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Friday, May 31, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay in rounds sold generally steady.
Hay sales were light again this week. Most ranchers have turned out 
for summer and hay usage is very light. Supplies of hay in rounds 
remain moderate to heavy, squares supplies are very light. It is 
getting close to first cutting in many eastern locations and producers 
are starting to look at the weather forecast closely as they ready to 
cut. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. 



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, NA  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, NA   
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     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, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Small squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-70.00
                     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, NA
straw:                Large rounds,  NA
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, NA
                     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:  Hay prices were steady to higher with very few sales reported.  Cooler temperatures and several inches of rain continue to deteriorate ground conditions and hay transportation.  Very good demand for all types of hay and bedding in this active market.  Corn planted in South Dakota at 25% with 2% emerged as of Monday; compared to 90% planted and 57% emerged on the 5 year average.  Soybeans planted in South Dakota at 6% with 1% emerged as of Monday; compared to 64% planted and 24% emerged on the 5 year average.  Pasture and range condition reported on Monday 14% Excellent, 58% Good, and 27% Fair.  Warmer temperatures and with light rain expected this weekend and next weekend.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00-240.00.  Good: Large Squares, 
180.00-190.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00-160.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-
165.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 240.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.

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

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 110.00; Large Squares 135.00-150.00. 

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 Crop Progress report May 26, 2019, In the Sacramento Valley, winter 
wheat progressed well. Corn and safflower continued to be progressing well in 
Kings County. Alfalfa harvest continued. In Tulare County, corn and cotton 
continued to be planted. Wheat, alfalfa, and oats continued to be harvested. 
Silage crops were being cut.  California rice planted was at 90% versus 91% for 
the same time in 2018 and Cotton planted was at 99% versus 100% for the same 
time in 2018.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  5710    Last Week:  3605    Last Year:  13,000                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    100  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    100   87.00-87.00    87.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  235.00-235.00  235.00                       
                               25  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               200  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage       
                               75  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del Rain Damage       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    450  170.00-188.00  186.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    400  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
                              500  155.00-170.00  164.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 125  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme          80  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1500  248.00-248.00  248.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 400  240.00-245.00  243.75     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium           1380  195.00-200.00  199.35                       
                              150  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            

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



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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

***Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until 
June 21, 2019.***

Tons:  5425    Last Week:  2800    Last Year:  17,160       

   Compared to last Friday, Premium/Supreme non rained on new crop Alfalfa 
steady. Trade slow to moderate. Demand remains good. Dairies are aggressive for 
quality new crop. Rain showers over the trade area early in the week resulted in 
excessive rain damage to new crop. All reported sales this week is for new crop. 
Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and 
other expenses.

                      Tons       Price       Wt. Avg     Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Supreme         1875   223.00-230.00   223.47      Tarped       
      Premium          400   225.00-225.00   225.00      Tarped       
      Utility/Fair    2000   160.00-170.00   165.00      Rain Damage  
                      1000   175.00-175.00   175.00  Del Rain Damage  

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          150   230.00-230.00   230.00      Retail/Stable  



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

***Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until 
June 21, 2019.***

Tons:  200    Last Week:  1650    Last Year:  1020   

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic New crop Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Trade slow. Demand remains good. Rain in the trade continues to delay harvest of 
new crop. Processors are running low on inventory due to rain delays on new crop. 
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       200   195.00-195.00   195.00     Tarped


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, May 30, 2019

Receipts:  65 loads    Last Week: 68 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, 6 loads 197.50-375.00; Large 
Rounds, 12 loads 190.00-305.00. Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-165.00.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 5 loads 182.50-200.00.  Good:  Large Squares,
1 load 162.50; Large Rounds, 19 loads 160.00-180.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 125.00-
145.00-157.50.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 170.00-177.50. 

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 52.50-75.00.  Low Quality Large Rounds, 2
loads 25.00.



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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending June 01, 2019

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady.  Trade active,
demand good. The southern region continue their second cutting.  The Southeastern
and eastern region are alomost done with their first cutting.

Eastern region: Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 230.00-245.00, 
Good quality; 215.00-220.00 delivered to dairies.

Baled Wheat Hay:  180.00-190.00 per ton, small bales 12.00 each.

Ground Hay: 178.00.

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa Large Square Bales 3x4-4x4:  Premium and Supreme; 230.00, Good quality; 215.00-
220.00 per ton delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme Bundle(21 bales) two tie 300.00-
320.00 per ton loaded on truck.

Wheat Hay: 3x3x4 Large Bales 190.00 per ton.
 
Southern and Southwestern region:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme 200.00-220.00, Good quality
150.00-200.00 delivered to dairies.

Small Bales Alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 9.00-11.00 per bale FOB.

Wheat hay: Large Bales Square Bales 150.00-200.00 per ton, Round bales 110.00,
small bales two tie 4.50-8.00 per bale.

Oat Hay: 160.00-180.00 per ton.

North central Region:

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme three tie 19.00, two tie 13.00 per
bale.



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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay traded steady on light to moderate demand 
with pastures in good shape.  The panhandle has had a break in the rain 
for producers to get wheat hay baled.  Hay season has been delayed across 
the state due to rain but producers are in their fields this week trying 
to get hay baled if pasture is dry enough.  Should be a large supply of 
hay available but quality may be the issue since baling was 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
x 

Panhandle/High Plains:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 260.00-
 270.00; Good to Premium 225.00-265.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 210.00-220.00. 
                                              Calf 230.00-235.00.
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00-
 240.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded 145.00.    
 Sudan: Large Bales: Delivered: 110.00-115.00
  
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
 Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
      290.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 250.00-280.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-
 310.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-330.00, 
 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 120.00, 60.00 per 
 roll; Fair to Good 90.00-120.00, 45.00-60.00 per bale.
          
South Texas:
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 264.00-297.00, 
      8.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-264.00 5.00-8.00 per bale. 
  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 100.00-
 120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll.



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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

  Compared to May 24:  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.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Most growers are sold out for this crop year.

Tons:  341    Last Week:  310    Last Year:  93                                

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  16  175.00-185.00  181.25     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            300  215.00-215.00  215.00     Organic           

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: No New Sales Confirmed.           
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                               



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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  May 31, 2019
Prices were similar to last week, but the quality of hay continues to drop.
With all the rain, the hay crop is standing tall.  However, producers should 
be nearing first cutting but instead are waiting for the ground to dry so they
can complete (start) soybean planting.  States that ship excess hay and straw to
Iowa are also running low, creating more headaches for livestock producers.

                                                    
                           
Alfalfa                 Supreme   Large Squares                   $320.00                           
                        

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Large Squares         $260.00 - $290.00 
                        Fair      Small Squares         $170.00 - $200.00                                                                  
                   
Grass                   Premium   Large Squares                   $310.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $180.00 - $270.00 
                                  Large Rounds          $145.00 - $220.00
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $105.00 - $140.00
                        Utility   Large Rounds          $ 80.00 - $100.00 
                        
                                                   
Corn Stalks     Large Rounds          $ 30.00 - $ 50.00

Straw         Wheat             Small square                    $225.00 
                Rye               Small Squares                   $225.00
                                                                         

                     
                                 
Organic Hay: Organic Alfalfa/Grass Small Squares     $355.00



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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending May 31, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. 
Rain across most of the state this week with some areas in the eastern 
part of the state getting hail that damage pastures, alfalfa, wheat and 
everything else in its path. Some concern for farmers trying to plant 
edible beans as ground condition is wet and many are pushing the 
insurance deadline. Cooler temperatures than normal have prevailed in 
most reporting areas and has slowed the growth of most forages. Some 
reports it might be end of June before first cutting of alfalfa is ready 
in the western areas of Wyoming. All prices are dollars per ton 
FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 150.00-160.00 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, 
bagged 270.00-280.00.



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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Hay trade not established this week due to the heavy rains and tornados 
that has occurred and continues to occur across the state.  Flooding has been
a major issue prompting a state of emergency for all counties in the state.  
***Please note that prices below are from last week's report.***

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 Premium quality last reported 200.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.  

Western Oklahoma: New crop Premium quality alfalfa first cutting large square
bales 195.00-200.00.  Seven loads new crop bunk hay 160.00.

Old Crop Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: No sales confirmed. 

Western Oklahoma:  New crop wheat hay 80.00-90.00 per ton, mostly 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. 

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



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending May 31, 2019


  Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. 
Demand was moderate to good in different areas of the state for small 
squares and large bales of hay. Most areas of the state are very wet this 
week with several reports of hail damage in different sectors of the 
state. Some alfalfa producers are going to “clip” their alfalfa fields 
after recent hail to jumpstart regrowth and hopefully will be able to 
harvest first/second cutting in mid-June. Some talks of putting up balage 
or haylage as weather conditions remain wet and this will help clear the 
fields quickly for second cutting regrowth. Few, more reports of winter 
killed alfalfa this week across different areas of the state.  Another 
week of rain across state has put a damper on planting. However, NASS 
reports on the 28 of May, corn is 81 percent completed with soybeans only 
56 percent completed. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay 
barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-200.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 
95.00-100.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Good large rounds of 
brome grass 90.00 per bale. Good small squares of brome grass 6.50-7.00 
per bale. 

 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 105.00. Standing hay price: 70.00-75.00 
instances 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-160.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-145.00. Ground and delivered 
cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
220.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 240.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 150.00-160.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 153.00-158.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 
255.00.



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 5/31/2019

Heavy rains, major flooding, hail storms and tornados; to say it has been 
a difficult spring would be a major understatement. Weather has farm 
progress running way behind and on top of that many areas in the southern 
half of the state have been infested with army worms in the last two 
weeks. Not at all the spring which was eagerly looked forward to a couple 
of months ago. Haying and spring planting are running way behind normal 
progress. At some point the weather will break and hay will be bailed but 
quality will be sacrificed as maturity of hay crops is past ideal. That 
being said given the low supplies most farmers just want to get something 
back in the barns. The supply of hay is light, demand is light and prices 
are steady to weak without much activity or test of new crop hay at this 
point. 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) 185.00-225.00
small squares 7.00-9.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 170.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-125.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-125.00
Small squares 5.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-100.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-70.00 per large round bale 

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

Wheat hay 40.00-60.00 per large round bale
Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,719/5,140    Last week: 8,143/4,545   Last year: 7,498/4,645
             
Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain 
generally steady with a slight softening to old crop grinder hay. A few new crop 
sales have been received and on average are 10.00 to 20.00 lower than old crop. 
Those prices may not stick however, with this weather making it difficult to 
move forward. Parts of southeast Kansas saw more than 5 inches of rain in a 24-
hour period. South central and southeast regions have seen between 10" to 12" of 
rain, on average, since May 1st. Therefore, putting up hay is virtually at a 
standstill. 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 250.00-270.00. 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, old crop 
160.00-170.00, new crop 125.00-145.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
and dairies, old crop 195.00-205.00, new crop 160.00-170.00; 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 85.00-95.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 
65.00-70.00. The week of 5/19-5/25, 7,719T of grinding alfalfa and 900T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and grass hay 
steady; 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, 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, old crop 140.00-
150.00, new crop 120.00-130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots old 
crop 165.00-175.00, new crop 145.00-155.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct 
protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 220.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00-
275.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares none reported, large squares none 
reported; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-
75.00. The week of 5/19-5/25, 5,140T of grinding alfalfa and 874T 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 to 
large squares 140.00-155.00, 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 5/19-5/125, 1,042T 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, 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, 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 5/19-5/25, 480T of grinding alfalfa and 350T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered.  



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USDA Hay Markets – May 28, 2019

Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of the day on Friday, May 24. Large ranges for a particular grade and state are often indicative of location and/or bale size




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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices were strong this past week. Cool and wet weather conditions has delayed much of the hay crops growth. Many farmers are running out of forage and must buy forage or move cows to pasture that is not ready. Quality hay is in short supply and buyers are paying higher prices for lower quality hay. Many farmers in Wisconsin are scratching for forages, because of extensive winter injury or lost alfalfa stands. 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. Contact your local county agriculture agent if you need help placing an ad. There is no charge for the service.

For Nebraska, hay sold steady with moderate demand. More reports of winter injury to alfalfa across the state. Rain has put a halt to planting. In Iowa, prices are steady to strong with demand for hay and bedding material with very little supply. Wet and cool weather is in forecast and has a cloud on harvesting hay.

In South Dakota, prices are steady with few reported sales. Demand is good. Another poor week of spring weather.

In Missouri, farmers are trying to bale new crop hay. Pricing new crop is a challenge as weather questions may drive prices. There are many areas in the state with flooding.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with light demand and very little hay available. Cool, wet weather has more questions than answers for farmers. In Kansas, activity and demand are very slow with steady prices. As much of the mid-west weather conditions has caused many to begin hay harvest and are now forced to wait for better weather.

In Wisconsin, prices are strong with a high demand for all classes of hay. Many reports of winterkilled alfalfa in the state and many are developing plans to cover forage needs for 2019 and 2020.

Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices were steady to strong and good demand for straw. Small square bales averaged $3.85 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $68.00 per bale (a wide range of $32.00 to $125.00). Large round bale straw averaged $48.00 per bale (a wide range of $25.00 - $75.00). Wheat straw may demand a slightly higher price and straw quality does affect the price.


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Friday, May 24, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay in rounds sold generally steady.
Hay sales were light this week. Many ranchers have turned out for 
the summer which has further lightened demand for hay. Supplies of hay 
in rounds remains moderate to heavy, squares supplies are very light. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. 



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, NA  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, NA   
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     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, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Small squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-70.00
                     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:  2800    Last Week:  4675    Last Year:  6200     

   Compared to last Friday, Supreme non rained on new crop Alfalfa 5.00-10.00 
higher. Trade slow to moderate. Demand remains good. Dairies are aggressive for 
quality new crop. Rain showers are in the forecast for the next few days making new 
alfalfa more mature than normal resulting in lower RFV tests. All reported sales 
this week is for new crop. 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                                                      
      Supreme        1400   225.00-230.00   228.57     New Crop     
      Premium        1350   230.00-230.00   230.00     Export       

  Alfalfa                                                           
    Small Square                                                    
      Premium          50   240.00-240.00   240.00     Retail/Stable


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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay prices remained steady with few sales.  
Cooler temperatures and several inches of rain did not improve ground 
conditions and transportation of hay.  Very good demand for all types of 
hay and bedding.  Corn planted in South Dakota at 60% with 13% emerged as 
of Monday; compared to 76% planted and 30% emerged on the 5 year average.  
Soybeans planted in South Dakota at 21% with 2% emerged as of Monday; 
compared to 39% planted and 6% emerged on the 5 year average.  Pasture 
and range condition reported on Monday 21% Excellent, 51% Good, and 25% 
Fair.  Moderately warmer temperatures and more rain expected this weekend 
and next weekend.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless 
otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00-210.00.  Good: Large Squares, 
180.00-190.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00-160.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-
165.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 240.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.

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

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 110.00; Large Squares 135.00-150.00. 

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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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending May 25, 2019

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady to 20.00 lower.
Trade moderate to active, demand good. The southern region is now in their second
cutting.  The Southeastern and eastern region is about halfway in their first
cutting.

Eastern region: Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 230.00-245.00, 
Good quality; 215.00-230.00 del.

Baled Wheat Hay:  180.00-190.00 per ton delivered from out of state.

Ground Hay: 178.00.

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme Bundle(21 bales) two tie 300.00 per
ton loaded on truck.

Wheat Hay: 3x3x4 Large Bales 190.00 per ton.
 
Southern and Southwestern region:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales 3x3x4:  Premium and Supreme 200.00-220.00, Good quality
180.00-200.00 delivered to dairies.

Small Bales Alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 9.00-11.00 per bale FOB.

Wheat hay: Large Bales 160.00-200.00 per ton, small bales two tie 4.50 per bale.

Oat Hay: 160.00-180.00 per ton.

North central Region:

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme three tie 19.00, two tie 13.00 per
bale.



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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to Crop Progress report May 19, 2019, sunflowers were planted and 
wheat harvest will begin soon in Imperial County. In the Sacramento Valley, 
winter wheat progressed well. Corn continued to be planted in Kings County. 
Alfalfa harvest continued. Blackeye peas were planted. In Tulare County, wheat, 
alfalfa, and oats were harvested. Silage crops were being cut. Corn and cotton 
continued to be planted.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  3605    Last Week:  7685    Last Year:  13,420                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good/Premium            100  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     50  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del Weedy             
      Good                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                               50  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good                50   85.00-85.00    85.00 Del Weedy              
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    450  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good                60  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1085  240.00-250.00  242.63                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    400  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 600  195.00-200.00  199.17                       
      Good/Premium             60  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

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:  1650    Last Week:  300    Last Year:  4100    

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic old crop Alfalfa firm in a light test. New 
crop sales reported this week. Trade slow. Demand remains good. Rain in the trade 
area has slowed movement with little new crop reported on the ground. More Rain 
showers are in the forecast. Retail/Feed store steady. Prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                        Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium/Supreme    500   200.00-200.00   200.00     New Crop      
      Premium            100   200.00-200.00   200.00     Retail/Stable 
                         550   185.00-190.00   189.55     Tarped        
      Fair/Good          500   150.00-150.00   150.00              



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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay traded fully steady on light to moderate 
demand.  Unusually wet year for the panhandle has local pastures in good 
shape but also makes for baling wheat hay difficult.  East and North 
Texas are dealing with the same issues with rain and baling their Coastal 
Bermuda. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 

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

Panhandle/High Plains:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 260.00-
 270.00; Good to Premium 225.00-265.00.               
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 297.00-330.00, 9.00-
 10.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 210.00-220.00. 
                                              Calf 230.00-235.00.
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 160.00-
 240.00.
      Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 360.00, 11.00 per bale. 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded 145.00.    
 Sudan: Large Bales: Delivered: 110.00-115.00
  
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
 Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
      290.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 250.00-280.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 290.00-
 310.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-330.00, 
 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 120.00, 60.00 per 
 roll; Fair to Good 90.00-120.00, 45.00-60.00 per bale.
          
South Texas:
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 264.00-297.00, 
      8.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-264.00 5.00-8.00 per bale. 
  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 100.00-
 120.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll.


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, May 23, 2019

Receipts:  68 loads    Last Week: 78 loads    Last Year:  56 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, 5 loads 185.00-335.00; Large 
Rounds, 4 loads 187.50-270.00. Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 180.00; 
Large Rounds, 4 loads 170.00-180.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 
155.00-167.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 130.00-150.00.  Fair: Large 
Squares, 2 loads 47.50-85.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 35.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 2 loads 200.00-210.00; Large Rounds, 
6 loads 182.50-210.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 152.50-180.00; 
Large Squares, 3 loads 180.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 125.00-
147.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 75.00.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 215.00.  Good: 
Large Rounds, 3 loads 165.00-180.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 
30.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 160.00-165.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 
90.00.  Poor quality Large Squares, 1 load 40.00

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-65.00.


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to May 17:  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.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Most growers are sold out for this crop year.

Tons:  310    Last Week:  284    Last Year:  357                       

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                           
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                 
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium             10  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable  

Klamath Basin:                                                         
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium/Supreme    130  175.00-175.00  175.00     Contracted     

Lake County:                                                           
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Large Square                                                       
      Supreme            170  200.00-200.00  200.00                    

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


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade and movement remains very light as rain and storms continue
to impede haying activities. Demand was moderate to good for first cutting
alfalfa. A large percentage of first cutting offerings are rain damaged,
over mature or both. A good amount of wheat hay may still be put up but the
window for best quality wheat hay is over. Too few sales confirmed this week
for a full market but overall steady undertone noted. Oklahoma entered this
haying season with the lowest hay stocks on hand since 2012, according to
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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 Premium quality last reported 200.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.  

Western Oklahoma: New crop Premium quality alfalfa first cutting large square
bales 195.00-200.00.  Seven loads new crop bunk hay 160.00.

Old Crop Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: No sales confirmed. 

Western Oklahoma:  New crop wheat hay 80.00-90.00 per ton, mostly 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. 

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


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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending May 24, 2019


  Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was 
moderate for baled hay with very good demand for alfalfa pellets. Some 
producers in the western side of the state noted some buyers would like 
to make contracts on new crop alfalfa hay. Many producers are on the 
fence about making contracts before any hay has been baled. Some dehy 
producers have cut some alfalfa but have not been able to get it to the 
plant due to wet conditions. Few, more reports of winter killed alfalfa 
this week across different areas of the state.  Rain across most of the 
state this week has put a halt to planting. But, good progress was made 
last week. Per Nass, week ending May 19, Corn planted was 70 percent, 
well behind 86 last year. Emerged was 27 percent, behind 49 last year. 
Soybeans planted was 40 percent, behind 61 last year. Emerged was 7 
percent, behind 22 last year. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field 
or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-200.00. Good large round 115.00. Grass 
Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-110.00; Good large rounds 85.00-95.00. 
Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Good large rounds of brome grass 
90.00 per bale. Good small squares of brome grass 6.50-7.00 per bale. 
Cornstalks large rounds 52.50. 
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 105.00. Standing hay price: Mostly 
70.00-75.00 instances 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-160.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-145.00. Ground and 
delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent 
protein 220.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 240.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00. Good large rounds 130.00-140.00, 
150.00-160.00 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00.  
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.


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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending May 24, 2019

   Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. 
Rain and snow across most of the state this week is giving farmers some 
concern if there newly planted crops will germinate of rot due to 
excessive moisture and cool day time temps. Other concerns is heavy snow 
in the SE part of the state may hurt yields on wheat and on the first 
cutting of alfalfa. Buyer inquiry is good for new crop hay. Some reports 
of prospective buyers are wanting to make contracts on new crop hay but 
producers are reluctant as they don’t know how much tonnage they will 
produce. Crop progress report by NASS for week May 19th, barley planted 
90 percent compared to 91 percent last year, with 75 percent emerged 
compared to 65 last year. Sugar beets planted at 99 percent compared to 
67 percent last year and 53 percent has emerged. Corn plantings at 66 
percent compared to 67 percent last year.  All prices are dollars per ton 
FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 150.00-160.00 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.  
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium small squares 200.00-215.00, Good small squares 165.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 270.00-
280.00.



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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, May 20, 2019

Receipts:  28 Loads    Last Week:  38 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:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 147.50-157.50.  Good: Large 
Rounds, 6 loads 130.00-142.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 105.00-
122.50.

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 
loads 125.00-135.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 4 loads 65.00-117.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50.

   Millet Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Scarce.



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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,143/4,545    Last week: 8,184/4,976   Last year: 7,483/3,305
             
Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain 
generally steady with a slight softening to old crop grinder hay. Folks took 
advantage of the warm and dry weather last week, with those who could get into 
the field spraying, planting, cutting or baling. Of course, nothing lasts 
forever and sever weather marched across the state over the weekend and is 
forecast to continue into the rest of the week. Talk of new crop pricing was a 
hot topic this last week but very few new sales are being reported. Everyone 
expects prices to be lower but until the hay is cut and put up in the barn dry, 
no one really wants to commit to price. 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 250.00-270.00. 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, 160.00-
170.00. 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 65.00-75.00, ground and delivered 85.00-95.00; Wheat 
straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 5/12-5/18, 8,143T of grinding 
alfalfa and 900T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, and grass hay steady, 
ground/delivered steady to 10.00 lower; 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, 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
165.00-175.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct 
protein 220.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00-275.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares none reported, large squares none reported; Sudan: large rounds 
70.00-80.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 5/12-5/18, 
4,545T 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 to 
large squares 140.00-155.00, 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 5/11-5/18, 885T 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, 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, 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 5/12-5/18, T of grinding alfalfa and T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered.  



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Friday, May 17, 2019

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Hay prices remained steady with very few
sales reported this week.  Very favorable spring weather improved ground 
conditions and helped transportation of hay.  Very good demand for all 
types of hay and bedding.  Cooler temperatures and more rain expected 
this weekend and next weekend.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, 
unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00-210.00.  Good: Large Squares, 
180.00-190.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00-160.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-
165.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 235.00; 17 pct 245.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 250.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.

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

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 110.00; Large Squares 135.00-150.00. 

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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4675    Last Week:  6050    Last Year:  360     

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of new crop Alfalfa 20.00-30.00 higher. 
Trade slow to moderate. Demand remains good. More new crop is being reported this 
week. All reported sales this week are for new crop. Rain showers are in the 
forecast for the next few days making new alfalfa more mature than normal resulting 
in lower RFV tests. Demand good. Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include 
freight, commissions and other expenses.  
  
                         Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Supreme             525  205.00-220.00  205.71                    
      Good/Premium       3500  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export         

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Supreme             400  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export         
      Premium              25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  

  Alfalfa                                                               
    In Windrow                                                          
      Supreme             200  125.00-125.00  125.00     Export         

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                   
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium              25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  



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