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Friday, March 29, 2019

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady as most 
hay has been contracted. Hay was only trickling out of the barns this 
time of year as the wait for new crop continued.  The Panhandle pastures 
are in good condition after rains and temperatures warmed up to kick 
spring off.  East and north Texas Coastal Bermuda producers were 
preparing to spray fields to get ready for new crop if the rain will let 
up for them to get into fields.  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 265.00-
 325.00; Good to Premium 250.00-270.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00-230.00. 
                                             Calf 235.00-240.00.
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 240.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 168.00.
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-115.00.
 Millet: Large Bales: FOB: 115.00-125.00.
 Triticale: Large Bales: Delivered: 145.00.
 Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 90.00-105.00.
 
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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1550    Last Week:  1350    Last Year:  8665    

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady in a light 
test. Trade remains slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. 
Most growers are foregoing spraying on new crop this year as if they spray now it 
will delay harvest at least 2 weeks more than normal. Not spraying will affect 1st 
cutting quality negatively. Retail/Feed store steady.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.   

                       Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Good/Premium      500  220.00-220.00  220.00     Tarped            
      Fair/Good         150  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
                        450  195.00-195.00  195.00     Tarped            

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Utility/Fair      450  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped          

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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay steady on this week.  Very 
good demand due to continuing low inventory in South Dakota.  Warmer than 
average weather is helping the snow melt and continues impact the 
flooding of the region.  Flood waters starting to recede as water flows 
down-stream.  Hay transportation continues to be impacted by closed roads 
from this flooding.  Transportation issues and low inventory levels 
making demand continue to be very good.  All hay and straw sold by the 
ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00-220.00; Large Rounds, 200.00. 
Supreme:  Large Rounds, 165.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-160.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 135.00-140.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 240.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 245.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 170.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

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

   Straw:  Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-140.00 and 40.00-52.00 per 
bale.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

Receipts:  94 loads    Last Week:  56 loads    Last Year:  64 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:  Supreme:  Small Squares, 1 load 235.00; Large Squares, 4 
loads 205.00-240.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 185.00-190.00.  Premium:  
Large Squares, 8 loads 167.50-182.50; Large Rounds, 9 loads 165.00-
180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 152.50-160.00; Large Rounds, 5 
loads 147.50-157.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 135.00-140.00.  
Utility:  Large Squares, 1 load 40.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 4 load 205.00-260.00; Large Squares, 
5 loads 165.00-215.00; Large Rounds, 9 loads 165.00-185.00.  Good:  Large 
Squares, 3 loads 145.00-155.00; Large Rounds, 12 loads 140.00-162.50.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 130.00-137.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 
loads 110.00.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium:  Small Squares, 2 load 250.00-260.00; 
Large Squares, 5 loads 185.00-207.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 165.00-
185.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 142.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 
152.50-155.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 65.00; 1 load 135.00.  Large Rounds, 4 
loads 125.00-145.00

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 55.00-82.50.

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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady. Demand 
for squares to ship out of the state is good. Supplies
of hay in squares continues to be limited as a majority
has been sold. Demand for hay in rounds is light to 
moderate. Good moisture conditions has several producers
optimistic over the upcoming hay season. Snow melt runoff
continues to be a concern. Straw sold steady. 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,  120.00
                     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, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00
                     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,  NA
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00
                     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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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report March 26, 2019, topsoil moisture 90% 
adequate and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture 30% adequate and 70% surplus. Winter 
wheat condition 5% fair, 20% good, and 75% excellent. Pasture and range 
condition 10% poor, 20% fair, 40% good, and 30% excellent. All estimates are for 
the week ending March 24, 2019. Throughout the month, California experienced 
temperatures slightly below average. Rainfall throughout most of the State was 
also slightly below average. Pastures started to green up, but livestock 
remained on supplemental feed. Peaches and prunes have started to bloom. 
Asparagus harvest was halted because of rain. Processed tomato transplanting has 
begun.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  4970    Last Week:  3125    Last Year:  4100                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium             50  220.00-240.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  270.00-275.00  272.50 Del                   
      Premium                1000  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
                              400  250.00-260.00  255.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   

  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  279.00-279.00  279.00     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                                                                      
      Supreme                 750  210.00-215.00  213.33                       
                             1000  215.00-225.00  220.00     Export            
                              375  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail New Crop    
      Premium                 350  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                 120  200.00-200.00  200.00     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:  15,000    Last Week:  4495    Last Year:  125,150  

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
moderate as first new crop contracts reported this week. Demand remains good. 
Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                         Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium/Supreme    5000  160.00-160.00  160.00     New Crop          
                         2000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Picked Up Out of  
                                                         the Field         
      Fair/Good          1000  155.00-155.00  155.00     Bottom Bales      
                         5000  130.00-130.00  130.00     New Crop          
                         2000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Picked Up Out of  
                                                             the Field  


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Mar 22:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Growers were difficult to get ahold of this week.  All sales in this 
report are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop 
year.

Tons:  405    Last Week:  1349    Last Year:  509                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             15  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   1  185.00-185.00  185.00     
Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 330  200.00-205.00  204.55                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  59  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.         

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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Mar 29, 2019
Iowa spent the week drying up as the weather turned to warmer, windier conditions. 
The change in weather patterns allowed more producers to sell hay and straw to willing
buyers.  Bedding continues to sell for higher money.  Top quality alfalfa continues
to hold its own.  The top dollar on lower quality hays remained but the bottom dollar
reported appeared to slip lower.  This lower priced bottom side is probably an
indicator of a reduction in quality combined with an increase in the availablility
of lower quality hay products.
                                                       
Alfalfa   Supreme   Small Squares  $320.00 - $400.00
                             
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Small Suares  $220.00 - $260.00                      
                        Good      Small Square          $175.00 - $215.00
                                  Large Squares         $160.00 - $200.00
                                  Small Squares         $180.00 - $220.00   

Grass                   Fair      Large Squares         $130.00 - $170.00
                                  Large Round           $130.00 - $165.00
                        Utility   Large Squares         $ 60.00 - $140.00
                                  Large Rounds          $ 70.00 - $115.00
                                                   
Corn Stalks     Large Rounds          $ 70.00 - $105.00  

Straw  Oat  Small Squares           $190.00 - $220.00
                                Large Squares           $125.00 - $130.00  
                                Large Rounds            $ 75.00 - $ 95.00                             

                     
                                 
Organic Hay: Alfalfa Hay Good    Large Rounds $250.00/ton



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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 29, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported hay sold steady. Majority of the 
contacts stated they are mostly out of hay. Still have some loads to ship 
but all have been marked sold. Many areas of the state put up top quality 
large and small square bales with a lot of those bales going to horse 
owners in the Eastern third of the USA.  Some hay has stayed in the local 
market across the state and other hay has made its way to out of state 
dairies. Several reports up in the Powell area that barley planting is 
under way along with fertilizing some perennial forages. Light flurries 
have been reported north of Powell on Thursday afternoon with snow or 
rain in the forecast the rest of the week across most of Wyoming. 
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 130.00-
140.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 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. Grass: Fair to Good large squares 
125.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Fair to Good 125.00. 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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Prices Received for Hay by Type – States and United States: February 2019 with Comparisons



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 29, 2019


  Compared to last week alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay steady 
to 5.00 higher. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets steady. Ground and delivered 
hay fully steady.  Buyer inquiry was very good as several producers 
across the state have lost piles of bales from flood damage. Also, county 
roads and fields are very soft and almost impossible to haul hay. These 
problems have turned buyers to ground and delivered sources or to other 
hay sellers. One would think the state is out of hay but, really it’s 
just displaced for the time being. When the roads dry up many producers 
will be able to get to stock piled hay for feeding needs. Some may even 
get to carry some hay over till next year, as many livestock owners are a 
few weeks away from summer grass.  Some producers, or people involved 
with agriculture within state and out of state have been very generous in 
donating hay to various locations across Nebraska. All sales are dollars 
per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good Large squares 150.00; Premium large rounds 130.00; Good 
large rounds 110.00-115.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-
110.00; Good large rounds 90.00-95.00; Fair large rounds 60.00-75.00. 
Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein or better 260.00.  

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 110.00-115.00. Grass Hay: Low to Fair 
large rounds 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-160.00. Ground 
and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 135.00-145.00. 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: Good large squares 160.00. Good large rounds 130.00-140.00. 
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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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.  According to 
the U.S. Drought Monitor’s High Plains summary for March 26, 2019, moderate to 
heavy rain (1-2 inches) eliminated the lingering pockets of Abnormal Dryness 
(D0) in northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska, while a continuation of wet 
weather (0.5-1 inch) in east-central Colorado facilitated the reduction of D0 
east of Colorado Springs. Meanwhile, another round of moderate to heavy snow 
across central and western Colorado pushed mountain snowpack Snow Water 
Equivalents (SWE) to record or near-record levels (approaching or reaching the 
100th percentile); as a result, additional reductions to the lingering long-term 
D0 and Moderate Drought (D1) were made. USDA NRCS Colorado SNOTEL River Basin 
Index percentages for Thursday, March 28, 2019:  Gunnison 150, Upper Colorado 
134, South Platte 125, Laramie and North Platte 124, Yampa and White 123, 
Arkansas 143, Upper Rio Grande 149, and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan 
159.  The next available report will be Thursday, April 4, 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/Premium 200.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 310.00-350.00 (10.00-10.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Supreme 280.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 245.00.
                  Fair 165.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade remained very light this week. Movement extremely light with
bulk of movement previously contracted hay. Demand very light. Prices were
fully steady but lightly tested. Alfalfa growers now concerned with cleaning
out barns, servicing equipment and spraying for aphids and weevils. Even 
though last week's rain totals were 1 percent below average topsoil and subsoil
conditions are rated mostly adequate to surplus. Both wheat pasture and alfalfa
fields showed good growth this week. Grass hay demand has tapered off in central
and southern Oklahoma while western counties still show moderate to good demand. 
 
   
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, mostly 200.00-210.00. 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 200.00-230.00, mostly.
200.00-210.00. Good quality 180.00-200.00. 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 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. Good bluestem hay delivered 5 X 5 1/2
bales 75.00-80.00 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 3/29/2019

   
Green has become visible to many parts of the state but feeding needs 
still exist as grass is still a ways from getting ahead of cattle which 
are eager to graze. There has been some field work accomplished this week 
but forecast rain may put that on hold.  Many along the major rivers in 
northern parts of the state are dealing with flooding which has exceeded 
all-time records in some locations.  The supply of hay is light, demand 
is moderate and 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, March 26, 2019

Tariffs, water reshuffled the hay export deck

Albeit delayed, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) recently posted the U.S. hay export totals for 2018. For exporters, the news wasn’t particularly good, but it could have been much worse.
Total exports of alfalfa and other hay (think grass) dropped from the record 4.2 million metric tons (MT) in 2017 to 3.9 million MT in 2018, a 7.2 percent reduction. The last time the U.S. had a year-over-year drop in hay exports was 2014, which was precipitated by a West Coast dockworkers strike.
Alfalfa
Alfalfa hay exports in 2018 totaled 2.45 million MT; down 4.5 percent from 2017’s record 2.66 million MT. Sorting out the impact that the 2018 China-imposed tariffs had on this decline is somewhat difficult. Here’s why.
China’s 2018 import total of U.S. alfalfa hay was 877,960 MT; that was down 292,915 MT, or 25 percent, from 2017. However, compared to 2017, China had already purchased 135,766 fewer MT of alfalfa hay from the U.S. during the January through June period, before the additional tariffs were imposed. From July through December, they purchased 157,149 fewer MT than during the same period in 2017.
So, although the changed tariff situation no doubt had an impact on total Chinese alfalfa hay purchases in 2018, there were additional factors at play. For one, alfalfa hay was more expensive in 2018 compared to 2017, and this may have scared off buyers early in the year.
The shortfall of Chinese alfalfa purchases in 2018 was significantly offset by additional U.S. alfalfa hay going to other countries. Japan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea, and Saudi Arabia all imported more U.S. alfalfa in 2018 compared to 2017; some, significantly more.
During 2018, Saudi Arabia imported 120,387 MT more U.S. alfalfa than it did the previous year. This huge jump is largely due to that country’s diminishing water supply and the government mandate to shut the spigots off for most of their domestic alfalfa production. The Saudis’ 2018 U.S. alfalfa hay import total was 480,888 MT, solidifying their third-place standing among U.S. alfalfa export partners, behind China and Japan.
The UAE was another interesting alfalfa hay export study in 2018. During the first half of the year, that country imported just 61,000 MT of U.S. alfalfa; however, from July through December, it imported over three times that amount. When China started looking elsewhere for their alfalfa post-tariffs, it apparently took some of the production from countries where the UAE had previously been purchasing. This prompted the UAE to buy more U.S. alfalfa.
Japan imported 583,106 MT of U.S. alfalfa hay in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017 but nearly 100,000 MT more than 2016. South Korea’s total alfalfa hay imports from the U.S. were up nearly 11 percent in 2018.
Other hay
USDA-FAS reported 1.35 million MT of hay other than alfalfa was exported from the U.S. in 2018. That was 12 percent below the 2017 amount.
Japan, the leading importer of U.S. grass hay, purchased 721,154 MT in 2018, 5 percent less than 2017. The second leading importer of U.S. hay other than alfalfa, South Korea, bought 398,953 MT in 2018; this was 26 percent fewer MT than they imported in 2017.
Rounding out the top five export trade partners for hay other than alfalfa were Taiwan (111,238 MT), UAE (50,652 MT), and Canada (24,415 MT).

Summary
Year-over-year U.S. hay exports dropped for the first time in four years during 2018. Hay exports still remain a small portion of total U.S. hay production. Based on USDA production data for 2018, less than 3.5 percent of all hay produced enters the export market and about 5.3 percent of U.S. alfalfa does the same.
In the seven Western states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, hay exports play a much larger role in impacting markets and prices. According to Dan Putnam, University of California forage extension specialist, hay exports make up about 41 percent of the grass hay production and 17 percent of the total alfalfa production in those Western states.
It seems that 2019 will be a pivotal year for U.S. hay exports. If the tariff situation doesn’t get resolved quickly, China will continue to source additional alfalfa from countries other than the U.S. Even if there is a resolution, it’s unclear whether all the previous gains made with China as an alfalfa trade partner will be recaptured.
Though the tariffs were a negative factor in 2018, many other issues were at play and some of those were very positive for the future. Saudi Arabia, for example, is expected to continue to purchase growing amounts of U.S. alfalfa due to its shortage of water.

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Mar 25, 2019

Receipts:  23 Loads    Last Week:  28 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, 11 loads 120.00-152.50.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 2 loads 100.00-115.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 120.00-150.00.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 2 loads 75.00-85.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 67.50-77.50.


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Mar 25, 2019

Receipts:  19 loads    Last Week:  17 loads    Year Ago:  16 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 175.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 
2 loads 140.00-150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 132.50-135.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 150.00-167.50; Large Squares, 
1 load 155.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 135.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 
1 load 110.00. 

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 177.50-190.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 5 load 57.50-72.50.


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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,076/5,686   Last week:  9,968/6,329    Last year: 8,667/4,434
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate and prices 
have remained steady for all hay types. Conversations with Producers on new 
crop indicate a hesitation to report, with most only being speculation on 
where this hay market will start off.  The jury is divided as to whether the 
recent flooding in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri will affect the hay market.  
Although more hay is becoming available, most grinders have indicated that 
they are pretty well bought up until May, leaving some with a few extra loads 
they did not expect.  Widespread light precipitation again occurred over the 
central plains, adding to farmer and ranchers frustrations. Long range 
predictions indicate above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures 
through May.  On the positive side, it is officially spring and Kansas did 
see some warm and sunny days, allowing some farmers to get into the drier and 
sandier fields to get some much needed work done. If you have hay, feed 
stuffs, fencing materials, equipment, etc. that you are willing to donate, 
please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550. 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 270.00-290.00. 
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 210.00-220.00; Bluestem, premium 
small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; 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 3/17-3/23, 9,076T of grinding alfalfa 
and 750T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, grass hay steady, ground/delivered 5.00 
lower, alfalfa pellets mixed; 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, 185.00-195.00 
delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance at 195.00-200.00; Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 215.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 220.00-
230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00-275.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 
8.00/bale, large squares 130.00-140.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 with 
an instance at 100.00-110.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week 
of 3/17-3/23, 5,686T of grinding alfalfa and 1,025T 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 3/17-3/23, 1,180T 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 165.00-175.00. 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 3/17-3/23, 760T of grinding alfalfa and 
350T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices are steady this week. Many local markets may not be testing for quality and the buyer must be aware of the hay they are buying. If you are looking to buy or sell forage connect to the Farmer to Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/ to place an ad for your needs or what you have to sell. There is no charge for the service.

For Nebraska, hay sold steady with good demand. Mud or thawing soils are an issue to move hay and straw. Spring melt flood waters are a concern in many areas. For Iowa, hay and bedding are in demand. Prices slid downward on lower quality hay while quality hay held its own. Roads are firming up.

In South Dakota, very good demand and firm prices for all classes of hay. Low inventory of hay in the state. Transportation is a problem with snow melt and localized flooding. In Kansas, hay market activity is light with a moderate demand and steady prices. Some farmers may let go of some hay inventory as there is a little green showing as the snow melts.

For Missouri, Hay demand is good as some still need a few bales to finish the feeding season. Supplies are light with steady prices. Some farmers have attempted to apply fertilizer, but need to be careful not to get stuck in the mud.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with a wide range of prices on some of the lower quality hay.

In Wisconsin, prices are strong with demand for hay. The Wisconsin hay markets have a good deal of
interest and supply. Many markets are not testing for quality and the buyer must be aware of the hay they are buying.

Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw, not soybean straw. Prices were steady and there is
demand for straw. Small square bales averaged $3.45 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $49.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 to $69.00). Large round bale straw averaged $60.00 per bale (a wide range of $35.00 - $100.00). Wheat straw typically will demand a slightly higher price and overall straw quality does impact the price.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady. Demand 
for squares to ship out of the state is very good.  
Supplies of hay in squares is very light as most produces
have most of their squares spoken for. Demand for hay 
in rounds is moderate. Many producers in low lying areas
are concerned about stream and river flooding as well 
as excessive runoff from melting snow. This has led to 
higher volumes of hay sales as producers are looking to 
move hay before it is compromised. Trucking is also an 
issue as many hay trucks are busy moving hay across the 
country. Straw sales were lighter this week. Straw sold 
steady to weak. 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,  120.00
                     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, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00
                     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,  NA
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00
                     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:  All classes of hay steady on this offering.  
Very good demand due to continuing low inventory in South Dakota.  Warmer 
than average weather is helping the snow melt but is continuing the 
flooding of low lying areas, streams, and rivers in the region.  Hay 
transportation was impacted by closed roads from this flooding.  Limited 
inventory combined with slightly problematic transportation means that 
demand will continue to be very good.  All hay and straw sold by the ton 
FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 220.00; Large Rounds, 200.00.  
Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 240.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 245.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 170.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

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

   Straw:  Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-140.00 and 40.00 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.


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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1350    Last Week:  600    Last Year:  17,150   

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Utility/Fair Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Timothy for domestic use firm. Trade slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies 
are in firm hands. Most of the trade area thawed out this week and returned to 
normal spring like weather with no snow forecast for the foreseen future. 
Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.   

                        Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Utility/Fair       350  200.00-200.00  200.00     Tarped            

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Utility/Fair      1000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped            


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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to report contacts, new crop hay is two to three weeks behind last 
year’s start.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  3125    Last Week:  4025    Last Year:  2325                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme          25  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
      Premium                 200  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     25  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    150   87.50-87.50    87.50     Erosion Control   
                              150   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme          50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
                              100  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium                 300  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
      Good/Premium            100  250.00-260.00  255.00 Del                   
      Good                    150  235.00-235.00  235.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               250  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
      Fair                    100  200.00-205.00  202.50 Del Grassy            
  Orchard/Rye                                                                  
      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                     75  125.00-125.00  125.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  279.00-279.00  279.00     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                                                                      
      Supreme                 300  215.00-220.00  218.33     New Crop                  
      Premium/Supreme         200  210.00-210.00  210.00     Clippings         
      Premium                 175  210.00-210.00  210.00     New Crop                  
                              300  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  75  230.00-250.00  243.33     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:  4495    Last Week:  4700    Last Year:  200  

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic and export Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Trade slow as most interests are awaiting new crop. Demand remains. Some out of 
state reported coming into the trade area. 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                                                     
      Fair/Good     2395   145.00-145.00    145.00     Export      
                    2100   155.00-160.00    157.62     Tarped  

    

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes sold fully steady as most 
hay has been contracted. Hay is only trickling out of the barns this time 
of year as the wait for new crop is in full swing.  The Panhandle 
received some rain that benefitted wheat pastures and ensured spring is 
around the corner.  East and north Texas Coastal Bermuda producers are 
ready to spray fields to get ready for new crop if the rain will let up 
for them to get into fields.  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 265.00-
 325.00; Good to Premium 250.00-270.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00-230.00. 
                                             Calf 235.00-240.00.
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 240.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 168.00.
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-115.00.
 Sorghum: Large Bales: FOB: 100.00.
 Millet: Large Bales: FOB: 115.00-125.00.
 Triticale: Large Bales: Delivered: 145.00.
 Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 180.00.
  Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 90.00-105.00.
 
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, Mar 21, 2019

Receipts:  56 loads    Last Week:  15 loads    Last Year:  63 loads    

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

   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 177.50; Large Rounds, 6 
loads 165.00-182.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 152.50-157.50.  
Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 130.00-142.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 240.00; Large Squares, 
4 loads 165.00-200.00; Large Rounds, 9 loads 160.00-190.00.  Good:  
Large Rounds, 9 loads 140.00-157.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 
127.50-137.50.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 162.50-175.00.  
Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 142.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 152.50-155.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 70.00-82.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00-85.00.


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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Mar 22, 2019
Country roads firmed up in some portions of the state, allowing heavier loads
to begin to move again.MOre rain is expected over the weekend. It appeared that
more large bales were available this past week for sale. Prices on the lower quality
hay slid, however higher quality hay held their own.  While it may apear that hay
prices were weakening, the prices this week more of an indicator of hay quality 
than anything else.  
                                                       
Alfalfa   Supreme   Small Squares  $320.00 - $350.00
                                  Large Squares  $310.00 - $350.00 
                        Premium   Large Squares  $230.00 - #280.00
                        Good      Small Squares         $200.00 - $200.00 
                                  
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Small Suares  $250.00 - $345.00                      
                                  Large Squares         $250.00 - $285.00
                        Good      Small Squares         $175.00 - $250.00
                                  Large Squares         $180.00 - $200.00
                        Fair      Small Squares         $155.00 - $170.00   

Grass                   Premium   Large Rounds          $185.00 - $235.00
                        Good      Small Squares         $180.00 - $185.00
                                  Large Squares  $140.00 - $160.00
                         Fair     Large Squares         $170.00 - $170.00
                         Utility  Large Rounds          $110.00 - $135.00
                                                   
Corn Stalks     Large Rounds          $ 85.00 - $120.00  

Straw  Oat  Small Squares           $160.00 - $170.00 
                                Large Rounds            $200.00 - $215.00                              

                     
                                 
Organic Hay: Alfalfa Hay Small Squares $7.00 bale.


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Mar 15:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Recent weather and snow in the growing areas has slowed movement.  All 
sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out 
for this crop year.

Tons:  1349    Last Week:  2053    Last Year:  2098                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass Five-Way
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 120  175.00-185.00  179.17     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  175.00-190.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 902  200.00-215.00  208.87                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             32  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.              


                     

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 22, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported hay sold fully steady.  Demand was 
good across the state. From contact visits, most hay has been ear marked 
sold and is waiting for pickup. Some here and there loads left on the 
market is lower quality than most buyers would like to procure. But, they 
may be force to buy them locally to make sure livestock have enough 
nourishment. Some farmers in the Powell area have started spring tillage. 
Doing light tillage work and spreading fertilizer. Very soon many will be 
planting barley and continue on with new seeding of hay. 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 130.00-132.50; 160.00-170.00 delivered. 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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