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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Ju1 29, 2019

Receipts:  26 Loads    Last Week:  14 Loads    Last Year:  27 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, 2 loads 100.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5
loads 85.00-95.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 65.00-75.00

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 132.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5
loads 95.00-110.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 72.50-85.00.  Utility:
Large Rounds, 1 load 65.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 50.00.

   Rye Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 75.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00.





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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 6,045/5,155 Last week: 7,914/4,106    Last year: 9,048/3,915
             
Hay market trade and demand remains slow, prices trended down just a little for 
most hay types. An abundance of grinder hay and brome hay hitting the market has 
caused a slowdown in interest from buyers. However, some buyers, both in and out 
of state, seem willing to pay a little more for better quality hay and for 
loyalty to those producers they have utilized for years. This could account for 
some of the wide variations in recent price. The entire state could use a drink 
and if not received within the next couple weeks could change the game 
considerably. According to NASS, topsoil moisture supplies rated 8 percent very 
short, 32 short, 58 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 
percent very short, 20 short, 74 adequate, and 3 surplus. Join agriculture 
leaders from across the state at the fourth annual Kansas Governor's Summit on 
Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the Manhattan Conference 
Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. More information about the Summit, including a 
link to the registration site, can be found at 
https://agriculture.ks.gov/AgGrowthStrategy/ag-summit-2019. 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 and ground/delivered, steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 
lower; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 225.00-235.00. Dairy 
1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow new crop 160.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, new 
crop 120.00-130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, new 
crop 150.00-170.00. Grass Hay: buffalo/bermuda mix small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, 
large rounds 65.00-75.00. Oat hay: large rounds, 115.00-125.00, rained on 80.00.  
Wheat straw: large rounds and large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 
7/21-7/27, 6,045T of grinding alfalfa and 325T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, steady; grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 lower, 
ground/delivered steady to 5.00 lower, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, 
Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 150.00-160.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, new crop 80.00-110.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots new crop 135.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 
200.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-315.00; 
Teff hay, mid squares 135.00-145.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 
7.00-8.00/bale. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, 
lesser quality 70.00-80.00.  Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: 
small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large rounds 40.00-60.00. The week of 7/21-7/27, 
5,155T of grinding alfalfa and 724T of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.10/point 
RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-140.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: new crop bluestem, small squares 
140.00-150.00, good, mid to large squares, 85.00-110.00, large rounds 80.00-
100.00. New crop brome, good, small squares 130.00-140.00, mid to large squares 
120.00-150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 
7/21-7/27, 833T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 215.00-225.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa, 
105.00-115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, new crop, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/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, none reported. New crop fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
115.00. Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 
7.00-8.00/bale delivered, large squares 95.00-105.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-
8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 140.00-150.00, large rounds 95.00-
105.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale 
delivered, large squares 95.00-105.00 delivered, large rounds 50.00-60.00.  The 
week of 7/21-7/27, 432T of grinding alfalfa and 275T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported delivered.  



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Monday, July 29, 2019

Hay trade mostly steady

In Nebraska, compared to last reported market, alfalfa sold steady to weak, July 19. Ground and delivered to feedlots fully steady. Demand was light for rounds bales and ground hay with mostly moderate demand for large squares going to dairies.

Prices given on a per-ton basis unless otherwise noted. All hay prices come from USDA Market News Service, www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/hay-reports.

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180-185; good, large squares, $155-$170, large rounds, $115-$135, old crop, $100; fair, large rounds, $110. Good alfalfa/orchard grass, large rounds, $100. Good grass hay, old crop, large rounds, $100; premium, small squares, $160-$170. Fair/good brome, large rounds, $130 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds, $70. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $330. Organic dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 16% protein, $375. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $300.

Platte Valley—Good/fair alfalfa, large rounds, $120. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $140-$145. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $125-$135. Oat/cane mix, ground and delivered, $115. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $95-$110. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $275.

Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $175-$180; good, large squares, $135-$160. Good, large rounds, $125 delivered; fair/good, large squares, $130 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $153-$158. Straw, large rounds, $70. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $215.

In South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay mostly steady after last week’s decline. Demand remains good for high quality hay ofall classes, straw as well. Demand much more moderate for lower qualities, especially the rougher hay, grinding type hay.

East River—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $210-$220, $275 delivered to Wisconsin; premium, large squares, $200. Fair/good, large squares, $160; fair, large rounds, $125; utility, large rounds, $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $245; 17% protein, $250. Alfalfa meal, 17% protien, $255.

Good grass, small squares, $5/bale; fair, large rounds, $110. Wheat hay, large rounds, $120. Rye grass hay, large rounds, $120. Straw, large rounds, old crop, $120, large squares, $55/bale. Good alfalfa/grass mix, large squares, $160, small squares, $6/bale.

West River—No reported Sales for alfalfa, grass or alfalfa grass/mix hay.

In Iowa, the first crop hay has already exited the market place. Producers who grow hay noted that more customers were making arrangements to buy the crop out of the field.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $280-$315; premium, small squares, $265; good, small squares, $160-$200; good, large squares $210-$230, large rounds, $250. Fair alfalfa/grass, small squares, $85. Premium grass, small squares, $190; good, small squares, $95-$120, large squares $135-$150; fair, large rounds, $65-$90; utility, large rounds, $40-$60. Corn stalks, large rounds, $25-$35, old crop. Rye straw, large rounds, $55. Organic hay, none reported.

In Wyoming, compared to last reported market baled hay sold generally steady. Hay movement was slow.

Eastern— Good/premium alfalfa, large squares, $160; fair, large squares, $100. Premium alfalfa/grass, large squares, $200; good, large squares, $180. Straw, large squares, $60. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $250-$255.

Central/western—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160. Grass mix, small squares, $220. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes, bulk, $230-$240, 50 pound bags, 280. Premium orchard grass, large squares, $190.

In Colorado, trade activity and demand moderate. Small squares of retail/stable hay readily clearing the market at regionalized prices.

Northeast—Fair alfalfa, large squares, $120; utility/fair, $150-$160, delivered; premium/supreme, rounds, $235, retail/stable. Premium alfalfa/grass mix, medium squares, $260, retail/stable, small squares, $265 ($7.50/bale), retail/stable, rounds, $245, retail/stable, $140, delivered. Premium orchard/brome grass, medium squares, $215, rain damaged retail/stable, small squares, $315 ($9/bale), retail/stable; good, $280 ($8/bale), retail/stable; good,small squares, $265 ($7.50/bale), rain damaged retail/stable. Premium grass, large squares, $225-$235; good, $190, delivered, small squares, $280-$350 ($8-$10/bale), retail/stable. Good oat hay large squares, $90-$110, delivered. Good oat/pea hay, large squares, $130. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast—Utility/fair alfalfa large squares, $150, delivered; premium, medium squares, $220, retail/stable, small squares, $325 ($10/bale), retail/stable; good, $290 ($9/bale), retail/stable.

Premium grass, medium squares, $330-$360, retail/stable, small squares, $315 ($9-$9.45/bale), retail/stable, rounds, $220, retail/stable. Good wheat straw, rounds, $60-$70. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $205; premium/supreme, $190-$200; supreme organic, $255. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest—Premium alfalfa/grass mix, small squares, $245 ($8/bale), retail/stable.

Premium orchard grass, small squares, $340 ($11/bale), retail/stable, 3-tie, 90 pound, $310 ($14/bale), retail/stable, 3-tie 95 pounds, $335 ($16/bale), retail/stable. Premium orchard/timothy grass, small squares, $275-$370 ($9-$12/bale), certified weed free. Premium grass, small squares, $245 ($8/bale), retail/stable. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $320 ($8.75/bale), retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

In Missouri, hay supplies are moderate, demand is moderate. Hay prices are mostly steady although some round bales of mid to lower quality grass hay are being sold at lower prices.

Supreme alfalfa (RFV <185), $185-$225, small squares, $7-$9/bale; premium (RFV 170-180), $170-$200; good (RFV 150-170), $120-$160, small squares, $5-$7/bale; fair alfalfa (RFV 130-150), $100-$125. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$125, small squares, $6-$8/bale (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair/good mixed grass hay, $75-$100, small squares, $4-$6/bale; fair, large rounds, $35-$60/bale. Good brome grass, $100-$140; fair/good, $60-$100. Wheat hay, large rounds, $40-$55/bale. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale.

In Oklahoma, hay trade has picked up across much of the state. Prices and movement were mostly steady. Surprisingly, demand is extremely light.

Central—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $257-$263; good/premium, $210, large rounds, average, $127; good, $180 FOB. Good bermuda, small squares, FOB, $5.50-$6/bale, out of the barn, $8, large rounds, FOB and delivered, $115-$120, $50-$55/roll; moderate/good, large squares 5 x 6, FOB, $70-$80/bale, large rounds, delivered, average, $120-$125, $50-$55/roll.
Eastern—No alfalfa or grass hay trades reported.

Western—Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, average, $120. No grass hay trades reported.
In Texas, most hay classes sold steady; Alfalfa sold steady to instances $5 higher depending on quality. Movement remained light to moderate.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $250-$260; good/premium, $240-$250, rained on $200; premium, small bales, delivered, $272, $8.25/bale.

Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, average, $190-$205. Calf, $210-$215. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $130-$200. Beardless wheat, large bales, delivered, $145-$200; bearded, $125; rained on, $95-$115. CRP, large bales, delivered, $85.

Far west/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $290-$330, $8.75-$11/bale, large squares, $260-$275; good/premium, $245-$260.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $255-$260. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $297-$330, $9-$10/bale, large rounds, FOB, $120-$140, $60-$70/roll; fair/good, $90-$120, $45-$60/bale.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$297, $8-$9/bale, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140, $50-$70/roll; fair/good, $165-$264, $5-$8/bale.
In New Mexico, compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady. Trade active, demand moderate to good.

East—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $230-$260, good, $200-$220 delivered to dairies. Baled wheat hay, $150-$180, small bales $12/bale. Oat hay, small square, $8/bale.
Southeast—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $220; good, $200-210 delivered to dairies. Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, bundle (21 bales) two tie, $320 loaded on truck. Wheat hay, large bales, $170-$190.

South/Southwest—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200-$220, small squares, bundle (21 bales), three tie, $200-$230, two tie, $7-$10/bale FOB; good, $150-$200; fair, $130-$150 delivered to dairies. Wheat hay, large squares, $150-$200, rounds, $110, small bales, two tie, $4.50-$8/bale. Oat hay, $150-$180.

North central—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200 delivered to dairy, small squares, three tie, $19, two tie, $8-$10/bale; organic two tie, $11/bale. Alfalfa/grass mix, small squares, organic two tie, $11/bale. Cow hay, $7/bale. Grass hay, small squares, $10-$12/bale. Oat hay, large bales, $165-$180.

In Minnesota, hay prices steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $125; fair, large rounds, $115; utility, large rounds, $80-$100. Fair grass, large rounds, $85-$110; utility, large rounds, $75-$80. Good alfalfa/grass mix, large rounds, $125; fair, small squares, $105, large rounds, $85-$95; utility, large rounds, $75.

In Montana, July 12, old crop alfalfa hay in rounds sold fully steady. New crop hay sales have been sporadic however demand has been mostly good. Demand for export hay, oversees and to Canada have also been good. Demand for dairy quality hay remains good.

Due to very light sales receipts this report will be released bi-monthly until early August when heavier receipts can be confirmed.

Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $160-$165 new crop; fair/good, large rounds, $75-$90; utility, large rounds, $65-$85. Premium grass/alfalfa, small squares, $180 new crop; good, large rounds, $145 new crop; fair, large rounds, $75-$90 new crop. Premium grass, large squares, $175, export/new crop, large rounds, $110; fair, large rounds, $75-$85; utility, large rounds, $65-$70. Premium Timothy grass, small squares, $225-$240; good, small squares, $160-$180.



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Friday, July 26, 2019

Bi-Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report: New crop alfalfa hay has hit the market and moderate
to good demand was seen for all hay in squares. Hay market activity was mostly
active over the last two weeks with lots of hay being sold and beginning to move. 
Hay in rounds continues to struggle as many cattlemen are putting up their own
hay and have carry-over from last year. Much of first cutting received at least 
some rain which has limited the volume of high quality hay available. Some producers 
had hay down for 10-15 days or more before finally getting it bailed. Much of this 
hay sold or is selling for or near bedding price. Some producers opted to rerun it 
through the swather and bail it with second cutting. Demand for grass hay is very 
good especially in squares. Much of this hay is selling into Canada. Demand for straw
is good as dairies in Idaho are searching for straw. However, harvest for both wheat
and barley have yet to start so no confirmed sales can be found. All prices below are 
new crop hay unless otherwise noted. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless 
otherwise noted.


                                                    
                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-165.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 160.00-180.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 115.00-125.00, old crop 120.00
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 95.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  145.00  
                     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 squares  175.00, Export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Small squares, 130.00-160.00
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 240.00-270.00
           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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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate to good demand.  
According to the Crop Progress Report July 22, 2019, in Tulare County, corn and 
black-eyed beans continued to mature.  Cotton was irrigated and cultivated. In 
Fresno County, alfalfa and safflower continued to be harvested.  Sorghum was 
growing well.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  9984    Last Week:  18,873    Last Year:  5625                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              600  195.00-195.00  195.00     Contracted        
      Premium/Supreme         230  185.00-185.00  185.00     Contracted        
      Premium                1325  185.00-220.00  194.43     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                           
      Premium                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Good                    125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    250  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               600  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              600  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    400   65.00-65.00    65.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   1400   80.00-80.00    80.00     Rain Damage       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 225  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                 225  185.00-224.00  189.33 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  210.00-220.00  217.50                       
      Good                    154  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair/Good               825  165.00-170.00  168.94                       
                               25  100.00-100.00  100.00     Dirty             
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                           
      Good                     25  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
                              125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     50  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                   1500  170.00-175.00  172.67     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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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass hay mostly steady.  Demand
remains good for high quality hay of all classes, straw as well.  Demand
much more moderate for lower qualities, especially the rougher hay,
grinding type hay.  Once again heavy rains struck SE SD last weekend
just as many hay producers were making their second cutting of alfalfa
and first cut of grass hay.  The window between rains has been very
narrow, making it difficult to get hay put up without rain on it.
More rain in the forecast for the weekend.  All hay and straw sold by the
ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 210.00-220.00, 275.00 del to
Wisconsin.   Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Fair to Good:  Large 
Squares, 160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,
100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
110.00.

   Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Rye Grass Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, old crop 120.00.  Large Squares, 55.00 per bale.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 160.00; Small Squares, 6 per
bale.

  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:  12,650    Last Week:  12,450    Last Year:  8150                                           

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy for dosmetic and 
export steady. Trade moderate to active this week as export and dosmetic buyers 
remain active. Demand remains good. Weather conditions continue to affect the 
quality of hay due to high dews, hay is being put up bleacher than normal. 
Retail/Feed store not tested this week.   Irrigation water rationing has been in 
effect in Yakima valley. 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                1000 225.00-225.00 225.00     Tarped            
      Good/Premium           3800 184.00-192.00 190.18     Export            
      Good                   1500 210.00-210.00 210.00     Export            
                              350 215.00-215.00 215.00 Del Export            
      Fair/Good              2250 170.00-180.00 176.67     Export            

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                 700 273.00-273.00 273.00 Del Export            
      Good                   1750 243.00-253.00 245.00 Del Export            
      Fair                   1300 213.00-228.00 217.00 Del Export        



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  11,900    Last Week:  22,650    Last Year:  21,200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa steady. Alfalfa testing over 150 
RFV is hard to find due to weather conditions. Lower quality Timothy sales were 
steady this week. Demand remains good especially for higher quality press hay and 
lower quality cuber hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair/Good        7100  140.00-155.00  150.14                       
                       1500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       
      Utility          1600  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
      Utility/Fair      200  125.00-125.00  125.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair             1000  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good              500  175.00-175.00    175.00          



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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  July 26, 2019

Weather in Iowa for the past week has seen mild temperatures with spotty rain
showers dovering the state.  Producers across the state have been able to get a
second cutting of ahy put up with few problems.  Combining of oats has started,
allowing oat straw to make its way to market. The overall yield of hay has been
slightly lower than expected with the quality of hay also being slightly
lower compared to last year.   

All hay and straw 2019 harvest unless otherwise noted. 
                           
Alfalfa                 Supreme   Small Squares         $280.00 - $320.00
                        Good      Small Squares  $160.00 - $200.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $210.00 - $230.00 
                        Good      Large Rounds     $250.00                           
                        

Alfalfa/Grass  Good      Small Squares         $165.00 - $195.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $130.00 - $160.00
                        Good      Large Rounds          $120.00 - $170.00
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $ 75.00 - $110.00
                                                                 
                   
Grass                   Premuim   Small Squares                   $240.00
                        Good      Small Squares         $ 95.00 - $120.00
                                  Large Squares         $135.00 - $150.00
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $ 65.00 - $ 90.00 
                        Utility   Large Rounds          $ 40.00 - $ 60.00 

Corn Stalks   Old Crop            Large Square                    $ 40.00  
                                  Large Round                     $ 30.00   
                                                   
Straw         Oat               Large Square          $120.00 - $130.00 
                Rye               Small Square          $160.00 - $200.00
                             
Organic Hay: Alfalfa: Good Large Square 160.00 - $180.00   
             Alfala/Grass: Good Large Roundd  $130.00




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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending July 27, 2019

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady.  Trade active,
demand moderate to good. Most regions finishing their third cutting, with 
a few areas waiting on the 4th cutting.  Moisture was reported in some parts of
the state. 

Eastern region: Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 230.00-265.00, 
Good quality; 200.00-220.00 delivered to dairies.

Baled Wheat Hay:  150.00-180.00 per ton, small bales 12.00 per bale.

Oat Hay:  Small Square Bales: 8.00 per bale.

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 220.00, Good quality; 200.00-
210.00 per ton delivered to dairies.

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

Wheat Hay: Large Bales 170.00-190.00 per ton.
 
Southern and Southwestern region:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme 200.00-220.00, Good quality
150.00-200.00; Fair Quality 130.00-150.00 delivered to dairies.

Small Bales Alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: Bundle(21 bales) three tie
200.00-230.00 per ton, two tie 7.00-10.00 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: 150.00-180.00 per ton.

North central Region:

Alfalfa:  Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme 200.00 delivered to dairy.

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme three tie 19.00, two tie 8.00-
10.00 per bale; organic two tie 11.00 per bale.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Small Square bales:  organic two tie 11.00 per bale.

Cow Hay: 7.00 per bale.
 
Grass Hay:  Small Square Bales 10.00-12.00 per bale.

Oat Hay:  Large Bales 165.00-180.00 per ton.


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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.  
Movement was light to moderate with producers cutting second to third 
cuttings and dairies and feedyards assessing their supplies. Demand good 
even with large supplies and quality issues forecasted in some areas.  In 
the Panhandle, rained on hay is very much a concern. Morning dew with 
temps in the 60's-70's in the morning noticed by producers in the North, 
Central, and East region.  Concerns over Bermudagrass quality and 
assessing manure/fertilizer application are experienced in those regions. 
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: 245.00-
 265.00; Good to Premium: 210.00-235.00. Rained on 185.00-195.00              
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 272.00, 8.25 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 199.00-205.00. 
                                            Calf 210.00-215.00. 
                                             Rained on 195.00
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
 190.00-200.00; Good to Premium: 150.00-160.00.
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: 140.00-200.00. Rained on 95.00-
 130.00. 
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 85.00-100.00
 Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 90.00-100.00.

Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
 Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
      290.00-330.00, 10.00-11.00 per bale.
  Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 260.00-275.00; Good to              
      Premium 245.00-260.00.
   
North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 255.00-
 260.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 297.00-330.00, 
 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 120.00-140.00, 60.00-75.00 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, 
      7.00-10.50 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-
 140.00, 45.00-80.00 per roll.




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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to July 19:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.
Some hay acreage has been changed over to grow hemp this year.  All sales 
in this report are New Crop 2019 crop year hay, unless otherwise denoted 
by OC or Old Crop.

Tons:  15,890    Last Week:  11,041    Last Year:  10,883                   

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard Grass                                                             
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                 735  240.00-250.00  240.48     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard/Bluegrass/Brome Mix                                               
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable  

Eastern Oregon:                                                             
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Supreme                 250  220.00-220.00  220.00                    

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                       
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  20  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable  

  Timothy Grass                                                             
    Large Square                                                            
      Premium                 800  200.00-200.00  200.00                    
    Small Square                                                            
      Good                      5  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable  

Harney County:                                                              
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Premium/Supreme        2000  200.00-200.00  200.00                    

Klamath Basin:                                                              
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                1500  200.00-200.00  200.00                    
                             2500  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export         

  Wheat                                                                     
    Large Square                                                            
      Good                    450  140.00-140.00  140.00                    

Lake County:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Supreme                1862  210.00-225.00  218.75                    
                             3064  220.00-230.00  229.14     Export         
                              462  210.00-210.00  210.00     Rain Damage    
                             1000  200.00-200.00  200.00     Weedy          

  Alfalfa/Meadow Grass Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                 172  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable  

  Meadow Grass                                                             
    Small Square                                                            
      Fair                     28   90.00-90.00    90.00                    

  Barley                                                                    
    Large Square                                                            
      Good                    510  130.00-130.00  130.00                    

  Triticale                                                                 
    Large Square                                                            
      Premium                 400  130.00-130.00  130.00                    
      Good/Premium             32  165.00-165.00  165.00     Organic       


 


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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, July 25, 2019

Receipts:  87 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:  Good: Small Square Good 1 load 127.50;  Large Squares, 4 loads 
122.50 - 140.00; Large Rounds, 20 loads 115.00-155.50: Fair Large Rounds
11 loads 75.00 - 110.00; Utility Large Rounds 1 load 30.00

   Grass:   Good: Large Square, 1 load  80.00; Large Rounds 6 loads
115.00 - 137.50; Fair 19 loads 70.00 - 110.00.  

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 82.50.  Good:
Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 loads 135.00; Large Rounds, 14 loads
60.00-132.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 35.00 - 57.50



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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending July 26, 2019

   Compared to last reported market baled hay sold steady. 
Demand was mostly light for lower quality rained on hay as many producers 
report heavy supplies. Good demand for high quality hay however, supplies 
are limited. Most producers have finished 1st cutting of hay with most 
producers starting over on second cutting. Some areas have received rain 
with other areas starting to get a tick dry. A levy breach in Goshen 
County is bringing havoc to many farmers that utilize the water for 
irrigation purposes. Many producers south of the river are affected by 
this failure and are wondering when the problem will be solved. Note: 
“All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless 
otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 145.00-160.00. Fair large squares 
100.00. Premium small squares 270.00. Alfalfa/grass: Premium large 
squares 200.00; Good large squares 180.00. Straw: Large squares 60.00. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 250.00-255.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00; Good small squares 180.00. Orchard 
grass: Premium large squares 190.00; Premium small squares 220.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, 50 lbs bags 
280.00.



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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Hay trade has slowed down across much of the state.  Cooler than
Average weather has swept across the trade area bringing much wanted
relief from last week’s triple digits temps.  Prices were mostly steady,
movement has slowed down.  Heavy supply of alfalfa suitable for feed
yards is readily available causing a lower demand from buyers. 
Surprisingly, demand is extremely light.  High temperatures have made for
lush pastures, however moisture is needed.  

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 1-405-232-5425 or email 
OklahomaCity.LPGMN@usda.gov. 

Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
257.00-263.00; Good to Premium: 210.00.  Large Rounds: Average 127.00.  
FOB:  Good quality Alfalfa 180.00 per ton.  

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 120.00. 

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good 5.50-6.00 per bale.  
Out of the barn 8.00.  Bermuda: Large Squares 5X6: FOB: Moderate to Good 
70.00-80.00 per bale.  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered: Good 115.00-120.00, 50.00-55.00 per roll.

Western Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Large Rounds: Delivered: Average 120.00-125.00,
50.00-55.00 per roll.



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending July 26, 2019

  Compared to last reported market, all reported forages sold steady. 
Demand was mostly light this week. Some producers are buying a load here 
and there as good dry hay becomes available. Ground and delivered 
producers noted it’s been really slow this month in shipping out loads of 
hay. Spotty rain showers continue to prevail across the state. 
Note: “All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless 
otherwise noted.”


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 115.00-120.00; Fair large rounds 95.00 
delivered. Alfalfa/grass: Good to Premium large rounds 135.00. Grass Hay: 
Old and new crop Good large rounds 100.00-110.00; Premium small squares 
165.00-170.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 330.00; Organic Dehy 
alfalfa pellets 16 percent protein 375.00; Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 
percent protein 300.00. 

 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium small squares 175.00, Good large rounds 110.00-120.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-
stubble mix 125.00-135.00. Oat/cane mix ground and delivered 115.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 275.00-285.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 
135.00-160.00; Fair large rounds 100.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 
153.00-158.00. Straw: large rounds 70.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 
percent protein 250.00-255.00



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 7/26/19

A much cooler week of temperatures around the state. The official weather 
station in Joplin even tied the record low on Wednesday morning. Several 
areas did receive some rain with the front that passed through.  Anywhere 
from a sprinkle to over 3 inches was reported around the state. Farmers 
continue making hay reports of several fields in north Missouri finally 
getting cut and in southern Missouri many are cutting grass hay for a 
second time in late July which is almost unheard of. That opens up the 
possibility for a 3rd cutting of grass when fall growth comes. Hay 
supplies are moderate, demand is moderate. Hay prices are mostly 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.

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 6.00-8.00 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 35.00-60.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 100.00-140.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 60.00-100.00

Wheat hay 40.00-55.00 per large round bale
Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale




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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light.  The higher 
elevations of the mountains and northwest Colorado areas are hoping to start 
cutting grass hay after the weather moves through at the end of the week.  
Retail/Stable hay prices in the southwest Colorado areas have softened as above 
normal hay production occurred.  Light volumes of feedlot and dairy hay moved 
this last week, mostly in the southern part of the state.  According to the U.S 
Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary released July 23, 2019, rainfall across 
the High Plains has been heavy at times in recent weeks, and most rangeland and 
pastures are in good shape. According to USDA on July 21, rangeland and pastures 
were rated at least 70% good to excellent in each of the region’s six states 
(CO, KS, NE, ND, SD, and WY).  The remainder of the High Plains remained free of 
dryness and drought.  According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for 
week ending July 21, 2019, stored feed supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 
13 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus; 2nd cutting 
alfalfa hay progress is at 41 percent.  The next available report will be 
Thursday, August 1, 2019.  All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Prices reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for 
sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture 
website: www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 215.00, Retail/Stable.              
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 225.00, Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Brome Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Good 265.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Good 290.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00-9.45 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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



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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday, Ju1 22, 2019

Receipts:  14 Loads    Last Week:  17 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, 2 loads 100.00-102.50.  Fair: Large
Rounds, 2 loads 90.00-92.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 90.00-95.00.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 5 loads 70.00-80.00.


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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,914/4,106 Last week: 7,217/4,101    Last year: 9,048/3,915
             
Hay market trade and demand remains slow, in part because everyone is in the 
hay field baling hay, but also supplies are good, particularly for grinder 
hay. This market seems to be still trying to find itself; pinning down new 
crop hay prices has proven difficult this season. There has been a wide 
variety in price being reported, even within the same region, and the feeling 
is that Mother Nature and her unpredictable weather patterns are to blame. 
Most alfalfa producers are in the middle to end of their second cutting, and 
some have started their third. Grass hay producers report that, over all, the 
brome crop preformed nicely but prairie hay is a bit lighter than normal, 
whatever normal is these days. Hot, dry weather was the norm this past week 
with only a few isolated showers reported but a cool down is forecast. 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 and ground/delivered, steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 225.00-235.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock 
or Dry Cow new crop 160.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, new crop 
120.00-140.00, with instances at 145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered locally 
to feedlots and dairies, new crop 150.00-170.00, with an instance at 180.00-
185.00; Grass Hay: buffalo/bermuda mix small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, large 
rounds 65.00-75.00. Wheat straw: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 7/14-
7/20, 7,914T of grinding alfalfa and 175T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-
175.00. Stock cow, 140.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, new crop 90.00-
110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots new crop 140.00-150.00; 
Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 
210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-315.00; Teff hay, mid squares 135.00-
145.00.  The week of 7/14-7/20, 4,106T of grinding alfalfa and 245T of dairy 
alfalfa was reported delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.10/point RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none 
reported. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: new crop bluestem, 
Good, mid to large squares, 85.00-110.00, large rounds 80.00-100.00. New crop 
brome, good, small squares 130.00-140.00, mid to large squares 120.00-150.00, 
large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: mid and 
large squares 75.00-90.00. The week of 7/14-7/20, 1,280T of grass hay was 
delivered.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 215.00-225.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa, 
105.00-115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00.  Ground and delivered locally 
to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, new crop, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/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, none reported. New crop fair/good, grinding 
alfalfa, 100.00-115.00. Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: 
Bluestem, none reported. Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid 
to large squares 140.00-150.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00, lesser quality 
75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large 
rounds 50.00-60.00.  The week of 7/14-7/20, 407T of grinding alfalfa and 400T 
of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered.  




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Monday, July 22, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices were steady to weaker this week, with limited activity. Factors contributing to the market are discounted prices on lower quality hay, both new and old crop hay at market, and farmers too busy to buy or consign hay. If you have excess hay or forages to sell or are looking to buy 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 to weak, with light demand. Limited supply of quality hay because of spotty showers resulting in rained on hay. In Iowa, most of the new crop hay has exited the market as the majority of the hay was sold off the field. Straw is in demand and many are looking at rye straw with the increase in rye planting in Iowa.

In South Dakota, prices are steady with good demand for lower quality hay to be used for grinding. Rain has caused a lack of quality hay and the ability of farmers to harvest low or flat fields, as they are too wet to carry equipment.

In Missouri, hay supplies and demand are moderate and prices are steady. Round bales of lower quality grass hay are discounted.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with light demand. In Kansas, market activity and demand is slow are moderate with steady to lower prices.

In Wisconsin, prices remain strong with demand for quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight.
Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady with a scarce supply. Small square bales averaged $3.13 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $56.00 per bale (a wide range of $26.00 to $125.00). Large round bale straw averaged $56.00 per bale (a wide range of $40.00 - $71.00).


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Friday, July 19, 2019

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass hay mostly steady after
last week’s decline.  Demand remains good for high quality hay of
all classes, straw as well.  Demand much more moderate for lower
qualities, especially the rougher hay, grinding type hay.  Heavy
rains along with very high dew points plagued hay growers again this
week.  This year has been very similar to last year for hay growers
in SE SD as the rains have been so frequent that it has been about
impossible to put up alfalfa hay without getting rain on it.  Some
lowland, or just flat fields, have yet to be cut as the ground conditions
are simply too wet.  Drier weather in the forecast for next week, along
with lower relative humidity will hopefully allow growers to make some
high quality, dry hay.  West River hay producers are busy haying and have
also had to work around the rains.  All hay and straw sold by the ton
FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 210.00-220.00, 275.00 del to
Wisconsin.   Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Fair to Good:  Large 
Squares, 160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,
100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
110.00.

   Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Rye Grass Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, old crop 120.00.  Large Squares, 55.00 per bale.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 160.00; Small Squares, 6 per
bale.

  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 to good demand.  
According to the Crop Progress Report June 15, 2019, in Tulare County, corn, 
cotton, and black eyed beans continued to mature.  Alfalfa continued to be cut 
and baled.  Late planted corn was coming up in Kings County. In Fresno County, 
safflower was drying down. Sorghum was growing well.  Hay is reported FOB the 
stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  18,873    Last Week:  13,865    Last Year:  15,875                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 924  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 150  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 675  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                    350  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 599  250.00-265.00  259.37                       
                              550  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium                 700  230.00-240.00  238.57                       
                              625  200.00-240.00  201.60     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            800  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair/Good              2225  165.00-185.00  172.87                       
      Fair                     50  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 150  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grain Hay                                                                          
      Good                   4300   95.00-100.00   99.65     Contracted        
                              300   45.00-45.00    45.00     Rain Damage       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    100   90.00-90.00    90.00     Rain Damage       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    150   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                2300  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del Contracted        

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               400  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                   1500  170.00-180.00  174.33     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good                    100  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good/Premium            500  125.00-125.00  125.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               100   90.00-90.00    90.00                       
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                   1000   70.00-70.00    70.00                       

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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  12,450    Last Week:  10,490    Last Year:  20,150     

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa steady. Export Timothy not 
reported this week as buyers remain cautious. Trade moderate to active this week as 
export and domestic buyers remain active. Demand remains good. Weather conditions 
continue to affect the quality of hay due to high dews, hay is being put up 
bleacher than normal. 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            800 225.00-225.00 225.00                    
      Premium            500 210.00-210.00 210.00     Export         
      Good               600 190.00-195.00 192.50     Export         
                        2000 180.00-180.00 180.00     Tarped         
      Fair               300 175.00-175.00 175.00     Export         
                         500 165.00-170.00 167.50 Del                
                        2500 195.00-195.00 195.00 Del Export         
      Utility/Fair       500 165.00-165.00 165.00 Del                

  Alfalfa                                                            
    Small Square                                                     
      Premium            175 240.00-240.00 240.00     Retail/Stable  
                        1000 215.00-215.00 215.00     Tarped         

  Timothy Grass                                                      
    Small Square                                                     
      Premium             25 270.00-270.00 270.00     Retail/Stable  

  Bluegrass Straw                                                    
    Mid Square                                                       
      Utility           1750   30.00-30.00    30.00     Export       

  Wheat Straw                                                        
    Mid Square                                                       
      Fair/Good         1800   85.00-85.00    85.00 Del Contracted   




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