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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending February 01, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. A lot of the 
hay in the western part of the state has been spoke for or sold and 
producers are waiting for trucks to haul it. Some producers noted this is 
the earliest they have been sold out of hay. Some have made contracts and 
are delivering x amount of tons the next several months through the 
spring. Other producers have been selling some on the hay video auctions 
hoping to expand their cliental for next year’s supply of baled hay.  
Some areas of the WY continue to be dry for this time of year and snow 
pack is lower than past years. This could be troublesome for those who 
depend on the runoff water for irrigation needs on alfalfa, sugar beets, 
corn, pastures and whatever else one will water through the summer. 
All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 140.00-
150.00. Cornstalk bales in large squares 60.00-80.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 240.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-215.00. Premium large squares 
175.00; Utility to Fair large squares 115.00-120.00. Premium small 
squares 200.00-215.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 
190.00; Fair to Good large squares 130.00-140.00; Premium small squares 
225.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix: Good to Premium large squares 
170.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 
280.00.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending February 01, 2019


  Compared to last week alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay 
and Dehy pellets sold unevenly steady. Few, more calls to area producers 
across that state from prospective buyers searching to see what types of 
forages there is to buy. Some talk on getting out to the fields to bale 
cornstalks if the weather remains warm and dry. Still, some fields of 
corn to get pick in some areas of the state and most of those freshly 
combined fields are scheduled to be baled.  All sales are dollars per ton 
FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 95.00-105.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 
100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Premium small squares 
160.00-170.00, some 6.50-8.00 per bale on small lots.  Cane in large 
round bales 75.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00. Cane in large rounds 75.00-80.00.  
Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00, 
few at 155.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-135.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 230.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent of better at 
210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-205.00. Premium large squares 
175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 
130.00-145.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 150.00-155.00.  

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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was slow to moderate. Movement moderate to fairly active from 
out of state sources. Demand was mostly moderate. Best interest coming from 
feedlots and retail outlets. Dairy demand light to moderate at best. Alfalfa 
prices mostly steady to firm. Grass hay demand continues good for good 
quality offerings. Colder weather has once again spawned a spike in demand 
for grass and wheat hay. Increased local movement throughout central and 
eastern Oklahoma is emptying barns for some grass hay sellers.  

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, instances 225.00. Good 
quality large square and large round bales 180.00-200.00. Fair quality 
140.00-160.00.
 
Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality large round bales delivered 225.00-240.00. 
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00, instances 
to 225.00. Good quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Several loads Good quality delivered 220.00-230.00. Grinding hay 140.00-
150.00.  
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality mixed grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 
bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 90.00-100.00 per ton. Teff grass 5 X 
6 bales 100.00 per bale.  
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality hay grazer 100.00 per ton. 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:  Good Bermuda grass 5 X 6 bales 60.00-70.00 per bale, few 
loads Bermuda grass delivered 180.00 per ton. Teff grass 5 X 6 bales 100.00 
per bale. Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. 

 
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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 2/01/2019

The last week of Missouri has been dangerously cold. At least for the 
short term mud has frozen up. The arrival of February however is supposed 
to bring temperatures which will bring back the mud. Hay feeding has been 
at max levels as producers work to keep livestock healthy and alive. Hay 
business is about the same story as has been stated the last month or so. 
There is hay that can be found if one spends enough time looking although 
most buyers are not too excited about prices. Most everyone is ready to 
put this feeding season in the history book and ready for a new growing 
year with some of something close to normal perhaps. The supply of hay 
light to moderate. Hay prices are steady to firm. 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) 200.00-250.00
small squares 7.00-10.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 175.00-200.00
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 40.00-75.00 per large round bale 

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

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Corn Stalks 50.00-70.00 per large round bale 

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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light.  According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains summary for January 29, 2019, the region was 
mostly drier than normal for the week, with only areas of the Dakotas, southeast 
Nebraska, and eastern portions of Colorado and Wyoming receiving slightly above 
normal precipitation.  USDA NRCS Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages 
for Thursday, January 31, 2019:  Gunnison 105, Upper Colorado 113, South Platte 
114, Laramie and North Platte 105, Yampa and White 108, Arkansas 128, Upper Rio 
Grande 89, and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan 89.  The next available 
report will be Thursday, February 7, 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: Good 180.00.
                  Utility 165.00, DEL.
     Mid Squares: Good 235.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 345.00 (9.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
          Rounds: Premium 225.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 400.00 (13.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Timothy Grass Hay
          Rounds: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 280.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Haygrazer
     Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
   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
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices are on a steady to strong trend. Hay shortage is a general conversation, thou it appears to be a shortage of quality hay. This fall and winter lower quality hay has seen an increased in price as there is a lack of quality hay to supply the market. Overall USDA reported a $25.00 per ton increase for alfalfa hay in 2018.
For Nebraska, hay sold steady this week with a tick of higher undertones for hay going out of state, within state demand is moderate at best. Cattlemen have been relying on stalk fields this winter to carry cows, thou with calving season beginning soon and snowfall in the forecast, hay markets may get interesting.

For Iowa, hay and bedding sales are extremely light with limited quality hay available at the markets.


In South Dakota, compared to last week demand for alfalfa and grass hay is high. Artic weather in the forecast is one of the reasons. One problem is transportation as a result of the cold and snowy weather.

For Missouri, cattlemen in some areas are fighting mud as the ground hasn’t froze this winter and some are considering moving calves rather than purchase hay.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with limited supply of hay and only lower quality hay at the market.

In Wisconsin, prices are steady to strong with demand for quality hay. There is a shortage of quality hay at most markets. Lower quality hay appears to be available and some buyers are beginning to lower their standards and purchase what is available.

Straw prices include oat, barley, or wheat straw, not soybean straw. Prices were steady to strong as there is a strong demand for straw. Small square bales averaged $3.80 a bale (range of $2.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $43.00 per bale (a wide range of $23.00 to $75.00). Large round bale straw averaged $44.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 - $70.00). Wheat straw typically will demand a slightly higher price and overall straw quality does impact the price.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,128/5,182    Last week:  7,064/4,784     Last year: 9,753/4,689
             
Hay market trade activity is light and movement remains slow. As one hay 
producer stated "we are in a weather induced lull" as far as the shipment of 
hay is concerned. Hay has been sold but moving it remains an issue due to mud 
and wintry weather. Another winter storm hit Kansas last week with freezing 
rain and blowing snow, making travel treacherous. Although there was a nice 
warm up over the weekend, temperatures are predicted to plummet again this 
week with dangerously cold wind chills possible.  Demand remains moderate, 
especially for grinding alfalfa and good quality grass hay. Despite the 
demand, prices have remained steady for alfalfa while grass hay saw an 
increase in the southeastern region. 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. 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 60.00-70.00, ground and delivered 80.00-
90.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 1/20-1/26, 7,128T 
of grinding alfalfa and 635T 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 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 75.00-85.00; 
Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 1/20-1/26, 5,182T of 
grinding alfalfa and 1,372T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, steady, Grass hay 5.00-
10.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 
1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 180.00-190.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
165.00-175.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large 
squares, good quality 110.00-115.00, better quality, 130.00-140.00, large 
rounds 110.00-125.00 with an instance at 130.00. Brome, good, small squares 
150.00-160.00, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large squares none reported, 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 1/20-1/26, 1,388T 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.  The week of 1/20-1/26, 246T of grinding alfalfa and 350T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered.  

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Receipts: 16 loads    Last Week: 15 loads    Year Ago: 30 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:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 170.00.  Good: Small 
Squares, 1 load 2.85 per bale.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 102.50-
115.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 125.00-140.00.  Utility:  Large
Rounds, 3 load 102.50-117.50.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 75.00-77.50.

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Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Receipts:  24 Loads    Last Week:  19 Loads    Last Year:  23 Loads

All prices dollars per ton FOB Corsica, SD.

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

  Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 97.50-112.50.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 5 loads 77.50-87.50.

  Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 95.00-105.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 2 loads 85.00-92.50.

  Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00.

  Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 4 loads 55.00-57.50.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Most hay classes remain steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good large squares, $140-$160, large rounds, $100-$115; fair, large rounds, $72.50-$87.50. Premium alfalfa/orchard mix, large rounds, $120. 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, few at $70. Cane, in large rounds, $80. Straw, small square bales, $3.50-$4/bale.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, rounds, $100-$110. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $140-$145. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $130-$135. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$110. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $230. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% of or better at $210.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $175-$180; good, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $130-$145; fair, large squares, $135-$140 Good/premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $180-$200. Straw, large squares, $90. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$155.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa and grass steady with lower undertones as inventory of high quality hay dwindles. Good demand for hay with cold winter weather and snow returned to the area.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $225, small squares, $7/bale; premium, large rounds, $170; good, large rounds, $150-$160; fair, large rounds, $130; utility, large rounds, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $205, 17% protein $215. Alfalfa meal 17%, $225. Fair grass, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, large rounds, $100. Good alfalfa grass mix, rounds, $150; fair, large rounds, $120. Straw, large squares, $120-$140. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50-$60.
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, $165-$175, large rounds, $160; premium, large rounds, $150-$160, large squares, $165; good, large rounds, $135-$145; fair, large rounds, $117.50-$130; utility, large rounds, $97.50-$115. Premium grass, large rounds, $142.50-$152.50; good, large rounds, $300-$140; fair, large rounds, $117.50-$127.50; utility, large rounds, $75-$115. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $160; good, large rounds, $145; fair, large rounds, $120-$125; utility, large rounds, $97.50. Straw, large squares, $65-$100. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$67.50.
In Wyoming, all reported forages sold fully steady. Demand and buyer inquiry picked up from local and out of state users of Wyoming hay.
Eastern—Good alfalfa, large squares, $155-$160, large rounds, $140-$145. Cornstalk bales, large squares, $60-$80. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $240.
Central/western—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$215; premium, large square, $150, small squares, $200-$215; fair, large squares, $130-$150. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $150-$190, small squares, $225; fair/good, large squares, $130-$140. Good grass hay, large squares, $130-$140. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, $230-$240, bagged $280.
In Colorado, hay trade activity light on moderate demand.
Northeast—Utility alfalfa, large squares, $170 delivered. Good wheat hay, large squares, $115 delivered. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, medium squares, $260, retail/stable, small squares, $289, retail/stable. Good haygrazer, medium squares, $180. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $250. Premium grass, large squares, $255, retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $275, retail/stable. Premium orchard grass, small squares, $430, retail/stable, 3-tie 95#, $420 retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $310, retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, 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 slow to moderate this week. Movement mostly moderate. Dairy demand was mostly light.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200-$220; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$200; fair, $140-$160. Good bermuda grass hay in 4 x 6 through 5 x 6 bales, $55-$70/bale, few in 4 x 5 bales, $50. Good mixed grass hay, 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60/bale. Mixed grass $90-$100.
Eastern—Fair/good alfalfa, large rounds, delivered, $205-$240. Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales $50-$60/bale.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large square bales, $200-$220; good, large rounds and squares, $180-$200, several loads $220-$230 delivered. Grinding hay, $140-$150. Good mixed grass, rounds, $100/ton. Good mixed grass, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good wheat hay, 5 x 6 bales, $55/bale.
In Texas, all hay classes traded fully steady. Alfalfa supply remains moderate while the cheaper rations are about all contracted or used up for now.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $275-$290, small bales delivered, $315-$330; good/premium, large squares, $250-$275; fair/good, large squares, $210-$250. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $225-$235, calf, $235-$245. Wheat, ground and delivered, $175. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180-$250. Sorghum, large bales, FOB, $125-$130. CRP, large bales, delivered, $85-$125.
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-$330, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$200; fair/good, small squares FOB, $165-$231, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Premium alfalfa, small squares, $185-$195; good, large rounds, $130-$145; fair, large rounds, $120-$125; utility, large rounds, $85-$105. Good grass, large rounds, $135-$150; fair, large rounds, $110-$130, small squares, $120; utility, large rounds, $90-$105. Good alfalfa-grass mix, large squares, $145. Straw, small squares, $5/bale. Corn stalks, large rounds, $20-$31/bale. Oat straw, large rounds, $33-$45/bale.
In Montana, nominal pricing below market conditions consistent with previous trading session.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150, large rounds, $110; premium, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $115-$130, large rounds, $110-$120, small squares, NA; fair/good, large squares, $90-$120, large rounds, $80-$110, small squares, $125-$140; utility, large rounds, $75-$80, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $180, large squares, $125; fair, large squares, $110-$115, large rounds, $90-$100, small squares, $120-$130; utility, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, small squares, $185, large rounds, $110-$120; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $90-$100, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, $70; large squares, NA, small squares, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $225-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $160-$180. Barley straw, large squares, $40-$50, large rounds, $40-$50, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA.
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold mostly steady to 5.00 
higher. Demand continues to improve this week as buyers from 
neighboring states and Canada are purchasing hay in Montana. 
Large square supplies have tightened considerably as loads of 
hay continue to leave the state. Dairy hay sales have been very 
strong, with hay moving mostly East to Wisconsin, Minnesota and 
Iowa. Idaho continues to buy large quantities of large squares as
drought conditions continue. However, as square supplies have 
tightened they have started to buy some large rounds. This has
helped improve this market over the last few weeks particularly
in the western half of the state. Straw saw strong sales this
past week as ranchers continue to gear up for calving. With 
heavier supplies of straw seen this year buyers have allowed 
prices to slip slightly in order to move supplies. Straw sold
steady to 5.00 lower. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
unless otherwise noted.


                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 150.00 
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, 115.00-130.00   
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-120.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-115.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     Large squares, 80.00-120.00

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,  90.00-100.00
                     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,  110.00-120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 130.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  70.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

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, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      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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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass steady as high quality hay 
inventory levels diminish.  Strong demand for hay with artic winter 
weather experienced the area and to continue into next week.  Finding 
transportation continues to be a problem as cold weather and snow makes 
moving hay difficult.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless 
otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 195.00-225.00; Small Squares, 6.50-
7.50 per bale.  Premium: Large Rounds, 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 
150.00-160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 
100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 225.00.

   Grass:  Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds,
85.00-100.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
120.00.

   Straw:  Small Squares, 4.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 100.00; Large Squares 125.00-130.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 34.00 per bale, 50.00-60.00 per ton.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1800    Last Week:  2125    Last Year:  4800    

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa 10.00-15.00 higher in a light test. 
Export hay not tested this week. Trade slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies 
are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  Trade sources report 
Japan’s largest buyer of Timothy hay will be in the NW next week. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                          Tons       Price       Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                            
    Mid Square                                                       
      Premium/Supreme     1600   210.00-220.00   215.00     Tarped   

  Sudan                                                              
    Mid Square                                                       
            Fair/Good      200   135.00-135.00   135.00     Tarped   

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jan 24, 2018

Receipts:  46 loads    Last Week:  93 loads    Last Year:  70 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, 2 loads 145.00-150.00.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 5 loads 135.00-142.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 112.50-
130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 5 loads 97.50-110.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 165.00.  Good:  Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 130.00-142.50; Large Squares, 1 load 130.00.  Fair:  
Large Rounds, 8 loads, 117.50-125.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 5 loads 
100.00-110.00.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load, 127.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 75.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 107.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 52.50-70.00.

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  January 25, 2019

Reported hay and bedding sales were extremely light.  Winds and snow limited
trading. Top quality hay was absent this week.  Livestock producers have begun
advertising their hay needs.  On the hand, hay growers in surrounding states
have also begun advertising what they have available.
                                                       
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium  Small Squares          $205.00 - $210.00
                                                   
Grass   Premium  Large Squares  $175.00 - $195.00
                        
                                                   
Oat Hay   Good  Large Rounds           $170.00 - $190.00
                        Fair     Large Rounds  $125.00 - $170.00

Corn Stalks    Large Rounds  $ 55.00 - $90.00                     
                                
                         
              
                                 
Organic Hay:  Nothing reported.

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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  Rain 
and snow has been off and on giving CA a winter, according to report contacts.  
This time last year.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  1650    Last Week:  3635    Last Year:  4160                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               100  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Rye Grass                                                                    
      Good                    100  135.00-135.00  135.00     Dirty      

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 425  240.00-250.00  242.94 Del Weedy             
      Good                     25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair                     75  225.00-230.00  226.67 Del                   
                              200  180.00-185.00  182.50 Del Outside Stored             
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     50  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              200  160.00-165.00  162.50 Del                   
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    100  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

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  255.00-255.00  255.00     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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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  265    Last Week:  1900    Last Year:  14,350 

   Compared to last Friday, Utility Alfalfa hay steady in a light test. Trade near 
standstill as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially 
for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. 
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                    Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Utility        265  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage 

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady.  
Movement was moderate on good demand.  Most hay has been contracted or 
completely sold out and the wait is on for this year’s new crop.  
Supplemental feeding of livestock is in full swing and wheat pastures in 
the panhandle could use some moisture.  Hay producers in North and East 
Texas are too wet to get their last cutting of hay out of the field and 
mostly sold out for now. 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 275.00-290.00;
               Good to Premium 250.00-275.00; Fair to Good 210.00-250.00.               
Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 315.00-330.00, 9.50-10.00 per 
 bale. 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 225.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-245.00.
Wheat: Ground: Delivered: 175.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00-250.00. 
Sorghum: Large Bales: FOB: 125.00-130.00.
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-125.00.
 
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 Jan 18:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week.  Recent weather has
slowed sales.  All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay.  Some 
growers are sold out for this crop year.                      

Tons:  668    Last Week:  1376    Last Year:  4183                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 250  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 250  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  18  230.00-250.00  244.44     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   2  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  35  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  38  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

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

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending January 25, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Some 
producers’ area either out of hay or getting very short on hay to sell 
especially on the better testing hay. Resent video hay auctions may clean 
up some of the volume of squares left to sell across the state. Valley 
video hay auction has a sale today (01/24) and the results will be out on 
Friday and can be viewed at 
https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/to_gr325.txt   Light snow across some 
areas of the state along with a blustery winds the last few days has 
required ranchers to supplement cattle with feed. More seasonal 
temperatures are on the way and hopefully will help keep feeding to a 
minimum.  All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless 
otherwise noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 140.00-
145.00. Cornstalk bales in large squares 60.00-80.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 240.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-215.00. Premium large squares 
150.00; Fair large squares 130.00-150.00. Premium small squares 200.00-
215.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Fair 
to Good large squares 130.00-140.00; Premium small squares 225.00. Grass 
hay: Good large squares 130.00-140.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa 
cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending January 25, 2019


  Compared to last week alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay 
and Dehy pellets sold mostly steady. There was a tick of a higher 
undertone noted on large squares going out of state. Demand within 
Nebraska was moderate at best with good demand noted from out of state 
customers. Some areas of the state received snow and ice with seasonal 
temperatures early in the week with a nice warmup this weekend. Hopefully 
most stalk fields will be melted off by weeks end letting cows graze 
without much supplementation of hay. Won’t be long until many cattlemen 
will start to calve and feed resources will begin to get used. At that 
time, it will be interesting to see if there is an upward tick to the 
“cow hay” market.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay 
barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 180.00; Good large squares 140.00-160.00. 
Good large rounds 100.00-110.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-
105.00; Good large rounds 85.00-90.00. Premium small squares 160.00-
170.00, some 6.50-8.00 per bale on small lots.   

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00-110.00. 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 230.00. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets 15 percent of better at 210.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-205.00. Premium large squares 
175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 
130.00-145.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00. Cornstalks in large 
square bales 60.00-80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00.  

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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was slow this week. Movement mostly moderate with bulk of 
movement coming in from out of state. Demand was light to moderate. Dairy 
demand remains mostly light. Grass hay demand was good but buyers very 
selective towards quality. More winter weather including light snow is 
forecast for the coming 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: Good quality large round bales delivered 225.00-240.00. 
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00, instances 
to 225.00. Good quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Several loads Good quality delivered 220.00-230.00. Grinding hay 140.00-
150.00. 
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality mixed grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 
bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 90.00-100.00 per ton. Teff grass 5 X 
6 bales 100.00 per bale.  
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality hay grazer 100.00 per ton. 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.

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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 1/25/2019

A pretty typical winter week in the state since the last report. A couple 
of storms came though making travel difficult in some areas a few days. 
Many areas in the south still having a hard time dealing with mud as the 
ground just does not want to stay frozen. Several farmers are lacking 
much for on farm hay inventory and trying to decide if they would just 
be better off to sale calves early and reduce use in hopes of stretching 
what they have a bit longer. The supply of hay light to moderate. Hay 
prices are steady to firm. 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) 200.00-250.00
small squares 7.00-10.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 175.00-200.00
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 40.00-75.00 per large round bale 

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

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Corn Stalks 50.00-70.00 per large round bale 

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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light.  According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains summary for January 22, 2019, with an active 
storm pattern, much of the region recorded precipitation, with the greatest 
amounts over the plains of Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota. Because of 
the pockets of dryness still over portions of eastern Colorado and the Dakotas’ 
mainly being long-term issues, no changes were made this week.  USDA NRCS 
Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages for Thursday, January 24, 2019:  
Gunnison 111, Upper Colorado 113, South Platte 115, Laramie and North Platte 
106, Yampa and White 109, Arkansas 131, Upper Rio Grande 95, and San Miguel, 
Dolores, Animas and San Juan 96.  The next available report will be Thursday, 
January 31, 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: Premium/Supreme 210.00, DEL.
                  Utility 170.00, DEL.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 335.00, Retail/Stable.
  Wheat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 115.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Supreme 260.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 280.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Haygrazer
     Mid Squares: Good 180.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 250.00.
                  Fair 230.00, DEL.
                  Utility/Fair 180.00-190.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Jan 21, 2019

Receipts: 15 loads    Last Week: 25 loads    Year Ago: No Sale (Blizzard)

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, 1 load 147.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
4 loads 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 125.00-145.00.  Utility:  Large
Rounds, 1 load 102.50.

   Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 110.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 57.50-62.50.

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Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Jan 21, 2019

Receipts:  19 Loads    Last Week:  35 Loads    Last Year:  23 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:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 8 loads 97.50-102.50.  Utility:  Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 85.00-95.00.

  Grass:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 95.00-97.50.

  Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,064/4,784    Last week:  7,068/4,638     Last year: 9,818/4,531
             
Hay market trade activity is light. Demand has been moderate, especially from 
beef producers, although there seems to be more buyers than there is hay. There 
is hay available, however, the trick is trying to remain profitable when 
figuring the cost of trucking from where the hay can be found and the cost of 
hay itself. Despite the demand, prices have remained steady. Foggy, wet and 
muddy conditions has been the topic of conversation recently. Hay has been sold 
but moving it has become quite an issue. Adding insult to injury, another round 
of winter weather arrived over the weekend, compounding to the problem.  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. 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 60.00-70.00, ground and delivered 80.00-90.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 
65.00-70.00. The week of 1/13-1/19, 7,064T of grinding alfalfa and 635T 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 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 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. 
The week of 1/13-1/19, 4,784T of grinding alfalfa and 1,372T 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 180.00-190.00. 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 1/13-1/19, 1,710T 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.  The week 
of 1/13-1/19, 296T of grinding alfalfa and 350T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

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Friday, January 18, 2019

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass steady with lower undertones 
as inventory of high quality hay dwindles.  Good demand for hay with cold 
winter weather and snow returned to the area.  Transportation of hay was 
busy earlier in the week before the winter storms hit, but though finding 
transportation for some loads continues to be an issue.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00; Small Squares, 7.00 per 
bale.  Premium: Large Rounds, 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-160.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 225.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
120.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00-140.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00-60.00.

  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 Montana Hay Report

***Nominal pricing below, market conditions 
consistent with the previous trading session***


                                              
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, 115.00-130.00   
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 90.00-120.00
                     Large rounds,  80.00-110.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-90.00

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,  90.00-100.00
                     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,  110.00-120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 130.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  70.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

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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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1900    Last Week:  2450    Last Year:  1430 

   Compared to last Friday, Supreme and good Alfalfa steady to firm in a light 
test. Trade slow. Demand remains good especially for feeder and higher testing 
dairy hay. Supplies remain scarce. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices 
are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                   Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                         
    Mid Square                                                    
      Supreme       800   170.00-190.00   178.75     Tarped       
      Good          600   150.00-160.00   156.25     Tarped       
      Utility       500   140.00-140.00   140.00     Rain Damage  

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