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Friday, June 29, 2018

Bi-Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to two weeks ago:  Hay prices sold fully steady.  Hay sales are 
light this week, however some producers are selling hay straight out
of the field. Rain has stopped most producers from finishing 1st cutting
or from starting in the first place. Many stands in eastern Montana are
starting to look very mature. With good weather conditions expected
over the next few weeks producers look to get very busy as they are behind
schedule due to rainy conditions. New crop contracts continue to come in
and prices are steady with two weeks ago. Colorado buyers continue to 
pick up Montana hay on contract for late summer and early fall delivery.
With extreme drought conditions seen in both Colorado and New Mexico, buyers
are looking to Northern states to help fill needs. All prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00 old crop
                     Large squares, NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00 old crop      
                     Large rounds,  150.00-170.00, New crop contract: 170.00 Delivered Eastern Montana
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, NA     
                     Large rounds,  150.00-165.00, New crop contract: 115.00-125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  120.00-125.00 New crop 
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                     Large squares, NA   

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        Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels.
Demand moderate at best, as end-users are currently only wanting to purchase feed
as they need it.  Interest is moderate, however buyers are very reserved and seeming
to wait for 2nd cutting to be ready as 1st cutting in many areas did not test near 
as high as they were hoping.  Much of the state has received adequate or abundant 
moisture in the past week.  Weather has been less than ideal for getting hay to dry,
as temps and humidity levels have been very high.  Many areas of SE SD have experienced
low land flooding in the past week, as rainfall totals in the past 10 days have been over
8 inches for some locations.   West River looks very good, as rains have fallen out there
as well.  Drought monitor map still shows 2 big pockets of inadequate moisture, with just
over 35 percent of the state experiencing Abnormally Dry to Severe Drought Conditions (D0-D3)
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00. Premium: Small
Squares, 200.00; Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 170.00-175.00;
Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00 del to the dairy.  Fair to Good:  Large Squares 150.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 195.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00; 
Large Rounds, 135.00.  Fair to Good:  Large Rounds, Delivered 135.00. 

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 60.00. 

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00.

   Mulch:  Large Rounds, 25.00 per bale.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 100.00-120.00. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  22,050    Last Week:  25,200    Last Year:  22,110 

   Compared to last Friday, new crop export and domestic Alfalfa and 
Timothy firm.  Trade active with very good demand for all classes and grades. 
Retail/Feed store steady.  Most exporters are waiting till July 6, 2018 to 
see what happens on the  tariff issue. All prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                       Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme           800  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium          6000  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
      Good             2450  170.00-200.00  188.37                       
                        650  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
                        500  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic           
      Fair              450  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium           800  200.00-220.00  210.94     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium           350  250.00-260.00  255.71     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Premium          1250  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            
      Good             4900  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            
      Fair             1750  190.00-300.00  226.86     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium          1200  295.00-320.00  299.17     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    In Windrow                                                           
      Premium           450  290.00-290.00  290.00     Export            

  Bluegrass Straw                                                        
    Mid Square                                                           

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  17,200    Last Week:  4650    Last Year:  4100  

    Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa new crop firm. Trade active with good 
demand especially for non-rained on dairy hay for immediate take out. Most 
dairies are paying 1.00 per point per RFV. Exporters are having a difficult 
time finding high end press hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.   
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                        Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium/Supreme    400  183.00-187.00  184.50                       
      Premium           4500  170.00-172.00  170.13                       
                         600  140.00-140.00  140.00     Excessive Moisture
                         700  145.00-145.00  145.00     Export            
      Good/Premium      2000  155.00-155.00  155.00                       
                        1000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Excessive Moisture
      Good              1000  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                        2500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export            
      Fair/Good         1000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Excessive Moisture
      Fair              3500  135.00-135.00  135.00     Export            

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.  
According to the NASS Acreage report 6/29/18, California all hay area harvested 
for 2018 is 1,050,000 acres versus 2017 number of 1,100,000 acres with the 
United States 2018 is at 55,068,000 acres versus 2017 at 53,784,000 acres.    
According to the NASS Crop Progress Report 6/25/18, A dry and warming pattern 
began to established itself over California as a ridge of high pressure moved 
into the area. Near midweek, a front of cool weather helped to alleviate some of 
the warming caused by the building high pressure, and by midweek an offshore 
flow increased. The hottest temperatures were felt over the weekend, with 
temperatures reaching into the 100s across most of the inland areas.  
Temperature highs ranged from the mid 60s to low 100s along the coast, lower 80s 
to lower 90s in the mountains, mid 90s to mid 100s in the valley, and lower 100s 
to mid 110s in the desert. Temperature lows ranged from the mid 30s to mid 50s 
in the mountains, upper 40s to mid 50s along the coast, lower 50s to upper 60s 
in the desert, and mid 50s to lower 60s in the valley.  Safflower bloomed in the 
Sacramento Valley, and garbanzo beans were harvested. In Tulare County wheat for 
grain continued to be harvested, and wheat for straw was baled. Corn for silage 
was tasseling. Alfalfa and cotton continued to be irrigated.  Hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report. 

Tons:  9985    Last Week:  18,050    Last Year:  15,070                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  130.00-130.00  130.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  125.00-125.00  125.00                       
  Meadow Grass                                                                 
      Premium                 100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1020  230.00-240.00  238.04                       
                               50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 140  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
      Premium/Supreme         400  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
                              275  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                 250  200.00-220.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    300  240.00-245.00  242.50 Del                   

  Grain Hay                                                                    
      Good                   2000  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                   1500  122.00-122.00  122.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales                             

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    100  220.00-275.00  247.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium           2000  195.00-200.00  197.50                       
                              500  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
  Klein Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Premium                 600  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

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

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All classes of hay traded 5.00 to 10.00 
higher.  Movement was moderate as supply remains low and demand high.  
Most of the state was extremely dry causing supply of hay to continue to 
decline as buyers search for hay and quality then freight tacks on to 
keep prices climbing. The Panhandle is hoping for rain as producers have 
planted hay grazer to bale for late summer hay.  Only part of the state 
that reported a significant amount of rainfall was the South as the 
remnants of the tropical storm dumped several inches of rain.  Prices for 
hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 
***Report will not be issued next week for the 4th of July holiday.  
Report will resume Friday, July 13th.*** 

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing phone set 
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
512-787-9966. The website for the hotline is: 
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/HayHotline.asp
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Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 270.00-295.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-270.00; Fair to Good 230.00-250.00.
               Small bales: Delivered 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg  190.00-200.00. 
                                       Calf 210.00-230.00 
Wheat Hay: Large Bales Delivered: 180.00-200.00. 
                Small Bales: Delivered: 6.25 per bale.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00-180.00.
 
Rye: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 45.00 per bale.
Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: 65.00-75.00.
              
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 250.00-275.00; Fair to 
  Good 195.00-220.00.
   Wheat: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.
   Triticale: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-305.00;
   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 140.00-180.00, 70.00-90.00 
  per roll.
          
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per 
  bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  120.00-160.00, 60.00-80.00 per roll.  

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Jun 22:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  Most
hay growers have cut 2018 hay and a few are selling now.  Recent rains 
in the growing areas have slowed sales as those who hadn't baled are waiting 
for hay in the field to dry and those who had baled now have rain damaged 
hay. All sales in this report are new 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by 
Old Crop.                                       

Tons:  7993    Last Week:  800    Last Year:  915                              

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

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  28  230.00-235.00  230.54     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale/Fescue Mix                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 160  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                    500  160.00-170.00  166.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium           6000  230.00-230.00  230.00     Organic           

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    300  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                    200  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       
      Fair/Good               100  130.00-130.00  130.00     Rain Damage       
      Fair                     25  110.00-110.00  110.00     Rain Damage, Weedy

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 440  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard/Bluegrass Mix                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, June 28, 2018

Receipts:  48 loads    Last Week:  44 loads    Last Year:  106 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:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 182.50.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 5 loads 95.00-130.00; Large Rounds, 17 loads 105.00-125.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 167.50; Large Rounds, 9 loads
140.00-175.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 117.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 137.50-140.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 107.50.

   Rye:  Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.  

   Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 57.50-67.50; 1 load 135.00.  Large
Rounds, 1 load 107.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 50.00-57.50.

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jun 30, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade active, 
demand good.  Southern and southwestern areas are 50-90% into third
cutting.  Southeastern region 20-50% into third cutting. Northcentral
areas between 2nd and third cutting.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 275.00-295.00;  
Good quality; 260.00-275.00 del from out of state.    

Feedlot Ground hay:  185.00-190.00; green ground hay 225.00.

Baled wheat hay: 160.00-180.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
Good quality 200.00-210.00 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 Good quality; 200.00
per ton delivered to dairies.

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

North central Region: 

Baled alfalfa: Large square bales, premium and supreme; 200.00 per
ton.  

Small bales: Premium quality 8.00-9.00 per bale.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending June 29, 2018

   Compared to last week comparable sales sold steady on a thin test. 
Some producers are finished with first cutting with many in the Western 
side of the state just getting started. Rain across most areas of hay 
production the last week. Some reports that the barley crop looks really 
good in several areas of Western WY. Been some talk with producers and 
dairy men on the price per point but nothing set in stone on the final 
price. Valley Video hay auction had another sale Thursday and there 
prices can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/to_gr325.txt on 
Friday.  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 Squares 165.00; Fair Large Squares 150.00. 
Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large Squares 180.00 or 75.00 per bale, Good large 
squares 140.00-150.00; Fair large squares 130.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium Large Squares 160.00; Good Large Squares 125.00-135.00; 
Utility to Fair Large Squares 125.00 delivered. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: 
Small Squares 200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-
260.00.

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was slow on good demand and light offerings. Prices were fully 
steady in the very limited trade. Much needed rain moved into the state this 
week and brought most haying activities to a standstill. Growers expressed 
optimism about improved yields on future cuttings following the rains. Grass 
hay activity was also mostly slow this week. Supplies and offerings are light 
to moderate and demand very good. This week's rains softened drought 
conditions but extreme to exceptional drought conditions persist in western 
Oklahoma and ground water supplies are becoming a concern in portions of 
southern Oklahoma. 

Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both in-state
and out-of-state hay producers.  The directories are on the ODAFF homepage
at www.oda.state.ok.us. Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call
at 1-405-522-3753 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 


Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality 
large square and large round bales 160.00-170.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales Premium quality 250.00-300.00 per ton.

Western Oklahoma:  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. Mixed grass mostly 80.00 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 and 4 X 5 1/2 bales 
35.00-45.00, mostly 35.00 per bale.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending June 29, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa sold steady on a thin test. Ground and 
delivered forages and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to 
good. Most of the state has received rain showers this week with some 
areas in the northeastern part of the state getting 14-17 inches of rain 
over the weekend. A lot of crop and flood damage has occurred since 
Monday in this area of Nebraska. Some cattlemen have been cutting 
pastures and baling grass hay where yearling cattle have not been keeping 
up with the large amounts of grass. Some producers are starting on 2nd 
cutting with some still waiting to finish up on first. Appears there will 
be a large amount of cane, millet or sudan grass planted this summer as 
many are reporting its very hard to find seed. All sales are dollars per 
ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 180.00; Good large round bales 
120.00-135.00 delivered; Fair large rounds 80.00. Grass Hay: Premium 
large square bales 150.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 240.00

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 105.00-110.00. Cornstalk bales 65.00.  Ground 
and delivered alfalfa 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa/cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 
90.00-100.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00.


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round and large square bales 130.00, Good large 
square bales 160.00 delivered. Grass: Fair large round bales 97.50 
delivered.  Ground and delivered alfalfa 155.00-185.00. Sun-Cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 210.00-240.00. 

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade active on good demand for small squares of grass 
hay.  Trade activity and demand moderate on alfalfa hay.  According to the U.S 
Drought Monitor for June 26, 2018, D2-D3 were pulled back a bit in far eastern 
Colorado, but the dry conditions further west resulted in D2-D3 expanding in 
central and west-central Colorado, and D4 expanding in west-central Colorado. 
June 25 USDA statistics indicated 53% of the pastures and rangeland in Colorado 
were in poor to very poor condition.  78.67 percent of the state falls in a D0-
D4 Drought Category compared to 6.18 percent a year ago.  Of those percentages, 
52.31 percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado Crop progress 
report for week ending June 24, 2018, stored feed supplies were rated 7 percent 
very short, 19 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  1st 
cutting Alfalfa hay progress is at 81 percent, 2nd cutting 3 percent.  Pasture 
and range conditions percentages are 26 percent Very Poor, 27 percent Poor, 21 
percent Fair, 24 percent Good, and 2 percent Excellent.  The next available 
report will be Thursday, July 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
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (8.25 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Rounds: Premium 185.00.
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Premium 215.00; Premium 295.00, Retail/Stable
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00-290.00 (8.00-8.50 per bale); Premium 370.00 
(12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 180.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 250.00 (7.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 350.00 (10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 350.00, Organic.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 260.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 235.00 (7.00 per bale), Old Crop; Fair 245.00 (8.00 
per bale), Weedy.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 215.00 (7.00 per bale), Old Crop; Premium 370.00 
(12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (7.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 06/29/2018

Over 70 percent of the state is now listed on the latest drought monitor. 
Although short term conditions might have improved just a little as the 
closest thing to a wide spread rain in a long time fell on Tuesday. Some 
areas saw 3-5 inches but most everyone got at least an inch. Dangerously 
high temperatures and heat indices seemed to settle over the state mid to 
late week which will quickly dry up any puddles that did not quickly get 
absorbed. Hay supplies are light. Demand is good. Hay prices are steady to 
firm. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available 
for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 180.00-250.00
small squares 6.50-8.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 160.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-150.00
Small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 60.00-120.00
small squares 4.00-5.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 30.00-50.00 per large round bale 

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

Wheat straw 2.50-6.00 per small square bale

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,288/5,684     Last week: 9,905/6,904    Last year:  11,736/4,521
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains very good for all 
hay types due to concerns of the availability of hay later in the feeding 
season. Yields for both alfalfa and grass hay are being reported below average. 
Prices for all hay types mostly steady to firm. According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, extreme drought was removed from southwest Kansas due to the most 
recent rains. In eastern Kansas, abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions 
were expanded as the region continues to miss out on the rain events and the 
recent heat has rapidly worsened conditions.  The abnormally dry (D0) category 
is at 15 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 34.5 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 
26.5 pct, extreme drought (D3) is at 7 pct and exceptional drought (D4) was 
eliminated. Per NASS, pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 21 
poor, 43 fair, 27 good, and 3 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 steady, ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher, 
grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 260.00-270.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 180.00-190.00, Premium 
165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-160.00.  New crop dairy alfalfa, 1.00/point RFV.  
Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 140.00-155.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 165.00-
175.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 180.00-200.00 with 
instances at 225.00-235.00. Grass hay: pasture mix small squares 8.00-9.00/bale. 
Cornstalks: Large round 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 95.00-105. The week of 
6/17-6/23, 9,288T of grinding alfalfa and 1,250T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, steady, 
ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher; 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. New crop dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow 
alfalfa, 145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 140.00-160.00 with 
instances at 165.00-175.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 170.00-
180.00 with an instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 
195.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 200.00-215.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 250.00-260.00. 
Grass hay: none reported. Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Wheat hay, large 
squares 145.00-155.00 delivered. Rye hay, large rounds, 75.00-85.00.  
Cornstalks: none reported. Straw: none reported. The week of 6/17-6/23, 5,684T 
of grinding alfalfa and 1,035T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, horse/goat, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, steady, grass hay 
steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  
Dairy .95-1.00/point RFV. New crop dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 
160.00-170.00.   Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 115.00-
125.00 with an instance at 130.00. Good, mid and large squares 95.00-115.00 with 
instances at 120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00; Brome: small squares none 
reported. Good, mid and large squares 115.00-125.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00. 
Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid and large squares 60.00-70.00. 
Mulch, none reported. The week of 6/17-6/23, 761T of grass hay were delivered. 

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .95-1.00/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: none reported.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady 
to 10.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. New crop dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock Cow, good 
120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 125.00-135.00. New crop grinding 
alfalfa 165.00-175.00 delivered. Ground and delivered, 135.00-145.00. New crop 
ground and delivered 165.00-175.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 105.00-
115.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00; Brome: new crop small squares 8.00/bale, mid 
to large squares 140.00-150.00 delivered, large rounds 150.00 delivered. Straw: 
new crop small squares 6.00/bale, large squares 95.00-105.00, large rounds 
80.00-90.00.  

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, June 25, 2018

Receipts:  17 Loads    Last Week:  18 Loads    Last Year:  18 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

  Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 95.00-112.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 
87.50-92.50.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 100.00-135.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads
82.50-92.50.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tariff uncertainty puts some Chinese hay orders on hold

Chinese customers are holding back on some orders of alfalfa from Washington’s Columbia Basin as they wait to see what happens with tariffs, a major U.S. hay exporter says.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Some Chinese hay customers have put orders for Washington hay on hold while they wait to see if higher Chinese tariffs on U.S. hay stick, says Mark Anderson, president and CEO of Anderson Hay & Grain Co., a large West Coast hay exporter in Ellensburg.
“Things are up in the air for a couple of weeks. It’s too early to know how many will be affected,” said Anderson, calling it premature to say orders have actually been canceled.
Orders are transitioning from old to new crop hay so a 25 percent tariff, in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, is not that big a deal right now, he said. However, if the tariffs hold they could have “a big impact” on new crop alfalfa, he said.
China imports about 1 million tons of U.S. alfalfa annually, he said.
Japan, South Korea and other countries buy Washington Timothy hay, which China doesn’t take, he said.
There was some rain damage to first-cutting Columbia Basin alfalfa, leaving less premium hay than exporters would like, he said. Second-cutting is just getting ready to start, he said.
First-cutting Timothy is two-thirds to three-fourths done in the basin and Kittitas Valley, he said.

Most hay classes selling steady

In Nebraska, compared to last week, new crop baled hay too lightly tested for a market comparison, dehydrated pellets sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, June 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—New crop premium alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; good, large squares, $140-$160; fair/good, large squares, $130. Good old crop, large squares, $165; fair/good, large squares, $130. Good grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105; premium, small squares, $150. Cane, large rounds, $65. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240.
Platte Valley—Premium new crop good, large rounds, $140 delivered; good, large rounds, $100 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $130-$140. Ground and delivered, alfalfa cornstalks, $120-$125. Ground and delivered alfalfa soybean stubble mix, $115-$120. Ground and delivered soybeans stubble, $85. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $90-$100. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $215.
Western—Fair/good new crop alfalfa, large rounds, $120. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$190. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $210-$240.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa new crop prices mostly steady with last week, alfalfa pellets and meal $5 higher, all other classes of hay and bedding materials had no comparison. Demand was good for new crop hay as the cold wet spring depleted many hay reserves.
East River—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $200; good/premium, large squares, new crop, $160-$175; fair, large rounds, $135. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $180, 17% protein $185. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $190. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Good grass, large rounds, $125. Wheat straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
West River—Alfalfa, no reported sales. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $155; good, large squares, $132.50-$145, large rounds, $127.50-$140; fair, large squares, $115-$125, large rounds $105-$125; utility, large squares, $102.50, large rounds, $85-$87.50; baleage, $67.50. Premium grass, large rounds, $160-$162.50; good, large rounds, $135-$145; fair, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, large rounds, $110-$117.50. Utility alfalfa grass mixed, large rounds, $112.50. Rye hay, large rounds, $60. Straw, large squares, $62.50-$75, large rounds, 2 loads, $55, 1 load, $125. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45-$57.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Fair alfalfa, large squares, $130, large rounds, $120, small squares, $120; utility, large rounds, $95. Good grass, large rounds, $140, large rounds, $145; fair, large rounds, $110-$130; utility, small squares, $95, large rounds, $65-$110. Fair alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $110, small squares, $100; utility, large rounds, $50.
In Montana, hay prices sold generally steady. Hay sales are very limited again this week.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$170, new crop contract, $170 delivered eastern Montana, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $150-$165, new crop contract, $115-$125, 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, NA; 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, not enough comparable hay sales for an adequate market test this week. However, a higher undertone on new crop hay has prevailed. Demand and buyer inquiries were good this week.
Eastern Wyoming—Premium new crop alfalfa grass, large squares, $180; good, $140-$150; fair, $130. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium new crop alfalfa, large squares, $160; good, $125-$135. Old crop alfalfa, small squares, $200. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$260.
In Colorado, hay trade activity and demand moderate. Growers are readily moving first cutting hay with little resistance to price from buyers.
Northeast—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, $200, delivered; good, $135-$150, $150 delivered; good/premium, medium squares, $225-$275, retail/stable. Premium alfalfa grass mix, rounds, $175. Premium orchard/brome grass mix, small squares, $370 retail/stable. Good grass, large squares, $160 delivered, small squares, $250-$285 retail/stable; tarped, $265 retail stable; premium, medium squares, $285-$295 retail/stable. Premium grass, large squares, $200-$225, small squares, $370, retail/stable; good/premium, $250. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, medium squares, $220, small squares, $250. Good triticale, medium squares, $180. Premium grass, small squares, $280, old crop; good/premium, $350, retail/stable. Good sorghum sudan grass, rounds, $75. No reported quotes for other classes.
San Luis Valley—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest—Premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $300. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium timothy grass, small squares, $150, old crop. Premium grass, small squares, $365, retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay demand is good, supplies are light, 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, $4-$5.50. Fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $25-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3.50-$7/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade was mostly moderate. Demand was moderate early, fairly good in late week trade. Movement was moderate to fairly active. Prices were fully steady.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares bales, $180-$190; good, large squares and rounds, $150-$165. New crop wheat hay in rounds and large squares, $90-$120/ton, mostly $100-$110. Mixed grass moistly $80/ton.
Eastern—Alfalfa, no sales confirmed. New crop mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales and 4 x 5 1/2 $30-$40/bale, mostly $35/bale.
Western—Premium, large square bales, $180-$200, mostly $190. Good bunk hay, $150-$165; fair, large rounds, $140-150. New crop wheat hay, mostly in rounds, $100-$120/ton.
In Texas, all classes of large bales of hay traded mostly steady to $15 higher, with instances of $25 higher on Supreme alfalfa. Demand was good with hopes of a good rain.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium alfalfa, large squares, delivered $275-$295; good/premium, large squares delivered $235-$275, small bales delivered $264-$325. Alfalfa oat mix, small bales FOB, $8/bale. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $170-$190, calf, $200-$240, brown, $140-$160. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$185, small bales, delivered, $6.25/bale. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $160-$180. Rye, large bales, delivered, $180. Bluestem, large bales delivered, $45/bale. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $60-$70.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290-$360, large squares, FOB, $250-$275; good/premium, large squares, FOB, $200-$240. Wheat, large bales, FOB, $200. Triticale, large bales, FOB, $200.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $280-$295; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $270-$280. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$160; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade was active, demand good.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $275-$295; good, $260-$275 delivered from out of state. Feedlot ground hay, $185-$190; green ground hay, $225. Bales wheat hay, $160-$200/ton.
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. Oat hay, small bales, $175-$185. Wheat hay, large bales, $165-$175/ton.
North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $220-$240.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  25,200    Last Week:  6960    Last Year:  30,700  

   Compared to last Friday, new crop export Alfalfa and Timothy firm. Due 
to recent Rain storms, testing hay is hard to find. Trade moderate with very 
good demand. China has already cancelled some exports due to uncertainty 
about the tariff situation. Retail/Feed store not tested. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            2500  175.00-200.00  195.00     Export            
                      1500  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic           
      Fair            1500  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
                      1350  155.00-155.00  155.00     Rain Damage       

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium       10,000  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            
      Good            5850  240.00-260.00  241.20     Export            
      Fair            1800  190.00-200.00  195.56     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          700  314.00-320.00  317.43     Export       

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay steady.  Demand moderate,
with users of hay buying only what they currently have to have.
Inquiry is reported to have lessened this week.  The weather was not
conducive for putting up dry hay this week as rains and poor curing
conditions plagued hay growers.  The weather had cooled, but still humid,
which kept cut hay from drying quickly before the rain returned.  The big
rains came Wed to the southern tier of the state with some amounts over 6
inches in SE SD.  The rain was not limited to only East River as big
rains also fell out west as 4-5 inch rains were reported in western SD.
The areas in West River that had a very light hay crop last year, if any
at all, have received much more moisture this year.  There will be a hay
crop in those areas this year which is desperately needed as hay stocks
were basically depleted.  Rain was needed across the state after the much
warmer than normal temps that were seen since the last week of May but
this was too much rain for the SE part of the state.  Low land flooding
occurred and creeks and rivers swelled beyond their banks.  Second
cutting of alfalfa will begin next week for producers that weren’t in
the heaviest of the rainfall areas.  The Aberdeen, SD area is still short
of moisture as evidenced by the US Drought Monitor Map showing that area
as experiencing D2 (Severe Drought).  This area missed out on the rains
this week.   All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise
noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00. Premium: Small
Squares, 200.00; Large Squares, 175.00.  Good:  Large Rounds and
Squares, 150.00 del to the dairy.  Fair to Good:  Large Squares 150.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 180.00; 17 pct 185.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 190.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Fair to Good:  Large
Rounds, Delivered 135.00. 

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 60.00. 

West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

Contracts:

   Alfalfa Baleage:  Premium to Supreme: Large Squares Delivered to the Dairy $160 per ton 
on a Dry Matter Basis (includes wrapping) New Crop.

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jun 23, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices unchanged.  Trade active, 
demand good.  Southern and southwestern areas are 20-40% into third
cutting.  Southeastern region between 2nd and third cutting.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 275.00-295.00;  
Good quality; 260.00-275.00 del from out of state.    

Feedlot Ground hay:  185.00-190.00; green ground hay 225.00.

Baled wheat hay: 160.00-200.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
Good quality 200.00-210.00 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 160.00-175.00 per ton. 

North central Region: 

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

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  June 22nd, 2018


For this week: Hay was in short supply this week as weather kept hay growers away from 
fields.  While rain was welcomed in southern Iowa, continued rain in central and northeast 
Iowa kept producers grounded. The late week cool weather spurred hay growth after several 
weeks of unusually high temperatures. Buyers could find both old and new crop hay available 
in Large squares and large rounds.  Small squares were extremely hard to find. Similar 
prices were paid for old crop and new crop hay as quality was lacking in the 2018 new crop.

Alfalfa/Grass  Good  Large Squares  $180.00 - $185.00
   
Grass   Good  Large Squares          $160.00 - $170.00
                        Fair     Large  Rounds  $100.00 - $150.00
   Utility  Large Rounds  $ 55.00 - $ 85.00

Straw   Oat  Large Square  $ 62.00 - $ 90.00
                          Large Rounds                     $ 80.00
                                 Small Squares          $150.00 - $175.00


Cornstalks    Large Rounds  $ 45.00 - $ 57.50 
        
   
 
Certified Organic Hay:  None reported

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.    
According to the NASS Crop Progress Report 6/17/18, as the passing low pressure 
from the weekend moved towards the east, high pressure began to build across 
California. This led to a warming trend in temperatures and dry conditions 
across the state. By midweek, temperatures began to decrease as an upper level 
trough began to move toward the west of the state. Increased onshore flow 
allowed for cooler marine air to move over the state. This brought temperatures 
to below normal levels. Over the weekend, isolated showers were reported over 
the higher elevations of the state.  Temperature highs ranged from the low 60s 
to low 90s in the mountains, 70s to upper 90s along the coast, upper 90s to 
lower 100s in the valley, and upper 90s to lower 110s in the desert. Temperature 
lows for the week ranged from the mid 40s to mid 50s in the mountains, mid 40s 
to lower 60s along the coast, lower 50s to lower 60s in the valley, and upper 
40s to lower 70s in the desert.  Wheat harvest continued in Sutter County, and 
safflower was in bloom. In Tulare County, fields were being prepared for corn 
and summer beans. Alfalfa and cotton were irrigated. Barley, oats, and wheat was 
cut or harvested for grain  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless 
otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  18,050    Last Week:  10,680    Last Year:  21,280                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1200  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Good/Premium           1800  140.00-150.00  145.83     Rain Damage       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 375  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1225  285.00-293.00  292.84 Del                   
                               25  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del Weedy             
      Premium/Supreme         400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good/Premium           1700  210.00-210.00  210.00 Del Rain Damage       
      Good                     75  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   
      Fair                     50  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
                                                                               
      Supreme                1500  290.00-290.00  290.00 Del                   
      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            550  180.00-225.00  188.86                       
                              500  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            
                              300  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del                   
      Good                    850  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                              500  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               250  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair                    375  230.00-230.00  230.00     Organic           
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
  Brome Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 750  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                    300  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1700  258.00-258.00  258.00                       
      Premium                 200  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 850  218.00-218.00  218.00     Contracted Retail        
                             1480  205.00-210.00  208.82     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            500  193.00-200.00  196.50     Export            
  Sudan                                                                        
      Premium                 100  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Good                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                     70   75.00-75.00    75.00                       

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

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4650    Last Week:  1200    Last Year:  1600 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa new crop fair steady. Trade slow with 
good demand especially for export and stable hay going to eastern interests. 
Rain showers continue to plague the trade area. Large supplies of hay down 
that has been rain damaged. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  Prices 
are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                    Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Fair          3000  135.00-140.00  138.00                 
                    1200  165.00-165.00  165.00     Organic     
      Utility        450  110.00-110.00  110.00     Rain Damage 

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to Jun 15:  Prices trended generally lower in an extremely
limited test compared to last crop year prices.  Retail/Stable type hay 
remains the most demanded hay.  Some hay growers have cut 2018 hay and 
a few are selling now.  Recent rains in the growing areas has slowed sales 
as those who hadn't baled are waiting for hay in the field to dry and 
those who had baled now have rain damaged hay. All sales in this report 
are new 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons:  800    Last Week:  260    Last Year:  687            

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

  Orchard Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          150  215.00-225.00  218.33     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                          
                      Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Large Square                                                        
      Good             300  155.00-155.00  155.00     Export, Rain Damage

  Orchard Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          300  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable, Rain Damage

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                       
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                        
Lake County: No New Sales Confirmed.                          

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All classes of hay traded fully steady after 
previous weeks jump in prices.  Trade activity was light to moderate.  
The Panhandle received some much need rain which benefitted drought 
stricken pastures.  Buyers continue to search for hay which tacks on 
freight and keeps prices tight.  Coastal Bermuda producers in the East 
and South are cutting and getting fertilizer and water back on the field 
as fast as they can. 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: 
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/HayHotline.aspx 

Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Supreme 275.00-295.00.
               Good to Premium 235.00-275.00.
               Small bales: Delivered 264.00-325.00, 8.00-9.50 per bale 
Alfalfa/Oat Mix: Small Bales: FOB: 8.00 per bale.
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg  170.00-190.00. 
                                       Calf 200.00-240.00 
                                      Brown 140.00-160.00       
Wheat Hay: Large Bales Delivered: 150.00-185.00, mostly 160.00-185.00 
                Small Bales: Delivered: 6.25 per bale.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00-180.00.
 
Rye: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 45.00 per bale.
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 250.00-275.00; Good to
  Premium 220.00-250.00.
   Wheat: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.
   Triticale: Large Bales: FOB: 200.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 280.00-295.00;
                           Good to Premium 270.00-280.00    
   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.
          
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00, 
  7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per 
  bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  100.00-160.00, 50.00-90.00 per roll.  

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, June 21, 2018

Receipts:  44 loads    Last Week:  91 loads    Last Year:  91 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, 2 loads 135.00-145.00.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 2 loads 120.00-130.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 115.00-125.00.
Utility:  Large Rounds, 12 loads 92.50-112.50, 1 load 75.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 157.50-165.00.  Good: Large
Rounds, 3 loads 135.00-140.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 125.00-
130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load very poor 37.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 142.50.  

   Straw: Large Squares, 3 loads 42.50-60.00; 1 load 135.00.  Large
Rounds, 1 load 45.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 45.00-55.00.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade slow to moderate. Demand was moderate to good. Movement was 
slow to moderate. Prices steady, bulk of alfalfa sales priced at 1.00 per RFV 
point. Second cutting alfalfa yields are being reported below average but 
overall quality is very good. Grass hay yields are also much lower than 
average. Drought conditions have eased slightly over the past few weeks but 
24 percent of the state is still in extreme to exceptional drought. While 
much of the state received some rain this week amounts were generally much 
less than anticipated.

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 1-405-522-3753 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 


Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality 
large square and large round bales 150.00-165.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales Premium quality 250.00-300.00 per ton.

Western Oklahoma:  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. Mixed grass mostly 80.00 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 and 4 X 5 1/2 bales 
30.00-40.00, mostly 35.00 per bale.

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade active on moderate demand.  The bulk of trade 
activity is on small and mid squares going for retail/stable markets.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor for June 19, 2018, tropical moisture came up the Gulf 
of California and into the Southwest over the weekend, bringing cooler 
temperatures and widespread precipitation over both Arizona and New Mexico and 
into central Colorado.  78.67 percent of the state falls in a D0-D4 Drought 
Category compared to 5.89 percent a year ago.  Of those percentages, 50.67 
percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado Crop progress report 
for week ending June 17, 2018, stored feed supplies were rated 7 percent very 
short, 18 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  1st 
cutting Alfalfa hay progress is at 66 percent, 2nd cutting 1 percent.  Pasture 
and range conditions percentages are 21 percent Very Poor, 29 percent Poor, 27 
percent Fair, 21 percent Good, and 2 percent Excellent.  The next available 
report will be Thursday, June 28, 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
   Mid Squares: Premium 295.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 265.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Premium 175.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Rounds: Premium 175.00.
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Premium 215.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 400.00 (12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; Premium 
285.00-310.00 (8.00-8.50 per bale); Good 290.00 (8.25 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (7.75 per bale).
  Triticale
   Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 350.00 (10.00-10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   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
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 300.00 (9.00 per bale), 265.00 (8.00 per bale, Old 
Crop).
   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.

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending June 22, 2018

   Compared to last week comparable sales sold steady on a thin test. 
Some producers are finished with first cutting with many in the Western 
side of the state just getting started. Rain across most areas of the 
state this week. Many producers and buyers still trying to nail down a 
fair price for their hay. With milk prices going down several dairies are 
balking at current asking prices. 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 
New Crop Alfalfa: Good Large Squares 165.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large 
Squares 180.00 or 75.00 per bale, Good large squares 140.00-150.00; Fair 
large squares 130.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
235.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
New Crop Alfalfa: Premium Large Squares 160.00; Good Large Squares 
125.00-135.00. Old Crop Alfalfa: Small Squares 200.00. Certified weed 
seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending June 22, 2018

  Compared to last week new crop large squares of alfalfa sold steady on 
a thin test. Old crop grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered forages 
and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good. Most of the 
state has received rain showers along with some thunder showers in some 
areas. Some producers still working on first cutting with a few getting 
ready to start on second cutting. Still, somewhat a mystery where the hay 
market will shake out. There are a lot of variables thrown into the hay 
equation this year. How is the tonnage locally, what area is in a 
drought, milk prices are going lower (??) and will the dairies pay for 
premium hay and the list goes on. Later this summer one should get a 
fairly good feel on what direction the market will go. All sales are 
dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 180.00. Grass Hay: New crop Premium 
large square bales 150.00. Old crop Good large round bales 105.00. 
Premium small square bales 150.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 240.00

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 105.00-110.00 Grass hay: New Crop Premium 
large round bales 140.00; Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-140.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa/cornstalks 125.00-130.00. Ground and 
delivered cornstalks 90.00-100.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 215.00.


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: New Crop Good large round and large square bales 130.00. Ground 
and delivered alfalfa 155.00-190.00. Sun-Cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein 210.00-240.00. 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 06/22/2018

Summer officially arrived this week and farmers continue to try to add some 
inventory to their hay supplies. No doubt at this point unless there is some 
tremendous fall cuttings overall supplies will be much lower when feeding 
season arrives. Demand for hay is good as worries about the ability to get 
hay later in the year are pretty justified. Most hay is not staying on the 
market for long before it is scooped up. Wheat harvest has brought new crop 
straw to the market as well and seeing some movement of that occurring now. 
Hay supplies are light to moderate and prices are steady to firm. The 
Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both 
buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 180.00-250.00
small squares 6.50-8.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 160.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-150.00
Small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 60.00-120.00
small squares 4.00-5.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 30.00-50.00 per large round bale 

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

Wheat straw 3.50-6.00 per small square bale

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,905/6,904      Last week: 9,478/5,083   Last year:  11,362/4,402
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate, while demand remains very good 
for all types of hay. Prices for all hay types mostly steady with grass hay and 
pellets edging higher. Although it still remains extremely dry for most of us, 
according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the small amount of rain Kansas has 
received was enough to lessen precipitation deficits and resulted in an 
improvement from extreme to severe drought. The abnormally dry (D0) category 
decreased to 80 pct, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 66 pct, severe drought 
(D2) remained at 34 pct, extreme drought (D3) remained at 13 pct and exceptional 
drought (D4) was eliminated. Per NASS, pasture and range conditions rated 8 
percent very poor, 21 poor, 42 fair, 26 good, and 3 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.  New crop 
dairy alfalfa 1.00/point RFV.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 140.00-155.00.  
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 155.00-165.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 120.00-
130.00 standing, 150.00-165.00 at the edge, 175.00-185.00 delivered.  Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 175.00-195.00 with instances at 
200.00-230.00. Grass hay: none reported. Cornstalks: Large round 55.00-65.00, 
ground and delivered 95.00-105. The week of 6/10-6/16, 9,905T of grinding 
alfalfa and 1,394T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on June 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 165.77, up 5.02 from last month, 
usage was 600T/day, up 4.0 pct, and total usage was 18,594T. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa, steady, 
pellets steady to 5.00 higher; 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. New crop dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa, 
145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 140.00-160.00 with an 
instance at 170.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 150.00-165.00, with instances at 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 165.00-180.00 with an 
instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 195.00-210.00, 17 
pct protein 195.00-215.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 250.00-260.00. Grass hay: none 
reported. Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Wheat hay, large squares 145.00-
155.00 delivered. Rye hay, large rounds, 75.00-85.00.  Cornstalks: none 
reported. Straw: none reported. The week of 6/10-6/16, 6,904T of grinding 
alfalfa and 735T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on June 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 154.97, up 8.61 from last month, 
usage was 249T/day, down 2.7 pct, and total usage was 7,733T.   

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered, steady, grass hay steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow.  
Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy .95-1.00/point RFV. New crop dairy 
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 95.00-115.00 with instances at 120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00; 
Brome: small squares none reported. Good, mid and large squares 105.00-120.00, 
large rounds 95.00-105.00. Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid and 
large squares 60.00-70.00. Mulch, none reported. The week of 6/10-6/16, 876T of 
grass hay were delivered.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .95-1.00/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: none reported.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 
10.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. New crop dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock Cow, good 
120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. New crop grinding 
alfalfa 150.00-155.00. Ground and delivered, 150.00-160.00 with an instance at 
175.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 90.00-
100.00; Brome: new crop small squares 8.00/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, 
120.00-130.00 delivered. Straw: new crop small squares 6.00/bale, large squares 
95.00-105.00, large rounds 80.00-90.00. 

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, June 18, 2018

Receipts:  18 Loads    Last Week:  13 Loads    Last Year:  16 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

  Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 117.50-127.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 
load 85.00.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 135.00-177.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads
85.00-107.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 30.00-90.00. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Most hay generally steady

In Nebraska, compared to last week, new crop baled hay to lightly tested for a market comparison, dehydrated pellets sold steady to $5 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, June 8. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—New crop premium alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; good, large squares, $140-$160; fair/good, large squares, $130. Good old crop, large squares, $165; fair/good, large squares, $130. Good grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105; premium, small squares, $150. Cane, large rounds, $65. Cornstalks, large rounds, $70. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240.
Platte Valley—New crop good, large rounds, $100 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $130-$140. Ground and delivered, alfalfa cornstalks, $120-$125. Ground and delivered alfalfa soybean stubble mix, $115-$120. Ground and delivered soybeans stubble, $85. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $90-$100. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $215.
Western—Fair/good new crop alfalfa, large rounds, $120. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$190. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $240.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa new crop prices mostly steady with last week, alfalfa pellets and meal $5 higher, all other classes of hay and bedding materials had no comparison. Demand was good for new crop hay as the cold wet spring depleted many hay reserves.
East River—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $200; good/premium, large squares, new crop, $160-$175; fair, large rounds, $135. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $180, 17% protein $185. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $190. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $135. Good grass, large rounds, $125. Wheat straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
West River—Alfalfa, no reported sales. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $170; good, large squares, $145-$152.50, large rounds, $135-$157.50; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds $110-$130; utility, large rounds, $95-$105. Premium grass, large squares, $175, large rounds, $160; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $142.50-$150; fair, large rounds, $125-$137.50; utility, large squares, $65, large rounds, $110-$117.50. Good alfalfa grass mixed, large rounds, $145-$155; fair, large rounds, $125-$130, small squares, $125. Rye hay, large rounds, $115. Straw, large squares, $75-$95, large rounds, $140. Cornstalks, large rounds, $55-$60.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Fair alfalfa, large squares, $130, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, small squares, $120. Good grass, large rounds, $145-$165; fair, small squares, $140, large rounds, $120-$135. Utility, small squares, $125, large rounds, $95-$115. Fair alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $130, large rounds, $100-$115; utility, large rounds, $70. Cornstalks, large rounds, $17/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold generally steady. New hay sales are very limited again this week. Due to very light sales receipts this report will be released bi-monthly until early August when heavier receipts can be confirmed
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$170, new crop contract, $170 delivered eastern Montana, small squares, $180; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $150-$165, new crop contract, $115-$125, 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, NA; 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, cutting of new crop hay is underway in most areas of the state. Many buyers and sellers alike are still trying to decide what the “fair” market value is for their fresh baled hay
Eastern Wyoming—Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235.
Central/western Wyoming—Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$260.
In Colorado, hay trade activity and demand moderate. Growers are readily moving first cutting hay with little resistance to price from buyers.
Northeast—Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $150; utility, large squares, $130; good, medium squares, $285 retail/stable, weedy $235 retail/stable; tarped, $265 retail/stable; utility/fair, rounds, $140, rain damage delivered. Premium orchard/brome grass mix, small squares, $370 retail/stable. Good grass, large squares, $160 delivered, small squares, $250-$285 retail/stable; tarped, $265 retail stable; premium, medium squares, $285 retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, medium squares, $220, small squares, $240-$250; good, $240-$250 retail/stable. 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, $300, old crop; utility, $100 old crop. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, wheat harvest is just starting in southeast, Missouri. Hay supplies are light to moderate, demand is 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, $4-$5.50. Fair mixed grass hay, large rounds, $25-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3.50-$7/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade was light to moderate. Demand also only moderate this week even though offerings appear fairly light. Movement was mostly light to moderate.
Central—Alfalfa, in a light test prices steady to $10 higher. Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares bales, $180-$190; good, large squares and rounds, $150-$165. New crop wheat hay in rounds and large squares, $90-$120/ton, mostly $100-$110.
Eastern—Alfalfa, no sales confirmed. New crop Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales and 4 x 5 1/2 $30-$40/bale, mostly $35/bale.
Western—Alfalfa prices steady. Premium, large square bales, $180-$200, mostly $190. Good bunk hay, $150-$165; fair, large rounds, $140-150. New crop wheat hay, mostly in rounds, $100-$120/ton.
In Texas, all classes of large bales of hay traded steady to $15 higher. Demand was good as most of the state remains dry and in much need of rain.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $250-$280; premium, small bales delivered, $264-$315; good/premium, $210-$250. Alfalfa oat mix, small bales FOB, $8/bale. Ground and delivered to feedlots, $170-$190, calf, $200-$225. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $150-$185, small bales, delivered, $6.25-$8.50/bale. Coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $160-$180, $80-$90/bale, small bales, delivered, $330, $10/bale. Prairie, large bales, delivered, $180. Oat, large bales delivered, $150-$165. Rye, large bales, delivered, $180. Bluestem, large bales delivered, $45/bale. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $60-$70.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290-$360, large squares, FOB, $240-$275; 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, $275-$285. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices firm. Some of second cutting in the southeastern part of state received rain. Trade was active, demand good.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $275-$295; good, $260-$275 delivered from out of state. Feedlot ground hay, $185-$190; green ground hay, $225. Bales wheat hay, $160-$200/ton.
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. Oat hay, small bales, $175-$185. Wheat hay, large bales, $165-$175/ton.
North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $220-$240.