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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, July 30, 2018

Receipts:  27 Loads    Last Week:  24 Loads    Last Year:  29 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 90.00-117.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
3 loads 82.50-87.50.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 6 loads 80.00-115.000.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
11 loads 55.00-77.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 67.50-70.00.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 11,081/3,766  Last week: 9,048/3,915 Last year:  9,518/4,419
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Prices mostly steady with 
undertones of strength. Demand remains very good for all hay types. Third 
cutting of alfalfa is well underway or near completion and the grass hay baling 
is all but over. Fields of corn in eastern Kansas are being chopped due to the 
drought, keeping the silage crews busy.  Spotty rain continued last week for the 
western half of the state, but neglected most of the eastern half.  According to 
the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought worsened this past week, especially where 
precipitation deficits have grown. Year-to-date precipitation percentages are 25 
to 50 percent below normal across parts of east central Kansas. The abnormally 
dry (D0) category is at 18.5 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 27 pct, severe 
drought (D2) is at 18.5 pct, and extreme drought (D3) is at 7 pct and 
exceptional drought (D4) is at 1 pct. Join agriculture leaders from across the 
state at the third annual Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth on 
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden 
Inn. More information about the Summit, including a link to the registration 
site, can be found at http://agriculture.ks.gov/AgGrowthStrategy/ag-summit-2018. 
If you have questions about the Summit, contact KDA at 785-564-6700 or email 
Brittney.Grother@ks.gov.  If you have hay for sale, and/or need hay here in 
Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. 
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, none reported.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-
205.00 with an instance at 215.00-225.00. Grass hay: pasture mix small squares 
8.00-9.00/bale. Cornstalks: Large round 60.00-70.00, ground and delivered 95.00-
105. Wheat hay: large squares, 110.00-120.00. Wheat Straw: large rounds, 65.00-
75.00. The week of 7/22-7/28, 11,081T of grinding alfalfa and 825T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
160.00-170.00 with an instance at 180.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 
pct protein 200.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-215.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
255.00-265.00. Grass hay: Bluestem small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares 110.00-
120.00, Brome large squares 75.00-85.00/bale. Oat hay, large squares 85.00-
95.00. Wheat hay, large squares 145.00-155.00 delivered. Rye hay, large rounds, 
95.00-105.00.  Cornstalks: none reported. Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The 
week of 7/22-7/28, 3,766T of grinding alfalfa and 350T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow alfalfa 175.00-185.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. Ground and 
delivered, 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 120.00-
135.00. Good, mid to large squares 120.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 
with an instance at 120.00; Brome: Good, mid squares 130.00-150.00, large 
squares 125.00-135.00, large rounds 110.00-120.00. Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-
160.00. Straw, mid and large squares 70.00-80.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-
60.00. The week of 7/22-7/28, 1,023T 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 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-
140.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-165.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; 
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. Stock Cow, good 120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 145.00-
155.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 
105.00-115.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00; Brome: small squares 8.50/bale, mid to 
large squares 140.00-150.00 delivered, large rounds 115.00-125.00, or 150.00 
delivered. Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 95.00-105.00, 
large rounds 80.00-90.00.  

Monday, July 30, 2018

Most hay classes holding steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa sold steady. Grass hay is steady on a very thin test. Ground and delivered forages and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, according to the USDA Market News Service, July 20. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good, large squares, $160; good, large rounds, $80-$90. Good grass hay, large rounds, $100; premium, small squares, $160-$170. Wheat straw, round bales, $90. Rye straw, rounds, $75. Cornstalks, rounds, $65. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $240.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $110. Oat hay, round bales, $80. Ground and delivered cornstalk mix, $125-$130. Ground and delivered, alfalfa cornstalks, $90-$100. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $210-$220.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150; fair/good, large squares, $130-$135. Oat hay, large squares, $120 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $155-$185. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $215-$230.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, hay prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels. Demand and interest remain fairly good.
East River—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200; good/premium, large squares, $170; good, large squares and rounds, $150; utility/fair, large squares, $130. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $185, 17% protein $190. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $195. Premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $200; good, large rounds, $150. Premium grass, small squares, $160; good, large rounds, $140; fair, large rounds, $120. Cornstalks, large rounds, $55-$60. Straw, large squares, $110-$120.
West River—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $120-$130. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $100-$120. Grass, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150, large rounds, $130-$132.50; fair, large rounds $112.50-$127.50; utility, large squares, $80, large rounds, $72.50-$102.50. Premium grass, small squares, $160, large rounds, $145; good, small squares, $130, large rounds, $115-$127.50; fair, large rounds, $90-$115; utility, large rounds, $62-$70. Good alfalfa grass mixed, large squares, $127.50; fair, large rounds, $92.50. Oat hay, large rounds, $97.50. Straw, large squares, $95-$102.50, large rounds, $100. Bean straw, large rounds, $45. Cornstalks, large rounds, $45-$55.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $120; fair, small squares, $115, large rounds, $75-$85. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $100-$110; fair, large rounds, $70-$90; utility, large rounds, $50. Good grass, large rounds, $100-$115; fair, large rounds, $85-$95; utility, large rounds, $60-$75.
In Montana, hay trade activity light on moderate demand. Hay sales are light this week, however some producers are selling hay straight out of the field.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, NA, large squares, NA; premium, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $120 new crop. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $120, new crop. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; fair, large squares, $105, large rounds, NA; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $210-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, 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 and alfalfa grass mix hay sold steady. Demand was light to moderate from the cow/calf ranchers with good demand from out of state dairies and horse owners.
Eastern Wyoming—Fair/good alfalfa, large squares, $140-$160; fair, rounds, $145. Premium alfalfa grass, large squares, $185-$190, or $85/bale; good, large squares, $145-$150; fair, large squares, $130. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $230.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $190, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $160. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, small grass, $200. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$260.
In Colorado, hay trade activity and demand good.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220; premium, medium squares, $220, retail/stable; good, large squares, $160-165. Premium grass, large squares, $200, delivered, medium squares, $215, small squares, $315, retail/stable. Good wheat hay, large squares, $125. Good straw, large squares, $70. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $225, small squares, $250. Good/premium grass, small squares, $350, retail/stable. No reported quotes for other classes.
San Luis Valley—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $245. Good Rye, large squares, $150. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest—Premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $335, retail stable; fair, $235. Premium grass, small squares, $300-$335, retail/stable, good, small squares, $265, retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium alfalfa brome mix, rounds, $175. Premium grass, medium squares, $300, rounds, $160. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, demand is very good with phones staying very busy with folks looking for hay. Hay prices are steady to sharply higher.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$250, small squares, $6.50-$9/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-$200, small squares, $5-$7/bale, (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair/good mixed grass hay, $60-$150, small squares, $4-$5.50, large rounds, $30-$50/bale. Good bromegrass, $100-$150; fair/good, $60-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade was very light on very light offerings. Demand was good to very good.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares bales, $180-$200; good, large squares and rounds, $150-$170; fair, $140-$150. Good mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $35-$45/bale. Mixed grass $80-$100/ton.
Eastern—No alfalfa sales confirmed. New crop Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales and 5 x 5 $30-$45/bale, mostly $35/bale.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large square bales, $180-$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 hay traded fully steady. Movement was moderate.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, $250-$270; fair/good, large squares, $225-$250, small bales delivered, $264. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $200-$225, calf, $225-$230. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $170, small bales, delivered, $6/bale. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $105. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180-$200. Rye, large bales, delivered, $180. Oat, large bales, FOB, $190. Barley, large bales, delivered, $155. Bluestem, large bales, delivered, $45/bale. Cotton burrs, ground and delivered, $85.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290-$360, large squares, FOB, $250-$275; fair/good, $195-$220. Wheat, large bales, FOB, $200. Triticale, large bales, FOB, $200.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $290-$310; good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $120-$180; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $198, large rounds, FOB, $100-$120.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$160; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade and, demand was moderate.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $240-$265; good, $220-$240 delivered from local producers. Feedlot ground hay, $185-$195; calf hay ground, $225. Baled wheat hay, $170/ton.
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $240 delivered, small bales, $275-$300/ton loaded on truck; good, large squares, $200-$220 delivered to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200/ton delivered to dairies, small bales, $275-$300/ton, $9-$10/bale FOB.
North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, small bales, $8-$9/bale.

Friday, July 27, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Limited Reported sales this week.  Reported
prices are from two weeks ago. Prices continue to hold at mostly steady
levels.  Demand and interest moderate to good, with most interest being
for high testing dairy quality hay.  Weather has made putting up high quality
hay a challenge; as rains, high humidity and dew points have allowed hay very few hours
in a day to cure.  Drought conditions are relatively unchanged from last week. Wheat
harvest is starting across the state.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, 
unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00.  Good to Premium:  Large 
Squares, 170.00.  Good:  Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00.  Utility to
Fair:  Large Squares, 130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Small Squares, 200.00  Good:  Large
Rounds, 150.00. 

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 160.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 55.00-60.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00-120.00

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.

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

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.  
According to the NASS California Crop Weather report 7/23/18, high pressure 
aloft kept temperatures on the warmer side of seasonal averages  for the 
interior areas of California. Coastal areas temperatures were at cooler levels 
thanks to persistent onshore flow. A low pressure system to the southwest of 
California helped to bring subtropical moisture northward. This allowed for 
instability aloft to develop and lead to the formation of isolated 
thunderstorms, mainly over the higher elevations from midweek and into the 
weekend.  Temperature highs ranged from the upper 60s to lower 100s in the 
mountains, lower 60s to upper 100s along the coast, mid 80s to the upper 90s in 
the Sierras, low 100s to upper 100s in the valley, and lower 100s to low 110s in 
the desert. Temperature lows ranged from the mid 40s to upper 50s in the 
mountains, upper 40s to upper 60s in the sierras, upper 40s to upper 70s in the 
valley, low 50s to upper 60s along the coast, and lower 60s to lower 80s in the 
desert.  Rice is progressing well in the Sacamento Valley.  Rice was heading in 
Tulare County, sunflowers began to defoliate, and garbanzo beans continued to be 
harvested. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5625    Last Week:  15,875    Last Year:  21,871                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         250  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Premium                 300  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 500  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    300  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
  Hay                                                                   
      Fair                    200   85.00-85.00    85.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    850   95.00-95.00    95.00                       
                              250  120.00-120.00  120.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 225  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               400  170.00-190.00  180.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grain                                                              
      Good                    100  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                   
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                    100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            750  190.00-200.00  197.33                       
      Fair/Good               350  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    350  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  205.00-205.00  205.00     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.             

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8150    Last Week:  20,150    Last Year:  21,512  

   Compared to last Friday, export and domestic Alfalfa steady. Timothy for 
export steady. Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand as 
dairies and exporters remain cautious. High testing Alfalfa is in short 
supply. Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            4100  180.00-185.00  183.66     Export            
      Fair             200  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          150  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Fair             100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

  Oat                                                                   
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good             600  115.00-115.00  115.00                       

  Wheat Straw                                                           
    Mid Square                                                          
      Fair            3000   45.00-45.00    45.00                    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  21,200    Last Week:  14,950    Last Year:  25,154  

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa for export and domestic use steady. 
Trade active with good demand especially for non-rained on dairy hay for 
immediate take out. Exporters buying mostly fair to good testing Alfalfa. 
Rained on feeder hay remains in good demand as earlier dairies and exporters 
bought non rained on supplies. 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                                                           
      Good/Premium     2200  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
      Good             2000  135.00-135.00  135.00                       
      Fair/Good        5000  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            
      Fair             9000  135.00-135.00  135.00     Export            
      Utility/Fair     2000  120.00-130.00  125.00     Rain Damage       

  Wheat Straw                                                            
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair             1000   60.00-60.00    60.00                     

Bi-Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report:  Trade activity and demand moderate.  Hay sales are light this week. Producers are getting calls from buyers out of the state where drought has affected hay supply.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for the week of July 24, 2018, Montana has 24.98 percent of the state in a D0-D4 Drought Category, all located on the northern border.  For the same week last year, Montana was rated 81.73 percent D0-D4.  The next available report will be August 10, 2018. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Premium:  Large squares, NA     
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, NA     
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 125.00-130.00
                     Large rounds,  125.00-130.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  120.00
                     Large squares, 105.00-120.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA    
                     Small squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Utility:  Large squares, 115.00


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Small squares, 185.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00
                     Large squares, 120.00-130.00
                     Small squares, 130.00
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 240.00, old crop; 210.00, new crop
           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

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jul 28, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices unchanged.  Trade 
and, demand moderate.  Southern and southwestern areas are 50-70%
into fourth cutting.  Southeastern region are 20-40 percent into
fourth cutting.  Northcentral areas between 70-90% into third cutting.
Record high temperatures this past week have dryed out crops.  Much
needed rain showers are forcasted for this week.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 240.00-265.00;  
Good quality; 220.00-240.00 del from local producers.    

Feedlot Ground hay:  185.00-195.00; Calf hay ground; 225.00. 

Baled wheat hay: 170.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
Good quality 200.00-220.00 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.

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  July 27
Producers continue to look for good quality bedding and high quality dairy hay.
This past week appeared to be a sellers market as the bottomw side of the market for 
almost all categories moved higher.  Top side of the market appears to be set at the 
current time.  Spotty rains showered Iowa, however these showers continue to miss south
east Iowa, expanding drought conditions in that portion of the state.  

Alfalfa   Premium  Large Squares  $300.00 - $350.00
                                 Small Squares          $350.00 - $375.00 

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Large Squares  $250.00 - $285.00
                                 Small Squares          $190.00 - $230.00 
    Good  Large Squares  $155.00 - $190.00
            Small Squares          $135.00 - $175.00
                        
Grass   Good  Large Squares          $130.00 - $155.00
                                 Large Rounds           $125.00 - $140.00
                        Fair     Large  Rounds  $ 90.00 - $120.00
   Utility  Large Rounds  $ 55.00 - $ 85.00

Oat Hay                 Good     Large Square  $110.00 - $145.00
                                 Large Rounds           $100.00 - $140.00
                                 Small Squares          $133.00 - $178.00

Straw   Oat  Large Square  $ 62.00 - $ 90.00
                          Large Rounds           $ 65.00 - $ 80.00
                                 Small Squares          $165.00 - $175.00 
                        Rye      Large Rounds           $ 30.00 - $ 50.00
                                 Small Squares          $100.00 - $200.00
                        Wheat  Large Squares          $100.00 - $120.00
                                 Small Squares          $150.00 - $165.00
                                 Large Rounds           $ 80.00 - $100.00

Cornstalks    Large Rounds  $ 30.00 - $ 30.50 
       
   
 
Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week.           

This Week's Drought Summary
Drought Report
Iowa farmers had 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 22, 2018,
according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Some farmers had to 
spend time surveying damage from the tornadoes, high winds and hail that struck parts of
the State on Thursday. Regular activities included harvesting hay and applying chemicals.  
Topsoil moisture levels rated 3 percent very short, 12 percent short, 77 percent adequate 
and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 5 percent very short, 13 percent short,
74 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus. Flood-related nutrient loss and crop damage remain
a concern in the northern two-thirds of the State while subsoil moisture levels in south 
central and southeast Iowa considered short to very short are nearing 75 percent.
The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 86 percent complete, 10 days ahead of average. Drier
conditions were favorable for harvesting hay. Hay condition rated 69 percent good to excellent. 
Pasture conditions declined slightly to 58 percent good to excellent. Cooler temperatures have
provided livestock with some relief from high temperatures experienced in previous weeks.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Jul 20:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Demand for export hay has improved since last report.  Rains in the growing 
areas created a large supply rain damaged hay. All sales in this report are 
2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.                                                                 

Tons:  10,883    Last Week:  4797    Last Year:  24,463                        

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    750  145.00-150.00  146.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                  24  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   3  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             75  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     25  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  35  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Beardless Wheat                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               250  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

  Bluegrass Straw                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
      Utility                 150   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                1200  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 700  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 150  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair                     50  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                 500  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                             1600  180.00-200.00  192.50     Export            

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 700  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                              500  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic           
      Premium/Supreme         600  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            
      Premium                 400  240.00-240.00  240.00     Organic           
      Good                    750  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export, Rain Damage
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  46  255.00-255.00  255.00     Organic           
      Premium                 150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            
                               30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     60  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 600  305.00-305.00  305.00     Export            

  Barley                                                                       
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    750  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 700  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export, Chopped   

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  All classes of hay remained steady with 
instances firm depending on area and freight.  Demand was good as buyers 
stocked up while hay is available.  The Panhandle has not consistently 
had enough rain for much hay grazer or wheat hay to be available keeping 
those prices firm when it is found.  The only part of the state reporting 
plenty of rain and a good crop of Bermuda is South Texas so those prices 
are holding steady and high cost of freight makes it difficult to move 
very far.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 

   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
x 

Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 275.00-295.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00; Fair to Good 225.00-250.00.
               Small bales: FOB: 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg  215.00-225.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00.
Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 170.00-185.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: 6.00 per bale. 
Wheat Straw: Large Bales Delivered: 85.00. 
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-200.00.
   Small Bales: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00 per bale.
Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 170.00-180.00. Older 135.00-140.00.
Prairie: Large Bales: Delivered: 220.00-225.00.
Rye: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
Barley: Large Bales: Delivered: 155.00.
Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 45.00 per bale.
Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: 70.00-85.00.
              
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.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-310.00;
   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 120.00-180.00, 60.00-90.00 
  per roll; Fair to Good 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 per bale.
          
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-264.00, 
  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 
  120.00-170.00, 60.00-85.00 per roll; Fair to Good 70.00- 
  120.00, 35.00-60.00 per roll.  

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

Receipts:  85 loads    Last Week:  81 loads    Last Year:  103 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, 1 loads 140.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 6 loads
110.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 12 loads 105.00-125.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 
4 loads 80.00-100.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 60.00-97.50.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 127.50; Large Rounds, 7 loads
122.50-127.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 20 loads 95.00-115.00; Small Squares, 1 load
110.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 85.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 60.00-90.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 110.00-122.50.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 1 load 87.50.   Baleage:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 25.00-32.50.  

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 7 loads 70.00-72.50, 1 load 107.50; Large Rounds, 
4 loads 85.00-95.00.

   Bean Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 45.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 45.00-47.50.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand good.  Prices are firm for 
large squares of alfalfa.  Trade active for retail/stable market hay.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor for July 25, 2018, 82.15 percent of the state falls 
in a D0-D4 Drought Category compared to 39.95 percent a year ago.  Of those 
percentages, 60.82 percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado 
Crop progress report for week ending July 22, 2018, stored feed supplies were 
rated 7 percent very short, 24 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 4 percent 
surplus.  2nd cutting alfalfa progress is at 61 percent, 3rd cutting 6 percent.  
Pasture and range conditions percentages are 25 percent Very Poor, 26 percent 
Poor, 28 percent Fair, and 21 percent Good.  The next available report will be 
Thursday, August 2, 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: Premium 200.00; Good 170.00; Utility/Fair 165.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Premium 285.00 (8.50 per bale); Good/Premium 370.00 (12.00 per 
bale), Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Good/Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable.
   Ground and Delivered: 185.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Rounds: Good/Premium 210.00, Retail/Stable.  
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good/Premium 190.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 290.00 (8.00 per bale), 390.00 (9.50 per bale), 
Retail/Stable.
  Oat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 140.00-150.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Mid Squares: Premium 240.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 260.00 (9.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: 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 245.00.
  Meadow Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 240.00.
   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
   Mid Squares: Premium 300.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 290.00 (8.00 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending July 27, 2018

   Compared to last week alfalfa and alfalfa grass mix hay sold steady. 
Demand was light to moderate from the cow/calf ranchers with good demand 
from horse owners and very good demand on alfalfa cubs. Hay cubes area 
going to horse owners and cattlemen alike. Most cattlemen are dragging 
their feet on the asking price of the baled hay hoping it will sell at a 
lower price later this summer. Some rain showers across most of the state
All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good Large Squares 160.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large Squares 
185.00-190.00 or 85.00 per bale, Good large squares 145.00-150.00; Fair 
large squares 130.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
230.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 190.00; Good large Squares 150.00-160.00; 
Premium small squares 200.00; Good small squares 160.00. Alfalfa/Orchard 
Grass: Premium Small Squares 200.00. Barley straw in large squares 60.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade light to moderate on mostly light offerings. Demand was good to 
very good. Second cutting is wrapping up and third cutting progressed well 
this week. Yields are well below average and producers question whether they 
will get a fourth cutting without more rain. Temperatures remained mostly in 
triple digits this week and only a few scattered showers reported. Over 30 
percent of the state is now classified in severe to exceptional drought, up 3 
percent from the previous week. Prices were only lightly tested but prices 
were firm to moderately higher in the limited trade. Grass hay movement was 
also light to moderate. Demand is very good from both in-state and out-of-
state buyers.  

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. 

Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality 
large square and large round bales 160.00-170.00. Fair quality 150.00-160.00. 
Grinding hay mostly 140.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality 160.00-170.00.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-230.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 180.00-190.00. Good quality bunk hay 150.00-
165.00. Grinding hay mostly 140.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
60.00-75.00. Good quality mixed grass hay 4 X 5 and 5 X 5 bales 35.00-50.00 
per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. 
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality mixed grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per 
ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 60.00-70.00 per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 30.00-45.00, mostly 35.00 
per bale. 

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending July 27, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa in large squares steady, rounds of 
alfalfa not enough sales to establish a market trend. Grass hay steady on 
a very thin test. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady to 5.00 lower, 
blended products of ground and delivered and cornstalks sold steady. Dehy 
pellets sold steady. Demand was mostly light. Still up in the air on what 
the price of rounds bales of alfalfa may be worth. Many buyers of ground 
products are buying hand to mouth and are talking about cutting very 
large piles of silage for their added forage needs. A lot of alfalfa hay 
has been priced but very limited sales have occurred as cattlemen have 
ample feed of their own and as a borrower of money they don’t want to 
step out and procure large quantities of feed if they don’t really need 
it. Grass hay production continues at a snail’s pace in a large area of 
the state.  Wet meadows and rain continue to plague these productions 
areas. But, everyone knows when the rain shuts off it may not come back 
around for a few years! Second cutting tonnage on alfalfa has been very 
good with some reports of better than first in some areas. Few, producers 
have started on third cutting. Corn and beans look good to very good 
across most areas of the state. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the 
field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 200.00; Good large squares 160.00. Good 
large rounds 100.00 delivered. Fair large rounds 90.00; Utility rounds 
60.00.  Grass Hay: Good large rounds 100.00. Premium small square bales 
160.00-170.00. Wheat straw in round bales 90.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 230.00-240.00

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium round bales 110.00. Standing alfalfa in the field 70.00. 
Round bales of Oat hay 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and 
delivered cornstalks 90.00-115.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 210.00-220.00.


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 150.00. Fair to good large squares 130.00-
135.00. Oat hay in large squares 120.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 155.00-185.00. 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 07/27/2018

Temperatures have been tolerable for July but lack of substantial rain has 
resulted in a continued worsening of conditions. Latest drought monitor now 
has 32 percent of the state in severe (D2) or extreme (D3) status. Over 85 
percent of the state is currently listed as abnormally dry or officially in 
some stage of drought. There has been some showers around and there is some 
green tint resurface in areas it was gone but that tint of green is misleading 
as there is still little to no moisture in the soil.  Reports this week some 
fields of corn in the northwest being chopped or bailed as adjusters have 
called it a loss as far as grain goes. Hay supplies are light. Demand is 
very good. Hay prices are steady to sharply higher. 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 6.50-9.00 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 100.00-200.00
Small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 60.00-150.00
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 60.00-100.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,048/3,915  Last week: 8,753/5,033 Last year:  10,271/3,893
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Prices mostly steady with firm 
undertones for all hay types. Demand remains very good for all hay of types. 
Alfalfa hay producers have finished up second cutting and are working on third, 
while the grass hay producers continue to bale every nook and cranny as the 
drought deepens. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, warm conditions over the 
last week took place in eastern Kansas, while moderate to heavy rain fell over 
parts of the central region. The abnormally dry (D0) category is at 13 pct, 
moderate drought (D1) is at 28 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 19.5 pct, and 
extreme drought (D3) is at 6 pct and exceptional drought (D4) is at .41 pct. 
Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the third annual Kansas 
Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the 
Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. More information about the 
Summit, including a link to the registration site, can be found at 
http://agriculture.ks.gov/AgGrowthStrategy/ag-summit-2018. If you have questions 
about the Summit, contact KDA at 785-564-6700 or email Brittney.Grother@ks.gov.  
If you have hay for sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of 
the Internet Hay Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. 
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa steady, ground/delivered 
steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 
280.00-300.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 
170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, none reported.  
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 215.00-225.00. Grass 
hay: pasture mix small squares 8.00-9.00/bale. Cornstalks: Large round 60.00-
70.00, ground and delivered 95.00-105. Wheat hay: large squares, 110.00-120.00. 
Wheat Straw: large rounds, 65.00-75.00. The week of 7/15-7/21, 9,048T of 
grinding alfalfa and 1,325T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa pellets steady, grinding 
alfalfa steady to 20.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 
190.00-200.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 
170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 145.00-160.00 delivered. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 160.00-170.00 with an instance at 180.00. Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance at 195.00. Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 200.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-215.00, 
Dehydrated 17 pct 255.00-265.00. Grass hay: Bluestem small squares 8.00/bale, 
mid squares 110.00-120.00, Brome large squares 75.00-85.00/bale. Oat hay, large 
squares 85.00-95.00. Wheat hay, large squares 145.00-155.00 delivered. Rye hay, 
large rounds, 95.00-105.00.  Cornstalks: none reported. Straw: large rounds 
65.00-75.00. The week of 7/15-7/21, 3,915T of grinding alfalfa and 410T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow alfalfa 175.00-185.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. Ground and 
delivered, 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 120.00-
135.00. Good, mid to large squares 120.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 
with an instance at 120.00; Brome: Good, mid squares 130.00-150.00, large 
squares 125.00-135.00, large rounds 110.00-120.00. Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-
160.00. Straw, mid and large squares 70.00-80.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-
60.00. The week of 7/15-7/21, 1,021T 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 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-
140.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-165.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa steady, 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. Stock Cow, good 120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, 
grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. Grass hay: 
bluestem, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00; Brome: small 
squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 140.00-150.00 delivered, large rounds 
115.00-125.00, or 150.00 delivered. Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large 
squares 95.00-105.00, large rounds 80.00-90.00.  

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, July 23, 2018

Receipts:  24 Loads    Last Week:  18 Loads    Last Year:  40 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

  Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 90.00-100.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
7 loads 80.00-85.00.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 97.50-110.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
6 loads 70.00-87.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 67.50-70.00.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments:
Prices were steady with little support this week. There were more auction reports this week, but lower prices on top quality and little demand for lower quality hay. The result was a hay market with a steady to weaker trend.

For Nebraska, alfalfa sold unevenly steady on a thin test. Demand was light to moderate. While rains have delayed some hay making most farmers know they need rain for the crops to continue growing this season. For Iowa, hay prices were steady. Second crop quality is exceeding first crop. Northeast Iowa had a dry week, which aided hay making. Currently yield per acre is above normal in 2018.

In South Dakota, hay prices were steady. Good demand and interest. A fair amount of second crop hay was put up this past week. There is an ample supply of low quality hay available in the state due to challenging hay making conditions this growing season.

For Missouri, hay supplies are light, demand is very good and hay prices are steady to higher. There are many phone inquiries for hay. A portion of the state is listed on the drought monitor and it has increased interest and demand for hay.

In Southwest Minnesota, little dairy quality hay available and prices reflect the quality of hay available this past week.

In Wisconsin, second cutting of hay is about done in the state. There is a large hay inventory around the state and much is lower quality. Quality hay brings good prices. Lower quality hay it depends on how many buyers are at sale and the size of the lot.

Straw prices were steady. Small square bale straw price averaged $3.25 a bale (range of $3.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw prices averaged $39.00 per bale (a wide range of $15.00 to $52.00). Large round bale straw averaged $44.00 per bale (range of $28.00 - $62.00).

Sunday, July 22, 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.  Second  crop beginning. Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies. Confirmed
sales 1,000 tons.    

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 160.00-180.00; Premium:
130.00—155.00; Good  Feeder:  100.00-130.00.  Fair: 60.00-90.00;
Low: No Quote.
Premium retail horse sales 130.00—180.00.

Central Area:  Alfalfa:  Supreme # 1  Dairy 160.00—180.00; Premium
Dairy: 130.00—150.00; Good Feeder: 80.00-100.00; Fair: 60.00-90.00
Low: scarce.  Oat Hay: No Quotes.  
Premium retail horse sales: 140.00—180.00.

Southern  Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 Dairy: 160.00—185.00; Premium
135.00—155.00;  Good  Feeder:  100.00—130.00;  Fair: 60.00—90.00;
Low: no quotes.

Uintah  Basin:  Alfalfa:  Supreme  Dairy: 150.00—180.00; Premium
Dairy:  120.00—140.00;  Good Feeder: 80.00-110.00; Fair: scarce;
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) 150.00-200.00
 Supreme Dairy            160.00-190.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy             130.00-155.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-120.00 
      Fair                        60.00-80.00
      Low                             n/q 

Alfalfa Standing:
Northern Utah:                     65.00-75.00    

Friday, July 20, 2018

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  20,150    Last Week:  15,282    Last Year:  26,825 

   Compared to last Friday, export and domestic Alfalfa steady to firm with 
most increase on higher testing hay. Timothy for export steady. Dairies are 
only netting 13.00/cwt for their milk. Bluegrass straw firm. Trade moderate 
to active with moderate demand. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. 
Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm 
or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                        Tons      Price      Wt. Avg   Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium           1000  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                        3250  180.00-185.00  180.38     Export            
      Good              6500  170.00-175.00  171.92     Export            
      Fair/Good         1000  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                         425  210.00-240.00  213.53     Retail/Stable     
      Good               150  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                     
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            725  225.00-260.00  233.79     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium            450  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            
      Good               550  230.00-250.00  240.91     Export            
      Fair               900  180.00-230.00  207.78     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium           1600  290.00-300.00  299.06     Export            
      Good               400  270.00-270.00  270.00     Export            

  Bluegrass Straw                                                         
    Mid Square                                                            
      Good              1600   60.00-65.00    61.88     Export            

  Wheat Straw                                                             
    Mid Square                                                            
      Good              1000   65.00-65.00    65.00                    

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Receipts: 81 loads    Last Week:  89 loads    Last Year:  118 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, 1 loads 150.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads
130.00-132.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 18 loads 112.50-127.50.  Utility:
Large Squares, 2 loads 80.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 72.50-102.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 160.00; Large Rounds, 1 load
145.00.  Good:  Small Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 10 loads
115.00-127.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 90.00-115.00.  Utility:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 62.00-70.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 1 load 92.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 97.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 95.00-102.50, 7 loads 72.50-87.50;
Large Rounds, 1 load 100.00.

   Bean Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 45.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 45.00-55.00.

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 and interest remain fairly good.  Quite a bit of 
second cutting alfalfa was put up this week, if it was up before
Wednesday night it was put up dry.  These persistent rains have made
it extremely difficult to make high quality hay.  The dew points have
been high as well making it harder for cut hay to dry.  There is an
ample supply of low quality hay due to this challenging season. Rains
were very heavy in places, as Brookings county saw more than 7 inches.
The rain was pretty wide spread, the areas suffering from drought
received some relief with amounts around 1.0-1.5 inches.  All hay and
straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00.  Good to Premium:  Large 
Squares, 170.00.  Good:  Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00.  Utility to
Fair:  Large Squares, 130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Small Squares, 200.00  Good:  Large
Rounds, 150.00. 

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 160.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 55.00-60.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00-120.00

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.

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

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.  
According to the NASS California Crop Weather report 7/16/18, Expect hot and dry 
conditions across the state for the early part of the week as high pressure 
aloft strengthens over the region. By midweek, the high pressure will begin to 
weaken and chances of isolated thunderstorms will increase as monsoonal flow 
looks to deepen and bring moisture into California from the south. With the 
weakening of the high pressure, a cooling trend is expected to felt across the 
state, bringing temperatures in inland areas to near seasonal averages over the 
weekend.  Temperature highs ranged from the upper 60s to lower 110s in the 
mountains, lower 70s to lower 110s in the desert, mid 70’s to mid 90’s along the 
coast, lower 80s to the lower 100s in the Sierras, and mid 90s to mid 100s in 
the valley. Temperature lows ranged in the upper 40s to upper 50s in the 
sierras, lower 50s to mid 60s in the mountains, lower 50s to lower 70s along the 
coast, lower 60s to upper 70s in the valley, and lower 60s to 80s in the desert.
Summer beans and cotton were irrigated in Tulare, corn for silage was tasseling 
and developing ears, and alfalfa was irrigated, cut, and baled. Rice was 
developing well in the Sacramento valley, and was being treated for armyworm. 
Winter wheat continued to be harvested. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  15,875    Last Week:  11,120    Last Year:  26,761                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  285.00-290.00  287.50     Organic           
      Premium/Supreme         100  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
                              800  200.00-215.00  207.50     Export            
      Premium                 800  180.00-220.00  206.25     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    650  135.00-140.00  137.31                       
      Fair                    200  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           
  Alfalfa/Forage Mix                                                           
      Good                     75  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  75  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     
  Timothy Grass                                                                
      Premium                 895  320.00-360.00  334.97     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    800  100.00-100.00  100.00     Organic           
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    550  120.00-120.00  120.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    300  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                               50  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Premium                 200  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   
      Good                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
      Fair                    800  176.00-176.00  176.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    900  145.00-150.00  147.50 Del                   
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    125  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    250  125.00-125.00  125.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa
      Good                    1    215.00-215.00  215.00     Contracted                             

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    255  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 500  210.00-210.00  210.00     Contracted Retail       
                              150  205.00-205.00  205.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    200  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                             5000  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        
                             1000  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 525  170.00-215.00  177.86     Retail/Stable     

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

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  14,950    Last Week:  20,630    Last Year:  13,623 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa and Timothy for export steady. Trade 
active with good demand especially for export Timothy and non-rained on 
dairy hay for immediate take out. Exporters buying mostly fair to good 
testing Alfalfa.  Most dairies have backed off the market with a few still 
continue paying 1.00 per point per RFV. 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           800  150.00-150.00  150.00                  
      Good              150  155.00-155.00  155.00                  
                     11,000  140.00-150.00  145.45     Export       
      Fair             2000  135.00-135.00  135.00     Export       

  Timothy Grass                                                     
    Mid Square                                                      
      Good             1000  175.00-180.00  177.50     Export       

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All classes of hay traded fully steady.  
Movement was moderate. Reports of rain was either feast or famine across 
the state which gives hope of more hay being available in future months.  
Coastal Bermuda producers in East and South Texas received some rain that 
should help with one more cutting as some are currently in the field 
baling.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 

   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
x 

Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 275.00-300.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00; Fair to Good 225.00-250.00.
               Small bales: Delivered 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg  200.00-225.00. 
                                       Calf 225.00-230.00.
Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 170.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: 6.00 per bale. 
Wheat Straw: Large Bales Delivered: 105.00. 
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-200.00.
   Small Bales: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00 per bale.
Rye: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
Oat: Large Bales: FOB: 190.00, 95.00 per bale.
Barley: Large Bales: Delivered: 155.00.
Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 45.00 per bale.
Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: 85.00.
              
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 290.00-310.00;
   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 120.00-180.00, 60.00-90.00 
  per roll; Fair to Good 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00 per bale.
          
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.  

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jul 21, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade and, 
demand moderate.  Southern and southwestern areas are 30-50%
into fourth cutting.  Southeastern region are starting fourth 
cutting.  Northcentral areas between 50-70% into third cutting.
Rain showers continued last week over southern and southwestern 
with heavy flooding reported around the San Antonio area.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 240.00-265.00;  
Good quality; 220.00-240.00 del from local producers.    

Feedlot Ground hay:  185.00-195.00; Calf hay ground; 225.00. 

Baled wheat hay: 170.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
Good quality 200.00-220.00 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.

Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  July 20
The quality of second cutting hay continued to exceed the quality of first cutting hay
as both first and second cuttings of hay were available across Iowa. Northeast Iowa
went nearly the entire week with no rain, which may have been a first for this year.
Although hay cuttings lag behind recent years, yield per acre on hay ground is running
ahead of schedule due to consistent rains across the state.  

Alfalfa   Premium  Large Squares  $300.00 - $350.00
                                 Small Squares          $350.00 - $375.00 

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Large Squares  $250.00 - $285.00
                                 Small Squares          $220.00 - $260.00 
    Good  Large Squares  $150.00 - $185.00
            Small Squares          $135.00 - $185.00
                        
Grass   Good  Large Squares          $120.00 - $170.00
                                 Large Rounds           $100.00 - $150.00
                                 Small Squares          $125.00 - $175.00
                        Fair     Large  Rounds  $ 90.00 - $120.00
   Utility  Large Rounds  $ 55.00 - $ 85.00

Oat Hay                 Good     Large Square  $110.00 - $145.00
                                 Large Rounds           $ 75.00 - $105.00
                                 Small Squares          $133.00 - $178.00

Straw   Oat  Large Square  $ 62.00 - $ 90.00
                          Large Rounds           $ 65.00 - $ 80.00
                                 Small Squares          $150.00 - $170.00 
                        Rye      Large Rounds           $ 30.00 - $ 50.00
                                 Small Squares          $100.00 - $200.00
                        Wheat  Large Squares          $100.00 - $120.00
                                 Small Squares          $150.00 - $165.00
                                 Large Rounds           $ 80.00 - $100.00

Cornstalks    Large Rounds  $ 45.00 - $ 75.50 
       
   
 
Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week.           

This Week's Drought Summary
Warmer than normal temperatures occurred over most of the Midwest region over the past week.
Heavy rain impacted much of Minnesota and Illinois, while heavy rain was spottier in parts 
of Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio. In several areas that missed out on heavier rainfall, 
conditions degraded. Extreme drought conditions expanded in northern Missouri into a small part
of southeast Iowa, where long-term precipitation deficits and warm conditions led to degrading
conditions. Short-term precipitation deficits caused moderate drought to expand in the Michigan
Upper Peninsula. Short-term dryness also led to abnormal dryness developing in west-central Missouri.
Precipitation deficits and high temperatures led to the development of abnormal dryness over parts 
of northern Ohio and the southern Michigan Lower Peninsula. Short-term dryness also was noted over 
localized areas of central and eastern Wisconsin, the latter of which saw conditions degrade to 
abnormally dry. Short-term dryness ended in most of western Minnesota after a heavy rain event.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Jul 13:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week. Retail/Stable Timothy firm in a light test.  Retail/Stable type hay 
remains the most demanded. Demand for export hay light this week. Most hay 
growers have cut 2018 hay and are selling now.  Light isolated rains in the 
growing areas has created a large supply of rain damaged hay. All sales in 
this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by old crop.                                               

Tons:  4797    Last Week:  19,393    Last Year:  0                       

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                             
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair              250  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            20  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good               50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            97  230.00-235.00  232.42     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Premium           250  330.00-330.00  330.00     Export            

  Orchard/Timothy                                                        
    Small Square                                                         
      Good               75  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                              
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair              100  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Triticale/Orchard Grass                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Good               25  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County:                                                           
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme           900  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Premium           450  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                           
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme           300  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Premium           200  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair              300  130.00-130.00  130.00     Rain Damage       

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium          1350  357.00-357.00  357.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat/Grain Hay                                                        
    Mid Square                                                           
      Good              300   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

Lake County:                                                             
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme           100  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            30  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                     

Thursday, July 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.  Second  crop beginning. Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies. Confirmed
sales 1,000 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 160.00-180.00; Premium:
130.00—155.00; Good  Feeder:  100.00-130.00.  Fair: 60.00-90.00;
Low: No Quote.
Premium retail horse sales 130.00—180.00.

Central Area:  Alfalfa:  Supreme # 1  Dairy 160.00—180.00; Premium
Dairy: 130.00—150.00; Good Feeder: 80.00-100.00; Fair: 60.00-90.00
Low: scarce.  Oat Hay: No Quotes.  
Premium retail horse sales: 140.00—180.00.

Southern  Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 Dairy: 160.00—185.00; Premium
135.00—155.00;  Good  Feeder:  100.00—130.00;  Fair: 60.00—90.00;
Low: no quotes.

Uintah  Basin:  Alfalfa:  Supreme  Dairy: 150.00—180.00; Premium
Dairy:  120.00—140.00;  Good Feeder: 80.00-110.00; Fair: scarce;
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) 150.00-200.00
 Supreme Dairy            160.00-190.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy             130.00-155.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-120.00 
      Fair                        60.00-80.00
      Low                             n/q 

Alfalfa Standing:
Northern Utah:                     65.00-75.00    

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand good.  According to the U.S 
Drought Monitor for July 17, 2018, 82.50 percent of the state falls in a D0-D4 
Drought Category compared to 35.53 percent a year ago.  Of those percentages, 
60.62 percent falls into the D2-D4 categories.  The NASS Colorado Crop progress 
report for week ending July 15, 2018, stored feed supplies were rated 8 percent 
very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  2nd 
cutting alfalfa progress is at 44 percent.  Pasture and range conditions 
percentages are 30 percent Very Poor, 24 percent Poor, 25 percent Fair, and 21 
percent Good.  The next available report will be Thursday, July 26, 2018.  All 
prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices 
reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the 
services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website: 
www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 220.00; Good 160.00-165.00.
   Mid Squares: Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00, Delivered.
   Mid Squares: Premium 215.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Wheat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 125.00.
  Straw
   Large Squares: Good 70.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 225.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 250.00 (8.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: 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/Supreme 245.00.
  Rye
   Large Squares: Good 150.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; Fair 235.00 
(7.00 per bale).
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 300.00-335.00 (9.00-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; 
Good 265.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Brome Mix
   Rounds: Premium 175.00.
  Grass
   Mid Squares: Premium 300.00.
   Rounds: Premium 160.00.
   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.