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Friday, September 28, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices sold generally steady. 
Hay demand continues to be light on heavy supplies. Hay movement
was slow again this week as many producers have hay for sale and
with plenty of grazing available ranchers have been less than 
enthused about buying hay. Square prices continue to be a 
premium to rounds due to shipping cost. Demand for hay to sell
into drought areas remains good as loads are leaving on a weekly
basis. Export demand is mostly good as buyers continue to purchase
clean green hay to export to pacific rim countries. The straw
market continues to sell steady on good demand. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 180.00 old crop
           Premium:  Large squares, NA    
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-140.00   
                     Large rounds,  115.00-130.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  60.00-80.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-90.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 125.00-140.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-115.00
                     Large rounds,  105.00-110.00
                     Small squares, 120.00-130.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 70.00-90.00


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Small squares, 185.00
                     Large rounds,  120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  115.00-125.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     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
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           

Barley                Large squares, 40.00-50.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-50.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  September 28, 2018

Small squares continued to be hard to find,while large rounds were plentiful.
Premium grade of hay was hard to find and growers may be storing hay for sales
throughout the winter. Looking forward to next week the weather looks to be wet,
making it hard to get field work done.

Alfalfa   Premium  Small Squares  $270.00 - $300.00

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Large Squares          $200.00 - $250.00
                                 Small Squares          $240.00 - $270.00
                                      
Grass   Premium  Small Squares  $200.00 - $240.00 
    Good  Large Squares  $145.00 - $185.00 
                                 Small Squares          $140.00 - $175.00
                        Fair  Large Rounds  $105.00 - $135.00
                        Utility  Large Rounds  $ 30.00 - $100.00

Oat Hay                 Good     Small Squares          $150.00 - $160.00
                                 
Straw   Oat      Large Squares  $110.00 - $135.00  
                                 Large Rounds           $ 50.00 - $110.00
                                 Small Squares          $145.00 - $200.00

                        Rye  Small Squares          $160.00 - $160.00
                                                           
  
 
Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week. 

Drought conditions continued to worsen in southeast Iowa, where extreme drought (D3) 
increased by 1.40% to 2.24%. As of early September, the D3 category covered all of Davis
County, most of Appanoose County and portions of adjoining counties. Abnormally dry (D0) 
conditions covered around 12% of Iowa; combined D0 – D3 conditions covered around 31% of
Iowa. At this time last year, D0 – D3 drought covered 48% of the state. From this time last
month, the area of severe to extreme drought has increased by 5.45%, with abnormally dry 
conditions increasing in central Iowa by around 1%

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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  Report 
contacts are reporting they are holding off on cutting with a sizeable storm 
coming in this week.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  208,025    Last Week:  31,075    Last Year:  3985                       

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1800  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted        
      Premium                1400  170.00-170.00  170.00     Contracted        
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Barley                                                                       
      Good                    150  100.00-100.00  100.00                       
  Triticale                                                                    
      Good                    500  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         200  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Premium                 400  200.00-220.00  215.00                       
                              100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix 
      Good                    100  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                   1300  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        
  Rice Straw                                                                   
     Good                 200,000   35.00-35.00    35.00     Contracted        
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    400  115.00-115.00  115.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               250  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    300   85.00-85.00    85.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  220.00-235.00  228.75     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               200  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                     50  115.00-115.00  115.00                       
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     

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. 

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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay steady to firm.  Demand
was better this week, moderate to good, as dairies need high testing
hay and are having difficulty finding it.  Good demand for grass hay
as cattle feeders need it to start calves on feed.  Improved demand
for corn stalks as the price of grass hay is causing cattle feeders
to look for alternative forages to blend into their rations.  Few new
corn stalk bales have been put up yet as little corn has been harvested.
Cool and cloudy with rain early in the week again keeping hay growers
from finishing up their final cutting.  Some producers were able to get
their fourth put up before the devasting rains of last week that plagued
the Eastern side of the state.  Those that would like to make another cut
are facing a poor drying and curing prospect as the forecast remains
cool, cloudy, and many more chances of rain.  All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 205.00; Small Squares, 220.00
(6.50 per bale).  Premium:  Large Squares, 160.00-175.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No reported sales.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds,
140.00.  Good-Premium: Large Rounds, 130.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility-Fair:  Large Rounds, 85.00, 107.00
Del.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 115.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00, 60.00 Del.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8000    Last Week:  3300    Last Year:  9900 

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic 4th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Export 3rd cutting Alfalfa steady. Timothy for export steady in a light test. Trade 
moderate with light demand from exporters, more interest was shown from dairies 
this week. Some dairies contracting hay for spring 2019 take out. Most exporters 
reported they were off the market this week. High testing Alfalfa is in short 
supply. Retail/Feed store steady.  More 3rd cutting Timothy was reported this week.  
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                          Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Mid Square                                                              
      Supreme              200  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium/Supreme     1000  200.00-200.00  200.00     Tarped            
      Premium              800  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        
      Good                3000  165.00-165.00  165.00     Export            
      Fair                2000  145.00-155.00  150.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium              300  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                       
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium              100  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                             
    Mid Square                                                              
      Good                 300  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                             
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium              100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                 100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Excessive Moisture
      Fair                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Excessive Moisture

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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  32,000    Last Week:  10,900    Last Year:  2500 

   Compared to last Friday, Supreme Alfalfa weak. Organic Alfalfa firm. Fair/Good 
Alfalfa and Timothy steady. Most dairies are offering .85-.90 cents/RFV on hay 
testing 170 RFV or better. Trade active with good demand for all grades of Alfalfa. 
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                                                    
      Supreme            3700  140.00-170.00  168.38              
                         3000  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic  
      Premium/Supreme     400  170.00-170.00  170.00              
      Premium            2000  144.00-144.00  144.00              
                         3000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Organic  
      Good               6000  125.00-135.00  130.00              
                          900  130.00-130.00  130.00     Export   
      Fair                600  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export   
                         3000  140.00-140.00  140.00     Organic  
                          400  130.00-130.00  130.00     Weedy    
      Utility/Fair       6000  110.00-110.00  110.00              

  Timothy Grass                                                   
    Mid Square                                                    
      Good               3000  190.00-190.00  190.00  

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady.  Supply 
was moderate on moderate to good demand as we head into fall.  Most of 
the state has received rainfall and fall-like temperatures in the 
Panhandle. Coastal Bermuda producers in the North, East and South are 
hopeful to get dried out this week in order to get a 4th cutting.  Some 
producers are battling army worms as well.  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 270.00-300.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-270.00.               
Small bales: FOB: 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 225.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-240.00.
Wheat Hay: Ground and Delivered: 197.00.
  Small Bales: Delivered: 6.00 per bale. 
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-240.00. 
Hay Grazer: Large Bales: FOB: 100.00.
  Ground and Delivered: 170.00.
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00.
       Ground and Delivered: 125.00.      
Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 190.00.

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 275.00-280.00; Fair to 
  Good 220.00-250.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-310.00;
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-330.00, 
  9.00-10.00 per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 140.00-200.00, 70.00- 
  100.00 per roll; Fair to Good 120.00-140.00, 60.00-70.00 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 100.00- 
  120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll. 
 
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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

Receipts:  93 loads    Last Week:  74 loads    Last Year:  86 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, 2 loads 170.00-177.50.  Good:
Large Rounds, 3 loads 137.50-155.00; Large Squares, 1 load 150.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 13 loads 117.50-135.50; Large Squares, 1 load
132.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 67.50-112.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 12 loads 127.50-135.00; Large Squares,
1 load 135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 115.00-120.00; Large 
Squares, 3 loads 115.00-120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 21 loads 87.50-
112.50; Small Squares, 1 load 100.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 115.00-130.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 62.50-107.50; 5 loads, weathered
27.50-47.50.
 
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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Sep 29, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices steady.  Trade and, 
demand moderate.  Eastern region between fourth and fifth cutting.
Southern and southwestern areas are between 80-100% into fifth 
cuttings. Southeastern region are 70-100% into fifth cuttings.  
Northcentral 70-100 % into fourth cutting.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 250.00 per ton
organic delivered to Clovis; Premium and Good quality; 210.00-240.00 del 
from local producers.    

Baled oat hay;  195.00 per ton deliverd form out of state.  

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 210.00-220.00 del;
Premium and Good quality 180.00-210.00 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  200.00 per ton( 220.00 on
contracted)  Good quality; 175.00-180.00; delivered to dairies.

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

Sudan hay; 130.00-150.00 per ton.

Corn silage; 48.00 per ton back to farmer 67% moisture.

North central Region: 

Baled alfalfa: Large square bales, premium and supreme; 200.00 per
ton.  Good quality 180.00 Del to Dairies. 

Small bales: Premium quality 8.00-9.00 per bale.
 
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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Sep 21:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Demand for export hay has increased since last report.  All sales in 
this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons:  5635    Last Week:  8112    Last Year:  4432                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  78  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  78  225.00-230.00  226.79     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 170  225.00-240.00  231.50     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium              2  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             40  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  20  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 250  300.00-300.00  300.00                       
      Fair                     31  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 600  275.00-275.00  275.00     Organic           
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  75  190.00-215.00  198.33                       
                              200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     44  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                2140  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                   1000  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            600  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export            

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed. 
 
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade slow to mostly moderate. Movement was moderate, most activity 
occurring in western and northwestern counties. Demand was good for all 
offerings. Supplies and offerings remain fairly light although fourth cutting 
alfalfa and second cutting of grass hay are wrapping up. Prices were fully 
steady this week. Wheat planting reached 27 percent completion last week, up 
5 percent from normal and 12 points ahead of last year. Army worms have been 
reported in several areas this week with infestations ranging from mild to 
severe.     

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: Supreme quality large square bales 210.00-230.00. Premium 
quality 200.00-210.00. Good quality large square and large round bales 
180.00-200.00. Fair quality 150.00-160.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales reported.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-230.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 200.00-210.00. Good quality large round and large 
square bales 180.00-200.00. 

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 110.00-140.00 per ton. Good quality mixed grass hay 4 X 5 and 5 X 5 
bales 40.00-50.00 per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-90.00 per ton, mostly 85.00. 
 
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 40.00-50.00 per bale. 

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending September 28, 2018


  Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady. 
Ground and delivered products and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was 
light to moderate. Many contacts are on their 4th cutting of alfalfa with 
some thinking of cutting a 5th in some areas of the state. Some counties 
in the Panhandle and in Central Nebraska received some frost on Wednesday 
morning. A lot of farmers and feed-yards are busy with combining 
soybeans, high moisture corn and silage. Some native grass hay producers 
continue to dodge water holes and harvest tall, mature grass for feeding 
purposes this winter. Hay quality isn’t the best right now, but it’s 
better than nothing!!  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay 
barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 176.00-180.00. Premium large rounds 115.00;
Good large rounds 84.00-95.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 85.00-105.00. 
Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Cane in large round bales 
70.00. Hailed out rye grass in large round bales 60.00. Straw large 
rounds 63.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00 to 105.00, few 110.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk 
mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-95.00. Cane in 
large rounds 80.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-
220.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 200.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 170.00; Good large squares 130.00-150.00; 
Good large rounds 130.00-135.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good large 
squares 150.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 130.00. Straw in large 
square bales 80.00-85.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00 some 
loads at 185.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00. 

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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate to good demand.  
Buyer interest is in small squares for horse hay markets.  Dairy and feeder 
cattle hay markets are slow.  Below average water available for irrigation this 
year, coupled with extreme drought conditions on the western half of the state 
have substantially impacted hay prices throughout this haying season with upward 
pressure.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s September 25, 2018 two-week 
comparison for Colorado, the D0 category was extended to include all of Morgan 
county and parts of Weld and Washington counties.  The D3 category was increased 
to include most of Moffat and Rout counties.  According to the NASS Colorado 
Crop Progress report for week ending September 23, 2018, stored feed supplies 
were rated 7 percent very short, 18 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 4 
percent surplus.  3rd cutting alfalfa progress is at 90 percent, 4th cutting 32 
percent.  Pasture and range conditions percentages are 28 percent Very Poor, 23 
percent Poor, 23 percent Fair, 24 percent Good, and 2 percent Excellent.  The 
next available report will be Thursday, October 4, 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 240.00.
   Small Squares: Supreme 310.00 (9.25-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Supreme 225.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 300.00, Retail/Stable.
   Rounds: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 330.00-340.00 (9.75-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable
                  Good 335.00 (9.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable; 
                  Good 275.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00-350.00 (10.00-10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Fair 200.00; Utility/Fair 180.00.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 250.00.
  Oat/Rye Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 190.00.
   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
   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.

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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending September 28, 2018

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was 
moderated with most of the reported hay going to out of state buyers. 
Many producers are on third cutting or are done for the year on alfalfa 
and mixed hay varieties. Frost was reported in some areas on Wyoming on 
Wednesday.  All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn 
unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-193.00. Good large squares 150.00. 
Alfalfa/Grass: Premium large squares 185.00-200.00 and 85.00 per bale; 
Good large squares 140.00-150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein 245.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair large squares 130.00-
140.00. Premium small squares 200.00; Good small squares 160.00. 
Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00 Premium small 
squares 220.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 200.00.  Certified weed 
seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-280.00.

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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 09/21/2018

Other than the arrival of some very fall like temperatures not much has 
changed this week in the hay world. Still some hay being baled and there 
is some hay moving but activity in not at the level it was mid-summer. 
Many cattle farmers are content at the moment to watch fall grass grow 
prior to frost and then determine needs and where the market will be at 
a later date. Hay demand is moderate to good, supply is light and hay 
prices are steady to slightly weak. 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 7.00-9.00 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 100.00-175.00
Small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 80.00-150.00
small squares 4.00-5.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-75.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 120.00-150.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 60.00-100.00

Wheat straw 2.00-6.00 per small square bale

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Sep 24, 2018

Receipts:  14 Loads    Last Week:  20 Loads    Last Year:  11 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 92.50-107.50.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 3 loads 80.00-85.00.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 77.50-105.00.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,844/3,406 Last week: 10,231/3,444  Last year:  9,067/4,355
             
Hay market trade activity is light. Prices steady and demand light to moderate.       
Fall arrived over the weekend, bringing with it hopefully cooler temperatures. 
Harvest is in full swing for corn and milo, while others are busy with fall hay 
cutting and planting wheat.  Hay prices continue to stay stable, as sellers are 
reluctant to back off prices in anticipation of a long, cold winter and shorter 
supply of alfalfa and grass hay. Conversely, there has been an abundance of 
silage chopped and a bumper crop of Sudan/cane hay.  According to the U.S. 
Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 6 pct., moderate drought 
(D1) is at 5 pct., severe drought (D2) is at 4.5 pct., extreme drought (D3) is 
at 4.5 pct., and exceptional drought (D4) is at .40 pct. If you have hay for 
sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay 
Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. 
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 200.00-
215.00. Sudan: large rounds 85.00-95.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 70.00-80.00, 
ground and delivered 95.00-105.00. Rye hay, large squares 100.00-110.00. Wheat 
straw, large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 9/16-9/22, 8,844T of grinding 
alfalfa and 700T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 155.00-165.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an 
instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 200.00-220.00, 17 
pct protein 210.00-225.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 245.00-255.00. Grass hay: Bluestem 
small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares 110.00-120.00, large squares 140.00-145.00, 
Brome large squares 75.00-85.00/bale, large rounds 130.00-135.00. Sudan: large 
rounds 80.00-90.00; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Rye hay, large rounds, 
95.00-105.00.  Crabgrass: large rounds 80.00-85.00. Cornstalks: none reported. 
Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 9/16-9/22, 3,406T of grinding 
alfalfa and 279T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00 lower, 
movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 165.00-175.00. 
Ground and delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 
135.00-145.00. Good, mid to large squares 120.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-
110.00 with an instance at 120.00; Brome: Good, small squares 145.00-155.00, mid 
squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 125.00-135.00, large rounds 120.00-130.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid 
and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 
9/16-9/22, 1,013T of grass hay was 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, 135.00-
145.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-165.00. 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa 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, 160.00-
170.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 
7.50/bale, 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. Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; Straw: 
small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, and large rounds 
85.00-95.00.  

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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
The hay market this week was steady with some weakness. Top quality hay continues to bring good prices in any package size. Quality round bales continue to be discounted when compared to other hay packages. Some markets were slow this week probably related to weather and fall harvest.
















For Nebraska, hay sold steady, demand was light to moderate as many buyers and sellers were busy with fall field work. For Iowa, overall steady market with hay available from multiple cuttings (1st - 4th), but limited as many are in the field harvesting. Small square bales and top quality hay are limited at the market, while large rounds are in good supply.

In South Dakota, all classes of hay were steady with few reported sales at the market. Demand is moderate at best. High quality grass hay is in demand to start calves on feed. Heavy rainfall in areas may have ruined hay that was cut.

For Missouri, hay prices have some weakness. Many cattle feeders are gauging how much hay they have on hand and how long will the pasture continue to grow this fall before purchasing hay. Many sellers are thinking prices will increase as winter begins and are not offering hay into the market.
In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady to weaker with no quality hay available. Only lower quality hay was offered with little demand.

In Wisconsin, quality alfalfa hay prices were strong, however lower quality hay continues to be discounted no matter the package size. This has been a busy week as many farmers are taking a late harvest of hay, harvesting corn silage, soybeans, and high moisture corn. After they get feed in storage and take inventory they may or may not purchase hay. Some areas were on the fringe of drought and those famers are purchasing corn and hay standing in the field to add to their inventory.
Straw prices were steady this past week as straw is in demand. Small square bale straw price was steady at $3.50 a bale (range of $2.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw prices increased to $48.00 per bale (a range of $35.00 to $72.00). Large round bale straw averaged $35.00 per bale (range of $25.00 - $55.00).

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah Hay prices prices mostly firm, with trading slow on all Quality's.
Majority of  movement on  previous  contracts. Lower quality hay demand
is light with good supplies.  Confirmed sales 2,800 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 165.00—200.00.

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: 175.00—200.00.

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: 170.00-190.00.

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            170.00-190.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy             140.00-160.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-130.00  last quote
      Fair                           n/q
      Low                             n/q 

Alfalfa Standing:
Northern Utah:                     65.00-75.00    

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Friday, September 21, 2018

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the NASS Crop Progress report 9/13/18, an upper level trough made 
its way across the state during work week. There were dry conditions as well as 
a cooling trend, in which temperatures dropped to below normal levels. By the 
weekend, temperatures began to rebound to near normal levels. The northern 
counties of the state experienced slightly cooler temperatures as a shortwave 
moved through over the weekend. A few showers were reported late Sunday in the 
vicinity of Crescent City.  Temperature highs ranged from the upper 60s to lower 
90s in the mountains, lower 70s to upper 80s in the sierras, upper 80s to mid 
90s in the Central Valley, low 70s to upper 100s along the coast, and mid 70s to 
low 110s in the desert.  Low temperatures ranged from mid 20s to upper 40s in 
the Sierras, lower 30s to upper 40s in the mountains, upper 40s to upper 50s in 
the Central Valley, mid 40s to low 60s along the coast, and upper 40s to low 70s 
in the desert.  In the Sacramento Valley, rice harvest began, alfalfa was cut 
and baled, and corn was harvested for silage. Sunflower harvest continued in 
Sutter County. In Tulare County, cotton bloomed and bolls were set, alfalfa was 
cut and baled, and corn and sorghum were harvested for silage.  Hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report. 

Tons:  31,075    Last Week:  6140    Last Year:  8615                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                3450  200.00-215.00  207.17     Contracted        
                              150  185.00-185.00  185.00     Weedy             
      Premium                 500  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                             1400  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        
                              600  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted Retail      
                              400  200.00-220.00  212.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            600  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Good                    250  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair/Good               300  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              450  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 250  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 400  260.00-265.00  263.44     Contracted        
                              200  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Contracted        
                               50  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 400  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    150  100.00-100.00  100.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    150  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                   1700   50.00-50.00    50.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                              150  210.00-240.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair                    400  160.00-180.00  174.38                       
                              150  250.00-260.00  256.67     Organic           
  Brome Grass                                                                  
      Good                    175  130.00-145.00  138.57                       
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    250   45.00-45.00    45.00                       
                              100   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 175  255.00-260.00  257.14                       
                             3450  265.00-280.00  272.17 Del Contracted        
                              150  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del Weedy             
      Premium/Supreme         250  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Premium                 600  235.00-250.00  247.50 Del                   
                             1400  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del Contracted        
                              600  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Contracted Retail      
                              100  210.00-220.00  215.00 Del Weedy             
      Good/Premium            800  230.00-240.00  235.00 Del                   
      Good                    350  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair/Good               425  150.00-175.00  166.47                       
  Grain/Foxtail                                                                       
      Fair/Good               400   50.00-50.00    50.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150   80.00-80.00    80.00                       
                              200  145.00-150.00  147.50 Del                   
  Corn Stalks                                                                        
      Good                   6000   80.00-80.00    80.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  145.00-150.00  147.50 Del                   
                              150  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del Retail/Stable     
  Triticale                                                                    
      Good                    200  145.00-150.00  147.50 Del                   
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                   1700  110.00-110.00  110.00 Del      

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    500  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            

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.                     

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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices sold fully steady. 
Hay demand continues to be light on heavy supplies. Hay movement
was slow this week. Ranchers, seeing heavy supplies, have not
been very active in buying hay as summer pasture and grazing 
remains available. Some producers have limited 3rd cutting due
to heavy supplies and have opted to graze instead of hay. Dairy
demand for hay from Idaho and Washington has been limited due
to competitive hay prices in their respective states. Export 
demand remains strong as loads of hay continue to sell to 
exporters along the west coast. Demand for hay to ship to drought 
areas in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas continues to be mostly 
good. Square prices continue to see a premium to rounds due to 
the shipping advantage. The straw continues to sell steady. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 180.00 old crop
           Premium:  Large squares, NA    
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-130.00   
                     Large rounds,  115.00-130.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  60.00-90.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-90.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 125.00-140.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-115.00
                     Large rounds,  105.00-110.00
                     Small squares, 120.00-130.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 70.00-90.00


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Small squares, 185.00
                     Large rounds,  120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  115.00-125.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     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
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           

Barley                Large squares, 40.00-50.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-50.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA

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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3300    Last Week:  4650    Last Year:  4921                                    

     Compared to last Friday, Domestic 4th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Export 3rd cutting Alfalfa weak in a light test. Timothy for export not reported 
this week. Trade slow with light demand from exporters, more interest was shown 
from dairies this week and Canadian buyers. Most exporters reported they were off 
the market this week. 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                                                                 
      Supreme                 600  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                   2500  156.00-156.00  156.00     Export            

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

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  10,900    Last Week:  10,000    Last Year:  3300                                            

    Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa for dosmetic and export use steady 
to firm. Higher testing Alfalfa was reported this week. Trade moderate 
to active with moderate to good demand for all grades of Alfalfa. 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                                                                 
      Supreme                 300  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Premium/Supreme        1200  175.00-180.00  177.92                       
      Premium                3500  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
      Good                   3000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Organic           
      Fair/Good              2000  135.00-135.00  135.00                       
      Fair                    800  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
      Utility                 100   90.00-90.00    90.00     Rain Damage      

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  September 21, 2018
Portions of Iowa have baled the 4th cutting of hay this year while other regions
were still tryhing to make the 2nd cutting.  At public auctions bidders could choose
between offerings across all cuttings.  Small squares continued to be hard to find,
while large rounds were plentiful.  Premium grade of hay was hard to find and growers
may be storing hay for sales throughout the winter.

Alfalfa   Premium  Small Squares  $270.00 - $300.00

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Large Squares          $200.00 - $250.00
                                 Small Squares          $240.00 - $270.00
                                      
Grass   Premium  Small Squares  $200.00 - $240.00 
    Good  Large Squares  $145.00 - $185.00
                                 Large Rounds  $140.00 - $160.00 
                                 Small Squares          $140.00 - $175.00
                        Fair  Large Rounds  $105.00 - $135.00
                        Utility  Large Rounds  $ 30.00 - $100.00

Oat Hay                 Good     Small Squares          $150.00 - $160.00
                                 
Straw   Oat      Large Squares  $110.00 - $135.00  
                                 Large Rounds           $ 50.00 - $110.00
                                 Small Squares          $145.00 - $200.00

                        Rye Small Squares           $160.00 - $160.00
                                                           
  
 
Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week. 

Drought conditions continued to worsen in southeast Iowa, where extreme drought (D3) 
increased by 1.40% to 2.24%. As of early September, the D3 category covered all of Davis
County, most of Appanoose County and portions of adjoining counties. Abnormally dry (D0) 
conditions covered around 12% of Iowa; combined D0 – D3 conditions covered around 31% of
Iowa. At this time last year, D0 – D3 drought covered 48% of the state. From this time last
month, the area of severe to extreme drought has increased by 5.45%, with abnormally dry 
conditions increasing in central Iowa by around 1%

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  Most hay classes traded fully steady on slow 
to moderate movement.  Ground Alfalfa traded steady to 5.00 lower.  
Producers are hopeful for a future wheat hay crop if the Panhandle 
continues to receive rainfall.  Coastal Bermuda producers in the north 
and east are busying spraying for army worms; prices are staying steady 
for now.  South Texas Coastal Bermuda producers have been delayed on 4th 
cutting due to large amounts of rainfall.  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
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Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 275.00-300.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00; Fair 170.00.               
Small bales: FOB: 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 225.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-240.00.
Wheat Hay: Ground and Delivered: 197.00.
  Small Bales: Delivered: 6.00 per bale. 
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-240.00. 
Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered 100.00-140.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 75.00-85.00.
Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 195.00.

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 275.00-280.00; Fair to 
  Good 220.00-250.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-310.00;
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-330.00, 
  9.00-10.00 per bale.
     Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 140.00-200.00, 70.00- 
  100.00 per roll; Fair to Good 120.00-140.00, 60.00-70.00 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 100.00- 
  120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll.  















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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay remain steady, few
reported sales however.  Demand moderate for alfalfa, good for
high quality grass hay to start calves on feed.  Cool weather early
in the week, which slowed down drying of hay, followed up by 4-6 inches
of rain in SE SD basically ruining any cut hay.   All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares,
220.00 (6.50 per bale).  Good:  Large Rounds, 150.00-170.00.  Fair:
 Large Squares, 150.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 90.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No reported sales.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds,
140.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  No reported sales.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.















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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Receipts:  74 loads    Last Week:  89 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:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 150.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 13
loads 120.00-135.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 100.00-117.50; Large Squares,
2 loads 102.50-112.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 85.00-95.00, 1 load
very poor 50.00; Large Squares 1 load 92.50.

   Grass:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 127.50-135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads
107.50-115.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 85.00-100.50; Large Squares, 1
load 102.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 132.50.  Good:  Large
Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 85.00-100.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 1 load
50.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 82.50-85.00; 6 loads, weathered
30.00-50.00.















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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to Sep 14:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Demand for export hay has increased since last report.  All sales in 
this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.                                                                               

Tons:  8112    Last Week:  1492    Last Year:  10,500                          

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  54  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  63  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                               60  240.00-250.00  243.33     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             56  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                               75  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
      Good                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    400  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    155  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  40  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 300  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  35  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Premium/Supreme         300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Premium                2400  185.00-200.00  197.50                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                               75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            
                               30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
                               12  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Organic Grassy           
      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00     Weedy             

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 400  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 400  330.00-330.00  330.00     Contracted Retail/Stable       
      Good                    500  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Meadow Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium           1700  185.00-185.00  185.00     Organic           

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    600  120.00-120.00  120.00