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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,317/6,081   Last week: 7,658/6,046    Last year: 7,704/4,006
             
Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow and prices remain steady 
with softer undertones. Much of the hay moving is previously contracted or spot 
loads. Top soil was beginning to dry out for many west and west central areas 
until early Monday morning, when thunderstorms rolled through. Most counties in 
the eastern half of the state received some precipitation. The central region 
received most of the rain with reports of more than 2 inches. New crop pricing 
is still illusive, but there does seem to be a definite split in opinions on 
price. Folks in the west believe alfalfa hay will start significantly less while 
those in the east say their price will remain the same until first cutting is in 
the barn. Reports of alfalfa fields in the southeast, near the border, are ready 
to be swathed but the threat of rain this week has delayed any action. 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, steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady with 
softer undertones; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 260.00-
280.00. 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 185.00-195.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 195.00-205.00; Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: 
large rounds 70.00-80.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 60.00-70.00, ground and 
delivered 80.00-90.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 4/21-
4/27, 7,317T of grinding alfalfa and 900T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets and grass hay steady; grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered steady with softer undertones; movement slow. 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, 175.00-185.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. 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; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-
75.00. The week of 4/21-4/27, 6,081T of grinding alfalfa and 500T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00-
150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, good large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
large rounds 100.00-115.00. Brome, good, small squares none reported, mid 
squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; 
Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; Oat hay, mid squares 60.00/bale; Wheat Straw: 
mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 
4/21-4/27, 1,187T 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.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, steady to 
5.00 lower; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding 
alfalfa, 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered 160.00-170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large rounds 100.00-
110.00. Brome, small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large squares 145.00-155.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00-120.00; Sudan: large rounds 
80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 100.00-
110.00, and large rounds 80.00-90.00.  The week of 4/21-4/27, 509T of grinding 
alfalfa and 275T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  



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Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Receipts:  34 Loads    Last Week:  27 Loads    Last Year:  33 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, 5 loads 130.00-142.50.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 117.50-127.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 90.00-115.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 140.00-150.00.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 2 loads 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 85.00-
117.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 82.50.

   Bean Stubble:  Large Rounds, 1 load 75.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 65.00.


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Receipts:  23 loads    Last Week:  35 loads    Year Ago:  26 loads

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

*** This will be the last Rock Valley Monday Hay Auction Report until
    Rock Valley reopens Monday Hay Auctions again in November 2019.***

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

   Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 162.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 5 
loads 140.00-155.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 125.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 255.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 
5 loads 150.00-157.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 132.50-140.00.  
Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00. 

   Straw:  Scarce.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.


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Monday, April 29, 2019

12-month outlook suggests Northwest alfalfa and timothy hay producers will be profitable

Northwest FCS’ 12-month outlook suggests alfalfa and timothy producers will be profitable. Low supplies across the Northwest are setting the stage for strong profitability in 2019.

Northwest Situation
The Dec. 1 Hay Stocks report reveal hay producers began winter with low inventory. Mild weather in December and January eased concerns over hay supply. However, weather conditions deteriorated in February. Unusual snow and cold weather drove livestock producers to feed more hay than normal.
Montana tallied the second coldest February on record. Despite the cold weather, hay supplies are sufficient and hay prices remain stable. Like last year, much of the state remains blanketed in snow. That may not be a problem. Late snow cover resulted in the third largest hay crop since 1909 when record keeping began.

In Idaho, anecdotal reports suggest low quality hay inventory is scarce. Supplies of high quality alfalfa remain adequate. However, the remaining inventory is of higher quality than exporters usually buy. Dairies continue to struggle through low milk prices and have little appetite for expensive high-quality hay. Inventory on dairy farms is sufficient to get producers through to fall. Milk futures suggest modest improvement in dairy profitability. Many dairies will draw on feed inventory until milk prices and the associated cash flow improves. Sales to California continue as the state began winter with 440,000 tons less in inventory than average.

In the Washington-Oregon Columbia Basin, low quality feeder hay supplies were exhausted before February snow storms blanketed the region. In the absence of feeder hay, cattle producers had to feed good- to premium-quality alfalfa. This drew on already tight supplies of exportable alfalfa. Dairies
remain tepid participants in hay markets.

Despite declining exports and unprofitable dairy returns, hay inventory is sufficiently low to drive hay prices higher. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service reports premium and supreme alfalfa trading around $225 and $260 per ton, respectively. Spring field work is delayed as snow cover persisted a month later than normal. First cutting will likely be delayed, thereby shortening the harvest window in 2019.

Like in Washington, supplies of low quality hay in the Oregon-California Klamath Basin are exhausted. At the stack, low quality hay is trading around $175 per ton. High quality hay is trading for $240 to $250 per ton. Irrigators in the region are more optimistic as February precipitation bolstered mountain snowpack.

National Situation
According to the Dec. 1 hay stocks report the U.S. began winter 13.5 percent below the five-year average hay inventory. Average to above average winter feeding across much of the U.S. will maintain elevated hay prices. Flooding across the Midwest following the historic “bomb cyclone” will further tighten already dwindling hay stocks. Abnormally wet conditions on the East Coast will delay spring planting and field work much the same as last year. High quality hay will flow east to meet feedstore demand. Cattle hay will be drawn the same direction and may flow from Montana, tightening what would otherwise be average hay stocks.

International Situation
Chinese trade negotiations directly affect Northwest hay producers. Normalized relations between the U.S. and China will be a boon to Northwest hay producers. Elimination of tariffs will put Northwest producers back on even footing with alfalfa produced in Africa and Europe.

Perhaps more important are the USMCA negotiations. The U.S. dairy industry has been struggling for the last four years. Mexican tariffs on U.S. dairy products continue to weigh on milk markets. Resolution of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs and implementation of USMCA will provide dairy producers the tailwinds required to actively participate in hay markets.

U.S. Hay Exports
Alfalfa exports fell 306,000 tons year over year due in part to trade strife. However, Dec. 1 hay inventory suggests there were a million fewer tons in inventory. Even if the trade war had not come to fruition, exports would have been lower because of low supplies and strong domestic demand.
While exports to most Northwest trade partners are lower (likely a result of lower inventory), exports to China decreased a whopping 25 percent. Exports to China trailed in the second half of the year in the face of tariffs.

Saudi Arabia provides a bright spot in the market as the U.S. exported 481,000 metric tons to the country in 2018. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service projects growth to continue as irrigation resources are used for food crops, not forage crops. However, exports to Saudi Arabia come from the Pacific Southwest, not the Northwest.

Grass hay exports eased in 2018 as well. The largest losses came in South Korea, which restricted grass hay import quota to protect their domestic rice straw industry. Inventory of timothy hay is low, though not to the extent of alfalfa. Some lower quality second-cutting timothy remains on the market but may have moved to feed cows in the Columbia Basin.

Australia
According to the Australian Fodder Industry Association, dry and frosty conditions in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales forced producers to harvest grain crops for silage and hay. This will bolster supplies of hay and silage for domestic use in eastern Australia. In some instances, yields were so low that fields were grazed instead of harvested. The market remains at a standstill as buyers resist higher hay prices. Growers anticipate demand will outstrip available supplies.

In Western Australia, late rains helped finish cereal crops. However, some frosted grain crops were made into hay. Despite average hay yields, a large portion of oaten hay was rained on early in the harvest season. Exports from Australia eased as limited volumes in eastern Australia combine with rain-damaged hay in Western Australia. There will be little carryover to the next Australian crop. The world now looks to the U.S. harvest to begin. Until then, demand will continue to outpace supply of available forage crops. Lower exports from Australia favor Northwest timothy export demand and pricing for the 2019 crop.

Spain
Spanish exports of dehydrated alfalfa reached a record 1.3 million metric tons in 2018, up 180,000 tons year over year. The National Dried Alfalfa Producers Association reports the Chinese market has been reactivated since China levied retaliatory tariffs on U.S. alfalfa. Total exports from Spain to China tallied 234,000 metric tons, up 70,000 tons year over year. Exports to northern Europe increased following drought conditions. So long as tariffs between the U.S. and China remain in place, Spain will enjoy increasing market share.

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Hay trade light in some areas

In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady to $10 lower, ground and delivered alfalfa mix hay sold steady, ground and delivered cornstalks sold steady to $5 lower, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Good, large squares, $150-$165, large rounds, $110. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$110, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$95; fair, large rounds, $60-$75. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein or better, $270.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $110-$120, $140 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $140-$160. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $135-$145. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$110.

Western—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160, large rounds, $130-$140; fair, large squares, $140. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $158. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $255.
In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, few reported sales this week. Wet ground conditions continue to make it very difficult to get hay transported. Demand remains good to very good for all types of hay and bedding.

East River—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; fair, large squares, $150, large rounds, $140-$150; utility, large rounds, $115-$128. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $230, 17% protein $240. Alfalfa meal 17%, $245. Good grass, large rounds, $150. Alfalfa grass mix, $150. Straw, large squares, $50/bale. Corn stalks, no reported sales.

West River—Premium alfalfa, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales.

In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.

Rock Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $215-$240; premium, large rounds, $170-$187.50; good, large rounds, $150-$167.50; fair, large squares, $135; utility, large rounds, $112.50-$117.50. Premium grass, large squares, $182-$195, large rounds, $160-$187.50; good, large rounds, $140-$157.50; fair, large rounds, $122.50-$135; utility, large rounds, $65-$117.50. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $150. Straw, large rounds, $150. Cornstalks, large rounds, $52.50-$67.50.

In Wyoming, all baled hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets and alfalfa hay cubes sold steady.

Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160, good, large rounds, $130-$140. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $255.

Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $200-$215. Fair/good grass, large squares, $125. Straw, large squares, $50-$60. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk, $230-$240, bagged $280.

In Colorado, due to lack of trades this report is not available. The next report will be April 25. Following is last weeks report.

Northeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $191, delivered. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast—Good/premium, medium squares, $240-$250, retail/stable; premium, small squares, $269, retail/stable. 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—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

In Missouri, the supply of hay is light, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady.
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 very at a near standstill on light supplies and limited demand. Movement extremely slow with just a few clean-up loads moving to clear barns.

Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200-$210; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$190. 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.

Eastern—Alfalfa, no recent sales confirmed. Good bermuda grass 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale, few loads bermuda 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, last confirmed sales, $200-$210; good, large rounds and squares, $180. Grinding hay, no test. Good hay grazer, $100/ton. Good mixed grass, rounds, $90-$110/ton. Mixed grass, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, $55-$70/bale. Good bluestem hay delivered 5 x 5 1/2, $75-$80/bale.

In Texas, all hay classes of hay traded steady on light movement. Most hay has been contracted or sold out as the wait for new crop continues.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $265-$295, small bales delivered, $297-$330; good/premium, large squares, $250-$265. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $220, calf, $235. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $205-$240, small bales, $360 delivered; fair/good, large bales, $180-$205. Wheat, large bales, delivered, $175-$185. Sorghum stalks, large bales, delivered, $100-$110. Hay grazer, large bales, FOB, $125. CRP, large bales, delivered, $85-$125. Cotton burrs, delivered, $95-$105.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $330-$360, large squares, FOB, $275-$280.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $290-$310. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $297-$400, large rounds, FOB $140-$200; fair/good, large rounds, $120-$140.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$330, $8-$10/bale, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$200, $60-$100/roll; fair/good, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120, $50-$60/roll.

In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.

Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $190-$200; good, large rounds, $160-$185. Premium grass, small squares, $205, large rounds, $180-$200; good, large rounds, $150-$175, large rounds, $150-$175; fair, large rounds, $120-$140; utility, large rounds, $105. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $185-$200; good, large rounds, $160-$165; fair, large rounds, $150. Straw, large rounds, $52-$56/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $15-$44/bale. Bean straw, large squares, $17/bale. Oat/barley mix, small squares, $4.25/bale.

In Montana, alfalfa hay sold mixed with steady prices on squares and weak prices seen on rounds. Demand was for squares to ship out of the state remains good, however limited sales have been seen over the past few weeks.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150, large rounds, $110; premium, large squares, $150, large rounds, $120, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $110-$120, small squares, NA; fair/good, large squares, $105-$125, large rounds, $80-$115, small squares, $125-$140; utility, large rounds, $70-$80, large squares, $80-$120. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $180, large squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $80-$100, small squares, $120-$130; utility, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, small squares, $185, large rounds, $115; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $75-$85, 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, April 26, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold mostly 5.00 lower.  
Square prices were softer this week as many producers pushed to
sell the last of 2018's crop. With green grass coming on producers
have begun to feel some market pressure. Hay in rounds continues
to feel this same pressure and many producers have hay priced to
move. Additional moisture continues to be in the forecast and 
producers are beginning to get offers for new crop contracts,
however, no takers have been found as of this week. All prices 
are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. 



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Premium:  Large squares, NA  
                     Large rounds,  120.00
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-135.00   
                     Large rounds,  100.00-110.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 105.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
                     Large squares, NA

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,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                     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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  275    Last Week:  600    Last Year:  2350        

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa for export steady in a light 
test. Trade remains near standstill. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in 
firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  No confirmed sales on any new 
crop contracts. 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                                                            
      Good/Premium       130   240.00-240.00   240.00     Export            
      Fair/Good          145   230.00-230.00   230.00     Export            



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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay prices steady with very few reported 
sales this week.  Wet ground conditions continue to make it very 
difficult to get hay transported. Demand remains very good for all 
types of hay and bedding.  Rain and scattered snow expected this weekend 
making yard conditions continue to be poor.  All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 200.00-210.00.  Good: Large Square, 
180.00-190.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-165.00.  
Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.

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

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-175.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 110.00.

Corn Stalks: No Reported Sales.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.



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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 21, 2019, Temperature highs ranged 
from mid 50s to low 80s in the mountain region, low 60s to high 80s along the 
coast, mid 60s to low 90s in the valley, and low 70s to high 90s in the desert. 
Temperature lows ranged from mid-20s to mid-40s in the mountain region, mid 30s 
to low 50s along the coast, low 40s to mid-50s in the valley, and mid-30s to 
mid-60s in the desert.  Dry farmed grain was being cut in San Luis Obispo 
County. In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops 
were being cut. Spring silage continued to be planted. Hay is reported FOB the 
stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  6120    Last Week:  6220    Last Year:  4355                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 100  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    100   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  75  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
                              600  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          
                              750  265.00-275.00  265.33 Del                   
      Premium                 150  175.00-175.00  175.00     New Crop Dirty          
      Good/Premium            100  230.00-230.00  230.00     New Crop          
                              100  230.00-240.00  232.50 Del                   
      Good                     50  220.00-220.00  220.00     New Crop          
      Fair/Good                75  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 150  260.00-260.00  260.00     New Crop          

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 120  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          
      Premium                  25  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                2900  215.00-225.00  219.79                       
                              250  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       
                               50  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 250  155.00-155.00  155.00     Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

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



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  630    Last Week:  66,150    Last Year:  130 

    Compared to last Friday, Domestic and export old crop Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Trade slow as most interests are awaiting new crop. 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                                                   
      Supreme            30   185.00-185.00    185.00     Tarped 
      Good/Premium      600   175.00-180.00    177.50     Export 




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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay traded fully steady on light 
movement.  Most of the state received rainfall in some cases heavy 
rainfall which deterred producers from accessing their fields and caused 
flooding.  In the panhandle, pastures are in good condition after the 
rain.  Little to no supplemental feeding is needed but new crop may be 
delayed due to weather.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except 
where noted. 

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

Panhandle/High Plains:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 265.00-
 295.00; Good to Premium 250.00-265.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00. 
                                             Calf 230.00-235.00
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 205.00-
 240.00; Fair to Good 180.00-205.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00-185.00.
 Sorghum Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00-110.00.
 Hay Grazer: Large Bales: FOB: 125.00.
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-125.00.
 Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 95.00-105.00.
 
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, Apr 25, 2019

Receipts:  71 loads    Last Week: 53 loads    Last Year:  68 loads    

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

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 2 loads 200.00-255.00. Premium:  
Large Squares, 2 loads 170.00-175.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 170.00.  
Good:  Large Rounds, 19 loads 150.00-167.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 1 
load 137.50; Large Rounds, 8 loads 125.00-147.50.  

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 190.00; Large Rounds, 
5 loads 165.00-230.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 152.50; Large 
Rounds, 12 loads 140.00-160.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 120.00-
137.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 4 loads 42.50-115.00.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squares, 2 loads 175.00-202.50.  
Good:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 147.50-150.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00.

   Millet Hay: Large Rounds, 2 loads 30.00-65.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 47.50.


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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Apr 26, 2019
Iowa's weather for the past week was drier and warmer, allowing farmers to 
move back to spring field work.  However, the spring like weather did not decrease
the need for good bedding and forage as most pastures were not ready to be grazed.
Top quality bedding material was hard to find even though there were customers ready
to pay a premium price.  The price on supreme alfalfa fell slightly this week
compared to last, but was more an indication of hay quality rather than quantity.
The weather forecast for the coming week indicates rain and cooler weather for the
first half of the week.
                                                       
Alfalfa   Supreme   Small Squares  $260.00 - $320.00
                                                                
                             
Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Small Squares         $225.00 - $260.00
                        Good      Small Squares  $150.00 - $200.00                      
                                
                   
Grass                   Premium   Small Squares         $245.00 - $280.00
      Large Squares         $215.00 - $225.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $170.00 - $215.00
                                  Large Rounds          $165.00 - $175.00 
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $100.00 - $135.00
                        Utility   Large Rounds          $ 20.00 - $ 80.00
                                                   
Corn Stalks     Large Rounds          $ 30.00 - $ 60.00

Straw  Oat   Small Squares          $120.00 - $135.00
                                 Laarge Round           $ 60.00 - $ 72.00
                                
                Rye              Small Squares          $200.00 - $220.00
                                 Large Round            $160.00 - $180.00 
                
                Wheat            Small Squares          $200.00 - $210.00                             

                     
                                 
Organic Hay: Nothing reported.


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Apr 19:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Almost all feeder hay qualities are sold out, so customers needing feeder
hay have been forced to purchase higher qualities.  Recent rains in growing
and shipping areas have slowed sales this week.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop year.  

Tons:  424    Last Week:  1606    Last Year:  1178                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 265  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good/Premium             64  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  30  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
      Premium                  60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

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



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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending April 26, 2019

   Compared to last week all baled hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets and alfalfa hay cubes sold steady. Buyer inquiry was good with 
several out of state buyers looking for hay. A lot of hay has been 
shipped to the eastern side of the USA and those buyers appear to be 
short bought in hay resources. 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 255.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium small squares 200.00-215.00. Grass: Fair to Good large 
squares 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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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending April 26, 2019


  Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was 
moderate to good. With the cold weather grass and alfalfa is slow to grow 
this spring and there has been some winter kill in area alfalfa fields. 
Some producers continue to bale cornstalks and many reports the bales are 
in pretty good shape. County road conditions still are poor across most 
of the state with some areas applying weight restrictions. These 
restrictions have made it difficult to get forage products to the 
farmer/rancher in remote areas.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the 
field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-165.00; Good large rounds 110.00. 
Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-110.00; Good large rounds 85.00-
95.00; Fair large rounds 60.00-75.00. Premium small squares 160.00-
170.00. Good small squares of brome grass 7.00 per bale. Cane large 
rounds 70.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein or better 
270.00.  
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 110.00-120.00, 140.00 delivered. Ground 
and delivered alfalfa 140.00-160.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble 
mix 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00; Fair large squares 140.00. Good large 
rounds 130.00-140.00. Straw in large squares 80.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
255.00.
 


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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade remains extremely light with supplies cleaned up and weather 
delaying first cutting. A few loads of first cutting was baled this week but
received rain damage. Demand mostly moderate for new crop. No market has been
established for new crop. Topsoil and subsoil moisture mostly adequate to 
surplus and conditions are favorable for exceptional first cutting yields.

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: New crop alfalfa with rain damage 175.00 per ton.  
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.   
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales last confirmed saless 
200.00-210.00. Good quality 180.00. Grinding hay no test.  
 
Old Crop Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality mixed grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 bales 50.00-60.00
per bale. 

Western Oklahoma:  Good quality mixed grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per ton. 
Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 55.00-70.00 per bale. 

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 55.00-65.00 per bale.  

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 4/26/2019

   
Farmers struggled to work around rains this week, with areas in the 
southern half seeing more than the north. Areas that produce grain have 
farmers focusing on planting but in other areas farmers are prepping hay 
equipment and watching weather if they haven’t already begin with haylage 
and wrapping bales between rains where they can find fields dry enough to 
not make ruts. The supply of hay is light, demand is light to 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, April 23, 2019

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,658/6,046   Last week:  7,748/5,976     Last year: 8,297/5,007
             
Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow and prices remain steady. 
Much of the hay moving is previously contracted or spot loads. Drier conditions 
have prevailed in Kansas for the last several weeks and southwestern and south-
central producers are starting to say they could use a drink. A windy Easter 
Sunday ushered in thunderstorms that marched across the eastern half of the 
state in the wee hours of Monday morning. Little precipitation was received out 
of the storms and appears to have missed the southwest all together. Total rain 
received was anywhere from a trace to 1.5 inches. The drier weather, however, 
has allowed folks to get field work done and spraying for pests has begun with 
the arrival of aphids and weevils. 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 4/14-4/20, 7,658T of grinding alfalfa and 950T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets and 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, 185.00-195.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
145.00-155.00. 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 4/14-4/20, 6,046/T 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 
4/14-4/20, 1,248T 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 to 5.00 
lower; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. 
Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, 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. Brome, small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large squares 145.00-
155.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00-120.00; Sudan: 
large rounds 80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large 
squares 100.00-110.00, and large rounds 85.00-95.00.  The week of 4/14-4/20, 
530T of grinding alfalfa and 400T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  



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Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Apr 22, 2019

Receipts:  27 Loads    Last Week:  21 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:  Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 132.50-147.50.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 5 loads 125.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 85.00.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 142.50-155.00.  Fair: Large 
Rounds, 4 loads 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 4 loads 112.50-
117.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00.

   Corn Stalks:  No loads sold.


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Monday, Apr 22, 2019

Receipts:  35 loads    Last Week:  16 loads    Year Ago:  14 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 Squares, 1 load 175.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 
175.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 162.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 
loads 125.00-135.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 150.00-155.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds, 3 loads 140.00-147.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 112.50-
115.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Scarce. 

   Straw:  Scarce.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 42.50-52.50.




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Monday, April 22, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices were steady to strong this week. Quality hay is in short supply as many auctions had little to no top quality hay available. There is a greater supply of lower quality round bales at the markets. With few options many purchased lower quality round bales as square bale options were limited. 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 moderate demand. Much of the hay is traveling out of state. Pasture is greening up slowly and may increase a need for purchased hay. In Iowa, there is a shortage of hay in Iowa and it may encourage some row crop farmers to consider hay production. Prices are steady with demand that may not be fulfilled.

In South Dakota, few reported sales this week as many auctions have no supply of quality hay and much is in round bales. Demand is very good. Wet conditions make it difficult to move hay.
For Missouri, hay supply is light, demand is light, and prices are steady. Some farmers are turning cattle onto grass, ending a long winter feeding season.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady. Large round bales were in supply and little other hay packages were available. Kansas, activity and demand are light. Fields are beginning to green up, but need some dry weather.

In Wisconsin, prices are steady to higher with demand for quality hay. There appears to be a supply of lower quality round bale hay that is coming off the fence rows as snow has disappeared. Many are filling in a need hoping for green grass soon.

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 $4.80 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $45.00 per bale (a wide range of $20.00 to $72.00). Large round bale straw averaged $50.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 - $80.00). Wheat straw typically will demand a slightly higher price and overall straw quality does impact the price.


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Receipts:  53 loads    Last Week:  38 loads    Last Year:  46 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:  Large Squares, 4 loads 215.00-240.00. Premium:  
Large Rounds, 5 loads 170.00-187.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 
150.00-167.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 135.00.  Utility: Large 
Rounds, 3 loads 112.50-117.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 3 loads 182.50-195.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 160.00-187.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 140.00-157.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 122.50-135.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 4 loads 65.00-117.50.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 1 loads 150.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 8 loads 52.50-67.50.


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Friday, April 19, 2019

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 15, 2019, temperatures for the week 
were above average for the most part across California. The Sierras experienced 
scattered showers and maintained above-average snow depth, while temperatures 
reached as high as 100 in the desert.  Temperature lows ranged from the upper 
20s to mid-40s in the Sierras, 30s to high 60s in the desert, high 30s to low 
60s along the coast, and low 40s to low 50s in the valley. Temperature highs 
ranged from mid 40s to low 70s in the Sierras, mid 50s to high 80s in along the 
coast, mid 60s to mid-80s in the valley, and low 60s to low 100s in the desert.  
In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being 
cut. Spring silage continued to be planted.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  6220    Last Week:  3975    Last Year:  6075                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.                                                  

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 800  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
                             1000  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Premium                 800  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 270  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1600  220.00-225.00  223.13                       
      Premium/Supreme        1500  215.00-215.00  215.00                       

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


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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold mixed with steady
prices on squares and weak prices seen on rounds. Demand 
for squares to ship out of the state remains good, however
limited sales have been seen over the past few weeks. Demand 
for hay in rounds is light to moderate. Supplies remain
heavy. Many producers looking to move rounds have started
offering them at lower prices. Spring moisture continues
to be in the forecast giving producers optimism as the look
forward to this hay season. Straw sold steady on limited sales. 
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,  80.00-115.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
                     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,  115.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                     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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  600    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  50,199   

   Compared to two weeks ago Friday, All grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic 
steady in a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies 
are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  No confirmed sales on 
any new crop contracts. 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                                                           
      Good/Premium      250   240.00-240.00   240.00     Export            
      Fair/Good         250   230.00-230.00   230.00     Export            
      Utility/Fair      100   160.00-160.00   160.00     Bottom Bales   


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to Apr 12:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Almost all feeder hay qualities are sold out, so customers needing feeder
hay have been forced to purchase higher qualities.  Recent rains in growing
and shipping areas have slowed sales this week.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop year.                                                                           

Tons:  1606    Last Week:  1284    Last Year:  276                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  44  240.00-250.00  245.68     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             55  195.00-195.00  195.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow/Fescue Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair/Good                17  145.00-145.00  145.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme        1300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          60  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                     30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

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


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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  66,150    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  950    

    Compared to two weeks ago Friday, Domestic Alfalfa firm on new crop contracts. 
Trade active on new crop contracts. 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   30,000   170.00-170.00   170.00     Contracted       
                          1500   130.00-130.00   130.00     Standing New Crop
      Fair/Good         30,000   140.00-140.00   140.00     Contracted       
                          1500   130.00-130.00   130.00     Standing New Crop
                           150   160.00-160.00   160.00     Tarped           
      Utility/Fair        3000   130.00-140.00   135.00                     



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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded steady on light 
movement.  Most hay has been contracted or sold out as the wait for new 
crop continues.  A few new crop sales of wheat hay has been offered on 
the market.  The panhandle continues to turn green and limited 
supplemental feeding is needed.  Coastal Bermuda producers in the north 
and east have been dodging tornado weather which makes cutting and baling 
the first crop delayed.  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-
 295.00; Good to Premium 250.00-265.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 220.00. 
                                             Calf 230.00-235.00
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 205.00-
 240.00; Fair to Good 180.00-205.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 175.00-185.00.
 Sorghum Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: 100.00-110.00.
 Hay Grazer: Large Bales: FOB: 125.00.
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-125.00.
 Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 95.00-105.00.
 
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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