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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Oct 29, 2018

Receipts:  22 Loads    Last Week:  11 Loads    Last Year:  19 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, 10 loads 95.00-107.50.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 2 loads 82.50-90.00.

  Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 8 loads 87.50-110.00.

   Bean Stubble:  Large Rounds, 1 load 55.00.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,240/4,214 Last week: 9,102/3,523  Last year: 10,184/4,155
             
Hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light. Fields are finally 
starting to dry up enough for farmers to get back into the fields to finish harvest. Hay 
deliveries that have been slow due to damp conditions should pick back up with the drying 
conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, after recent improvements to the 
region's lingering drought areas, conditions were unchanged during the past week. The 
abnormally dry (D0) category is at 7 pct., and moderate drought (D1) is at 1 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, 165.00-175.00. Ground and delivered locally 
to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 230.00-235.00. Sudan: large 
rounds 65.00-75.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered, Wheat straw, large 
rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 10/21-10/27, 7,240T of grinding alfalfa and 688T 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, 145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance at 200.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 
15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 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 130.00-140.00, Brome large squares 125.00-135.00. Sudan: large rounds 70.00-
80.00; Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 10/21-10/27, 4,214T of grinding 
alfalfa and 475T 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 
170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 160.00-170.00. Ground and delivered, none 
reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 135.00-145.00. Good, mid squares 
125.00-135.00, large squares 110.00-120.00, 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 120.00-130.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00. Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; 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 10/21-10/27, 1,128T 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, grinding alfalfa and 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, none reported. 
Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass 
hay: bluestem, small squares 7.50/bale, large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 100.00-
110.00; Brome: small squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 135.00-145.00, large rounds 
110.00-120.00. Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; 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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Monday, October 29, 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 3,150 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            170.00-200.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy            140.00-180.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-130.00  last quote
      Fair                        80.00-90.00   last quote
      Low                             n/q 


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Most hay prices remain steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate instances good from out of state buyers, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $115-$125; good, large squares, $176, large rounds, $84-$100; fair, large squares, $140. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Brome, in large rounds, $90-$100/bale. Cane, in large rounds, $70. Straw, large rounds, $65, rounds, $60-$75. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, rounds, $100-$105, few $110. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $130-$135. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix, $125-$130. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$95. Cane, large rounds, $80. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $215-$220. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $170; good, large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $130-$135. Good alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $150; premium, large rounds, $130. Good grass hay, large rounds, $125-$130. Straw, large squares, $80-$85. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$155, some loads at $185.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, 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.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$230, small squares, $220; premium, large squares, $160-$170; good large squares, $135; fair, large squares, $125. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $190, 17% protein $195. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $200. Fair/good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $120. Premium grass, small squares, $170, large rounds, $140; good/premium, large rounds, $130; good, large rounds, $120; utility, large rounds, CRP $100, $115 delivered. Straw, large squares, $115, small squares, $4.50/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40.
West River—Alfalfa, no reported sales. Alfalfa/grass mix, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales, Straw, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $182.50; premium, large rounds, $162.50; good, large rounds, $140-$152.50; fair, large rounds, $137.50; utility, large rounds, $105. Premium grass, large rounds, $140-$155; good, large rounds, $125-$137.50; fair, large rounds, $105-$122.50. Premium alfalfa grass mixed, large squares, $140; good, large rounds, $120. Straw, large squares, $90-$115. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50-$77.50 2 load poor $35-$37.50.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Utility alfalfa, large rounds, $105. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $130; fair, large rounds, $90-$115. Premium grass, large rounds, $130; good, large rounds, $115; fair, large rounds, $80-$95; utility, large rounds, $75. Straw, large rounds, $28-$45/bale.
In Montana, alfalfa hay prices sold fully steady. Limited hay sales were seen this week as many ranchers are busy marketing cattle.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $180 old crop; premium, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; good, large squares, $120-$140, large rounds, $115-$130, small squares, NA; fair/good, large squares, $90-$110, large rounds, $85-$105, small squares, NA; utility, large rounds, $60-$80, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA, large squares, $125-$140; fair, large squares, $110-$115, large rounds, $105-$110, small squares, $120-$130; utility, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, small squares, $185, large rounds, $120; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $100-$110; utility, large rounds, $80; large squares, NA, small squares, $130. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $225-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $160-$180. Barley straw, large squares, $40-$45, large rounds, $40-$45, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, all baled hay sold steady. Demand was good with a lot of hay going out of state and going to local cattlemen. Demand was very good for alfalfa cubes and sun-cured pellets.
Eastern Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $175-$193; good, large squares, $150, $160 delivered. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $185-$200; good, large squares, $140-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $245.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $150-$165, small squares, $160-$165; good, large squares, $150-$165. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $150-$190, small squares, $220. Premium timothy, small squares, $200. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$240, bagged $280.
In Colorado, trade activity light on moderate demand. The bulk of trade activity still on small squares going to horse markets.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220, Premium, large squares, $195, delivered; utility, $140. Premium alfalfa grass, rounds, $240, retail/stable. Premium grass, small squares, $370, retail/stable. Good sorghum sudan grass, large squares, $100. Good milo, large squares, $100. Good corn stalks, large squares, $60. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Good alfalfa, medium squares, $240, barn stored. Premium grass, small squares, $350, retail/stable. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Premium grass, large squares, $250. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest—Good grass, small squares, $365-$400, retail/stable. Premium, 3 string, retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest-No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay movement is slow. The supply of hay light to moderate. Hay prices continue to see some pressure and are steady to weak. Hay demand is light to moderate.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$225, small squares, $7-$9/bale; premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$200; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $5-$7/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$150, small squares, $5-$7/bale, (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair/good mixed grass hay, $75-$125, small squares, $4-$5.50/bale; fair large rounds, $35-$75. Good bromegrass, $120-$150; fair/good, $60-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $2-$6/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade slow. Movement was slow to moderate, most movement consisted of hay purchased up to two weeks ago with delivery held up by rains. Demand was mostly light for dairy hay, moderate for other alfalfa offerings.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220-$240; premium, large squares bales, $200-$220; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$200; fair, $150-$170. Good bermuda grass hay in 4 x 6 through 5 x 6 bales, $110-$140/ton. Good mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 and 5 x 5 bales, $40-$50/bale. Mixed grass $80-$90/ton, mostly $85.
Eastern—No alfalfa sales reported. Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales $40-$50/bale.
Western—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220-$240; premium, large square bales, $200-$220; good, large rounds and squares, $180-$200. Grinding hay, $140-$150. Good mixed grass, rounds, $90-$110/ton. Mixed grass, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale.
In Texas, most hay classes traded fully steady.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $270-$325; good/premium, large squares, $250-$270, small bales, FOB $264, $8/bale. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $225-$235, calf, $235-$240. Brown, $195-$205. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, $175. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180. Sudan, large bales, delivered, $150.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290-$360, large squares, FOB, $275-$280; fair/good, $220-$250.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $290-$310; good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $297-$330, large rounds, FOB $140-$200; fair/good, small squares, $120-$140.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$310, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$170; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices mostly steady, cooler temperatures are slowing hay growth.
Eastern—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $250/ton organic delivered to Clovis; premium/good, $210-$240 delivered from local producers. Baled oat hay, $165/ton delivered from out of state.
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $210-$220 delivered, small bales, $275-$300/ton loaded on truck; premium/good, large squares, $180-$210 delivered to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200/ton, small bales, $275/ton, $9-$10/bale FOB; good, large squares, $175-$180 delivered to dairies. Sudan hay, $130-$150/ton. Corn silage, $48/ton back to farmer 67% moisture.
North central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, small bales, $8-$9/bale; good, $180 delivered to dairies.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices sold mostly firm with
instances of 5.00 higher seen for some sales. With many ranchers 
marketing their livestock over the past few weeks this has freed 
up funds and allowed ranchers to purchase hay for winter. Hay 
market activity this week was mostly active with many ranches 
buying hay. Dairies were also in the market this week buying
high quality hay. Demand for dairy quality hay was mostly 
moderate to good as many dairies in Washington and Idaho were
active market participants. Demand for hay to go to Colorado 
and other southern drought states continues to be good as well 
with loads leaving weekly. Producers who are cutting 3rd cutting 
have had a very good stretch of weather to put it up as weather 
conditions have been outstanding across much of the state. 
Grazing conditions continue to be good with many cows still out 
on range. This continues to curb demand for hay to some degree. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 150.00 
           Premium:  Large squares, NA    
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00-140.00   
                     Large rounds,  115.00-130.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-120.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-105.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, 180.00
                     Large squares, 125.00
           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,  100.00-110.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  80.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, 130.00
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 225.00-240.00
           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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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  This 
time last year in region 6; dry cow hay was bringing 115.00-120.00.  According 
to the NASS Crop Progress Report October 22, 2018, low pressure aloft across the 
state led to cool conditions through midweek. Temperatures rested at below to 
near normal levels during the first half of the week. By midweek, the low 
pressure aloft moved toward the east allowing for high pressure to build over 
the region. This allowed for a warming trend to develop in which temperatures 
were expected to rise to above normal levels. The warm conditions continued 
until Sunday, when the high pressure began to weaken and allowed for 
temperatures to begin to cool.  Temperature highs ranged from the upper lower 
60s to mid 70s in the Sierras, upper 50s to low 80s in the mountains, the lower 
60s to upper 80s along the coast, low 70s to upper 90s in the desert, and mid 
70s to mid 80s in Central Valley. Temperature lows ranged from the upper 20s to 
lower 50s in the Sierras, upper 30s to upper 60s in the desert, upper 30s to low 
50s in the mountains, mid 40s to upper 50s in the Central Valley, and mid 50s to 
lower 60s along the coast.  In the Sacramento Valley, rice, safflower, and corn 
harvest continued. Sunflowers, beans, and rice continued to be harvested in 
Sutter. In Tulare cotton harvest continued, alfalfa was cut and baled, and corn 
and sorghum was harvested for silage.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  24,547    Last Week:  5270    Last Year:  5935                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 185  210.00-210.00  210.00     Very High Testing 
      Premium/Supreme          27  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 175  200.00-220.00  205.71     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Fair/Good               800  140.00-160.00  152.50                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 635  240.00-250.00  244.02     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 325  180.00-220.00  200.77                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   
      Premium                 200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium           1500  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Good                   1000  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Fair                   2000  180.00-185.00  182.50                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Water Grass                                                                  
      Good                    300  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    500  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                 14,300  100.00-115.00  100.31                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 550  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                              300  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del Contracted        
      Premium/Supreme         100  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Fair/Good                25  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Wheat Mix                                                            
      Good                     25  185.00-185.00  185.00 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                                                                      
      Premium                 675  220.00-230.00  224.44     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.             

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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  5725    Last Week:  6130    Last Year:  2070    

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic 
steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with light demand from exporters. 
Exporters plants continue working 5-6 days/week. 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           2550  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
      Premium/Supreme   1200  185.00-200.00  191.88                       
      Utility            460  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            325  225.00-245.00  234.23     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Fair               600  164.00-164.00  164.00     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            250  250.00-260.00  254.80     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good           90  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       

  Sudan                                                                   
    Mid Square                                                            
      Fair               250  109.00-109.00  109.00     Export            

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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  7550    Last Week:  12,900    Last Year:  2000 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. Trade slow to moderate 
for press and Premium/Supreme hay. Demand remains good for feeder hay so far 
exceeding supply. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.   Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                        Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                         
    Mid Square                                                    
      Premium/Supreme   3500  150.00-160.00  159.14               
      Premium            730  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic   
      Good              2550  140.00-155.00  147.94               
      Utility            110  100.00-100.00  100.00               

  Oat                                                             
    Mid Square                                                    
           Good          660   95.00-95.00    95.00  

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Receipts:  54 loads    Last Week:  69 loads    Last Year:  63 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 Rounds, 1 load 172.50.  Good:  Large
Squares, 1 load 142.50; Large Rounds, 19 loads 140.00-157.50.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 170.00; Large Rounds, 14 loads
140.00-170.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 122.50-145.00; Large
Rounds, 8 loads 127.50-137.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Scarce.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 120.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 37.50-57.50.

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  October 26, 2018

Hay supplies were limited this past week, again leaving customers in a quadry.
While the supplies were limited, better quality hay appeared and buyers were willing
to chase that quality.  Additonally corn stalks began appearing at sales, but 
appeared to sell at a disadvantage to oat straw.  Weather continues to be beneficial
in Iowa for harvesting and some producers have managed to bale a 4th cutting of hay.

Alfalfa   Premium  Small Squares  $300.00 - $350.00
                                 Large Squares  $280.00 - $280.00

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Small Squares         $280.00 - $400.00
                                 Large Squares  $280.00 - $325.00
                        Good     Small Squares          $195.00 - $200.00
                                 Large Squares          $195.00 - $195.00
                                 Large Rounds           $195.00 - $200.00
                        Fair  Large Rounds  $120.00 - $170.00 
                                      
Grass   Fair  Large Rounds  $120.00 - $170.00
                        Utility  Large Rounds  $ 30.00 - $110.00

                          
Straw   Oat      Small Squares  $140.00 - $200.00
                                 Large Squares  $ 85.00 - $115.00
                                 Large Rounds  $ 60.00 - $ 75.00

Corn Stalks   Small Squares  $ 75.00 - $ 90.00
                                Large Squares  $ 75.00 - $ 80.00
                                Large Rounds  $ 55.00 - $ 55.00               
                                               
                                 
  
 
Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week.

After a rainy spell in late September and early October, drought conditions in 
IOwa have all but disappeard.  Top soil in Iowa is rated as 65% adequate and 35%
was noted as having a surplus of moisture.  Pastures were rated as 46% good and
6% as excellent.

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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Oct 27, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices mostly unchanged, cooler 
temperatures and heavy rains in the area have put a damper on harvest.
Eastern region are waiting for last clipping.  Southern and southwestern 
areas are between 50-70% into sixth cuttings.  Southeastern region are 
between 10-30% into sixth cuttings.

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 wheat hay;  165.00 per ton delivered from 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; 
9.00-10.00 per bale FOB.

Sudan hay; 130.00-150.00 per ton.

Corn silage; 48.00 per ton back to farmer 68% 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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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded remained steady.   
Movement continues to be hampered by rainfall across the state.  The 
Panhandle received more rain mid-week after being able to dry out a few 
days.  CRP and Wheat hay are the new hay variety on the market for now.  
The North, East and South rainfall has made getting a 4th cutting 
difficult.  Some are worried that they will not be able to get the much 
needed 4th cutting before the first frost.  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 275.00-325.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00.               
Small bales: FOB: 264.00, 8.00-per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 225.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-240.00.
                                       Brown 195.00-205.00. 
Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00-185.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00. 
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00-115.00. 
 Ground and Delivered: 130.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 90.00-95.00.

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 264.00-310.00, 
  8.00-9.50 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-231.00, 5.00-7.00 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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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Oct 19:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Demand for export hay has decreased since last report.  Contacts were 
difficult to get ahold of this week due to working in the fields during
the abnormally warm and dry weather in Oregon growing areas.  All sales 
in this report are 2018 crop year hay.  Some growers are sold out for 
this crop year.

Tons:  687    Last Week:  6291    Last Year:  7198    

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:          
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Good/Premium       30  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            50  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium       72  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            10  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                         50  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

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

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

Eastern Oregon:                                                          
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Good              270  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Harney County:                                                           
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Good              100  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Lake County:                                                             
                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.   

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending October 26, 2018

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold fully steady. Demand 
picked up in some of the reporting areas of the state. Quite a lot of the 
large squares of alfalfa going to dairies in Texas. Some of the large 
square bales staying in the local reporting regions to horse owners and 
cattlemen. Many of the small square bales are getting shipped to out of 
state buyers. Some producers are working on third and fourth cutting of 
hay and some are done and have clean and put away there haying equipment. 
Some are getting ready to pick dry corn. Most reporting areas were dry 
this week, a little moisture was reported on the eastern side of the 
state. 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; 
fair large 130.00.  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: Supreme and Premium large squares 175.00-180.00, Good large 
squares 150.00-165.00; Fair large squares 130.00. Premium small squares 
200.00-210.00; Good small squares 160.00-165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: 
Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Premium small squares 220.00. 
Orchard grass mix: Premium small squares 225.00. Timothy: Premium small 
squares 200.00.  Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-
240.00, bagged 280.00.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending October 26, 2018


  Compared to last week alfalfa sold mostly steady, instances 10.00 
higher on the Western side of the state. Grass hay, ground and delivered 
products and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand has picked up in the far 
western areas of the state from buyers in dry areas of Colorado and from 
feedlots and dairies in the same state. Demand was moderate from within 
the Nebraska. Several prospective buyers are busy with harvest and do not 
have time to procure hay. When harvest slows there is a very good change 
demand will increase? Some producers continue to cut and bale frozen 
alfalfa, grass and cane. Producers have been raking and baling cornstalks 
and baling soybean stubble right behind the combine. Some contacts stated 
they have a lot of acres of stalks and stubble to bale this fall. All 
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large rounds 115.00-125.00; Good large rounds 90.00-
100.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00. Good large rounds 85.00-
90.00; Fair large rounds 65.00-75.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-
170.00. Brome in large round bales 90.00-100.00 per bale. New crop 
cornstalk bales 52.50 and soybean stubble 47.50. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00-110.00, some at 125.00 heading to 
Kansas. 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. New crop cornstalks in large rounds 75.00 delivered.  Dehy 
Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-220.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 170.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00; 
Utility to fair rounds 130.00.  Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good to Premium 
large squares 180.00-200.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 125.00-130.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00. 


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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade and movement very slow. More rains and colder weather 
contributed to slow sales and light demand. Dairy buyers are largely out of 
the market at this time and feedlot demand for grinding hay also turned 
light. Demand for good quality grass hay remains fairly good but most current 
offerings are being rejected for quality concerns. Winter wheat seeding 
reached 85 percent completion, up 5 percent from the same period a year ago. 
Winter wheat emergence at 62 percent is up 10 points from last year.   

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 200.00-220.00. Good quality large square 
and large round bales 180.00-200.00. Fair quality 140.00-160.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales reported.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-240.00, instances 
250.00. Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00. Good quality large 
round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. Grinding hay 140.00-150.00.

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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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 10/26/2018

Still seeing the early fall weather swings in the state, but many farmers 
have managed to return to the fields. A pretty good amount of hay has 
been bailed this week. Drying hay can be a frustration this time of year 
but farmers are getting it done. Hay movement remains slow. The supply of 
hay light to moderate. Hay prices are steady to weak. Hay demand is light 
to moderate. 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) 180.00-225.00
small squares 7.00-9.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 150.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-150.00
Small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-125.00
small squares 4.00-5.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-75.00 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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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.  Livestock 
producers are beginning to procure their winter hay supply.  According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains Drought Summary for October 23, 2018, 
significant longer-term moisture shortages linger in the Moderate to Extreme 
Drought areas (D1-D3), with precipitation over the past 365 days totaling 
locally less than 60 percent of normal.  According to the NASS Colorado Crop 
Progress report for week ending October 21, 2018, stored feed supplies were 
rated 8 percent very short, 19 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 5 percent 
surplus.  4th cutting alfalfa hay was at 64 percent harvested and Pasture and 
Range conditions were rated 28 percent Very Poor, 27 percent Poor, 17 percent 
Fair, 24 percent Good, and 4 percent Excellent.  The next available report will 
be Thursday, November 1, 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 210.00-240.00;
                  Good 175.00;
  Alfalfa/Grass
          Rounds: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00-370.00 (10.00-12.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Supreme 260.00-275.00 (9.00 per bale).
  Wheat Hay
          Rounds: Good 100.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 240.00, Rain Damaged Organic.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 240.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
        3 String: Premium 335.00 (16.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 215.00-230.00;
                  Good 185.00-200.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 290.00-325.00 (8.00-8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Receipts:  14 Loads    Last Week:  11 Loads    Last Year:  12

All prices dollars per ton.

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

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 10 loads 97.50-115.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 100.00-140.00.

   Bean Stubble:  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tight supplies of Fair quality feeder hay

In Washington, Idaho, and Utah, demand for Fair quality alfalfa hay for dairy dry cows, beef cow-calf ranchers, and feedlots is outpacing supplies.
Why are feeder-hay supplies so tight not only in these three states but in some other areas in the West as well?
Much of it has to do with weather and a decline in the amount of rain damaged alfalfa hay. Historically, during the alfalfa hay season, there is hay that is rain damaged or overgrown that would fill the demand for feeder hay buyers.
In the 2018 season, because of the better than normal hay production weather, supplies of feeder hay have dropped and in some areas of the West it has been a dramatic decline. For example, in Idaho, Fair alfalfa hay prices in mid-June were $115 to $120 FOB (freight on board) stack and prices last week were $125 to $140. Some brokers were not able to find enough hay to fill orders. 

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,102/3,523 Last week: 8,125/4,006  Last year:  9,973/4,714
             
Hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light to moderate. 
Farmers are busy trying to finish up harvest which has proven problematic when 
fighting through rain drops and snowflakes.  Some are also finishing post-frost 
haying, but trying to dry hay with cooler temperatures and shorter days is 
difficult. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, recent precipitation has 
supported additional reduction in the state's moderate and severe drought. The 
abnormally dry (D0) category is at 7.5 pct., moderate drought (D1) is at 1.0 
pct., and severe drought (D2) has been eliminated. 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, 
165.00-175.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-
205.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 65.00-75.00 
delivered, Wheat straw, large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 10/14-10/20, 
9,102T of grinding alfalfa and 550T 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, 
145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an 
instance at 200.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 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 130.00-140.00, 
Brome large squares 125.00-135.00. Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; Straw: large 
rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 10/14-10/20, 3,523T of grinding alfalfa and 414T 
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 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 160.00-170.00. Ground and 
delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 135.00-
145.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large squares 110.00-120.00, 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 120.00-130.00, large 
rounds 125.00-135.00. Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; 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 10/14-10/20, 1,215T 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, steady, ground/delivered and grinding alfalfa 5.00 
lower; 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 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small 
squares 7.50/bale, large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00; 
Brome: small squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 135.00-145.00, large rounds 
110.00-120.00. Sudan: large rounds 85.00-95.00; 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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Monday, October 22, 2018

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments

The hay market is stronger. Lower quality hay increased about a $10.00 per ton this week. Weather
may have caused concern and brought buyers to the table with colder temperatures and snow in some
areas.

There are many reports of wet field conditions and delays in the fall harvest.



For Nebraska, hay sold steady, demand was moderate with instances of good demand from out of state buyers.  For Iowa, a lot of buyers went home empty handed this week as hay availability was short. Some sellers are waiting for higher prices to bring product to the auction.

In South Dakota, all classes of hay were steady to firm, good to very good demand for high testing
hay, moderate demand for lower quality hay. There was an abundant supply of lower quality hay.

For Missouri, hay prices are steady to weak, with light to moderate demand. Hay movement is slow.
Weather conditions may push some hay harvest to post freezing time.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with no top quality hay available at the market and a
decrease in offerings compared to last week.

In Wisconsin, quality alfalfa hay is in demand and there was an increase in prices this week. Wet
weather is delaying fall harvest operations. Colder weather and some snow may motivate farmers to
purchase hay in the near future.

Straw prices were steady this past week. Small square bale straw price was steady at $2.90 a bale
(range of $2.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw was steady at $42.00 per bale (a wide range of
$30.00 to

$70.00). Large round bale straw was stronger and averaged $47.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 -
$80.00).

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices sold fully steady. 
Limited hay sales were seen this week as many ranchers are
busy marketing cattle. Demand from Colorado and southern 
Wyoming continues to be good. Limited loads of hay traded
into these areas this week. Demand for hay from Canada has
helped spur some interest in northern Montana this week, however
no sales were established as of this writing. Plenty of grazing 
remains available for ranchers as mostly mild weather is forecast
for the extended forecast. Dry weather has allowed producers to 
cut third cutting if they wish however a limited number of 
producers are opting to do so as hay supplies remain heavy.
Demand for straw remains good as supplies are light to moderate 
many producers have wrapped up grain harvest and are starting 
to market straw. 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,  85.00-105.00
                     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,  100.00-110.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  80.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, 130.00
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 225.00-240.00
           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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Alfalfa production up, other hay down

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Based on Oct. 1 conditions, production of alfalfa hay in Idaho is forecast at 5.03 million tons, up 19 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Harvested area, at 1.17 million acres, is up 110,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 4.3 tons per acre, up three-tenths of a ton from 2017.
Production of other hay in Idaho is forecast at 704,000 tons, down 21 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 320,000 acres, is down 50,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 2.2 tons per acre, down two-tenths of a ton from 2017.
Hay production in the rest of the Northwest Region also showed mixed results.
Oregon alfalfa production is forecast at 1.72 million tons, down 16 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 400,000 acres, is down 20,000 acres, while yield is expected to be 4.3 tons per acre, down six-tenths of a ton from the previous year. Oregon’s other hay production is forecast at 1.6 million tons, up 18 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 640,000 acres, is down 40,000 acres, while yield is expected to be 2.5 tons per acre, up a half-ton.
Washington alfalfa production is forecast at 1.92 million tons, down 5 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 370,000 acres, is down 20,000 acres, while yield is expected to be 5.20 tons per acre, unchanged. Other hay production in Washington is forecast at 1.08 million tons, up 14 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 400,000 acres, is up 50,000 acres, while yield is expected to be 2.7 tons per acre, unchanged from the previous year.
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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  12,900    Last Week:  4500    Last Year:  12,500 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. Trade moderate for 
press and Premium/Supreme hay, moderate for all other grades. Demand remains 
good for feeder and press hay so far exceeding supply. Retail/Feed store not 
tested this week.   Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated. 
 
                         Tons       Price       Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                           
    Mid Square                                                      
      Premium/Supreme    6000   160.00-160.00   160.00              
      Premium            1300   200.00-200.00   200.00     Organic  
      Good               3500   140.00-155.00   145.57              
                         1000   155.00-155.00   155.00     Organic  
      Utility             100   100.00-100.00   100.00              

  Oat                                                               
    Mid Square                                                      
      Good               1000    95.00-95.00     95.00      


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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  This 
time last year in region 6; dry cow hay was bringing 115.00-120.00.  According 
to the NASS Crop Progress Report October 15, 2018, high pressure aloft brought 
about dry and warm conditions across much of the state at the start of the week. 
A cooling trend developed at midweek. This brought temperatures to rest at below 
normal levels for most areas. Light showers were reported over the higher 
elevations of the southern Sierras on Wednesday and Thursday. By the weekend, a 
warming trend became established as high pressure began to develop over the 
area. This brought temperatures to rise to slightly above normal levels.  
Temperature highs ranged from the upper 60s to lower 70s in the Sierras, upper 
60s to upper 80s in the mountains, lower 70s upper 80s along the coast, upper 
70s to upper 80s in the desert, and lower 80s to lower 90s in Central Valley. 
Temperature lows ranged from the lower 20s to lower 40s in the Sierras, upper 
30s to lower 60s in the desert, lower 40s to upper 40s in the mountains, lower 
40s to mid 50s in the Central Valley, and lower 40s to lower 60s along the 
coast.  In the Sacramento Valley, rice, safflower, and corn harvest continued. 
Sunflower, beans, and rice continued to be harvested in Sutter County. In Tulare 
County, cotton harvest continued, 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:  5270    Last Week:  6527    Last Year:  10,306                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                             1000  215.00-215.00  215.00     Contracted        
      Premium/Supreme         600  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        
      Fair/Good               200  125.00-125.00  125.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    750   50.00-50.00    50.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    100  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
                              600  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del Contracted        
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               350  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    150  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    520   70.00-70.00    70.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                     50   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

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                                                                      
      Premium                 100  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               200  170.00-180.00  175.00                       

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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