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Friday, December 28, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass steady on all grades in a light 
comparison.  Good demand for hay and highest demand for high feed value hay 
for calves and especially dairies.  Which is making difficult for dairy 
producers to acquire with already tight margins.  Rain and snow made 
transportation of hay difficult while ensuring good demand. Weather 
outlook for the next week is expected to colder than the previous month.  
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00.  Good: Large Rounds,
160.00-170.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 130.00.

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

   Grass:  Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds,
100.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 130.00-140.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 60.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.


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Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah Hay prices mostly steady, with trading slow on all Quality's. With
most of movement on  previous  contracts.  Lower  quality hay demand is
moderate with good supplies.  Confirmed sales 2,200 tons.   

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 170.00-185.00; Premium:
150.00—170.00; 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 170.00—195.00; Premium
Dairy: 130.00—150.00; Good Feeder: 100.00-120.00; Fair: n/q
Low: scarce.  Oat Hay: No Quotes.  
Premium retail horse sales: 175.00—200.00.

Southern  Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 Dairy: 180.00—200.00; Premium
155.00—175.00;  Good  Feeder:  120.00—145.00;  Fair: no quotes;
Low: no quotes.

Uintah  Basin:  Alfalfa:  Supreme  Dairy: 175.00—190.00; Premium
Dairy:  140.00—170.00;  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            180.00-200.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy            150.00-180.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-150.00  last quote
      Fair                        80.00-90.00   last quote
      Low                             n/q 


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

Receipts:  28 loads    Last Week:  80 loads    Last Year:  48 loads    

   All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.  One load Small Squares
equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from
10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 142.50-152.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 140.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 147.50-152.50.  Good:  Large
Rounds, 8 loads 130.00-145.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads, 110.00-125.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 52.50-55.00.


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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was at a near standstill this holiday week. Movement is very 
light. Prices posted reflect latest sales. Grass hay trade and movement 
likewise very light. Prices reflect latest sales confirmed last week.  

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: 
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00, mostly 
200.00. Good quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Grinding hay 140.00-150.00. Few loads grinding hay delivered 180.00.
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Few in 4 X 5 « bales 50.00. Good quality mixed 
grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-90.00 
per ton, few to 100.00. 
 
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 50.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality 
wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 55.00 per bale.
 
Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. 

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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
The hay market is steady to stronger. A note from November USDA hay report, “Alfalfa saw a price of $178/ton being the average nationwide in 2018, while the October price in 2017 was lower at $153/ton.”

For Nebraska, hay sold unevenly steady this week with a light demand. Warm temperatures and snow melt has allowed cattle to walk for feed rather than be fed forages.  For Iowa, prices have
increased reflecting a short supply of top quality hay availability. Sellers may bring hay to the
market after the first of the year.

In South Dakota, good demand for quality alfalfa hay with an increase in prices. Large squares are
hard to find and buy as many farmers made round bales with our summer weather patterns. Lower
quality hay is discounted and many beef herds are back on corn stalks as snow disappears.

For Missouri, hay prices are steady, with moderate to good demand and a good to light supply
available. Many fields still have combines in them, which is not as odd as hay equipment in fields
in December.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady. A theme at the market is limited supply of quality hay
and lower quality hay being discounted.

In Wisconsin, steady demand and price for hay. There is a limited supply of quality alfalfa hay.

Straw prices include oat, barley, or wheat straw, not soybean. Prices were steady. Markets are
looking for straw and there is a good demand. Small square bales averaged $3.15 a bale (range of
$1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $48.00 per bale (a range of $33.00 to $71.00).
Large round bale straw averaged $41.00 per bale (a range of $35.00 - $63.00). Wheat straw will
demand a slightly higher price and quality does impact price higher or lower.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa steady on all grades, grass sales are
too few reported to compare.  Very good demand for hay and highest demand
for high feed value hay for calves and especially dairies.  Which is making
 difficult for dairy producers to acquire with already tight margins. Good 
demand for all types of bedding as warmer than average winter weather makes
for muddy yard conditions.  Weather out look for the next week is expected 
to be warmer than average with little to no snow in the forecast.  All hay 
and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Small Squares, 7.00 per bale; Large Squares, 
205.00-230.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Good: Large Rounds,
160.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

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

   Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 185.00.  Good:  Large
Rounds, 140.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00-135.00.

   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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Note: Due to the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays this report will 
not be issued again until Jan. 11, 2019.
 
Tons:  900    Last Week:  725    Last Year:  1700    

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic steady 
in a light test. Trade slow in pre-holiday trading. Demand remains good. Remaining 
supplies are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested 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                                                          
      Fair/Good        200  175.00-175.00  175.00     Tarped            
      Fair             500  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del Export            

  Wheat Straw                                                           
    Mid Square                                                          
      Fair/Good        200   47.00-47.00    47.00                       

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  December 21, 2018

Prices on hay were slightly lower this week, reflecting the quality of offerings.
Buyers continued to chase top quality of hay, taking bale weight, maturity and
color into consideration. Sellers are expected to increase their prices after the
first of the year due to shortage of both hay and bedding.
 
Alfalfa   Supreme  Small Squares  $325.00 - $360.00
                                                       
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Small Squares          $205.00 - $300.00
                                 Large Squares          $195.00 - $255.00
                        Good     Large Squares  $180.00 - $190.00
                                 Large Rounds  $180.00 - $190.00
                          
Grass   Fair  Large Rounds           $100.00 - $155.00
                        Utility  Large Rounds           $ 60.00 - $120.00 
                                                                
Oat Hay   Good  Large Rounds           $ 70.00 - $105.00

Straw   Oat      Small Squares  $165.00 - $240.00
                                 Large Squares          $120.00 - $175.00                                 
                                
                         
Corn Stalks    Large Round  $ 70.00 - $ 70.00                              
                                 
Organic Hay:  Small squares sales reported at $6.00 to $9.00 per bale.  
Some specialty dairies are reported to be shipping cows to market due to
the lack of good quality organic hay for winter feeding.

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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  Region 
6 should be able to get one more cutting before the end of the year hits.  Hay 
is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined 
at bottom of report.  Have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year.

Tons:  5785    Last Week:  3275    Last Year:  6480                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 935  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                             1000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Very High Testing 

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            400  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     25  120.00-120.00  120.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    125   87.50-87.50    87.50     Erosion Control   
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    200  135.00-135.00  135.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
      Fair/Good               100  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    500  145.00-145.00  145.00 Del                   
  Corn Stover/Stalks                                                           
      Good                    500   45.00-50.00    47.50                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            
                              400  245.00-255.00  248.75     Retail     
                               50  235.00-235.00  235.00     Stable         
      Fair/Good                25  135.00-135.00  135.00     Rain Damage  
     
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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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Note: Due to the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays this report will 
not be issued again until Jan. 11, 2019.

Tons:  300    Last Week:  3700    Last Year:  3600  

   Compared last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa not tested this week. Trade near 
standstill in pre-holiday trading. Demand remains good especially for feeder hay 
which is in short supply. Testing hay is relatively available. Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    
  Oat                                                  
    Mid Square    
        Good            300   70.00-70.00        70.00     

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Receipts:  80 loads    Last Week:  86 loads    Last Year:  68 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, 3 loads 162.50-177.50.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 140.00-147.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 10 loads 120.00-135.00;
Large Squares, 1 load 132.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 107.50-112.50; 
Large Squares, 2 loads 80.00-95.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 150.00-167.50.  Good:  Large
Rounds, 10 loads 130.00-145.00; Large Squares, 3 loads 137.50-140.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 14 loads, 110.00-127.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 
1 load 75.00; Large Squares, 1 load 97.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Fair: Large Rounds, 2 load 110.00-125.00.  
Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 117.50-130.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 
90.00-115.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 52.50-65.00.

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady as we 
close out the year.  Demand was good on limited to moderate supply.  A 
variety of hay continued to be contracted and bought out to meet demands 
of dairies, feed yards and livestock owners.  Coastal Bermuda has become 
difficult to find as well as the freight to get it to the Panhandle tacks 
on costs.  Producers in East, North and South Texas report there may be a 
shortage due to army worms, early frosts and rain hampering their 4th 
cutting.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing phone set 
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
512-787-9966. The website for the hotline is: 
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/HayHotline.asp
x 

Panhandle/High Plains:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 275.00-300.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00; Fair to Good 210.00-250.00.               
Small bales: Delivered: Premium 315.00-330.00, 9.50-10.00 per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 235.00-240.00. 
                                       Calf 240.00-245.00.
Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-205.00. 
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 75.00-80.00.
Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 105.00-125.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 75.00-95.00.
Milo Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00-100.00.
Corn Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered:  75.00.

Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       290.00-360.00, 8.75-11.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 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 264.00-330.00, 
8.00-10.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-231.00, 5.00-7.00 
per bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  120.00-200.00, 60.00-100.00 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 Dec 14:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
week prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week.  Upcoming holidays 
have slowed sales.  All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay.  
Some growers are sold out for this crop year.                                       

Tons:  1886    Last Week:  3036    Last Year:  2780 

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          50  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium                  65  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
                               30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Meadow Grass 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 136  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium                1200  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Good/Premium             30  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            120  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
                                        

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light.  USDA NRCS Colorado 
SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages for Thursday, December 20, 2018:  Gunnison 
86, Upper Colorado 111, South Platte 121, Laramie and North Platte 109, Yampa 
and White 109 Arkansas 114, Upper Rio Grande 67, and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas 
and San Juan 61.  The next available report will be Thursday, January 10, 2019.  
All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices 
reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the 
services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website: 
www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 220.00, DEL.
                  Utility 175.00.
   Utility 200.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Supreme 325.00 (9.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 350.00 (9.95 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 235.00.
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 260.00-275.00 (9.00 per bale).
                  Fair 230.00 (8.00 per bale).
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix
    90# 3-String: Premium 355.00 (16.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 365.00 (11.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 215.00.
                  Good 200.00.
  Brome Grass Hay
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
          Rounds: Premium 200, 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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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 12/21/2018

Much unlike the month of November temperatures over the last two weeks 
continue to be above average with several days getting very close to the 
60 degree mark this past week. Many have said Mother Nature is very 
confused this year but farmers have also found themselves that way as 
there combines are still running in some fields as not all grain has been 
harvested yet. Even more odd is to see hay equipment in the fields and 
there was more than one report of just that this week. This spurred a lot 
of conversation as it is highly unusual. Aside from the novelty of it and 
debate about quality it basically comes down to farmers are trying to 
find a cost feasible way to feed cattle. Although this hay is not the 
answer high quality horse hay is in very short supply and carrying the 
highest demand. The supply of hay light to moderate. Hay prices are 
steady. Hay demand is moderate to good. 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 7.00-10.00 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 5.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-125.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 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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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending December 21, 2018


  Compared to last week alfalfa sold unevenly steady. Grass hay and 
cornstalks sold steady. Dehy pellets in the East sold 30.00 higher. In 
the Platte Valley dehy pellets sold steady to 10.00 higher and sun-cured 
pellets sold 10.00 higher. Demand has slowed a tick for baled hay as many
areas of the state has had snow melt off grazing fields and producers 
have cut back on supplementation.  There are still several reports that 
if and when the ground dries or freezes there will be balers going 
through to gather up cornstalks. Demand for alfalfa pellets has picked up 
in the last week with most suppliers running short on product. All sales 
are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-180.00; Good large rounds 90.00-105.00 
and 125.00-140.00 delivered.  Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-
105.00; Good large rounds 85.00-90.00; Fair large rounds 65.00-75.00.  
Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00. 
Soybean stubble bales 50.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 
260.00-270.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 95.00-110.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-135.00.  Ground and delivered cornstalks 
95.00-110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-230.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-
160.00; Fair large squares 135.00-140.00. Good large rounds 130.00-
145.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good to Premium large squares 180.00-
200.00. Straw in large square bales 90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 
150.00-155.00.   

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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was slow to moderate. Movement was mostly light to moderate.  
Demand mostly moderate. Prices were fully steady in the limited test. Most 
trading was smaller volumes moving locally to beef producers and feedlots. 
Grass hay trade and movement mostly slow. Demand was good for the good 
quality grass hay. Demand for lesser quality grass hay was light.  

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: 
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00, mostly 
200.00. Good quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Grinding hay 140.00-150.00. Few loads grinding hay delivered 180.00.
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Few in 4 X 5 1/2 bales 50.00. Good quality mixed 
grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-90.00 
per ton, few to 100.00. 
 
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 50.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality 
wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 55.00 per bale.
 
Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. 

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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending December 21, 2018

   Compared to last week large square bales sold steady with small 
squares trading steady to 5.00 higher. Alfalfa hay cubes and sun-cured 
pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good for all reported hay. 
All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00; Good large squares 140.00-150.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 240.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 150.00; Fair large squares 130.00-150.00. 
Premium small squares 215.00-225.00; Good small squares 165.00. 
Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Premium small 
squares 225.00. Orchard grass: Good large squares 140.00; Premium small 
squares 200.00-225.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 
230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Receipts:  29 Loads    Last Week:  22 Loads    Last Year:  44 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, 9 loads 90.00-110.00.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 5 loads 57.50-85.00.

  Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 95.00-112.50.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 3 loads 62.50-82.50.

  Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 3 loads 50.00-60.00.

  Bean Stubble: Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah Hay prices mostly steady, with trading slow on all Quality's. With
most of movement on  previous  contracts.  Lower  quality hay demand is
moderate with good supplies.  Confirmed sales 2,000 tons.     

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 170.00-185.00; Premium:
150.00—170.00; 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 170.00—195.00; Premium
Dairy: 130.00—150.00; Good Feeder: 100.00-120.00; Fair: n/q
Low: scarce.  Oat Hay: No Quotes.  
Premium retail horse sales: 175.00—200.00.

Southern  Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 Dairy: 180.00—200.00; Premium
155.00—175.00;  Good  Feeder:  120.00—145.00;  Fair: no quotes;
Low: no quotes.

Uintah  Basin:  Alfalfa:  Supreme  Dairy: 175.00—190.00; Premium
Dairy:  140.00—170.00;  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            180.00-200.00  last quote
 Premium Dairy            150.00-180.00  last quote 
      Good                        100.00-150.00  last quote
      Fair                        80.00-90.00   last quote
      Low                             n/q 


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Receipts:  32 loads    Last Week:  31 loads    Year Ago:  35 loads

Prices dollars per ton, except where noted.  All sales FOB Rock Valley,
Iowa, vicinity.  

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

    Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 145.00-155.00.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 3 loads 1117.50-125.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 4 loads 105.00-
112.50.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 145.00.  Good:  Large Rounds,
2 loads 130.00-135.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 8 loads, 100.00-117.50.
Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 52.50-65.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 135.00.  Fair:  
Large Rounds, 4 loads 102.50-112.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 
load 87.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 115.00-117.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads
115.00-130.00.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS, THIS WILL BE THE FINAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR.  THE NEXT 
REPORT WILL BE ISSUED ON JANUARY 8TH 2019.

****MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR**** 

                        
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 11,090/4,937   Last week:  9,475/6,002   Last year: 9,085/4,454
             
Hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and 
demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can 
still be found. We should be able to get to new crop with the abundance of feed 
hay and silage. Sunny skies and mild temperatures have been the rule of late. 
That should help dry out fields so farmers can harvest the rest of their crops. 
Mud has been a recurring problem this fall and winter and there will be a lot of 
dirt work needing to be completed before planting this spring. According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category has almost completely 
disappeared from our state. Only a small amount remains along the extreme 
southern border of four southeastern counties. The abnormally dry (D0) category 
is at .41 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. Alfalfa: 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 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 170.00-
180.00 with an instance at 195.00-200.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 215.00-220.00; Bluestem, 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00; 
Cornstalks: Large rounds 50.00-60.00, ground and delivered 80.00-90.00; Wheat 
straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 12/09-12/15, 11,090T of grinding 
alfalfa and 1,288T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on December 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 190.20, up 2.02 from last 
month, usage was 631T/day, down .78 pct., and total usage was 18,936T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow, 170.00-180.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 150.00-
160.00. 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, 
large round 80.00-90.00. Brome, large squares 125.00-135.00, large round 85.00-
95.00; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. 
The week of 12/09-12/15, 4,937T of grinding alfalfa and 617T of dairy alfalfa 
were delivered. The average paid by feedlots on December 1 for alfalfa ground 
and delivered was 164.43, down 11.55 from last month, usage was 238T/day, down 
11 pct., and total usage was 7,139T.


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 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 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; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large 
rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 12/09-12/15, 1,415T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 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 160.00-165.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 135.00-
145.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-155.00; 
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, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00. 
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; Wheat 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, December 17, 2018

Steady movement indicated in many areas

In Nebraska, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 7. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central-Premium alfalfa, small squares, $6.50-$7; good alfalfa, large rounds, $90-$105; fair, large rounds, $80; fair/good, large rounds, $85. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Soybean stubble bales, $50. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.
Platte Valley-Good alfalfa, rounds, $105-$115. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $140-$145. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $130-$135. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$100. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $215-$220. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200.
Western-Premium alfalfa, large squares, $170-$180; good, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $130-$145. Good/premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $180-$200. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$155.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa steady on all grades. Grass hay not well tested compared to last week. Very good demand for alfalfa and grass hay, as well as all forms of bedding.
East River-Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $6.50-$7.50, large squares, $200-$230; good, large rounds, $145; fair, large squares, $125. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $185, 17% protein $190. Alfalfa meal, 17% protein, $195. Good grass, large squares, $150. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
West River-Alfalfa, no reported sales. Alfalfa/grass mix, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales, Straw, no reported sales.
In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.
Rock Valley-Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $165-$170, large squares, $167.50; good, large rounds, $142.50-$155; fair, large rounds, $130-$140. Premium grass, large rounds, $160-$175; good, large rounds, $147.50-$157.50; fair, large rounds, $135-$145. Utility, large rounds, $120. Good alfalfa grass mixed, large rounds, $137.50-$147.50, large squares, $155. Utility, large rounds, $122.50-$130, large squares, $115. Straw, large rounds, $120-$140. Bean stubble, large rounds, $50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $57.50-$62.50.
In Wyoming, reported forages and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate across most of the reporting regions.
Eastern Wyoming-Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; good, large squares, $140-$150; fair, large $125-$130. Premium alfalfa grass, large squares, $210, $85/bale. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $240.
Central/western Wyoming-Premium alfalfa, small squares, $200-$225; good, large squares, $150-$170; fair, large squares, $130-$140. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $150-$190, small squares, $220. Good orchard grass mix, large squares, $140; premium, small squares, $200-$225. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$240, bagged $280.
In Colorado, hay trade activity light on moderate demand.
Northeast-Premium alfalfa, medium squares, $230, retail/stable, rounds, $225, retail/stable. Premium alfalfa grass, small squares, $325 retail/stable, rounds, $240, retail/stable. Premium grass, small squares, $335-$350, retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast-Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $280 retail/stable. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley-Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250; fair/good, large squares, $185-$190. Premium alfalfa grass, small squares, $310, retail/stable. Premium grass, large squares, $240, small squares, $340, retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest- Premium grass, small squares, $340-$365, retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest-Premium grass, large squares, $215; good, $200. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, the supply of hay is light to moderate. Hay prices are steady. Hay demand is moderate to good.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $180-$225, small squares, $7-$10/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-$8/bale, (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair/good mixed grass hay, $75-$125, small squares, $4-$6/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 was mostly slow this week. Movement was light to moderate. Demand is light to moderate, slightly improved from recent weeks.
Central-Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200-$220; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$200; fair, $140-$160. Good Bermuda grass hay in 4x6 through 5x6 bales, $55-$70/bale. Good mixed grass hay, 4x5 and 5x5 bales, $40-$50/bale. Mixed grass $80-$90/ton, mostly $85.
Eastern Oklahoma-No alfalfa sales reported. Mixed grass hay, 4x5 bales $50-$60/bale.
Western Oklahoma-Premium alfalfa, large square bales, $200-$220; good, large rounds and squares, $180-$200. Grinding hay, $140-$150, few loads grinding hay, delivered, $180. Good mixed grass, rounds, $90-$110/ton. Mixed grass, 5x5 1/2 to 5x6 bales, $60-$70/bale. Good wheat hay, 5x6 bales, $55/bale.
In Texas, all hay classes traded fully steady on moderate to good movement.
Panhandle/High Plains-Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $275-$300; good/premium, large squares, $260-$275; fair/good, large squares, $210-$260, small bales, FOB, $264, $8/bale. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $230-$240, calf, $240-$245. Wheat, large bales, delivered, $150-$185. Wheat straw, small bales, delivered, $6.40/bale. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180. Triticale, large bales, delivered, $190. CRP, large bales, delivered, $125. Hay grazer, bales delivered, $110. Ground and delivered, $125-$135. Cotton Burrs, delivered, $90-$100.
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-$231, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120.


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady to weak. Demand 
continues to be mostly light to moderate on heavy offerings.
The relatively mild winter continues as southern Montana has
temperatures in the 50's while much of the rest of the state 
remains in the 30's and 40's. Snowfall has been limited 
so far this winter and pastures and range remain mostly open.
This continues to curb feeding needs. With heavy supplies
of hay put up across the state this year and light demand 
seen so far producers are beginning to look to sell hay.
Many of the largest sales seen over the last few weeks have 
been to out of state buyers. Dry conditions in Idaho, Oregon,
Wyoming, and Colorado continue to help sell hay across the
state. Additionally, heavy supplies of round bales continues
to be seen as many ranches put up rounds. Large price differences
can be seen between round and squares this year. This is 
particularly true with higher quality grades. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. ***This 
will be the last report released this year. Next report will
be Jan. 4th 2018***



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 150.00 
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Premium:  Large squares, NA    
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-140.00   
                     Large rounds,  110.00-130.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-120.00
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           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,  90.00
                     Small squares, 130.00
           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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Friday, December 14, 2018

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa steady to instances of 25.00 higher.
Too few reported sales of grass to compare.  Very good demand for high
feed value hay suitable for dairies as supplies of that quality are
much more limited.  Large Squares are hard to come by as the wet summer
made for poor curing conditions, producers had to put the hay up in a 
round bale, in order for it to keep.  Good demand remains for stalks and
straw as the wet weather this fall has greatly increased the need for 
bedding.  With the moisture received the past few weeks the window for
baling corn stalks has closed.  Beef cows are out grazing corn stalks
in areas that missed the heavier snows, which is helping them to lessen
the need for forage supplementation.  Warmer than average weather in the
forecast for the weekend through next week.  All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Small Squares, 6.50-7.50 per bale; Large Squares, 
230.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Good: Large Squares, 180.00;
Large Rounds, 140.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 150.00.  Utility:  Large
Rounds, 100.00.

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

   Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00, 155.00 del.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00, 135.00 del.

   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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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 12/14/2018

A bit milder weather this week as temperatures rose to more comfortable 
levels. Mud is however still an issue in many places and making feeding 
difficult. There continues to be some looming concerns about hay supplies, 
especially given that feeding levels were more than normal most of 
November and these are valid concerns in many local areas.  Overall 
though even with lower supplies nationwide there is still hay that can be 
found but many are not thrilled about prices or distance to get it.  The 
supply of hay light to moderate. Hay prices are steady. Hay demand is 
moderate to good. 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 7.00-10.00 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 5.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-125.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 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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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  Region 
6 should be able to get one more cutting before the end of the year hits.  Hay 
is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined 
at bottom of report. 

Tons:  3275    Last Week:  7950    Last Year:  5850                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1000  220.00-225.00  222.50                       
      Premium                  25  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair/Good               100  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     75   60.00-60.00    60.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     50  108.00-108.00  108.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    250   87.50-87.50    87.50     Erosion Control   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  25  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                  25  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    100  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  150.00-155.00  152.50 Del                   
  Corn Stover/Stalks                                                           
      Good                    100   98.00-98.00    98.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 725  250.00-265.00  259.14     Retail/Stable     
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                 300  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

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

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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  725    Last Week:  11,350    Last Year:  3550    

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export firm in a light 
test. No domestic hay was reported this week. Trade slow with good demand from 
exporters and feeder hay buyers. Remaining supplies are in firm hands. Retail/Feed 
store steady in a light test.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                         Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                  
    Mid Square                                                             
      Good/Premium        600  195.00-195.00  195.00     Export            

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                      
    Small Square                                                           
            Premium       125  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3700    Last Week:  2885    Last Year:  3900 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
slow with good demand especially for export, press, and Feeder Alfalfa as demand 
exceeds supply at this time of the year. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Good/Premium      600  195.00-195.00    195.00     Export       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium           125  260.00-260.00    260.00     Retail/Stable

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  December 14, 2018

Prices on hay were steady to slightly higher this week.  Buyers continued to chase
top quality of hay.  However, most of the top of the line hay was packaged as small
squares. Buyers of alfalfa/grass combinations had their choice of bale sizes and
shapes.  But again availablity was tight.  Buyers who did not lock in hay supplies
earlier this year may struggle to fill their needs.  Parts of Iowa are reporting 
pregnant cows going to market due to shortfall of quality hay for the winter. 
 
Alfalfa   Supreme  Small Squares  $300.00 - $360.00
                                                       
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Small Squares          $210.00 - $280.00
                                 Large Squares          $195.00 - $255.00
                                 Large Rounds  $190.00 - $205.00
                        Good     Large Squares  $180.00 - $190.00
                                 Large Rounds  $180.00 - $190.00
                          
Grass   Good  Large Squares  $165.00 - $180.00
                        Fair  Large Rounds           $115.00 - $170.00
                        Utility  Large Rounds           $ 70.00 - $140.00 
                                                                
Oat Hay   Good  Large Rounds           $ 70.00 - $ 75.00

Straw   Oat      Small Squares  $225.00 - $240.00
                                 Large Squares          $140.00 - $175.00                                 
                                 Large Rounds  $110.00 - $115.00

                        Rye  Large Rounds  $ 50.00 - $ 50.00 

Corn Stalks    Small Squares  $120.00 - $120.00
                                 Large Round  $ 28.00 - $ 40.00                              
                                 
No organic hay sales reported this week.

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded steady to firm on 
good demand with limited supply.  A variety of hay, such has hay grazer 
or cotton burrs, used to cheapen rations in the Panhandle continues to be 
bought up as soon as it hits the market to soften Alfalfa and Bermuda 
prices.  Coastal Bermuda producers in East, North and South Texas have 
battled army worms, early frosts and rain in getting their 4th cutting 
therefore reports of short supply with many producers already sold out.    
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 to Good 210.00-250.00.               
Small bales: Delivered: Premium 315.00-330.00, 9.50-10.00 per bale 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 235.00-240.00. 
                                       Calf 240.00-245.00.
Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-205.00. 
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 75.00-80.00.
Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 105.00-125.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 75.00-95.00.
Milo Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00-100.00.
Corn Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered:  75.00.

Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       290.00-360.00, 8.75-11.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 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 264.00-330.00, 
8.00-10.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-231.00, 5.00-7.00 
per bale. 
   Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 
  120.00-200.00, 60.00-100.00 per roll; Fair to Good 100.00-
  120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll.  

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