
drought in much of the Southwest region. Moderate drought expanded through parts 
of the Sierra Nevada, where very low snowfall, short- and seasonal-range 
precipitation deficits, and warm temperatures so far this winter continued. Some 
ski areas have even closed because of the lack of snowfall. Abnormally dry 
conditions expanded through the rest of the Central Valley in California, where 
precipitation deficits over the water year and streamflow continued to degrade. 
Moderate drought expanded over south-central Oregon, where short-term and water 
year precipitation deficits intensified.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  1345    Last Week:  1100    Last Year:  3050                                                 

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    220  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage

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                 25  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    200  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 800  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Premium/Supreme          75  210.00-210.00  210.00  
                   
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:  1740    Last Week:  2865    Last Year:  2100   

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade 
slow this week with moderate to good demand for Dairy hay. Export hay not 
tested this week. 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                                                         
      Supreme         300  175.00-175.00  175.00     Tarped            
      Fair           1000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          80  245.00-255.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          30  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat Straw                                                          
    Mid Square                                                         
      Fair            300   55.00-55.00    55.00                 

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3030    Last Week:  450    Last Year:  300              

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow to 
moderate with moderate demand. 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     600  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped  
      Good/Premium        500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Tarped  
      Fair/Good          1780   90.00-108.00   97.75     Tarped  

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                            
    Mid Square                                                   
      Fair/Good           150  125.00-125.00  125.00     Tarped  

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  February 23, 2018

For this week: Hay prices trended mostly 5.00 lower. Due to the ice storms experienced 
throughout the state demand was light, with moderate supply. Temperatures starting off the 
weekend will be in the 30's, Increasing to the 40's as the work week progresses.

Grain movement in January was mostly light with hopes grain prices will improve. Fluctuations in
temperatures were hard on livestock and caused some health issues. Producers also had to 
increase feed rations to livestock to help gain weight and give extra energy to cattle during 
colder days. Overall, hay supplies remain adequate except in south centran and southeastern Iowa
which experienced drought conditions last year.

According to the Drought Monitor 41.59% of Iowa is seeing abnormally dry conditions. With a 
warm and moist air mass in place ahead of multiple storm systems affecting the region this week,
heavy precipitation fell over much of the Midwest region. All prices FOB per ton unless otherwise
noted. 

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares      $165.00  -  $200.00
                        Large Squares      $180.00  -  $215.00
   Large Rounds    $185.00  -  $185.00

                Good    Small Squares      $135.00  -  $160.00
          Large Squares      $140.00  -  $170.00
                        Large Rounds       $145.00  -  $175.00

  Fair    Small Squares      $105.00  -  $125.00
   Large Squares      $100.00  -  $130.00
   Large Rounds       $100.00  -  $135.00 

  Utility Small Squares       $60.00  -  $60.00
   Large Rounds        $60.00  -  $80.00

Grass           Good    Large Squares      $135.00  -  $145.00
   Large Rounds       $140.00  -  $140.00
  
  Fair    Large Squares      $115.00  -  $115.00
   Large Rounds    $100.00  -  $100.00

  Utility Large Rounds     $80.00  -  $80.00

Straw           Oat Small Squares      $115.00  -  $120.00

Corn Fodder  Small Squares       $70.00  -  $70.00
   Large Rounds     $25.00  -  $30.00

 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of 02/17-23/2018

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Receipts:  54 loads    Last Week:  79 loads    Last Year:  60 loads    

   Compared to last week:  All classes traded steady.  All sales FOB Rock 
Valley, Iowa, vicinity.  One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 
tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 140.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 125.00-
130.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 115.00; Small Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large 
Rounds, 1 load 117.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 97.50-105.00; Large 
Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 135.00.  Good: Large Squares, 2 loads 
120.00-127.50; Small Squares, 1 load 137.50; Large Rounds, 10 loads 110.00-
125.00.  Fair: Small Squares, 1 load 122.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 92.50-107.50.   

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Squares, 1 load 130.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
1 load 107.50.

   Straw: Large Squares, 3 loads 62.50-107.50; Small Squares, 1 load 5.25 per 
bale; Large Rounds, 3 loads 57.50-77.50.

   Bean Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 32.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 17 loads 37.50-52.50, mostly 42.50-47.50.

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  Alfalfa sold 5.00 to 10.00 higher; other hay 
classes remained steady on limited sales.  Demand remains good as supply 
is scarce which is driving the increase on top quality hay.  A lot of hay 
left on the market is good quality at best or last year’s crop as the 
wait for new crop begins. The Panhandle remains dry but the opposite 
problem in North and South Texas as heavy rains have made hay movement 
difficult.  Supplemental feeding in those areas has slowed down.  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 220.00-250.00; 
  Good to Premium 190.00-220.00.
  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: 175.00-185.00.         
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00- 
  180.00, 80.00-90.00 per bale.
   Hay Grazer: Medium Bales: Delivered: 35.00 per bale.
            Ground and Delivered: 125.00-135.00.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 135.00-145.00. 
   Wheat Straw: Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale.
   Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 35.00-52.00. 
         
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       260.00-330.00, 8.00-10.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 240.00; Good to  
  Premium 180.00(contracted).

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 240.00-260.00;    
  Good to Premium 230.00-240.00.                           
   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 60.00-100.00, 30.00-50.00 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 
  100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll; Fair to Good 50.00-
            100.00, 25.00-50.00 per roll.  
 Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: 80.00; 40.00 per roll.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

  Compared to Feb 16:  Prices trended generally steady in an extremely
limited test.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Most hay producers are sold out for the growing year.

Tons:  661    Last Week:  879    Last Year:  2447                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  210.00-220.00  216.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  46  225.00-250.00  226.52     Retail/Stable     
  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  175.00-185.00  176.67     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme         250  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                               25  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     32  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                               62  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  125.00-125.00  125.00                       

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending February 23, 2018

  Compared to last week all reported forages sold fully steady. As winter 
has hangs on, with bitter cold temperatures and snow this week, producers 
are having to buy extra hay to feed livestock. A lot of reports of 20 to 
30 below in western and north central areas of Wyoming the last few days 
along with some snow and strong winds. One plus to the snow 
accumulations, when melting occurs, it will fill area dams so producers 
should have enough water for summer irrigation. Most producers in central 
and western areas have small and large squares of hay for sale. Hay 
supplies in the Eastern areas of the state are very “tight” with many 
contacts reporting “sold out” in this week’s phone conversations. Valley 
video hay auction had a “barn burner” of a sale on Wednesday, prices can 
be found on the USDA Market News website at 
https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/to_gr325.txt.  You can also find all 
other USDA hay reports at https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/hay-
reports.  All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless 
otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 200.00; Premium large square bales 
165.00; Good large square bales 130.00-145.00; Good large round bales 
145.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 65.00 per bale. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 215.00-225.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00; Premium large square bales 
150.00; Good large square bales 140.00; Premium small square bales 
180.00-200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00. 

Oklahoma Weekly Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade moderate this week. Movement was mostly slow as winter storms 
brought rain, snow and ice to much of the state. Demand was generally good 
for all alfalfa, wheat and grass hay. Supplies of alfalfa are becoming 
extremely light. Prices only lightly tested this week but confirmed sales 
were fully steady on alfalfa. This week's precipitation is not expected to 
bring significant relief from the drought but will at least keep conditions 
from worsening. Wheat pastures across central and western Oklahoma continue 
to need more rain. 

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 140.00-150.00. Fair to 
Good quality round and square bales 120.00-130.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 130.00-150.00. 

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 140.00-175.00, mostly 
140.00-150.00. Fair quality large round and large square bales 125.00-135.00.

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 40.00-55.00; 5 X 6 bales 60.00-
75.00, instances 80.00. Good mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 30.00-45.00, 
mostly 35.00-40.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: Good Bermuda horse quality 65.00-75.00 per bale in 5 X 6 
bales, Good wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 75.00. Good Bermuda cow hay 5 X 6 bales 
50.00-70.00, 4 X 5 bales mixed grass 35.00-45.00. 

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

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 02/23/2018

Although no immediate changes in the drought monitor some much needed moisture 
spread across the state. Most areas got 1-2 inches of rain not near as much as 
predicted but it came good and slow and was very welcomed. Farmers are hoping 
this is a turning point and perhaps moisture will continue as the new growing 
season approaches. Although the state saw another round of ice several days of 
warm temperatures have resulted in a tiny tint of green to some wheat and a few 
springs of grass around if one looks really close. Hay movement is light. 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

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending February 23, 2018

  Compared to last week, alfalfa hay sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold 
Fully steady. Ground and delivered hay steady and Dehy pellets steady.  
Demand was good this week. A wide range of buyers were on the market 
across the state. Dry weather concerns are in the back of a lot of people 
minds right now and producers of livestock and feedlots with available 
cash flow have been stock piling hay incase the dryness continues within 
“their” areas. Cash prices this week look favorable to many buyers trying 
to ward off the sharply high prices many had to pay in the end of 2012 
through 2013. Several feedlots have made large contracts for ground and 
delivered products trying to plan ahead in case hay prices continue to 
climb.  There has been some inquiry about “new crop” alfalfa and where it 
may be priced. Especially from areas that are showing up on the National 
drought monitor.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay 
barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 130.00-150.00. Premium large round 
bales 90.00-100.00. Good large round 85.00-95.00; small square bales 6.00 
per bale. Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Good large square bales 150.00. Grass 
Hay: Good to Premium large round bales 85.00-100.00; Fair large round 
bales 60.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 150.00. Brome 
grass: Good large round bales 75.00 per bale; small square bales 6.00 per 
bale.  Cornstalk bales 50.00-60.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00.  
Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 85.00-95.00, few at 110.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 120.00-125.00, with some loads at 130.00. 
Alfalfa/Stover mix 110.00-115.00, few at 120.00-125.00, Ground and 
delivered cornstalks 85.00-90.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-
210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 185.00; Premium large square bales 
150.00-165.00; Good large round bales 130.00-145.00. Straw large square 
bales 60.00-70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 215.00-225.00. 

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light.  Demand on grass hay across the 
state very good due to availability.  Lower testing alfalfa hay prices firm on 
good demand due to availability.  Dairy quality alfalfa continues to move east 
out of the state due to a lack of higher testing hay in those regions.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for February 20, 2018, a storm system 
moving through the southwest United States led to moderate or heavy 
precipitation in parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, with the 
heaviest Colorado precipitation taking place in the San Juan Mountains.  The 
USDA NRCS National Water and Climate Center’s Colorado SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation 
Update Report for Thursday, February 22, 2018 has the Gunnison River Basin Snow 
Water Equivalent at 62 percent, the Upper Colorado River basin at 85 percent, 
the South Platte River Basin at 90 percent, the Laramie and North Platte River 
Basins at 90 percent, the Yampa and White River Basins at 80 percent, the 
Arkansas River Basin at 65 percent, the Upper Rio Grande Basin at 56 percent and 
the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River Basins at 55 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, March 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 185.00-190.00.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Supreme 175.00.
  Teff Grass
   Rounds: Premium 150.00.   
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 263.50 (7.25 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Southwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 270.00 (7.50 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, February 20, 2018

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Feb 19, 2018

Receipts:  12 loads    Last Week:  21 loads    Year Ago:  31 loads
 
   Compared to last week: No test due to light volume.  Noting that corn stalks 
traded with a firmer undertone.  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:  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 115.00. 

   Grass:  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 82.50-95.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 45.00-50.00.

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Feb 19, 2018

Receipts:  28 Loads    Last Week:  25 Loads    Last Year:  20 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, 11 loads 105.00-117.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
2 loads 95.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 100.00-130.00.  Fair: Large Rounds,
2 loads 85.00-95.00. 

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 55.00-80.00.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 3 loads 50.00-57.50.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  10,362/4,774      Last week: 10,324/4,926    Last year: 11,394/5,210
             
Hay market activity moderate; Demand remains good for both grinding alfalfa and 
grass hay, however supplies are limited for alfalfa.  Grass hay inquiries have 
increased. Prices overall are generally steady with grinding alfalfa continuing 
to strengthen. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a continuation of the 
recent snowy weather pattern in Northwest Kansas supported the reduction of 
moderate drought and abnormal dryness. Conversely, southern Kansas remained 
locked in the same drought which has held firm, intensifying the grip on the 
southern Plains. The abnormally dry (D0) category is at 99 pct, moderate drought 
(D1) is at 61 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 36 pct and extreme drought (D3) 
remains at 9 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, 130.00-140.00 with an 
instance at 150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
145.00-165.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. The week of 2/11-
2/17, 10,362T of grinding alfalfa and 2,094T 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, stock cow steady, grinding alfalfa 
and ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, 
small squares 230.00-235.00. 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, 110.00-130.00 with instance at 135.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-150.00. 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 2/11-2/17, 4,774T of grinding alfalfa and 933T of 
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, 
large rounds 65.00-75.00; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00, 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and horse/goat 
steady; 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 100.00-115.00, large rounds 70.00-
80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 75.00-85.00. The week of 2/11-2/17, 1,689T 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay steady to 
10.00 higher, 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, 95.00-110.00 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 100.00-
110.00, large rounds 55.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, 
mid and large squares, 125.00-130.00, good large rounds 80.00-90.00. 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, February 19, 2018

Most hay classes selling steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa sold fully steady. Grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered hay in the Platte Valley and Eastern areas of the state sold with western Nebraska trading steady to $15 higher. Dehydrated pellets sold steady on a thin test, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 9. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $215, large rounds, $150; premium, large squares, $175-$180, large rounds, $90-$100; good, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $80-$95. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $85-$100, small squares grass hay, $150; good, large rounds, $80-$85. Cornstalk bales, $50-$60. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $195-$230.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds $85-$95, some $100 going out of state. Good/premium grass hay, large rounds, $90-$100. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120-$125. Alfalfa stover mix, $110-$115. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$90. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $195-$200.
Western/Panhandle—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $185; premium, large squares, $150-$165; good, large squares, $135-$140, large rounds, $130-$145; fair, large rounds, $110. Fair grass hay, large rounds, $120. Straw, large bales, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $215.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, all classes sold steady. Demand was moderate in the eastern half of the state with demand getting higher in the western half of the state.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $190, delivered to WI, $225, small squares, $210; good, large squares, $155; fair/good, large rounds, $145; 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, $75-$85/bale small lots; good/premium, large rounds, $135; utility/fair, large rounds, $90. 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, hay demand was good for overall lower quality.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $157.50; good, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $120-$135; fair, large rounds, $105-$117.50; utility, large squares, $97.50, small squares, $112.50, large rounds, $90-$102.50. Good grass, large rounds, $112.50-$127.50; fair, large squares, $107.50, large rounds, $97.50-$110; utility, large squares, $70-$75, small squares, $107.50, large rounds, $85-$95. Straw, large squares, $72.50-$100, large rounds, $95. Cornstalks, large rounds, $37.50-$40.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large squares, $115, large rounds, $100-$120; fair, large rounds, $80-$95. Good grass, large squares, $105, large rounds, $120; fair, large rounds, $75-$95; utility, large rounds, $50-$70. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $110-$115; fair, large rounds, $95-$100. Oat hay, large rounds, $47. Straw, large squares, $26/bale, small squares, $4/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $15-$20.
In Montana, hay prices sold mostly steady to $5 higher. Demand for Alfalfa is mostly good on light to moderate supplies.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150-$155; premium, large squares, $140-$155, large rounds, $140-$150, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $120-$150, large rounds, $130-$155, small squares, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $115-$130, large rounds, $120-$140, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, NA, 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, $50-$60, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $50, NMT, large squares, $50, large rounds, $45. Cornstalk, large rounds, $45-$75.
In Wyoming, reported forages sold fully steady. Demand was good from feedlots and ranchers both in state and out of state.
Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares, $165; good, large squares, $130-$145, large rounds, $145; fair, large squares, $120, large rounds, $130. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $65/bale. Grass hay, large rounds, $140 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa, 15% protein, $215. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160; premium, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $120-$140. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $100-$120. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $220-$260. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, prices remain steady with retail/stable hay prices firm. Activity light, especially on dairy quality hay. The bulk of trade activity on small square packages. Demand was moderate in all classes.
Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $175, medium squares, $185, retail/stable; supreme, small squares, $285, retail stable. Premium grass, large squares, $185, delivered, small squares, $330-$335, retail/stable. Good millet, rounds, $95 FOB. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $230. Premium grass, small squares, $263.50. Good haygrazer, rounds $120. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—No reported quotes for other classes.
Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay movement is light to moderate most sales continue to be to horse owners in small amounts. 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 mostly moderate to active. Movement was mostly moderate. Demand remains very good for all alfalfa offerings. Alfalfa prices $5-$10 higher.
Central—Few loads premium alfalfa, large squares, $140; fair/good, round and squares, $120-$130. Very good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 1/2 bales, $65-$75, good bermuda, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good mixed grass, 4 x 5 rounds, $30-$45/bale. Bermuda grass, small squares, $7.50-$9/bale.
Eastern—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $130-$140; good, large squares alfalfa, $110-$130. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$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, $175; premium, large squares, $135-$150; fair, large rounds and large squares, $120-$130. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$75/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale; 4 x 5 bales mixed grass, $35-$45/bale.
In Texas, all hay class sold steady to firm. Movement remains good but hay has become scarce.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $210-$240, large rounds, 1200 lbs., delivered, $90/bale; premium, small bales delivered, $321.75; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $190-$210. Alfalfa grass mix, large bales, delivered, $165. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $165-$175, brown, $150. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $180. Bermuda grass mix, large bales, delivered, $125-$130. Hay grazer, medium bales, delivered, $35/bale. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $85, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale. Brome, large bales, delivered, $160.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $260-$330, large squares, FOB, $240; good/premium, $180 contracted.
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 $60-$100. Prairie hay, large bales delivered, $100.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB or delivered locally, $50-$100. Grass Mix, large rounds, FOB, $80.

Friday, February 16, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay continues to sell at mostly steady levels. Demand
moderate to good overall, with better demand coming from the western half of the
state.  Drought conditions are spread across essentially the entire state, with the
the heart of west river experiencing Severe Drought conditions.  Depressed Class III
Milk Futures leave extra income for dairy farmers and they are very price conscious.
Hay supplies are getting harder to come by, as many are either sold out or have committments
made on their hay. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Small Squares, 210.00.  Premium to Supreme: Large Rounds,
140.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 170.00.  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00.
Good:  Large Squares, 155.00.  Fair to Good:  Large Rounds, 145.00.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 120.00; Large Rounds, 115.00-130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 120.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 75.00-85.00 per bale in Small Lots.  Good to 
Premium: Large Rounds, 135.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 120.00.  

   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: No reported sales.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady to 5.00 
higher again this week. Demand for Alfalfa is mostly good on 
light to moderate supplies. Hay supplies in Eastern Montana 
continue to help drive the market as cattlemen are having to
deliver hay into that part of the state as available supplies
are near nil. This continues to help improve demand throughout 
the state. Straw supplies are very light across the state. 
Light sales were seen this week on straw, however most sales
were 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,  140.00-120.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-135.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-140.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        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,  120.00-140.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  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, 50.00-65.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 50.00-60.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 50.00-60.00
                        Large rounds,  50.00-65.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00
                             

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  2865    Last Week:  3510    Last Year:  5620              

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow this 
week with light to moderate demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.  All 
prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. USA 
Hay exports totals for 2017 were 6.3% higher than 2016 totals. Alfalfa totals 
up 7.2 percent from 2016. Other hay up 5% from 2016.


                     Tons       Price       Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Premium         290   180.00-180.00   180.00     Export   
                      275   160.00-160.00   160.00     Tarped   
      Fair           1350   145.00-152.00   148.63     Export   
                      950   135.00-140.00   137.37     Tarped   

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor 2/15/18, During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday 
morning), heavy to excessive rainfall eased or eliminated dryness and drought 
across much of the eastern, southeastern, and southcentral U.S. Conversely, 
drought intensified and expanded from the central Corn Belt southwestward across 
the southern Plains into the Southwest, including much of southern California. 
Other modest changes to the nation’s drought depiction over the past 7 days 
included reductions to drought intensity in Montana as a result of recent snowy, 
cold weather, while dryness and drought expanded in Oregon due in large part to 
subpar snowpacks.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  1100    Last Week:  5400    Last Year:  11,732                          

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

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                                                                      
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Fair                    275  185.00-205.00  195.91 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    100  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         250  210.00-215.00  212.00                       
                              100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            
      Premium                 325  210.00-220.00  217.69     Retail/Stable 
                   
The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  450    Last Week:  900    Last Year:  3275             

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow with 
light demand. Idaho dairies continue to rely on previously bought supplies. 
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        150  125.00-125.00  125.00     Tarped 

  Oat                                                      
    Mid Square                                             
      Good           300   60.00-65.00    60.83    

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

      Compared to Feb 9:  Prices trended generally steady in an extremely
limited test.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Most hay producers are sold out for the growing year.

Tons:  879    Last Week:  944    Last Year:  3900                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 150  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  41  220.00-250.00  221.46     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   8  240.00-245.00  243.13     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  26  230.00-250.00  240.19     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium              5  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     75  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               150  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  99  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  28  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
                               30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: All hay class sold fully steady. Movement was 
good but hay remains scarce which is now expected until new cutting comes 
on the markets in April or May.  Most of the hay moving now is contracted 
or older hay that has been stored in barns and may not be top end 
quality.  The Panhandle remains dry which only increases the demand for 
hay and concern about the availability for new crop in the spring.  
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 210.00-240.00; 
  Good to Premium 190.00-210.00.
  Large Rounds (1200 lbs): Delivered: Premium to Supreme 90.00 
  Per bale. 
  Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 321.75, 9.75 per bale. 
   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Large Bales: Delivered: 165.00.         
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 165.00-175.00, Brown 150.00.         
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00,    
  90.00 per bale.
   Bermuda/Grass Mix: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00-130.00.
   Hay Grazer: Medium Bales: Delivered: 35.00 per bale.
   Wheat Straw: Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale. 
         
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       260.00-330.00, 8.00-10.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 240.00; Good to  
  Premium 180.00(contracted).

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 60.00-100.00, 30.00-50.00 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 
  100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll; Fair to Good 50.00-
            100.00, 25.00-50.00 per roll.  
 Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: 80.00; 40.00 per roll.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Receipts:  79 loads    Last Week:  70 loads    Last Year:  97 loads    

   Compared to last week:  All classes traded steady.  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, 1 load 145.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 167.50.  
Good:  Large Squares, 6 loads 122.50-130.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 120.00-
135.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 9 loads 107.50-
117.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 97.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00-
100.00.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 137.50.  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 
120.00; Small Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 13 loads 110.00-125.00.  
Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 90.00-105.00.   Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 
85.00; Small Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
1 load 97.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

   Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 47.50-55.00, damaged; Small Squares, 1 load 
4.50 per bale; Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00-92.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 32.50-45.00, mostly 40.00-45.00.

   Cat Tails: Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00.

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  February 16, 2018

For this week: Hay prices remained steady to instances 5.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Supply was mostly moderate. Temperatures starting off the weekend will be in the 40's, dipping down into the 30's for the work week.

Grain movement in January was mostly light with hopes grain prices will improve. Fluctuations in temperatures were hard on livestock and caused some health issues. Producers also had to increase feed rations to livestock to help gain weight and give extra energy to cattle during colder days. Overall, hay supplies remain adequate except in south central and southeastern Iowa which experienced drought conditions last year.

According to the Drought Monitor 45% of Iowa is seeing abnormally dry conditions, a decrease from the previous week at 53%. The widespread snow of around 4-12 inches boosted moisture prospects, with a liquid equivalent 0.5 inch to locally more than an inch. as a result abnormally dry conditions in northeastern and central Iowa were reduced. All prices FOB per ton unless otherwise noted.

Alfalfa         Supreme Large Squares      $217.00  -  $250.00

                Premium Large Squares    $200.00  -  $200.00  

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares      $165.00  -  $200.00
                        Large Squares      $180.00  -  $215.00
   Large Rounds    $185.00  -  $185.00

                Good    Small Squares      $135.00  -  $150.00
          Large Squares      $140.00  -  $170.00
                        Large Rounds       $145.00  -  $175.00

  Fair    Small Squares      $105.00  -  $125.00
   Large Squares      $100.00  -  $130.00
   Large Rounds       $105.00  -  $130.00 

  Utility Small Squares       $60.00  -  $60.00
   Large Rounds        $60.00  -  $80.00

Grass           Good    Large Squares      $135.00  -  $145.00
   Large Rounds       $140.00  -  $140.00
  
  Fair    Large Squares      $115.00  -  $115.00
   Large Rounds    $100.00  -  $100.00

Straw           Wheat Small Squares      $200.00  -  $200.00

Corn Fodder  Small Squares       $70.00  -  $70.00
   Large Rounds     $25.00  -  $30.00

 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of 02/10-16/2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending February 16, 2018

  Compared to last week all reported forages sold fully steady. Demand 
was good from feedlots and ranchers both in state and out of state. The 
supreme and premium large square bales are going to out of state 
dairies. Several contacts in the Western areas continue to have a hard 
time finding trucks to move their products. Hay is very tight in the 
Eastern side of WY with good supplies of large and small squares alfalfa 
in the Central and West. All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or 
hay barn unless otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent reported 
sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 200.00; Premium large square bales 
165.00. Good large square bales 130.00-145.00; fair large square bales 
120.00. Good large round bales 145.00; fair large round bales 130.00. 
Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 65.00 per bale. Grass Hay: Large 
round bales 140.00 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein 215.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 150.00-160.00. Good large square 
bales 120.00-140.00; Premium small square bales 200.00. Alfalfa/grass 
mix: Good large square bales 100.00-120.00. Certified weed seed free 
alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00. 

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand is very good but supplies 
are very light. Buyers are increasingly looking out of state for alfalfa. 
Prices steady to firm in the light test. Grass hay trade moderate to active. 
Movement moderate to active. Demand good for good quality grass hay, moderate 
for lesser quality offerings. Warmer weather has moved into the state but 
lower temperatures are forecast for the weekend. Dry conditions persist 
across the state and the drought is expanding. Light moisture is forecast 
later this week. 

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 140.00-150.00. Fair to 
Good quality round and square bales 120.00-130.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 130.00-150.00. 

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 140.00-150.00, one load 
170.00. Fair quality large round and large square bales 125.00-135.00.

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 50.00-70.00 per bale. Good 
mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 30.00-45.00, mostly 35.00-40.00 per bale. 
Bermuda grass small square bales 7.50-9.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: Good Bermuda horse quality 65.00-75.00 per bale in 5 X 6 
bales, Good Bermuda cow hay 5 X 6 bales 50.00-70.00 per bale, 4 X 5 bales 
mixed grass 35.00-45.00 per bale. 

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 40.00-50.00. 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.
 

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending February 16, 2018

  Compared to last week, alfalfa hay sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold 
steady. Ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehy pellets sold mostly 
steady to 10.00 higher. Demand for sun-cured and dehy pellets was good 
this week. Several reports from pellet makers there’s a lot of “lookers” 
for this type of product to be blended back into different types of feed 
or to be fed as a sole ration. Demand was good in the West for baled hay 
of all types. This area is in short supply of forage products with the 
“front Range” of Colorado buying a lot of hay from this area. Also, local 
demand and usage is high for hay products. Demand soften a tick in 
Eastern and Central areas as warmer weather has prevailed and forage 
buyers have stepped back to see the tonnage they have procured and are 
figuring out how much more they may need to meet there usage needs until 
new crop is baled. There has been some inquiry about “new crop” alfalfa 
and where it may be priced. Especially from areas that are showing up on 
the National drought monitor.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the 
field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 165.00. Good large square bales 
130.00-135.00; Fair large square bales 105.00-138.00. Premium large round 
bales 90.00-100.00. Good large round 80.00-95.00. 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. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00.  Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 195.00-230.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 85.00-95.00, few at 110.00. Grass Hay: 
Good to Premium large round bales 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 120.00-125.00, with some loads at 130.00. Alfalfa/Stover mix 
110.00-115.00, few at 120.00-125.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 
85.00-90.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 185.00; Premium large square bales 
150.00-165.00; Good large square bales 135.00-140.00. Good large round 
bales 130.00-145.00; fair large round bales 110.00. Grass Hay: Fair large 
round bales 120.00. Straw large square bales 60.00-65.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
215.00-225.00.