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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending June 1, 2018

   Compared to last week of alfalfa hay, sun-cured pellets and alfalfa 
cubes sold steady on a thin test.  Most operators are getting geared up 
to start cutting hay in the Eastern side of the state. Areas in the 
Central and West production should kick off roughly in couple of weeks. 
Some areas have heavy infestations of weevils and aphids and producers 
have been spraying fields.  All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field 
or hay barn unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 160.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large 
round bales 160.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade moderate to active. Demand very good early, moderate to good 
late. Movement was mostly moderate. First cutting continues to progress and 
both quality and yields have varied greatly. Overall quality has been mostly 
good. Western and northern Oklahoma received much needed rain late this week 
that delayed haying but will benefit new growth. More wheat hay offered this 
week and grass hay harvest has begun in southern counties.
 
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: In light test prices steady to 10.00 higher. Supreme 
quality large square bales 200.00.  Premium quality 180.00-190.00. Good 
quality large square and large round bales 150.00-165.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma:  Prices mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Premium quality 
large square bales 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality bunk hay 
150.00-165.00. Fair quality large round bales 140.00-150.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales 90.00-
120.00 per ton, mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. 

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 100.00-120.00 per 
ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 35.00-40.00. 

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending June 01, 2018

  Compared to last old crop alfalfa, grass hay, and dehy pellets and
ground and delivered hay sold steady. Limited sales on big square bales 
of new crop alfalfa with not enough sales to establish where the 2018 
season may head in price. Quite a lot of inquiry from buyers and sellers 
on where the new crop alfalfa, especially round bales, may start out at 
on price. Some acres of standing alfalfa have been price at 70.00 for 
first cutting hay. Some dehy operators have been busy making pellets.  
Good rain across most of the state this week. Some hay was rained on 
others while other producers got it baled just in time. Many producers 
are just starting on first cutting of alfalfa in many areas across the 
state. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless 
otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: New Crop Premium large square bales 180.00-200.00, Good large 
square bales 140.00-160.00. Old Crop: Good large square bales 165.00; 
Fair to Good Large square bales 130.00. Grass Hay: Good large round bales 
100.00-105.00. Premium small square bales 150.00. Cane in large round 
bales 65.00. Cornstalks in large round bales 70.00. Soybean stubble in 
large round bales 50.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa/cornstalks 120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/soybean 
stubble mix 115.00-120.00. Ground and Delivered soybean stubble 85.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-100.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 210.00. 


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-190.00. Ground and delivered 
corn stalks 95.00-100.00. 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 06/01/2018

Producers are making good progress on hay harvest. As of the most recent crop 
progress report first cutting of alfalfa is running near 20 percent ahead of 
average pace and grass and other types of hay is near 10 percent ahead of 
average. In stark contrast to April which in many areas was recorded as the 
coolest on record, May will be recorded as the hottest on record. Rains 
continue to be spotty with some getting and some being left out. Northwest 
Missouri remains the area most in need according to the drought monitor but 
plenty of other localize areas in need as well.  Farmers cutting grass hay 
have reported lower than average yields but that was expected before they even 
entered in to the fields due to the late start to growing this season. 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 on moderate demand.  Growers are 
starting to put 1st cutting alfalfa down on the plains.  According to the U.S 
Drought Monitor Summary for May 29, 2018, 75.32 percent of the state falls in a 
D0-D4 Drought Category compared to 5.70 percent a year ago.  Of those 
percentages, 50.55 percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado 
Crop progress report for week ending May 27, 2018, stored feed supplies were 
rated 8 percent very short, 19 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 2 percent 
surplus.  1st cutting Alfalfa hay progress is at 3 percent.  Pasture and range 
conditions percentages are 17 percent Very Poor, 20 percent Poor, 27 percent 
Fair, 31 percent Good, and 5 percent Excellent.  The next available report will 
be Thursday, June 7, 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: Fair/Good 150.00, Utility 130.00.
   Rounds: Utility 130.00.
  Orchard/Brome Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 370.00 (12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 250.00 (8.75 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 250.00, Old Crop.
   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 300.00 (7.75 per bale), Old Crop.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Northeast: Weld, Washington, Morgan, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln, Elbert, 
Adams, Sedgwick, Yuma, Larimer, Jefferson, Douglas, Kit Carson, Phillips, 
Logan, Boulder, Arapahoe, and El Paso.
Southeast: Fremont, Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, Bent, Otero, Prowers, 
Crowley, and Pueblo.
San Luis Valley: Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande, and 
Mineral.
Southwest: Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Montezuma, Dolores, 
San Juan, Hinsdale, Archuleta, and La Plata.
Mountains and Northwest: Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, 
Gunnison, Teller, Grand, Chaffee, Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, 
Lake, and Eagle.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,498/4,645       Last week: 7,483/3,305     Last year: 9,751/3,917 
             
Hay market trade activity is light, while demand remains very good for all types 
of hay. Prices for all hay types mostly steady. Cutting of new crop alfalfa is 
under way and with that, the hay market saw more trade activity in the past week 
than it has seen in the last several months.  According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, southern Kansas saw another week with moderate to locally heavy showers 
which led to widespread reductions of drought intensity and coverage. North-
central Kansas also saw some heavy rains that yielded a corresponding reduction 
of the abnormally dry category. Currently the abnormally dry (D0) category 
decreased to 92 pct, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 75 pct, severe drought 
(D2) decreased to 47 pct, extreme drought (D3) decreased to 16 pct and 
exceptional drought (D4) decreased to 1.5 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 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-160.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 175.00-185.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 155.00-165.00. New crop 
grinding alfalfa 155.00-165.00 at the edge.  Instance of all cuttings of new 
crop alfalfa at 185.00-195.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 165.00-195.00 with two instances at 200.00. Grass hay: none reported. 
The week of 5/20-5/26, 7,498T of grinding alfalfa and 1,521T of dairy alfalfa 
were delivered. Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 
70.00-80.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, .95-
1.00/point RFV, Supreme 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-
160.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
130.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 165.00-175.00 with 
instances at 185.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 190.00-205.00, 17 
pct protein 190.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 240.00-250.00. The week of 5/20-
5/26, 4,645T of grinding alfalfa and 1,028T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 
Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00; 
Brome, large squares 130.00 delivered; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan 
large rounds 75.00-80.00. Cornstalks: large rounds none reported, cornstalks 
ground and delivered none reported, Straw large rounds 70.00-75.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 
215.00-225.00.  Dairy .90-1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 140.00-150.00.   
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported. 
Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 110.00-120.00 with an instance at 
130.00. Good, mid and large squares 90.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00, 
large rounds 70.00-80.00 with an instance at 90.00-100.00. Brome: small squares 
none reported. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-120.00 with an instance at 
135.00, large rounds 85.00-95.00. Oat hay, large rounds 85.00-95.00, with an 
instance at 130.00 delivered. The week of 5/20-5/26, 908T 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. 
Alfalfa: small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale. Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .90-1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 120.00-130.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-120.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-120.00 in the 
field.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 120.00-130.00. 
Cornstalks, large rounds 70.00-75.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium 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. New crop dairy, Supreme 200.00. Stock Cow, good 120.00-125.00. 
Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-120.00 with an instance at 150.00. Ground 
and delivered, 140.00-150.00 with an instance at 175.00. Grass hay: bluestem, 
small squares none reported, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 90.00-
100.00.  Brome: none reported, Straw: small squares, 4.50-5.50/bale. 

Most hay trading steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay, dehydrated pellets and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Good demand was noted on ground and delivered forages. Moderate to good demand for baled hay, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 17. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $130. Premium grass hay, small squares, $1650. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240.
Platte Valley—Cornstalks, rounds, $80 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $130-$140, few at $150. Ground and delivered, alfalfa cornstalks, $120-$125. Ground and delivered alfalfa soybean stubble, $115-$120. Ground and delivered soybeans stubble, $85. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $90-$100. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210.
Western—Good alfalfa, large squares, $185 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$190. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$100.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, Very limited reported sales of hay and bedding materials this week, the bulk of the reported prices are from two weeks ago.
East River—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good, large squares, $150-$155, large rounds, $150; fair, large squares, $145, large rounds, $140, delivered 30 miles, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Premium grass, large rounds, $135; good, large rounds, $110-$130; fair, large rounds, $100; utility, large rounds, $100. Wheat straw, large squares, $125-$135, delivered 30 miles, $140, large rounds, $80-$120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50-$70.
West River—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $185 delivered. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $185 delivered. Good grass, large rounds, $185 delivered. Premium grass, large rounds, $185 delivered. Straw, large rounds, $130 delivered. Cornstalks, large rounds, $120 delivered.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Fair alfalfa, large rounds $120-$150; utility, large squares, $115, large rounds, $85-$107.50. Premium grass, large rounds, $200; good, large rounds, $150-$152.50; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $117.50-$140; utility, large squares, $90, large rounds, $90-$112.50 very poor, $70. Fair alfalfa grass mixed, large squares, $117.50, large rounds, $122.50-$137.50; utility, large rounds, $90. Straw, large squares, $62.50-$67.50, large rounds, $117.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $42.50-$47.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $125-$145, large squares, $125, small squares, $125-$135; utility, large rounds, $100-$110. Good grass, large rounds, $140-$150, fair, large rounds, $110-$130; utility, large rounds, $65-$100. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $150; fair, large rounds, $115-$135. Bean straw, large rounds, $20/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $21/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold generally steady to $10 lower.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$170, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $150-$165, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $120-$150, large rounds, $120-$150, 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, $100. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, alfalfa hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady on a thin test. Demand was very good from local customers and from out of state buyers
Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160. Fair alfalfa, large squares, $170. Good alfalfa grass mix, round bales, $160. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235.
Central/western Wyoming—Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$260.
In Colorado, hay trade activity very light on moderate demand. The bulk of hay movement continues to be on previously committed hay.
Northeast—Premium alfalfa, rounds, $175, old crop. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, medium squares, $220; fair, rounds, $160. Premium grass, small squares, $280. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200. No reported quotes for other classes.
Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $275. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay supplies are light to moderate, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady.
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, $25-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade mostly slow as first cutting was delayed in central Oklahoma by scattered rains and thunderstorms. Demand was very good for the limited offerings.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares bales, last $170-$190. New crop wheat hay in rounds and large squares, $85-$110/ton. Old crop good bermuda, 4 x 5 bales, $45-$60. Good mixed grass 4 x 5 round bales $35-$45/bale.
Eastern—Alfalfa, no sales confirmed. New crop oat hay, $85-$90/ton in round bales. Old crop mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$50. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$40/bale.
Western—Supreme alfalfa, $200; premium, large square bales, $170-$190. New crop wheat hay, mostly in rounds, $90-$100/ton.
In Texas, most hay classes traded steady to firm as new crop prices trickled onto the market. A few new crop wheat prices have begun to be established as buyers scramble to find hay.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $240-$270; premium, small bales delivered, $321.75; good/premium, $210-$240. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $170-$190, calf, $190-$205. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$170. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $95, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale. Corn stalks, ground and delivered, $95-$105. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $60-$70.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290, large squares, FOB, $240-$260; good/premium, large squares, FOB, $200-$240. Wheat, large bales, FOB, $200. Triticale, large bales, FOB, $190.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $260-$275; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $240-$260. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198, large rounds, FOB $80-$100.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade was active, demand good. Southern and southwestern areas are between first and second cuttings. Southeastern region is 60 to 80% through first cutting.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $260; good, $230 delivered from out of state. Ground hay, $205.
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $240 delivered to dairies, small bales, $275-$300/ton loaded on truck.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200-$210 delivered to dairies, small bales, $275-$300/ton, $9-$10/bale FOB. Wheat hay, large bales, $160-$175/ton.
North central—Baled alfalfa, NA.

Saturday, May 26, 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. Some areas beginning first crop.  Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies. Confirmed sales 2,500 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, May 25, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold generally steady. New hay
sales are very limited this week as ranchers are busy taking cattle
to pasture and rangeland and producers are busy planting. Demand 
this week was mostly light on light supplies. New crop contracts
are still being discussed but no sizable contracts have been made
to date. Hay is looking very good as scattered rain showers are 
occurring weekly across much of the state. The Weekly Drought Monitor 
shows 91.13% of the state in no drought. The only dry spot in the 
state is Northeast counties, north of the Missouri river. 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     
                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-150.00 
                        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,  NA
              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, NA
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

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

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Very light reported sales, as many producers
and brokers are sold out or strictly moving contracts made earlier in the
year until New Crop is available.  Demand light to moderate, as many cattle
have been turned out onto summer pastures.  Recent rains across much of the
state has made slight improvements to the drought monitor map, with 39 percent
of the state experiencing Abnormall Dry to Moderate Drought Conditions.  The
rains however have also hindered spring planting with row crop planting well behind
the 5 year average.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 135.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00.

   Wheat Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 70.00.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, Delivered 120.00

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report


Tons:  6200    Last Week:  360    Last Year:  500 

   Compared to last Friday, new crop export and dairy Alfalfa 15.00-20.00 
higher in a light test. Feeder hay supplies remain tight. Rain storms 
throughout the trade area last week delayed harvest of new crop. Nicer 
weather this week was reported. Trade moderate with very good demand. 
Retail/Feed store 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                                                      
      Premium          1000  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export       
      Good             1000  185.00-185.00  185.00     Rain Damage  
      Fair             1200  155.00-155.00  155.00     Rain Damage  
                       2000  150.00-150.00  150.00     Tarped       

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                 
    Mid Square                                                      
      Good              500  160.00-160.00  160.00     New Crop     
      Fair              500  160.00-160.00  160.00     New Crop     

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4100    Last Week:  2400    Last Year:  3700 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa old crop Premium steady. No new 
contracts for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand 
especially for export and stable hay going to eastern interests. Rain and 
even hail showers keep producers on the sidelines with no relief from the 
rain in the future for new crop harvest. Lots of hay down that has been rain 
damaged. Retail/Feedstore steady.   Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                      Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium         1000  150.00-160.00  155.00     Export            
      Good            1000  130.00-140.00  135.00     Export            
      Fair            1000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Excessive Moisture
                      1000  110.00-110.00  110.00     Old Crop          

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

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.    
According to the NASS Crop Progress Report 5/21/18, there were isolated showers 
throughout the week across the interior mountains in northern California due to 
the passing of a weak system. The rest of California experienced cloudy and mild 
temperatures for most of the week. Temperatures gradually rose to near seasonal 
norms Friday through early Sunday, before temperatures began to drop to below 
seasonal norms late Sunday.  Temperature highs for the week ranged in the 50s to 
80s along the coast, 60s to 70s in the mountains, 80s to 90s in the valley, and 
80s to 100s in the desert. Temperature lows for the week ranged in the 30s to 
40s in the mountains, 40s to 50s in the valley, 40s to 50s along the coast, and 
40s to 60s in the desert region.  Farmers finished ground work for rice. In 
Sutter County, sunflowers and safflower emerged. Garbanzo beans were planted, 
and some have already emerged. Sunflowers for oil were progressing well in 
Imperial County. Alfalfa fields continued to mature and were harvested.  Winter 
wheat and oats were cut, dried, and baled.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  13,420    Last Week:  10,045    Last Year:  5490                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Grain Hay                                                                    
      Good                    700  170.00-180.00  175.71     Old Crop          
                              700  160.00-180.00  171.43     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  242.00-242.00  242.00                       
      Good/Premium            300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Vetch/Clover                                                                        
      Premium                 120  190.00-190.00  190.00     Organic           
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 225  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1750  260.00-270.00  269.00                       
                               75  195.00-195.00  195.00     Weedy             
      Premium/Supreme         175  245.00-245.00  245.00                       
      Good/Premium            300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good                   1900  210.00-240.00  233.68                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    350  140.00-150.00  145.00                       
  Barley                                                                       
      Good                    150  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    425  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              400  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  235.00-235.00  235.00                       
                              300  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            
                              500  245.00-245.00  245.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                 500  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Good/Premium            300  215.00-220.00  217.50                       
      Good                    400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              250  175.00-175.00  175.00     Weedy             
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 225  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1650  210.00-223.00  220.45                       
                              500  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            
      Good/Premium            300  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 125  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                     

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending May 26, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade active, 
demand good.  Southern and southwestern areas are 10-20% into second
cuttings.  Southeastern region is between first cutting and second
cutting.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 260.00;  
Good quality; 230.00 del from out of state.    

Feedlot Ground hay:  185.00-190.00 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
to dairies.
 
Small bales; Premium and Supreme 275.00-300.00 per ton loaded on truck. 

Southern and Southwestern region:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales, Premium and Supreme 200.00-210.00
delivered to dairies.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 275.00-300.00 per
ton; 9.00-10.00 per bale FOB.

Oat hay; small bales 175.00-185.00 per ton.

Wheat hay; large bales 165.00-175.00 per ton. 

North central Region: 

Baled alfalfa: Large square bales, premium and supreme; 220.00-240.00.

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  Most hay classes traded steady except for 
instances 10.00 higher on top quality Alfalfa mostly due to freight.  A 
variety of hay is on the market this time of year giving buyers more 
options.  Most of the state remains dry and in much need of rain to 
produce more hay.  Coastal Bermuda producers in the east are waiting for 
rain after getting their first cutting laid and baled. 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 250.00-280.00; 
   Good to Premium 210.00-240.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 264.00, 8.00 per bale. 
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 170.00-190.00; calf 190.00-
  205.00. 
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 150.00-175.00.   
    Small Bales: Delivered: 6.25 per bale.
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00, 90.00 per bale. 
   Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00.
   Rye: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
   Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 45.00 per bale.
   Corn Stalks: Ground and Delivered: 95.00-105.00.
   Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: 60.00-70.00.
      
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       290.00-360.00, 8.75-11.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 240.00-275.00; Good to
  Premium 200.00-240.00.
   Wheat: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.
   Triticale: Large Bales: FOB: 190.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 260.00-275.00;    
  Good to Premium 240.00-260.00.                           
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 198.00, 6.00 
  per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 
  per roll; Fair to Good 80.00-100.00, 40.00-50.00 per roll.
          
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00, 
  7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per 
  bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  100.00-140.00, 50.00-70.00 per roll.  

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, May 24, 2018

Receipts:  56 loads    Last Week:  59 loads    Last Year:  110 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 Squarees, 4 loads 162.50-177.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads
170.00-175.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 137.50-155.00.  Utility:  Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 110.00-127.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 11 loads
137.50-165.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 112.50-130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,
2 loads 90.00-105.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 135.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 130.00-145.00

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 30.00.

   Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 25.00.  

   Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 72.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 47.50-57.50.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to May 18:  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:  357    Last Week:  508    Last Year:  427                               

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  18  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 251  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          28  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
      Premium                  45  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

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

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  May 25th, 2018


For this week: Prices worked their way higher this week for both low and high quality hay.  
Middle quality hay prices held steady.  Rainey weather limited producers moving cattle, goats, sheep and horses back on pastures.  First cutting of hay was also delayed as wet weather kept producers off of growing hay fields.  Demand for supreme quality hay for dairy cows and goats continues to be in high demand.  On the other end, demand for grinding hay remains strong as producers are hesitant about moving cows and newborn calves onto extremely wet pastures. However, temperatures were in the upper 80s for the end of the week which sped up the drying process.

Alfalfa                 Supreme  Small Squares          $300.00 - $315.00
                                 Large Squares  $250.00 - $300.00
                                 
   Premium  Small Squares  $240.00 - $280.00

Alfalfa/Grass  Supreme  Small Squares  $200.00 - $240.00

   Premium  small Squares  $210.00 - $220.00
     Large Squares  $250.00 - $280.00
    
   Good  Small Squares  $155.00 - $210.00
     Large Squares  $145.00 - $190.00
     Large Rounds  $155.00 - $170.00
   
Grass   Fair  Large Squares  $130.00 - $135.00
     Large Rounds  $100.00 - $110.00

   Utility  Large Rounds   $55.00 -  $85.00

Straw Oat                   Small Squares  $160.00 - $165.00
                                  Large Squares  $100.00 - $140.00
                   
   
 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of May 25th, 2018.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 05/25/2018

Farmers have made good use of the warm weather and sunshine. Spotty rains 
have been welcomed although moisture levels are still behind as May is 
shaping up to be near one of the warmest on record. Many acres of wheat 
have been turned into haylage as farmers try to rebuild supplies and have 
chosen not to harvest for grain.  Grass hay and alfalfa cutting is also 
under way.  Yields have sure not been stealer after the coldness of April 
and the late start to the growing season but everyone is making the best 
of it and hopping more rains come before the real dog days of summer arrive. 
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

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade mostly moderate this week with haying delayed in some areas by 
much needed but light rainfall. Demand was very good for all alfalfa 
offerings. Alfalfa harvest progress is well behind average and some over-
mature hay was offered this week. More wheat hay also offered this week to 
very good demand. Quality of wheat hay offerings have varied from poor to 
very good. 
 
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: In light test prices steady to 10.00 higher. Supreme 
quality large square bales 200.00.  Premium quality 170.00-190.00. Good 
quality large square and large round bales 140.00-160.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma:  Prices mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Supreme Quality 
195.00-200.00 Premium quality large square bales 170.00-190.00, mostly 
190.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales 85.00-
110.00 per ton, mostly 90.00-100.00 per ton. Old Crop: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 
bales 45.00-60.00. Good mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 35.00-45.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 90.00-110.00 per 
ton, few early 85.00 per ton. 

Eastern Oklahoma:  Old Crop: Mixed grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 40.00-50.00. 
Mixed grass 4 x 5 bales 30.00-40.00. 

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending May 25, 2018

    Compared to last week of alfalfa hay and dehy pellets sold steady on 
a thin test.  Some prospective buyers have been inquiring about new crop 
hay to see where it may be priced at.  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 large square bales 160.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large 
round bales 160.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending May 25, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, and dehy pellets sold steady. 
Ground and delivered hay sold fully steady. Some areas of the state buyer 
inquiry on new crop hay has been really good as prospective buyers are 
juggling to be first in line to procure the newly baled hay. This very 
good demand or inquiry is odd since there is a limited amount of hay that 
has been cut this week. Most producers are eyeing the weather and 
probably start cutting hay this weekend as storms are to clear out. It 
should be great hay drying weather as temperatures are to be in the high 
80’s to low 90’s over the Memorial Day weekend.  All sales are dollars 
per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair large square bales 130.00. Grass Hay: Good large round 
bales 100.00. Premium small square bales 150.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 240.00-250.00

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Cornstalks in round bales 80.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/cornstalks 120.00-
125.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/soybean stubble mix 115.00-120.00. 
Ground and Delivered soybean stubble 85.00. Ground and delivered 
cornstalks 90.00-100.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00. 


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 185.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 150.00-190.00. Ground and delivered corn stalks 95.00-100.00. 

 

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity very light on moderate demand.  The 
bulk of hay movement continues to be on previously committed hay.  According to 
the U.S Drought Monitor Summary for May 22, 2018, 78.60 percent of the state 
falls in a D0-D4 Drought Category compared to 5.70 percent a year ago.  Of those 
percentages, 50.77 percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado 
Crop progress report for week ending May 20, 2018, stored feed supplies were 
rated 7 percent very short, 22 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 1 percent 
surplus.  1st cutting Alfalfa hay progress is at 2 percent.  Pasture and range 
conditions percentages are 13 percent Very Poor, 19 percent Poor, 27 percent 
Fair, 40 percent Good, and 1 percent Excellent.  The next available report will 
be Thursday, May 31, 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
   Rounds: Premium 175.00, Old Crop.
  Teff Grass
   Rounds: Premium 175.00, Delivered.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Mid Squares: Premium 220.00.
   Rounds: Fair 160.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (7.75 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 200.00.
   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 275.00 (7.50 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, Sum

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:        Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,483/3,305       Last week: 7,445/3,586    Last year:  9,447/3,902
             
Hay market trade activity is very light, while demand remains very good for all 
types of hay. Prices for all hay mostly steady.  Kansas received some good news 
last week in the form of precipitation. In addition, first cutting of alfalfa is 
underway. Tonnage is anticipated to be down due to poor growth in response to 
cool weather and lack of moisture.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, areas 
from northeastern Colorado into central and southern Kansas received moderate to 
heavy rain (1-3 inches) and netted reductions in drought intensity and coverage. 
The most significant improvements were made in south central Kansas, where a 
large area of 2 to 4 inches of rain (locally more) fell on areas of Severe (D2) 
to Extreme (D3) Drought. The abnormally dry (D0) category decreased to 97 pct, 
moderate drought (D1) decreased to 80 pct, severe drought (D2) decreased to 50 
pct, extreme drought (D3) decreased to 22 pct and exceptional drought (D4) 
decreased to 4.5 pct. Pasture and range conditions rated 9 percent very poor, 22 
poor, 44 fair, 23 good, and 2 excellent. 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 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-160.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 175.00-185.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 155.00-165.00. New crop 
grinding alfalfa 155.00-165.00 at the edge.  Instance of all cuttings of new 
crop alfalfa at 185.00-195.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 165.00-195.00 with two instances at 200.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large 
squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. The week of 5/13-5/19, 7,483T of 
grinding alfalfa and 1,499T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sorghum ground and 
delivered 105.00-115.00; wheat hay ground and delivered 125.00-135.00; 
Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 70.00-80.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, .95-
1.00/point RFV, Supreme 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-
160.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
130.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 165.00-175.00 with an 
instance at 185.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 190.00-205.00, 17 
pct protein 190.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 240.00-250.00. The week of 5/13-
5/19, 3,305T of grinding alfalfa and 475T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass 
hay: bluestem, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00; 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, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 
215.00-225.00.  Dairy .90-1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 140.00-150.00.   
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported. 
Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 110.00-130.00 with an instance at 
150.00. Good, mid and large squares 90.00-105.00 with an instance at 120.00, 
large rounds 70.00-80.00 with an instance at 90.00-100.00. Brome: small squares 
6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-120.00 with an instance at 
135.00, large rounds none reported. Oat hay, large rounds 85.00-95.00, with an 
instance at 130.00 delivered. The week of 5/13-5/19, 1,174T 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. 
Alfalfa: small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale. Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .90-1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 120.00-130.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-120.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-120.00 in the 
field.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 120.00-130.00. 
Cornstalks, large rounds 70.00-75.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 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, Supreme 200.00. Stock Cow, good 
120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-120.00 with an instance at 
150.00. Ground and delivered, 140.00-150.00 with an instance at 175.00. Grass 
hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 105.00-115.00, large 
rounds 90.00-100.00.  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, May 21, 2018

Receipts:  23 Loads    Last Week:  16 Loads    Last Year:  9 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

  Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 135.00-165.00.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 12 loads 122.50-160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
3 loads 72.50-120.00.

   Rye:  Large Rounds, 1 load 62.50. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hay trade mixed across area

In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, May 11. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240, conventional; $260 non GMO/GE.
Platte Valley—Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210.
Western—Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $190. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$190. Cornstalks, ground and delivered, $95-$100.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, very limited reported sales of hay and bedding materials this week, bulk of the reported prices are from last week. All hay and bedding materials continue to sell steady to higher, with limited available supplies. Demand is good to very good, with good interest especially from West River and the western neighboring states.
East River—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good, large squares, $150-$155, large rounds, $150; fair, large squares, $145, large rounds, $140, delivered 30 miles, $150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $175, 17% protein $180. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $185. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Premium grass, large rounds, $135; good, large rounds, $110-$130; fair, large rounds, $100; utility, large rounds, $100. Wheat straw, large squares, $125-$135, delivered 30 miles, $140, large rounds, $80-$120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50-$70.
West River—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $185 delivered. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $185 delivered. Good grass, large rounds, $185 delivered. Premium grass, large rounds, $185 delivered. Straw, large rounds, $130 delivered. Cornstalks, large rounds, $120 delivered.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180-$187.50, large rounds, $175; good, large squares, $150-$165, large rounds, $135-$160; fair, large squares, $130-$135, large rounds, $117.50-$125; utility, large rounds, $97.50. Premium grass, large rounds, $172.50-$175; good, large squares, $130-$142.50, large rounds, $140-$162.50; fair, large rounds, $117.50-$132.50, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, $100-$115, very poor, $55. Fair alfalfa grass mixed, large squares, $117.50-$135; utility, large rounds, $97.50. Straw, large squares, $75-$115. Cornstalks, large rounds, $42.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Premium alfalfa, small squares, $180; fair, large rounds, $115-$130, large squares, $120; utility, large rounds, $100-$105. Good grass, large rounds, $135-$155, fair, small squares, $110, large rounds, $105-$125, large squares, $115; utility, large rounds, $50-$100. Fair alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $125-$140. Cornstalks, large rounds, $21/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold generally steady with last week. Demand for hay was light to moderate on very light to light supplies.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$170, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $150-$165, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $150, 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, $100. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, alfalfa hay sold steady on a light test. Demand was very good from local customers and from out of state buyers.
Eastern Wyoming—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $170; utility, large square bales, top bales, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235. Good alfalfa grass, rounds, $160.
Central/western Wyoming—Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$260.
In Colorado, hay trade activity very light on moderate demand.
Northeast—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—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—Premium grass, small squares, $275. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay supplies are light to moderate, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady.
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, $25-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade remained at a near standstill but new crop swathing and baling got underway this week. Movement very light as no new crop sales confirmed at this time. Alfalfa demand is very good.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, last confirmed sales, $165-$180. Good bermuda grass, new crop, $85-$110/ton, mostly $90/ton. Good bermuda, 4 x 5 bales $45-$60. Good mixed grass 4 x 5 round bales $30-$45.
Eastern—Alfalfa, no sales confirmed. New crop oat hay, $85-$90/ton in round bales. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$50. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$40/bale.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large square bales last confirmed sales, $170-$180. New crop wheat hay, mostly in rounds, $85-$100/ton. Last confirmed sales, 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 remained steady. New crop prices and a variety of hay began to enter the market. The Panhandle remains mostly dry and still a scramble for hay. Wheat hay prices finally were established and a sought after commodity with a low supply due to the drought.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $240-$270; premium, small bales delivered, $321.75; good/premium, $205-$235. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $175-$190, calf, $190-$200. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$170. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $95, small bales, delivered, $4.75/bale. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $60-$70.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $300-$315, large squares, FOB, $240-$250; good/premium, large squares, FOB, $220-$240.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $260-$275; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $240-$260. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198, large rounds, FOB $80-$100.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, compared to last years start season, alfalfa hay prices $10 to $30/ton higher. Dry conditions and a shortage of forage are contributing factors for higher prices. Trade was active, demand good. Southern and southwestern areas are 80 to 100 percent through first cutting.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $260; good, $230 delivered from out of state. Ground hay, $205-$210.
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $240 delivered to dairies, small bales, $275-$300/ton loaded on truck.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200-$210, small bales, $275-$300/ton, $9-$10/bale FOB. Wheat hay, large bales, $160-$175/ton.
North central—Baled alfalfa, NA.

Saturday, May 19, 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. Some areas beginning first crop.  Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies. Confirmed sales 2,200 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, May 18, 2018

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  May 18th, 2018


For this week: Prices were fully steady compared to last week.  Demand was light as the pastures across Iowa have recovered as both the rain and warmer temperatures arrived at the same time. Iowa appears to have skipped spring this year and moved straight from winter into summer.  While most of hay fields look great from the road, cutting the first crop of hay lags as producers were behind in both corn and soybean planting.   Hay producers are beginning to get in a bind as alfalfa needs to be cut before first bloom and the hay crop is approaching that stage.

Alfalfa                 Supreme  Small Squares          $280.00 - $330.00
                                 Large Squares  $270.00 - $300.00
                                 
   Premium  Small Squares  $250.00 - $260.00

Alfalfa/Grass  Supreme  Small Squares  $265.00 - $265.00

   Premium  small Squares  $215.00 - $215.00
     Large Squares  $245.00 - $245.00
    
   Good  Small Squares  $155.00 - $185.00
     Large Squares  $145.00 - $190.00
     Large Rounds  $155.00 - $170.00
   
   Fair  Large Squares  $130.00 - $135.00
     Large Rounds  $100.00 - $110.00

   Utility  Small Squares   $60.00 - $60.00
     Large Rounds   $35.00 - $35.00

Straw   Oat  Large Squares  $100.00 - $140.00
                   
   
 
Certified Organic Hay: None reported for the week of May 11th, 2018.

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Very limited reported sales of hay and bedding materials this
week, bulk of the reported prices are from two weeks ago.  All hay and bedding materials 
continue to sell steady to higher, with limited avaiable supplies.  Demand is good to 
very good, with good interest especially from West River and the western neighboring states.
Hay producers are mostly sold out for the year, or have decided to hold onto whatever stocks
they may have available until after 1st cutting is started.  Much of the state has received
moisture to some degree, with totals varying, bringing spring planting to a halt.  Another round
of moisture is forecasted for this weekend and many row-crop farmers are working as quickly as
possible to get their crops in ahead of another potential rain delay. All hay and straw sold 
by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00-155.00;
Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 145.00; Large Rounds, 140.00, Delivered 30 miles
150.00.

   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.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00-130.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 125.00-135.00; Delivered 30 miles 140.00.  
Large Rounds, 80.00-120.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00-70.00.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del. 

   Straw:  Large Rounds 130.00 Del.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 120.00 Del.

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  360    Last Week:  900    Last Year:  700           

   Compared to last Friday, feeder Alfalfa steady in a light test. Feeder 
hay supplies remain tight. Rain storms throughout the trade area late this week 
delayed harvest of new crop. Due to weather, most interests decided to green 
chop their 1st cutting. All of Mattawa has 1st cutting on the ground. Some 
baled hay reported this week but it had a rain shower. Trade near standstill 
with good demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested. According to NASS hay stocks in WA. 
State for May 2018 are down 30 % from May in 2017. All prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Supreme           60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Tarped    

  Alfalfa                                                       
    Small Square                                                
      Good             300  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1200    Last Week:  500    Last Year:  600  

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa old crop premium weak. No new contracts 
for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand. Old crop feeder 
hay is getting cleaned up in the trade area. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.  
According to NASS May 2018 hay stocks in Idaho are 29% higher compared to May 2017. 
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                         Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                         
    Mid Square                                                    
      Premium/Supreme     450  135.00-135.00  135.00     Tarped   
      Premium            1550  130.00-135.00  133.87     Tarped   
      Good/Premium        400  130.00-130.00  130.00     Tarped   

Northwest hay stocks tight, producers say

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports on-farm hay stocks up in Oregon and Idaho and down in Washington from a year ago. But sources in Oregon and Washington say most everything on farms is sold and that inventories are tight.

On-farm hay stocks are up from a year ago in Idaho and Oregon and down in Washington, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
But an Oregon producer and shipper and an Ellensburg, Wash., exporter both said on-farm stocks are sold and that overall inventories are low.
“I think inventory numbers are skewed. NASS will get bit in the butt because so many alternative crops are going in, dryland crops because of the shortage of water. NASS missed the mark the last three years,” said Scott Pierson, Silver Lake grower and vice president of the Oregon Hay Growers Association.
People are ordering hay way earlier, fearing volumes will be low because of the lack of water, especially in the Klamath Basin, Pierson said. California producers are switching into almonds, he said.
Corey Rogers, president of Ward Rugh Inc. in Ellensburg, Wash., said new crop alfalfa prices will be up because inventory is so tight. A lot of the Idaho and Oregon on-farm stocks are probably sold but have been slow to move because of issues with trucks. Pierson said Obama administration regulations are hampering trucking. Hours of operation were limited by new regulations.
A May 10 NASS report shows Oregon with 330,000 tons of hay on farms on May 1, up 22 percent from a year earlier and down 1.4 million tons since Dec. 1.
Idaho is at 660,000 tons, up 29 percent from a year ago and down 1.5 million tons since Dec. 1.
Washington, at 230,000 tons, is down 30 percent from last May and 920,000 tons lower than Dec. 1.
U.S. stocks are 15.7 million tons, down 36 percent from a year ago and down 70.6 million tons since Dec. 1, according to NASS.
Shawn Clausen, a Warden, Wash., grower, said Washington supply is short and acres are down because of low prices. People haven’t been replanting alfalfa, he said.
Mike Cobb, an Ephrata, Wash., grower, said he thinks Idaho and Oregon inventories are up because production was up last year and the light winter required less feed.
Washington inventories are down because it’s closer to Ellensburg exporters, he said.
“Exporters like our hay and have been pretty aggressive contracting ahead of time on the 2018 crop,” Cobb said.
For high-quality hay, exporters are paying $185 a ton, up $20 from last year and feeder hay is $145, also up $20, he said.
“Those are good prices but compared with 2013 and 2014, they’re low. I don’t like to see $200 hay because then everyone jumps in and starts growing hay and it crashes. I can make it work at an $165 average,” Cobb said. “Everyone needs to win, to get their share. I’d rather have the market steady than a roller coaster.”
First cutting alfalfa is just starting in the lower and upper Columbia Basin. It’s about a month out in Silver Lake and southcentral Oregon since it’s at a higher elevation, 4,300 to 4,800 feet above sea level.

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  Most hay classes traded steady to firm as 
new crop prices trickled onto the market.  A few new crop wheat prices 
have begun to be established as buyers scramble to find hay.  A variety 
of hay or feed rations this time of year has helped keep feed yards and 
dairies costs down.  Most of the state is in need of rain.  Coastal 
Bermuda producers in the East and South have been delayed cutting waiting 
on a rain as they have reported grass is short for now.  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 240.00-270.00; 
   Good to Premium 210.00-240.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: Premium 321.75, 9.75 per bale. 
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 170.00-190.00; calf 190.00-
  205.00. 
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 150.00-175.00.
   Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: 4.75 per bale.
   Corn Stalks: Ground and Delivered: 95.00-105.00.
   Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: 60.00-70.00.
      
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       290.00, 8.75 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 240.00-260.00; Good to
  Premium 200.00-240.00.
   Wheat: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.
   Triticale: Large Bales: FOB: 190.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 260.00-275.00;    
  Good to Premium 240.00-260.00.                           
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 198.00, 6.00 
  per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 
  per roll; Fair to Good 80.00-100.00, 40.00-50.00 per roll.
          
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00, 
  7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per 
  bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  100.00-140.00, 50.00-70.00 per roll.