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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 02, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported hay sold fully steady.  Demand and 
buyer inquiry was good this week from local and out of state buyers. 
Limited amounts of hay of any quality is left to sell in Eastern side of 
the state. Moderate amounts of hay left to market in the Western side of 
state. Snow across several areas of the state with some places receiving 
feet of snow instead of inches. Some areas remain open on snow cover but 
most of the state has been cold! 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; Fair large squares 140.00; 
Good large rounds 130.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
235.00-245.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 135.00-140.00. Premium small squares 200.00-
215.00; Good small squares 165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large 
squares 190.00; premium small squares 225.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass 
Mix: Good large squares 170.00. Straw in large squares 50.00-60.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 02, 2019


  Compared to last week alfalfa sold unevenly steady. Grass hay sold 
steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 10.00 higher. Ground and delivered hay 
steady to 15.00 higher. Demand was good this week with several loads of 
hay getting shipped either in bales or ground and delivered. Cold weather 
continues to hold on across the state and cattlemen continue to feed 
bales at a rapid pace. There has been several tons of hay ran through 
processors or fed in bale rings the last 60 plus days. Some stockpiles 
are getting short and some cattlemen are starting to price and procure 
hay. One contact mentioned, only 10 weeks to spring grass! Looking on the 
bright side of the cold and snow knowing warmer weather will come. 
Several contacts mentioned when the snow melts and dries, rakes and 
balers will be in the corn fields.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the 
field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 180.00, Good large squares 160.00-
180.00; Fair large squares 100.00-130.00. Premium large rounds 135.00—
145.00; Good large rounds 100.00-115.00; Premium small squares 7.00 per 
bale.  Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 
90.00-95.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Brome grass: Good small 
squares 7.50 per bale. Cane in large rounds 80.00-100.00; Cornstalks in 
large rounds 52.50-60.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 280.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein or better 260.00.  

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 100.00-110.00. Oat hay in large rounds 
90.00. Cane in large rounds 75.00-80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 
140.00-160.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-137.00. 
Ground and delivered grass/alfalfa mix hay 145.00. Ground and delivered 
cornstalks 110.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent or better at 
230.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-
160.00. Good large rounds 130.00-132.50. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium large 
squares 255.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00-255.00. Straw in 
large squares 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.  

#completeforageprogram

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 3/22/2019

  Although hint of spring continue to show up winter sure is not letting 
go easy. Freezing rain and snow made up most of the weather over the last 
week.  Farmers are continuing to use up what hay they have and are really 
ready for feeding season to end and grass to arrive. Hay movement has 
been moderate on days weather allows for travel. Most hay being bought is 
coming with quite a fright bill as it just isn’t easy to find much if any 
locally which has been the case for a while. Hay supplies are light, 
demand is moderate and hay prices are steady.  The Missouri Department of 
Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers. To 
be listed, or to view the 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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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was slow to moderate. Demand mostly moderate. Movement was 
light to moderate. Movement of hay from out-of-state has tapered off over the
last two weeks. Alfalfa prices continue to hold steady. Grass hay trading was
mostly moderate. Demand was good for good quality grass hay. Precipitation in
February has been above average, south central Oklahoma received up to 76 
percent above average rainfall. Eight percent of the state, all in far western
Oklahoma, is rated as abnormally dry to exceptional drought condition.
 

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 200.00-230.00. Good quality 180.00-200.00. 
Fair quality 150.00-170.00.
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.   
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-225.00, few to
230.00. Good quality 180.00-200.00. Good quality delivered 220.00-230.00. 
Grinding hay 140.00-150.00, instances 160.00.  
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 60.00-70.00 per bale, instances to 80.00 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. Fair quality mixed
grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-35.00 per bale.  
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality hay grazer 100.00 per ton, few by the bale in 
5 X 5 1/2 bales at 85.00. Good quality mixed grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per 
ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality 
Teff grass 5 X 6 bales 100.00 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 55.00-65.00 per bale. Fair quality
mixed grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-35.00 per bale. 

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

#completeforageprogram

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.  According to 
the U.S. Drought Monitor’s West summary for February 26, 2019, extreme drought 
(D3) was nearly eased out of southern Colorado, leaving a remnant area of 
extreme to exceptional drought (D3 to D4) across northern New Mexico.  USDA NRCS 
Colorado SNOTEL River Basin Index percentages for Thursday, February 28, 2019:  
Gunnison 118, Upper Colorado 112, South Platte 109, Laramie and North Platte 
106, Yampa and White 110, Arkansas 122, Upper Rio Grande 119, and San Miguel, 
Dolores, Animas and San Juan 121.  The next available report will be Thursday, 
March 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: Utility/Fair 165.00-170.00, DEL.
  Alfalfa/Grass
    Large Rounds: Premium 245.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 325.00-335.00 (9.25-9.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Supreme 280.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Supreme 280.00 (9.50 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, February 26, 2019

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Receipts:  21 Loads    Last Week:  29 Loads    Last Year:  24 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:  Supreme: Small Squares, 1 load 5.85 per bale.  Premium: 
Large Rounds, 3 loads 130.00-152.50.  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 
110.00-125.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 107.00.

  Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 112.50-132.50.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 3 loads 100.00.

  Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 2 loads 117.50.

  Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Receipts:  9 loads    Last Week: 23 loads    Year Ago: 22 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 140.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 135.00-145.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
1 loads 125.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00-82.50.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,832/4,370   Last week:  10,955/5,387    Last year: 10,364/4,724
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to good 
as supplies are generally light. Prices, however, remained steady for all hay 
types. Mother Nature continues to tease us with the illusion that spring is on 
its way, only to throw a blizzard at us once again.  Areas in western and 
central Kansas are reporting 3 to 11 inches of new snow. Although the eastern 
side of the state was spared the snow, most received rain adding to the already 
muddy roads, feed lots and fields. Inquires continue to come in daily, however 
folks are hesitant to relinquish any extra hay until they feel we are closer to 
green up.  If you have any extra hay to sell 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 to moderate. 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. 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 65.00-
75.00, ground and delivered 85.00-90.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. 
The week of 2/17-2/23, 10,832T of grinding alfalfa and 1,085T of dairy alfalfa 
were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, grass hay 
steady; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. 
Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 
165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 170.00-180.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
150.00-165.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 180.00-190.00 with an 
instance at 200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 215.00-225.00, 17 
pct protein 215.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 255.00-265.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares none reported, large squares 130.00-140.00, 
large round none reported. Brome, none reported; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 
with an instance at 100.00-105.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The 
week of 2/17-2/23, 4,370T of grinding alfalfa and 1,375T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  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 145.00-155.00, 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 
2/17-2/23, 1,188T 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, 140.00-
150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00; 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00 
with an instance at 160.00. Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: 
Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00 to 135.00. Brome, small squares 
9.00-10.00/bale, large squares 150.00-165.00, large rounds 115.00-125.00 with an 
instance at 140.00-150.00; 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 2/17-2/23, 501T of grinding alfalfa and 400T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered.  

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices are strong. There is a shortage of quality forage in Wisconsin. If you are looking to buy or sell forage connect to the Farmer to Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/ to place your needs or what you have to sell. There is no charge for the service.

For Nebraska, hay sold steady to $5.00 higher with moderate demand. Weather has been an issue for moving hay the past week and has increased hay inquires. For Iowa, hay and bedding are in demand. Hay and bedding is being trucked in from other states as there is a limited supply in state.

In South Dakota, good demand for hay with steady prices. Snow is making transportation difficult and increasing demand for hay.
In Kansas, there is light to moderate activity with steady prices in the hay market. Hay movement is limited because of weather.

For Missouri, supply is light with good demand with steady prices. Many producers are not used to buying larger amounts of hay. In the past smaller operations would buy a few bales at a time from neighbors. This year though local supply is limited.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with an increase in supply this week.

In Wisconsin, prices are strong with demand for all classes of hay. Shortage of quality hay has pushed prices higher in the state. All markets are reporting a need for bedding.

Straw prices reported are for 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 $4.30 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $51.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 to $85.00). Large round bale straw averaged $53.00 per bale (a range of $25.00 - $65.00). Wheat straw typically will demand a slightly higher price and overall straw quality does impact the price.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady.
Demand remains good for hay in squares to ship out of 
the state. Local demand improved slightly this week as 
extremely cold temperatures continue to be seen across the 
state. While demand has improved for rounds, prices 
remain fully steady as round supplies remain high. Straw 
sales continue to be made at steady money. 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, 120.00-135.00   
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 105.00-125.00
                     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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Friday, February 22, 2019

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass steady.  Six to 12 inches of 
snow experienced the area in the past week meant hay was met with very 
good demand.  Heavy snow fall impacted transportation again making moving 
hay difficult.  More snow and cold temperatures expected for the area 
this next week. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise 
noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00.  Premium: Large 
Rounds, 165.00-190.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.

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

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 130.00-150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
105.00-120.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 175.00.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 135.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 100.00; Large Squares 120.00-130.00.

   Millet Hay: Large Rounds, 120.00.

   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:  275    Last Year:  1740 

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade slow. 
Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store steady.  
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses.  

                       Tons       Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Supreme           300  220.00-225.00  223.33     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium           150  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good          50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Excessive Moisture

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Fair/Good        1000  210.00-230.00  220.00     Export            

  Wheat Straw                                                            
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair/Good         300   70.00-70.00    70.00            

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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons: 7700 Last Week: 435 Last Year: 3030
   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
moderate 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                                                   
      Good/Premium      6000  175.00-175.00  175.00     Tarped   
      Fair/Good         1600  150.00-150.00  150.00              

  Oat                                                            
    Mid Square                                                   
      Fair/Good          100  110.00-110.00  110.00     Tarped 

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Feb 22, 2019

Hay and straw continue to be in short supply. Forage movement is limited as weather continues
to plaque Iowa.Top quality alfalfa is being trucked in from other states as is wheat straw.
Cow/calf operators are beginning to be desperate, having used up their stockpiles of straw 
already this year as they try to keep cows dry.Most of the small square sales are being held
directly off the farm.  For the coming week, Iowa is battening down hatches as another storm
has Iowa squarely in its cross hairs.  
                                                       
Alfalfa   Supreme  Small Squares          $360.00 - $400.00
                        Premium  Small Squares  $280.00 - $300.00
                                 Large Squares  $290.00 - $345.00

Alfalfa/Grass           Fair     Small Squares          $155.00 - $155.00

Grass                   Good Large Squares           $150.00 - $215.00        
          Fair    Large Rounds            $150.00 - $190.00
                        Utility Large Squares  $ 95.00 - $150.00 
                                                   
Oat Hay   Premium  Large Rounds           $225.00 - $225.00
                        Fair     Large Rounds  $170.00 - $190.00

Corn Stalks    Large Rounds  $ 30.00 - $ 30.00  per bale

Straw  Oat  Small Squares           $200.00 - $320.00 
                Wheat  Small Squares           $240.00 - $280.00
                                Large Squares  $165.00 - $170.00      
                Rye             Large Rounds  $ 65.00 - $ 65.00 per bale  
                         
              
                                 
Organic Hay:  Nothing reported.

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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to report contacts, weather (rain) has been effecting early cuttings.
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  1801    Last Week:  2225    Last Year:  1345                                                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150  110.00-110.00  110.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    250   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 450  255.00-275.00  263.89 Del                   
      Good/Premium            200  250.00-255.00  252.50 Del                   
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                   
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                     50  130.00-130.00  130.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable 
  Alfalfa Green Chop
      Premium/Supreme           1  180.00-180.00  180.00     Standing         

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


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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady on light 
to moderate movement.  The panhandle area remains dry and in much need of 
moisture despite the light snow or dusting received early in the week.  
Alfalfa producers continue to move hay out of storage barns to make room 
for new crop.  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 270.00-280.00;
               Good to Premium 220.00-270.00.               
Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 315.00-330.00, 9.50-10.00 per 
     bale. 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-240.00.
Alfalfa/Wheat Mix: Ground and Delivered: 175.00-195.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 230.00-240.00.
Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00-200.00.
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-100.00.
Millet: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00.
Cotton Burrs: 85.00-95.00.
 
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       330.00-360.00, 10.00-11.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 275.00-280.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-310.00;
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-400.00, 
  9.00-12.00 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. 
   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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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Feb 21, 2018

Receipts:  46 loads    Last Week:  60 loads    Last Year:  54 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, 4 loads 152.50-162.50.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 7 loads 135.00-150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 122.50-
130.00.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 6 loads 160.00-170.00.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 11 loads 140.00-157.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 125.00-
137.50. 

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 180.00.  Utility:  
Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 77.50-80.00.

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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Feb 15:  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.  Many
growers are sold out for this crop year. 

Tons:  647    Last Week:  1442    Last Year:  661                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   8  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  29  240.00-250.00  243.45     Retail/Stable     

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

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     50  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            175  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  53  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 102  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Premium/Supreme          35  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Oat/Barley Mix
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     60  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     90  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.        

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending February 22, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported hay sold steady.  Demand and buyer 
inquiry was good this week from local and out of state buyers. Very 
limited amounts of hay of any quality is left to sell in Eastern side of 
the state. Moderate amounts of hay left to market in the Western side of 
state. Several producers were cut back on barley acres last spring so 
many planted a forage crop or are seed producers so there are a few more 
suppliers of hay in some of the western areas. Seasonal February weather 
across the state has increased the amount of hay livestock producers are 
feeding to their animals. Some of the higher elevation producers have 
been feeding quite a lot of small and large squares for several weeks.  
All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise 
noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 155.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein 235.00-245.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 135.00-140.00. Premium small squares 200.00-
215.00; Good small squares 165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large 
squares 190.00; premium small squares 225.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass 
Mix: Good large squares 170.00. Straw in large squares 50.00-60.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending February 22, 2019


  Compared to last week alfalfa hay sold steady to 5.00 higher. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets steady to 10.00 higher. Grass hay and ground and 
delivered hay steady. Buyer inquiry and demand picked up this week from 
local and out of state buyers. This year has been a typical Nebraska 
winter with February dealing us the most snow we have had in several 
years. This cold, snowy weather is giving ranchers many sleepless nights 
while calving first calf heifers and aiding in burning through hay piles 
faster than one would like. A lot of hay has been fed in the last 30 plus 
days.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless 
otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 180.00, Good large squares 165.00-
180.00; Fair large squares 100.00-125.00. Premium large rounds 135.00—
145.00; Good large rounds 100.00-115.00.  Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 
100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Premium small squares 
160.00-170.00. Brome grass: Good small squares 7.50 per bale. Cane in 
large rounds 80.00-100.00; Cornstalks in large rounds 52.50-60.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 270.00, 15 percent protein 
250.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 100.00-110.00. Cane in large rounds 
75.00-80.00. 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. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 
15 percent or better at 220.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 160.00. 
Good large rounds 132.50. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium large squares 
255.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00-255.00. Straw in large 
squares 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.  

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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade was mostly slow. Demand moderate at best, much lightern than
recent weeks. Movement was light to moderate. All prices were fully steady.
Feedlots appear to have immediate needs well covered. Interest from racehorse
facilities and owners picked up this week. No in-state sales of horse hay 
were reported however. Grass hay trading was mostly moderate although demand
remains good statwide. 

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 200.00-230.00. Good quality
180.00-200.00. Fair quality 150.00-170.00.
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.   
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-225.00, few to
230.00. Good quality 180.00-200.00. Good quality delivered 220.00-230.00. 
Grinding hay 140.00-150.00, instances 160.00.  
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 60.00-70.00 per bale, instances to 80.00 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, few by the bale in 
5 X 5 1/2 bales at 85.00. Good quality mixed grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per 
ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality 
Teff grass 5 X 6 bales 100.00 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 55.00-65.00 per bale. 


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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 2/22/2019

Hay inquires took a step up this week. Demand has been good for quite 
some time as supplies are generally light. Although the feeding season 
is on the downhill slide as far as number of days left goes many are 
feeling they may need a few more bales before the arrival of grass. By 
far the overwhelming majority of calls is from smaller hobby type farmers 
or horse owners who maybe not have the ability or need for semi loads at 
a time. Many of these individuals are not used to the struggles which 
have resulted from last year’s drought and having to ship hay in as 
opposed to getting a bale or two at a time from a neighbor.  Hay prices 
are steady.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory 
available for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or to view the 
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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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Feb 18, 2019

Receipts:  29 Loads    Last Week:  19 Loads    Last Year:  28 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, 15 loads 110.00-125.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 5 loads 97.50-107.00.

  Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 100.00-122.50.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 1 load 95.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 80.00.

  Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 2 loads 95.00.

  Bean Stubble: Large Rounds, 2 loads 60.00-62.50

  Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 2 load 67.50.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Feb 18, 2019

Receipts:  23 loads    Last Week: 25 loads    Year Ago: 12 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 Rounds, 1 loads 162.50.  Good: Large Rounds, 
6 loads 135.00-147.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 120.00-125.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 132.50-140.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 loads 125.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 125.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 110.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 load 70.00-72.50.

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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,955/5,387   Last week:  9,014/6,455   Last year: 12,192/5,494
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate. 
Prices remain steady for all hay types. Hay movement has picked up only 
slightly, with the weather being the limiting factor. Inquires continue to 
come in daily from those in need of hay, as this winter weather continues to 
try our patience. Snow arrived once again last week across the state, with 
more predicted for the upcoming week. Although the ground hog declared spring 
was on its way, it can't arrive soon enough for most folks.  On the positive 
side, the sky begins to lighten a littler earlier each morning which is a 
good indications that spring is indeed coming.  If you have any extra hay to 
sell 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 to moderate. 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. 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 65.00-75.00, ground and delivered 85.00-90.00; Wheat straw: 
large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 2/10-2/16, 10,955T of grinding alfalfa 
and 1,085T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots on 
February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 194.46, up 1.28 from last 
month, usage was 603T/day, down 9.5 pct., and total usage was 18,704T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, grass hay 
steady; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-
210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-
200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 170.00-180.00 delivered. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 150.00-165.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
180.00-190.00 with an instance at 200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct 
protein 215.00-225.00, 17 pct protein 215.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
255.00-265.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares none 
reported, large squares 130.00-140.00, large round none reported. Brome, none 
reported; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 100.00-105.00; 
Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 2/10-2/16, 5,387T of 
grinding alfalfa and 1,300T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid 
by feedlots on February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 175.18, up 
4.08 from last month, usage was 336T/day, down 13 pct., and total usage was 
10,416.5T.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  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 145.00-155.00, 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 2/10-2/16, 1,188T 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, 140.00-
150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00; 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00 
with an instance at 160.00. Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: 
Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00 to 135.00. Brome, small 
squares 9.00-10.00/bale, large squares 150.00-165.00, large rounds 115.00-
125.00 with an instance at 140.00-150.00; 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 2/10-2/16, 501T of grinding alfalfa and 
400T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Hay trade mostly steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good. The bulk of the premium squares continue to go to out of state dairies or horse owners, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 8. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good, large rounds, $95-$105; fair, large squares, $100. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; Good, large rounds, $80-$90. Cane, large rounds, $75. Cornstalks, large rounds, $52.50.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large squares, $140, large rounds, $100-$110. Cane, large rounds, $75-$80. 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. Premium grass, large squares, $230. Straw, large squares, $80. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$155. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa and grass steady as high quality hay supplies diminished. Very good demand for hay with sub-arctic winter weather and snow experienced the area in the past weeks.
East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$230; premium, large rounds, $170-$190; good, large rounds, $140-$150; fair, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, large rounds, $85-$100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $205, 17% protein $215. Alfalfa meal 17%, $225. Good grass, large rounds, $130; fair, large rounds, $105-$120; utility, large rounds, $85-$100. Good alfalfa grass mix, rounds, $135-$150; fair, large rounds, $120. Straw, small squares, $4-$5, large rounds, $100, large squares, $120-$130. Oat hay, large rounds, $100. Cornstalks, large rounds, $34/bale, $50-$60/ton.
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, $152.50-$170, large squares, $165; good, large rounds, $135-$150; fair, large rounds, $127.50-$132.50. Good grass, large rounds, $137.50-$150; fair, large rounds, $127.50-$135; utility, large rounds, $117.50. Straw, large rounds, $130. Cornstalks, large rounds, $60-$70.
In Wyoming, all reported hay sold steady. Demand was good from out of state buyers with light to moderate demand from local customers.
Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160, large rounds, $140-$150. Cornstalk bales, large squares, $60-$80. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $235-$245.
Central/western Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$215; premium, large square, $175, small squares, $200-$215. Premium alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $190; fair/good, large squares, $130-$140. Good/premium rye/alfalfa/orchard grass mix, large squares, $170. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk, $230-$240, bagged $280.
In Colorado, hay trade activity light on moderate to good demand.
Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $205, retail/stable; utility, large squares, $150, delivered; supreme, medium squares, $300, retail/stable, small squares, $345, retail/stable, large rounds, $240, retail/stable. Premium alfalfa grass, squares, $370, retail stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $280, retail/stable. Good haygrazer, medium squares, $180. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, medium squares, $300, retail/stable; good/premium, medium squares, $225. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, the supply of hay light to moderate. Hay prices are steady to firm. Hay demand is moderate to good.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $200-$250, small squares, $7-$10/bale; premium, RFV 170-180, $175-$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, $40-$75. Good bromegrass, $120-$150; fair/good, $60-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale. Corn stalks, large rounds, $50-$70.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade was mostly moderate. Movement moderate to fairly active from both in-state and out-of-state sources. Demand was moderate to good.
Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200-$225; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$200; fair, $140-$160. Good bermuda grass hay in 4 x 6 through 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale. Good mixed grass hay, 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60/bale. Mixed grass $90-$100. Teff grass, 5 x 6, $100.
Eastern—Good alfalfa, large rounds, delivered, $225-$240. Good bermuda grass 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale, few loads grass delivered, $180/ton. Teff grass 5 x 6 bales, $100/bale. Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $55-$65.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large square bales, $200-$220; good, large rounds and squares, $180-$200, good delivered, $220-$230. Grinding hay, $140-$150. Good hay grazer, $100/ton, few by the hale 5 x 5 1/2 bales at $85. Good mixed grass, rounds, $90-$110/ton. Mixed grass, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, $50-$70/bale. Good teff gras 5 x 6 bales, $100/bale.
In Texas, alfalfa sold steady to $5 lower. All other hay classes trade mostly steady.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $270-$280, small bales delivered, $315-$330; good/premium, large squares, $220-$270. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $220-$235, calf, $235-$240. Alfalfa wheat mix, ground and delivered, $180-$187. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $180-$260; fair/good, large bales, delivered, $165-$180. Sudan, large bales, delivered, $125-$130. CRP, large bales, delivered, $70-$90. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $190. Milo stalks, large bales, delivered, $80. Millet, large bales, delivered, $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; premium, small squares, $400; fair/good, large rounds, $120-$140.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$330, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$200; fair/good, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120/roll.
In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $190; premium, large rounds, $160; good, large rounds, $135-$140; fair, large rounds, $120-$125. Premium grass, small squares, $155, large rounds, $150; good, large rounds, $130-$135; fair, large rounds, $115-$125. Premium alfalfa-grass mix, large squares, $140-$155. Straw, small squares, $5.50/bale. Corn stalks, large rounds, $28-$34/bale.
In Montana, alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Demand remains mostly good for squares, and light to moderate for rounds.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150, large rounds, $110; premium, large squares, $150, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $110-$120, small squares, NA; fair/good, large squares, $105-$125, large rounds, $85-$115, small squares, $125-$140; utility, large rounds, $75-$80, large squares, $80-$120. 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-$45, large rounds, $40-$45, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA.


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Friday, February 15, 2019

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 
supplies lessened.  Sub-arctic winter weather and snow experienced the 
area in the past weeks meant hay was met with very good demand for hay.  
Transportation was impacted again by cold weather and snow making moving 
hay difficult.  Weather will return to winter normal winter temperatures, 
with some snow mixed in, will help with a much-needed break for the area. 
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00.  Premium: Large 
Rounds, 170.00-190.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.

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

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 130.00-150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
105.00-120.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 175.00.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 135.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Small Squares, 4.00-5.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 100.00; Large 
Squares 120.00-130.00.

   Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 100.00.

   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:  275    Last Week:  975    Last Year:  2865 

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic and Export Alfalfa firm in a light test. 
Trade slow. Inclement weather conditions affecting movement in the trade area. 
Dairies are forced to dump milk due to the passes to the west side being closed 
most of this past week and processors not being able to ship product due to 
inclement weather conditions. Exporters are also facing the same dilemma with 
shipping hay containers to the port. High death losses and other injuries reported 
in dairy cows and baby calves. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm 
hands. Retail/Feed store steady.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm 
or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and 
other expenses.  

                     Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         100  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         175  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes sold steady to instances 
firm on light to moderate supply and moderate to good demand.  Feedyards 
and dairies added different rations to their feed to make the ground 
Alfalfa go further and cheapen the costs.  Hay producers in East and 
South Texas began to green up but some experienced a freeze that may set 
back baling of new crop Coastal Bermuda.  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 270.00-280.00;
               Good to Premium 220.00-270.00.               
Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 315.00-330.00, 9.50-10.00 per 
     bale. 
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00-235.00. 
                                       Calf 235.00-240.00.
Alfalfa/Wheat Mix: Ground and Delivered: 175.00-195.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 230.00-240.00.
Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00-200.00.
Wheat Straw: Small Bales: de
Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00.
CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-100.00.
Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 190.00.
Milo Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00.
Millet: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00.
Cotton Burrs: 85.00-95.00.
 
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
       330.00-360.00, 10.00-11.00 per bale.
   Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 275.00-280.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-310.00;
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-400.00, 
  9.00-12.00 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. 
   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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