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Friday, March 30, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady.
Demand for hay remains mostly good. Supplies are light.
Hay market activity was mostly active this week. Hay
from neighboring states continues to be delivered into
the state. This has kept hay prices from pushing higher
as hay delivered in is competitive with locally purchased
and delivered hay. Straw supplies continue to run near zero.
Straw prices sold fully steady on very light volume. 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, 150.00-175.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-170.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 150.00-175.00       
                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 115.00   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  150.00-160.00    
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  145.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00   
                          

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

Barley                  Large squares, 90.00-125.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  100.00
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-125.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 90.00
                        Large rounds,  90.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, NA

Pea/oat/barley Hay:     Large rounds, 115.00

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8665    Last Week:  17,150    Last Year:  9350                    

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade slow this 
week for old crop. Moderate trade was noted this week for new crop export hay 
not tarped. Some discounts may apply if rain damaged. Retail/Feedstore not tested. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                       Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Good/Premium     4250  165.00-165.00  165.00     New Crop          
      Good              400  165.00-165.00  165.00     Tarped            
      Fair/Good        4015  145.00-145.00  145.00     New Crop   

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay and bedding sold steady to firm this
past week.  Demand is moderate to good from East River, with good demand noted in
the Western half of the state.  Interest is best from West River, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Hay supplies are tightening, as many producers have already contracted much of what 
they still have in their yards.  Lower quality grinding type hay is the most sought
after, with limited availablity.  Late last week and early this week more moisture
was received across much of the state in either rain or snow depending on location.
Yards are very soft and some hay producers are unable to reach their stacks due to
the mud.  Spring road weight restrictions have been posted across much of the state.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-180.00;
Large Rounds, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 155.00-165.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00; 145.00 Del.

   Grass:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 115.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00; 65.00 Del.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 200.00 Del

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium:
 Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.    
According to the U.S Drought Monitor 3/27/18, copious amounts of precipitation 
fell in the West during the USDM period, helping to restore the below-normal 
seasonal mountain snowpack in the Sierra. In the lower elevations, the 
atmospheric river event caused flash flooding and mudslides in the same area 
where forest fires last December charred the landscape. Despite the recent 
precipitation in California, departures are evident beyond 30 days. At the 6-
month time scale, precipitation amounts are 30-50 percent of normal in Southern 
California. However, for the same period (6-month), the recent storm brought the 
precipitation totals closer to normal in the central and northern Sierra. River 
basin snow water content now measures 75-90 percent of average in the central 
Sierra. The recent storm allowed the contraction of drought across much of the 
West this USDM period.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  4100    Last Week:  2325    Last Year:  2598                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            100  188.00-188.00  188.00                       
      Good                     50  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
      Fair/Good                50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    100   90.00-90.00    90.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Clippings         
                               25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   
      Good/Premium            200  235.00-250.00  245.00 Del                   
                              300  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good                    200  200.00-210.00  205.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               175  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    100  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  295.00-295.00  295.00 Del                   
      Good/Premium            200  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   
      Good                    200  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         600  232.00-232.00  232.00                       
      Premium                 720  210.00-220.00  213.06                       
                              280  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       

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:  125,150    Last Week:  200    Last Year:  32,300   

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Exporters 
reported the first contracts of new crop Alfalfa for 2018. Prices for new 
crop export Alfalfa reported this week will have price re-negotiated for 
heavy rain damage. Trade very active especially for contracts for new crop 
with good demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.  Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                       Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme        25,000  145.00-145.00  145.00     New Crop          
      Premium        25,000  140.00-140.00  140.00     New Crop          
      Good           25,000  130.00-130.00  130.00     New Crop          
      Fair           25,000  125.00-125.00  125.00     New Crop          
                        150  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped            
      Utility        25,000  120.00-120.00  120.00     New Crop   

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

Receipts:  64 loads    Last Week:  63 loads    Last Year:  72 loads    

   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, 4 loads 152.50-167.50; Large Rounds, 8 loads 
152.50-167.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 130.00-142.50.  Baleage: 1 load 
70.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 165.00-175.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 
loads 150.00-160.00.  Utility: Large Squares 2 loads, 142.50-147.50; Small 
Squares, 1 load 150.50; Large Rounds, 4 loads 132.50-145.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good Large Rounds, 1 load 177.50; Fair: Large Rounds, 2 
loads 150.00-155.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 142.50.

   Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 82.50.

   Straw: Large Squares, 6 loads 77.50-117.50, mostly 90.00-105.00; Large 
Rounds, 3 loads 82.50-112.50.

   Bean Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 42.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 19 loads 37.50-50.00.

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded steady on very light 
movement as hay is hard to find for those areas still supplemental 
feeding.  The Panhandle’s drought streak was broken with about .25 inch 
rainfall this week which started turning pastures green again.  However, 
hay remains in demand and difficult to find until new crop.  Coastal 
Bermuda producers in east and north Texas have stopped supplemental 
feeding and busy in the field preparing for new crop.  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 230.00-270.00.
  Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 321.75, 9.75 per bale. 
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 175.00-185.00; Calf 185.00-
  205.00.         
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00, 
  90.00 per bale.
   Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 135.00.
   Wheat Straw: Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale.
   Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 35.00-45.00.
         
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 240.00-250.00; Good to
  Premium 180.00(contracted).

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 250.00-260.00;    
  Good to Premium 240.00-250.00.                           
   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.  

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  March 30, 2018

For this week: Hay prices trended mostly steady this week. Demand was good. Supply of higher 
quality hay was light. Temperatures for this coming week look to stay in the low 40's for highs.  

Iowa experienced fluctuating temperatures and sporadic precipitation in March. Wet, heavy snow 
the third week of the month left fields and roads soft and muddy, and delayed the seasonal rise 
in soil temperatures. Some manure and fertilizer was applied and there were a few reports of 
oats being seeded, but Statewide little fieldwork was done. Grain movement was brisk in much of 
the State, until slowed by snow. Calving and lambing continued but snow and muddy conditions 
caused some difficulties. Fluctuations in temperatures challenged livestock producers.

According to the Drought Monitor abnormally dry conditions decreased this week from 21.22% last
week to 18.45% this week. Moderate drought conditions also decreased from 10.04% to 7.61%, which
is focused in the south eastern portion of the state. All prices FOB per ton unless otherwise
noted. 


Alfalfa/Grass         Supreme  Large Rounds           $225.00 - $225.00        

   Premium  Small Squares  $165.00 - $190.00
     Large Squares  $165.00 - $200.00 
     Large Rounds   $175.00 - $180.00

   Good     Small Squares  $130.00 - $160.00
     Large Rounds  $135.00 - $160.00 

   Fair  Small Squares  $105.00 - $110.00
     Large Squares  $130.00 - $130.00
     Large Rounds  $100.00 - $130.00

Grass   Good  Large Rounds  $140.00 - $140.00

   Fair  Large Rounds  $115.00 - $115.00

   Utility  Small Squares   $55.00 - $55.00 

Straw   Oat  Small Squares  $160.00 - $160.00
     Large Squares   $65.00 - $140.00
   
 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of 03/24-30/2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 30, 2018

    Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets and alfalfa cubes sold steady.  Demand was good. 
Very limited supply of hay available for sale in large and small squares. 
Some producers have been busy planting barley and other spring crops the 
last week and are getting ready to plant sugar beets in the near future. 
Light snow in some areas of the Northern areas of the state. Some 
ranchers continue to search for additional hay to buy.  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: Good to Premium large square bales 165.00. Alfalfa/orchard grass 
mix: Large square bales 70.00 per bale; small squares 7.00 per bale. Sun-
cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 240.00-250.00
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Fair to good large squares bales 150.00. Premium small square 
bales 180.00-200.00. Alfalfa/orchard grass: Premium small square bales 
200.00. Grass hay: Premium small square bales 200.00. Certified weed seed 
free alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 30, 2018

  Compared to last week, alfalfa and grass hay ground and delivered hay 
and Dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was good to very good. Contacts 
continue to receive a lot of calls every day from prospective buyers. 
It’s hard to get a handle on what is really going on with the “demand” 
right now. Are, end users really that short of hay or are some buyers 
starting to stockpile some inventory just in case moisture is limited 
this summer? Guess time will tell what is happening. Most contacts have 
mentioned they are going to add some acres of alfalfa this spring. Some 
producers have started to plant forage oats and other cool season growing 
products.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, 
unless otherwise noted. 

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

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 90.00-105.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00 
delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 125.00-135.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa/cornstalks 120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa/soybean stubble 115.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-
100.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 185.00; Good large square bales 155.00-
165.00, Fair large square bales 140.00. Straw in large square bales 
65.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00; Ground and delivered 
alfalfa/stover mix 120.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
240.00-250.00. 

Oklahoma Weekly Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade and movement very light. Demand remains good to very good but 
supplies are extremely light. Most buyers now content waiting on new crop 
alfalfa. Most of central and eastern Oklahoma received much needed rain this 
week but western counties remain mostly dry with only light rains in some 
western counties. The hay market was not fully tested but few sales reported 
at steady levels. Grass hay demand was good and movement moderate. Prices 
were steady. The bulk of remaining grass hay consists of mostly poor to fair 
quality mixed grass.

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 150.00-160.00. Fair to 
Good quality round and square bales 120.00-140.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma:  Premium quality large square bales 150.00-160.00. Fair 
quality large round and large square bales 125.00-140.00.

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 40.00-60.00; 5 X 6 bales 65.00- 
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 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.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to Mar 23:  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:  509    Last Week:  2098    Last Year:  1544                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  32  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
      Premium                 100  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  17  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  23  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  175.00-185.00  178.33     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 104  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Good                     35  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

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

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             33  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.                 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 03/30/2018

Heavy rains came to most of the state at different times this week. Most 
folks were talking about amounts in inches as opposed to tenths and several 
areas saw flooding for the first time in quite a while. Thoughts of field 
work is about as far as anything gets currently as water is standing or the 
ground is very spongy in most areas which is about as much of a 180 degree 
turn as you can have compared to what most areas were like just a month or 
so ago.  Still several folks in the market for some good quality hay to get 
them a few weeks along as grass needs some sun to start growing.  Hay supplies 
are light to moderate, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady. The 
Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both 
buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of 
hay http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 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 100.00-150.00
Small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-100.00
small squares 3.00-5.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 25.00-50.00 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, trade activity light on good demand.  Livestock 
producers in much of the state are aggressively trying to purchase hay in 
preparation for potentially poor grazing conditions.  According to the U.S. 
Drought Monitor for March 27, 2018, severe drought (D2) was contracted in west 
central Colorado and in the Dakotas. Extreme drought (D3) was expanded southern 
and western Colorado and southern Kansas.  The USDA NRCS National Water and 
Climate Center’s Colorado SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation Update Report for Thursday, 
March 29, 2018 has the Gunnison River Basin Snow Water Equivalent at 63 percent, 
the Upper Colorado River basin at 82 percent, the South Platte River Basin at 85 
percent, the Laramie and North Platte River Basins at 94 percent, the Yampa and 
White River Basins at 84 percent, the Arkansas River Basin at 61 percent, the 
Upper Rio Grande Basin at 54 percent and the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San 
Juan River Basins at 54 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, April 5, 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 195.00, Delivered.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Mid Squares: Premium/Supreme 200.00.
   Small Squares: Premium/Supreme 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (7.75 per bale).
  Sorghum Sedan Grass
   Rounds: Good 75.00.
  Hay Grazer
   Mid Squares: Good 120.00.
   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
   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, March 27, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,667/4,434       Last week: 9,410/3,736    Last year:  9,504/4,723
             
Hay market activity slow due to limited supplies, although demand remains good for both 
grinding alfalfa and grass hay. Those that have alfalfa hay left will be hanging on to it 
for their own use, as long as the drought persists. Prices were steady for alfalfa and 
grass hay. Although a good portion of the state received some precipitation last week, it 
did not change the drought conditions.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, all 
percentages remained the same.  The abnormally dry (D0) category is at 99 pct, moderate 
drought (D1) is at 82 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 56 pct, extreme drought (D3) is at 
19 pct and exceptional drought category (D4) is at .30 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, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-
185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good 140.00-150.00.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 115.00-
125.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-150.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-115.00 
standing; 140.00-145 at the edge; Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
160.00-180.00 with an instance at 200.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00, 
large rounds 70.00-80.00. The week of 3/18-3/24, 8,667T of grinding alfalfa and 1,938T 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, stock cow 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good 140.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 
135.00-145.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-135.00 with instance at 
150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-155.00 with two instances at 
165.00-175.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 180.00-195.00, 17 pct protein 
180.00-200.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 220.00-230.00. The week of 3/18-3/24, 4,434T of grinding 
alfalfa and T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-
90.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00; Brome, large squares 130.00 delivered; Oat hay, large 
squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan large rounds 75.00-80.00. Cornstalks: large rounds 60.00-
65.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 70.00-80.00, Straw large rounds 70.00-75.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered steady; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 215.00-225.00.  Dairy 
.80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 140.00-150.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 100.00-
110.00. Ground and delivered, 125.00-135.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 
110.00-120.00. 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 with an instance 
at 120.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 85.00-95.00, with an instance 
at 130.00 delivered. The week of 3/18-3/24, 2,071T 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 to 10.00 higher; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-200.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .90-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-120.00. Fair/good grinding 
alfalfa, 100.00.00-115.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 120.00-
135.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-85.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady; movement slow.  
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale, good small squares 8.00/bale. 
Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-185.00, Good 150.00-
170.00.  New crop dairy quality alfalfa 175.00-185.00, Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. 
Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Ground and 
delivered, 135.00-145.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large 
squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-
8.00/bale, mid and large squares, 125.00-130.00, good large rounds 85.00-95.00. 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. 

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Mar 26, 2018

Receipts:  23 Loads    Last Week:  19 Loads    Last Year:  34 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, 12 loads 127.50-147.50.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 135.00-160.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 
load 82.50.

   Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 85.00.

   Bean Straw: Large Rounds, 3 loads 50.00-55.00.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00-82.50.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Mar 26, 2018

Receipts:  16 loads    Last Week:  33 loads    Year Ago:  33 loads
 
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 140.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 137.50-
145.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 132.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 
107.50.

   Rye Grass: Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 92.50.

   Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 102.50.

   Bean Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 40.00-45.00.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-57.50.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Hay trade mixed

In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets steady. Demand was good to very good across the state from large scale to small scale operators, according to the USDA Market News Service, March 16. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares, $150-$170; good, large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $90-$95; fair, large squares, $105-$125. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large rounds, $65/bale. Good/premium grass hay, large rounds, $85-$100; premium, small squares grass hay, $150; fair, large squares, $60-$70, large rounds, $65/bale. Brome hay, large rounds, $75/bale. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $120. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds $90-$105. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $125-$130. Ground and delivered alfalfa/stover mix, $115-$120. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$90. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210.
Western—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $185; good/premium, large squares, $160. Straw, large squares, $65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150. Ground and delivered alfalfa/stover mix $135. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $225.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, hay prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels. Demand is moderate for the eastern half of the state, with good demand seen coming from West River and neighboring states to the west.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150; good, large squares, $155; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, large rounds, $90-$100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Good/premium grass, large rounds, $125; good, large rounds, $120. Wheat straw, large squares, $100, large rounds, $100. Bean stubble, large rounds, $40. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40.
West River—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $200 delivered. Good alfalfa grass mix, large Rounds, $165 delivered. Premium grass, large squares and rounds, $200 delivered; good/premium, large rounds, $165 delivered.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $140-$152.50, large rounds, $140-$157.50; fair, large squares, $130-$132.50, small squares, $142.50-$155, large rounds, $117.50-$137.50; utility, large rounds, $102.50-$107.50. Good grass, large rounds, $127.50-$145; fair, small squares, $150, large rounds, $105-$125; utility, large squares, $95, large rounds, $87.50-$97.50. Good alfalfa grass mixed, large squares, $145. Straw, large squares, $72.59-$130, large rounds, $75-$80. Cornstalks, large rounds, $30-$47.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $130-$145, small squares, $130-$150; fair, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $90-$120. Good grass, large squares, $120, large rounds, $125-$155; fair, large rounds, $90-$120; utility, large rounds, $80. Good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $120-$125, small squares, $140-$170; fair, large rounds, $105=$115. Bean straw, large rounds, $21/bale. Straw, large rounds, $29-$65, small squares, $4-$4.10/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $24-$32/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold fully steady. Hay supplies continue to be very tight across the state.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, $150, large rounds, $150-$160, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$165, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $120-$150, large rounds, $150-$160, small squares, NA; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $115. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, $150-$160, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $150-$160; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, $145-$150; fair, large squares, $110, large rounds, NA; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $90-$125, large rounds, $100, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $90-$125, NMT, large squares, $90, large rounds, $90. Cornstalk, large rounds, NA. Pea/oat/barley hay, large rounds, $115.
In Wyoming, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $20 higher. Demand was very good with all reporting contacts stating they have had a lot of calls this week from customers looking for hay to procure.
Eastern Wyoming—Good/premium alfalfa, large squares, $160. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $240.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $160; premium, small squares, $180-$200; fair/good, large squares, $135-$150. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $220-$260. Premium grass hay, small squares, $200.
In Colorado, trade activity light. Demand good on alfalfa and grass hay, with the bulk of market activity in the retail/stable markets.
Northeast—Premium/supreme alfalfa, medium squares, $270, retail/stable; supreme, small squares, $285, retail stable; good, large squares, delivered. Ground and delivered, $200, contract. Premium grass, large squares, $225, medium squares, $305-$312.50, retail/stable. Good cornstalks, large squares, $65. Good wheat straw, large squares, $80. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium grass, small squares, $263.50. Good sorghum sudan grass, rounds, $75. 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—Good grass, medium squares, $180. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay movement is light to moderate. Hay supplies are light to moderate, demand is moderate and prices are firm to higher.
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, $100-$150, small squares, $4-$6/bale, some alfalfa/grass mix. Fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$100, small squares, $3-$5. Fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $20-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade light and movement light to moderate. Alfalfa demand remains very good but supplies are extremely light.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160; fair/good, round and squares, $120-$140. Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $40-$60; 5 x 6 bales, $65-$80/bale. Good mixed grass, 4 x 5 rounds, $35-$40/bale.
Eastern—Alfalfa, no sales confirmed. 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, large squares, $170-$200; premium large squares, $150-$160; fair, large rounds and large squares, $125-$140. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$75/bale in 5 x 6 bales. Good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70, 4 x 5 bales mixed grass, $35-$45/bale.
In Texas, all hay classes held steady as the wait continues for new crop expected in late April. Demand was good on dwindling supply.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $230-$275; premium, small bales delivered, $321.75; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $185-$240. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $175-$185; calf, $185-$205. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered, $160-$180. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $116-$130. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale. Cotton burrs, delivered, $35-$45.
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, $240-$260; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $230-$240. 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, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB or delivered locally, $50-$100. Grass mix, large rounds, FOB, $80.

Sunday, March 25, 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 2,700 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 125—150.00; 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—165.00; 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—180.00;
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—150.00; 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            150.00-180.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy            125.00-150.00  last quote
      Good                         75.00-100.00 
      Fair                           n/q
      Low                             n/q  

Friday, March 23, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay and bedding sold steady to firm this
past week.  Demand is moderate to good from East River, with good demand noted in
the Western half of the state.  Interest is best from West River, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Hay supplies are tightening, as many producers have already contracted much of what 
they still have in their yards.  Lower quality grinding type hay is the most sought
after, with limited availablity.  Spring road weight restrictions have started to be 
posted.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-180.00;
Large Rounds, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 155.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.


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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00; 145.00 Del.

   Grass:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 115.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00; 65.00 Del.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 200.00 Del

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium:
 Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

PNW hay exporters hope for better season

Competition in overseas markets from Australia and Canada hampers Pacific Northwest hay exporters, who expect 2017 inventories to clean out in time to help the 2018 season.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Exporters say inventories of 2017 alfalfa and Timothy hay should sell out this spring but that export pricing still appears to be tricky.
“Right now we have a lot of competition for market share coming out of Australia and Canada where they have weaker currencies and are offering product at cheaper prices than we can for Timothy and Sudan grass,” said Jeff Calaway, president of Calaway Trading Inc. in Ellensburg.
Exporters, many of whom are in Ellensburg, have never fully recovered the markets that were reduced or lost from the 2014 and 2015 work slowdown at West Coast container ports, he said.
Exporting alfalfa is tough because rain and smoke damaged a lot of alfalfa last season, knocking it out of export quality and creating a Pacific Northwest shortage, Calaway said.
Domestic dairies are willing to pay more than export markets for the high-test alfalfa, he said.
And there’s the challenge of Saudi Arabia buying a lot of premium new season alfalfa in the Pacific Southwest at prices higher than Japanese, Korean and Chinese buyers are willing to pay, Calaway said.
Saudi Arabia’s Almarai Co., the largest dairy in the Gulf region, has bought hay fields in California and Arizona in recent years through its subsidiary Fondomonte California, to source its own hay. Water scarcity has caused the Saudi government to restrict domestic crops.
Almarai took 400,000 tons of hay out of the Southwest last year, continues to go after top quality and is willing to pay top price to get it, Calaway said.
More U.S. exporters should be able to compete in Saudi Arabia as it continues to restrict water for production, said Mark T. Anderson, president of Anderson Hay & Grain Co. Inc., another large Ellensburg exporter.
“China and the Middle East continue to be good emerging markets for U.S. hay products but competition from other countries is heavy, especially in the Middle East,” Anderson said, adding that his company has good quality, consistent supply and good brand recognition in both regions.
Pricing in China has improved a little each month but is below new crop starting prices in the Southwest, he said. It should balance out as old crop inventories sell out and exporters are less inclined “to dump product into China to keep hay presses busy,” he said.
Chinese demand has been growing at discounted prices but dramatic improvement is unlikely because of competition from other export countries and Chinese dairies not doing well, Calaway said.
Andy Schmidt, vice president and co-owner of Ward Rugh Inc. in Ellensburg said it’s hard to find the right price at the farm for what China wants to pay.
Timothy prices will have to soften to gain overseas market share this season, Schmidt said.
Last season, exporters got aggressive buying premium and supreme horse Timothy at up to $340 to $350 per ton, which was too high to compete with Australian oat hay and Southwest Sudan grass on the dairy side, he said.
Ward Rugh’s primary market is Timothy going to Japan and South Korea.
“We expect old crop inventories of alfalfa to clean up well up and down the West Coast,” Anderson said. “We also see lower acreage planted so we expect supply and demand to match up better.”

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.  
Chances of rain held off some farmers in Region 6 of knocking hay down this 
week.  According to the U.S Drought Monitor 3/22/18, precipitation amounts 
during the USDM period were above normal in parts of Montana, much of Idaho, 
eastern Oregon, northern Utah and Nevada, and much of California. Below-normal 
precipitation occurred elsewhere, but was most notable in the Desert Southwest 
and coastal Pacific Northwest. Precipitation departures for the 30- and 60-day 
time periods are apparent in most of the region. The important water year-to-
date precipitation amounts were running above normal in the north but running at 
least 25-50 percent below normal for much of the region. Mountain snowpack is 
less than 25 percent of normal across much of the Sierra Nevada and 
Intermountain West.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless 
otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  2325    Last Week:  2440    Last Year:  3535                            

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

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                 100  279.00-279.00  279.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed. 
                                                                             
Region 5: Southern California: No New Confirmed Sales.  

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         800  220.00-225.00  222.50                       
      Premium                1400  220.00-230.00  227.14     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 generally 
steady. Demand for hay is mostly good as light hay 
supplies have ranchers shopping around in hopes of 
making it to grass without purchasing any excess hay. 
Hay continues to be delivered out of Idaho, Wyoming 
and in eastern Montana out of western Nebraska. This 
has caused the market to cap slightly as delivered hay
prices are competing with local hay prices. Straw supplies 
continue to run near zero, however limited sales are seen 
each week. Straw prices sold fully steady on light volume. 
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,  150.00-170.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 150.00-175.00       
                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 115.00   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  150.00-160.00    
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  145.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00   
                          

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

Barley                  Large squares, 90.00-125.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  100.00
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-125.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 90.00
                        Large rounds,  90.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, NA

Pea/oat/barley Hay:     Large rounds, 115.00

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  17,150    Last Week:  1890    Last Year:  5730                       

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade slow this 
week for old crop. Active trade was noted this week for new crop export hay 
un-tarped. Some discounts may apply if rain damaged. Exporters say inventories 
of 2017 Alfalfa and Timothy hay should sell out this spring. Retail/Feedstore 
steady.  The Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Powell announced an quarter point 
interest rate increase yesterday but indicated a much more aggressive path 
for interest rates in the future. In addition to the increase yesterday, he 
suggested two or three more increases this year and three more increases next 
year. Borrowing cost for many will undergo sharp increases after remaining low 
for the past decade. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated. 

                        Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium            850  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
      Good/Premium      8000  165.00-165.00  165.00     New Crop          
      Fair/Good         8000  145.00-145.00  145.00     New Crop          

  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             65  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             35  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Fair               100  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            100  340.00-340.00  340.00     Export         

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to Mar 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:  2098    Last Week:  308    Last Year:  2587                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   7  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   3  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                               59  230.00-240.00  231.36     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    300  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               300  135.00-135.00  135.00     Rain Damage       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 120  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     50  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Large Square                                                               
      Utility/Fair            125  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     12  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat                                                                        
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            125  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 175  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Good                    200  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                               30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             80  110.00-110.00  110.00         

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  200    Last Week:  195    Last Year:  1000 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Export hay has 
mostly been cleaned up until new crop. Trade near standstill this week with 
light demand. Exporters say inventories of 2017 alfalfa and Timothy hay should 
sell out this spring. Retail/Feedstore steady. Retail/Feedstore not tested.  
The Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Powell announced an quarter point interest 
rate increase yesterday but indicated a much more aggressive path for interest 
rates in the future. In addition to the increase yesterday, he suggested two or 
three more increases this year and three more increases next year. Borrowing cost 
for many will undergo sharp increases after remaining low for the past decade. 
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                   Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                  
    Mid Square                                             
      Fair          200  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped 

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes sold steady to instances 
5.00 higher.  Trade activity was slow to moderate on good demand 
especially in the Panhandle where it remains plagued with over 5 months 
with little to no rain.  Livestock owners continue to hunt for hay to get 
them by until new crop or rain.  Coastal Bermuda producers in east and 
north Texas have almost completely stopped supplemental feeding as 
pasture green up in those areas.  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 230.00-270.00.
  Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 321.75, 9.75 per bale. 
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 175.00-185.00; Calf 185.00-
  205.00.         
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00, 
  90.00 per bale.
   Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 135.00.
   Wheat Straw: Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale.
   Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 35.00-45.00.
         
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 240.00-250.00; Good to
  Premium 180.00(contracted).

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 250.00-260.00;    
  Good to Premium 240.00-250.00.                           
   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.  

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Receipts:  63 loads    Last Week:  92 loads    Last Year:  72 loads    

   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, 3 loads 145.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 9 loads 
142.50-155.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 137.50; Large Rounds, 5 loads 
130.00-137.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 102.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 
107.50-120.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 9 loads 135.00-162.50, mostly 137.50-150.00.  
Fair: Small Squares, 2 loads 140.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 117.50-127.50.  
Utility: Small Squares, 1 load 50.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 42.50-102.50, mostly 
100.00-102.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Fair: Large Squares, 2 loads 122.50-125.00.

   Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 97.50.

   Millet Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50.

   Straw: Large Squares, 5 loads 65.00-120.00, mostly 112.50-120.00; Large 
Rounds, 3 loads 60.00-97.50, mostly 60.00-70.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 8 loads 42.50-47.50.

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  March 21, 2018

For this week: Hay prices trended mostly steady this week. Temperatures this weekend forecasted 
to be in the 40's but pushing up into the 50's by the begining of the work week.  

Iowa experienced extreme temperature flucuations in temperature for the second month in a row
with temps ranging from below 0 to 50+ degrees. Grain movement picked up this month as grain
prices increased. Livestock producers have been busy with calving. Overall, livestock conditions
were reported as normal with some reports of stress on livestock due to the large temperature
swings. Ice in feedlots made them hazardous and slowed down movement.

According to the Drought Monitor abnormally dry conditions decreased this going from 26.95% last
week to 21.22% this week. Moderate drought conditions remained steady at 10.04%, which were 
focused in the south eastern portion of the state. All prices FOB per ton unless otherwise noted. 

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Small Squares  $165.00 - $190.00
     Large Squares  $165.00 - $190.00 
     Large Rounds   $180.00 - $180.00

   Good     Small Squares  $130.00 - $160.00
     Large Rounds  $135.00 - $160.00 

   Fair  Small Squares  $105.00 - $110.00
     Large Squares  $130.00 - $130.00
     Large Rounds  $100.00 - $130.00

Grass   Good  Large Rounds  $140.00 - $140.00

   Fair  Large Rounds  $115.00 - $115.00

   Utility  Small Squares   $55.00 - $55.00 

Straw   Oat  Small Squares  $160.00 - $160.00
     Large Squares   $65.00 - $140.00
   
 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of 03/17-23/2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 23, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets and alfalfa cubes sold steady.  Demand was good. 
Producers selling big squares are struggling to find trucks to haul to 
out of state customers. Some of the small square bales are loaded into 
dry van trailers to make their way out of state which is easier to 
transport, no tarps or straps to worry about. Some ranchers continue to 
search for additional hay to buy.  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: Good to Premium large square bales 160.00. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 240.00-250.00
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00; Fair to Good large square 
bales 135.00-150.00. Premium small square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Alfalfa/orchard grass: Premium small square bales 200.00. Grass hay: 
Premium small square bales 200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 
220.00-260.00.

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade and movement light to very light. Demand is very good for all 
alfalfa but supplies extremely light. Prices are steady to firm in the light 
test. Buyers reporting fewer sources for all classes of hay and continue to 
look out of state for supplies. Grass hay demand also good and movement was 
mostly moderate. Most current grass hay offerings are of poor to fair 
quality. Drought conditions continue to worsen for much of the state. Alfalfa 
growers are still spraying for aphids and hoping rains forecast for the 
weekend materialize.  

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 150.00-160.00, few loads 
175.00-180.00. Fair to Good quality round and square bales 120.00-140.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 170.00-200.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 150.00-160.00. Fair quality large round and large 
square bales 125.00-140.00.

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 40.00-60.00; 5 X 6 bales 65.00- 
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 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.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 23, 2018

  Compared to last week, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and 
delivered hay 5.00 to 10.00 higher and Dehy pellets steady with sun-cured 
pellets trading 25.00 higher in the western part of the state. Demand was 
good. It surprises me how much 2016 hay was left in some areas of the 
state but, is now getting cleaned up. Most of the 2017 will be sold and 
it appears there will be some carry over but not a lot. Some talk from 
hay producers about prospective buyers wanting to make contracts for 2018 
alfalfa. Several contacts are adding additional acres of alfalfa this 
spring. Some have started to plant forage oats with some tillage 
practices starting in row crop fields.  A tick of moisture last week in 
the form of rain and snow. No run away on totals but every little bit 
helps. A good general rain across the state would be greatly appreciated.  
All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 200.00; Good large square bales 
130.00-150.00. Good large round 90.00-95.00, fair large round bales 
80.00-85.00. 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 hay in large round bales 75.00 per bale. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 120.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 90.00-105.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00 
delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 125.00-135.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa/cornstalks 120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa/soybean stubble 115.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-
100.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 185.00; Good to premium large square bales 
160.00. Straw in large square bales 65.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 
150.00; Ground and delivered alfalfa/stover mix 135.00. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 240.00-250.00. 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 03/23/2018


The official arrival of spring came this week but warmer temperatures to 
really get plants and grasses growing quickly has yet to arrive. Fertilizer 
buggies are finding use although many farmers are having to watch and avoid 
wet spots now or risk getting stuck.  The latest drought monitor shows only 9 
percent of the state officially in drought status with a touch over 44 percent 
is still abnormally dry. Hay business currently seems to be a story of two 
extremes with very little middle ground both on supplies and demand. This 
isn’t entirely unusual as the feeding season draws to a close but the 
differences in each situation is very drastic this year. Hay supplies are 
light to moderate, demand is moderate and prices are steady. The Missouri 
Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and 
sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of 
hay http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 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 100.00-150.00
Small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-100.00
small squares 3.00-5.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 25.00-50.00 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, trade activity light.  Demand good on Retail/Stable 
hay.  Spot market activity on all classes of hay is beginning to subside due 
largely to tight supplies and current hay prices.  According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor for March 20, 2018, precipitation surpluses of 0.25 to 1 inch was 
widespread across much of the western Dakotas, eastern Wyoming, much of 
Nebraska, the northeastern corner of Colorado and parts of western Kansas. The 
eastern Dakotas, north central Wyoming and much of southern Colorado had 
precipitation deficits of 0.25 inch during the period.  The USDA NRCS National 
Water and Climate Center’s Colorado SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation Update Report for 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 has the Gunnison River Basin Snow Water Equivalent at 
60 percent, the Upper Colorado River basin at 79 percent, the South Platte River 
Basin at 82 percent, the Laramie and North Platte River Basins at 90 percent, 
the Yampa and White River Basins at 79 percent, the Arkansas River Basin at 58 
percent, the Upper Rio Grande Basin at 53 percent and the San Miguel, Dolores, 
Animas and San Juan River Basins at 54 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 29, 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
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 220.00.
   Mid Squares: Premium 312.50, Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium/Supreme 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
   Rounds: Utility 140.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 263.00 (7.25 per bale).
  Hay Grazer
   Rounds: Good 120.00.
   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
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00-300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   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, March 20, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  9,410/3,736      Last week: 9,671/3,906    Last year:  9,490/4,711
             
Hay market activity slow, although demand remains good for both grinding alfalfa 
and grass hay. Very little alfalfa was reported being bought or sold as supplies 
have dried up.  Those that do have some left will be hanging on to it for their 
own use, as long as the drought persists.  Alfalfa prices continue to strengthen 
while grass hay remains steady. Per NASS topsoil moisture supplies rated 48 
percent very short, 33 short, 19 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture 
supplies rated 35 percent very short, 43 short, 22 adequate, and 0 surplus.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 99 
pct, moderate drought (D1) increased to 82 pct, severe drought (D2) increased to 
56 pct, extreme drought (D3) is at 19 pct and the newly introduced exceptional 
drought category (D4) is at .30 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, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, 
Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good 140.00-150.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 115.00-125.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-150.00. New crop 
alfalfa 110.00-115.00 standing; 140.00-145 at the edge; Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 160.00-180.00 with an instance at 200.00. Grass 
hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. The week of 
3/11-3/17, 9,410T of grinding alfalfa and 1,990T 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, 
stock cow steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. 
Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good 
140.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-145.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa, 115.00-135.00 with instance at 150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 140.00-155.00 with two instances at 165.00-175.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
Cured 15 pct protein 180.00-195.00, 17 pct protein 180.00-200.00, Dehydrated 17 
pct 220.00-230.00. The week of 3/11-3/17, 3,736T of grinding alfalfa and 553T of 
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, 
large rounds 70.00-80.00; Brome, large squares 130.00 delivered; Oat hay, large 
squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan large rounds 75.00-80.00. Cornstalks: large rounds 
60.00-65.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 70.00-80.00, Straw large rounds 
70.00-75.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered steady; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 215.00-225.00.  
Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 140.00-150.00.  Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa 100.00-110.00. Ground and delivered, 125.00-135.00. Grass hay: bluestem, 
premium small squares 110.00-120.00. 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 with an instance at 120.00, large rounds 70.00-
80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 85.00-95.00, with an instanceat 130.00 delivered. 
The week of 3/11-3/17, 2,071T 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 to 10.00 higher; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-
200.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .90-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-
120.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00.00-115.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 120.00-135.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-
85.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale, good small squares 
8.00/bale. Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-
185.00, Good 150.00-170.00.  New crop dairy quality alfalfa 175.00-185.00, Stock 
Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an 
instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 135.00-145.00. Grass hay: bluestem, 
small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds 70.00-
85.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, mid and large squares, 
125.00-130.00, good large rounds 85.00-95.00. 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. 

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Receipts:  19 Loads    Last Week:  29 Loads    Last Year:  40 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, 8 loads 122.50-142.50.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 102.50-130.00.

   Straw: Large Rounds, 5 loads 67.50-72.50.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 2 loads 67.50-82.50.