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Friday, August 30, 2019

California Hay Report

 Compared to last week:  Trade activity light to moderate on moderate demand.  
According to the FSA Acres Report August 12, 2019, California has 390,299 acres 
of Alfalfa and Oats was at 52,476 acres and Teff was at 2,050 acres and 
Triticale was at 79,997 acres and Wheat was at 302,828 acres.  Hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report.  

Tons:  6440    Last Week:  8170    Last Year:  6885                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 250  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                              300  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                 410  165.00-185.00  178.41                       
                              300  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        
                              500  180.00-200.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            400  190.00-200.00  195.00     Export            
      Good                    300  175.00-185.00  180.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    725   50.00-50.00    50.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 150  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del                   
      Premium                 200  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair/Good               375  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                               50  100.00-100.00  100.00     Weedy             
                              300  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                              
      Premium                 400  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                     50  160.00-160.00  160.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              230  220.00-270.00  252.61     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 300  195.00-225.00  205.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               500  150.00-150.00  150.00     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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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report: All classes of hay sold steady on very light 
reported movement. The greatest demand for hay remains in squares. High 
quality hay is in tighter supply due to earlier hail and rain storms. 
Exporters are still looking for high quality hay. 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, 150.00-160.00.
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00.
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00. 
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00.
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00.
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-125.00.
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00.
                     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:     large 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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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  5200    Last Week:  20,850    Last Year:  2100   

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa and Timothy for domestic and 
export steady. Trade slow to moderate this week as export and domestic buyers 
remain cautious. Demand remains moderate to good on Alfalfa, very light on Timothy 
as producers are having a hard time getting any firm offers. Many producers are 
cutting 4th. Feed store/retail hay 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            350   225.00-225.00   225.00                   
      Good              1000   190.00-190.00   190.00     Export        

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium            200   230.00-230.00   230.00     Retail/Stable 
                          50   238.00-238.00   238.00 Del Export        

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                   
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium            100   245.00-245.00   245.00     Retail/Stable 

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium            650   232.00-234.00   232.62 Del Export        
      Good              1150   194.00-201.00   198.57 Del Export        
      Fair              1550   161.00-163.00   161.97 Del Export        

  Bluegrass                                                             
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good               150     96.00-96.00    96.00 Del Export        


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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  12,800    Last Week:  8050    Last Year:  35,450  

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady to firm. Alfalfa testing 
over 185 RFV is hard to find due to weather conditions. Producers are asking a 
1.00/RFV point for Supreme quality. Demand remains good especially for high testing 
Alfalfa. Retail/Feed store steady. Best demand is for light retail hay. Prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                        Tons       Price       Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium/Supreme    700   193.00-200.00   196.50                  
      Good/Premium       350   200.00-200.00   200.00                  
      Fair              3500   150.00-165.00   157.29     Export       
                         250   140.00-140.00   140.00     Weedy        
      Utility           1200   125.00-135.00   128.33                  

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium            100   230.00-230.00   230.00     Retail/Stable

  Wheat Straw                                                          
    Mid Square                                                         
      Good              5000     45.00-45.00    45.00                  
      Fair              1500     40.00-40.00    40.00                  

  Barley Straw                                                         
    Mid Square                                                         
      Fair               200     45.00-45.00    45.00        



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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady.  Hay demand 
has recovered this week as volatility in the feeder cattle markets have 
begun to stabilize.  Producers are beginning to supplement livestock as 
range conditions continue to decline in the West, Central, and South 
regions due to extreme heat and lack of moisture.  According to the US 
Drought Monitor, 37 percent of the state is now classified as moderate to 
extreme drought compared to less than 1 percent 3 months ago.  Trade 
activity was moderate to good.  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: 235.00-
 255.00; Good to Premium: 185.00-195.00.              
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 264.00-272.00, 8.00-8.25 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 155.00-170.00. 
                                            Calf 220.00-225.00. 
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
 165.00-200.00.
 Small Bales: 264.00, 8.00 per bale 
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Beardless 135.00-175.00. Rained on 
 95.00-125.00. 
 Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: 140.00-150.00.
      Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 50.00-70.00.

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 250.00-265.00; Good to     
 Premium 230.00-245.00.
North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 255.00-
 260.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00-10.00 per 
      bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 65.00-75.00 per roll.
         
South Texas:
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00-10.00 per 
      bale; Fair to Good 5.00-8.00 per bale. 
  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 120.00-
 160.00, 60-80.00 per roll; Fair or Grass mix 100.00-110.00, 50.00-
 55.00 per roll.



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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to August 16:  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 2019 crop year hay.

Tons:  10,326    Last Week:  3341    Last Year:  9446                       

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Orchard Grass                                                             
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  10  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard/Brome/Bluegrass Mix
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  75  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable  

  Meadow Grass                                                             
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable  

  Mixed Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  10  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard/Bluegrass Mix                                                     
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  60  240.00-240.00  240.00                    

  Oat                                                                       
    Small Square                                                            
      Good/Premium             12  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable  

  Beardless Wheat                                                           
    Large Square                                                            
      Good                     75  140.00-140.00  140.00                    

  Bluegrass Straw                                                           
    Large Square                                                            
      Utility                 300  100.00-100.00  100.00                    

Eastern Oregon:                                                             
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Good/Premium            350  175.00-175.00  175.00                    
      Good                    900  150.00-150.00  150.00                    

  Timothy Grass                                                             
    Large Square                                                            
      Premium                2000  230.00-245.00  234.50 Del                
      Good/Premium            200  210.00-210.00  210.00 Del                

Harney County:                                                              
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Orchard/Fescue Mix 
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  30  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Retail/Stable  

Klamath Basin:                                                              
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Premium                 500  240.00-240.00  240.00     Ret/Stable, Organic
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                 325  200.00-200.00  200.00                    
      Fair                     25  160.00-160.00  160.00     Weedy          

Lake County:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                                   
    Large Square                                                            
      Supreme                1320  210.00-210.00  210.00                    
                             2900  210.00-225.00  216.52     Export         
      Good                    500  160.00-160.00  160.00                    
                              150  175.00-175.00  175.00     Rain Damage    
    Small Square                                                            
      Premium                  60  200.00-200.00  200.00                    
                              300  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export         
                               45  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable  

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                           
    Small Square                                                            
      Good/Premium             29  180.00-180.00  180.00                    

  Triticale                                                                 
    Large Square                                                            
      Good/Premium            100  155.00-155.00  155.00                    



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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending August 31, 2019

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay trade unevenly steady on few sales. Trade 
limited, demand moderate. Regions mostly working on 4th cuttings with some starting on 
the fifth cutting. Limited, spotty rainfall reported over the week in Southeastern 
area. 

Eastern region: Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 235.00. 
Fair to good quality; 185.00-195.00.

Baled Wheat Hay:  100.00 per ton.

Oat Hay:  Small Square Bales: 8.00 per bale.

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 240.00-260.00, Good quality; 220.00 
per ton delivered to dairies.

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

Wheat Hay: Not reported.
 
Southern and Southwestern region:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme 200.00; Good quality 160.00-175.00; 
Fair Quality 150.00 delivered to dairies.

Small Bales Alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: Not reported
.

Wheat hay: Large Bales Square Bales 160.00-165.00 per ton.

Oat Hay: Not reported.

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 
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: Not reported.
 
Grass Hay:  Small Square Bales 10.00-11.00 per bale.

Oat Hay:  Not reported.



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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Aug. 31, 2019

Most of the hay marketed thismonth in Iowa was the tail end of the second cutting.
Prices were stable for what many considered lower quality product.  The forages 
that fell into the the Supreme and Premium categories were the beginning of the
third cuttings.  Hay producers who are hoping for a fourth cutting believe that this
later cutting may be the best quality of the year.
                           
Alfalfa                 Supreme   Small Squares         $260.00 - $320.00
                        Premium   Small Squares         $280.00 - $300.00
                        Good      Small Squares                   $200.00
                                  

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Small Squares         $180.00 - $185.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $175.00 - $180.00
                                  Large Rounds          $140.00 - $160.00                                                                                                                  
                   
Grass                   Premium   Small Squares                   $240.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $190.00 - $200.00
                                  Large Rounds          $155.00 - $175.00 
                                  Small Squares         $160.00 - $180.00
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $100.00 - $120.00 
                        Utility   Large Rounds          $ 60.00 - $ 80.00
                                            
Straw         Oat               Large Square          $ 85.00 - $135.00
                                  Large Round           $ 65.00 - $ 85.00
                                  Small Square          $200.00 - $240.00  
                Rye               Large Rounds                    $140.00
                                  Small Square          $160.00 - $220.00
               
                             
Organic Hay: Nothing reported 



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Rock Valley Hay Summary

Week Ending  Aug. 30, 2019 Sale Aug. 29, 2019

While grass prices were about $20 higher, alfalfa prices held steady.  
Bedding prices were steady to slightly lower.
                           
Alfalfa                 Good      Large Rounds          $120.00 - $140.00
                        Fair      Large Squares                   $ 75.00                                  
                                  Large Rounds          $ 90.00 - $115.00  

Alfalfa/Grass  Good      Large Rounds          $132.50 - $140.00
                        Fair      Large Squares                   $ 67.50 
                                  Large Rounds                    $ 72.50
                        Utility   Large Rounds                    $ 60.00                                                                                                                     
                   
Grass                   Good      Large Rounds          $120.00 - $140.00 
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $ 70.00 - $105.00 
                        Utility   Large Rounds          $ 40.00 - $ 60.00
                                            
Corn Stalks                       Large Round           $ 60.00 - $ 77.50

Straw                           Large Squares         $ 72.50 - $ 90.00 
                                  Large Round           $ 72.50 - $117.50



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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 8/30/19

Very fall like temperatures and abundant moistures this week should help 
to keep pastures growing and allow some stockpiling of grass prior to the 
arrival of frost. Moisture was actually quite heavy, perhaps even 
excessive in some areas. Hay movement has slowed some as many have 
acquired at least enough hay to start the feeding season. Most producers 
have fence rows and barns back to capacity.  The Hay supplies are 
moderate, demand is moderate. Hay prices are steady to weak.  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 80.00-120.00
Small squares 6.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 60.00-80.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-55.00 (mostly 35.00-45.00) per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 80.00-120.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

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


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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending Aug 30, 2019

   Compared to last reported market baled hay sold steady. Demand was 
moderate to good from local and out of state buyers. Some producers are 
finishing second cutting of alfalfa and some are starting on third 
cutting. In reality, this might be all of the cutting of hay the 
producers will get harvested this season. Some signs from Mother Nature 
are appearing that fall is in the air even thou the calendar says summer. 
Note: “All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless 
otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 180.00. Premium small squares 270.00. 
Alfalfa/grass: Good to premium large squares 200.00-215.00.  Straw large 
squares 80.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-165.00; Premium small squares 200.00-
210.00. Orchard grass: Premium small squares 200.00-220.00. Timothy: Good 
to Premium large squares 240.00; Good to Premium small squares 250.00.  
Mix grass: Good to Premium small squares 225.00-235.00. Certified weed 
seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, 50 lbs bags 280.00.


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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending Aug 30, 2019

  Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. 
Demand was light throughout the state. Some contacts have priced hay to 
potential buyers and for the time being the buyers have passed. Appears 
many buyers are taking a look and see approach on what hay or forages 
could cost this fall. There has been some tonnage sold and the prices 
below reflect the current sales. Some of the prairie hay getting shipped 
is old and new crop. Some areas of the state from west to east have 
received rain this week with some hail that has completely wiped out 
crops and grass in its path. Some areas of Northeastern part of the state 
remains fairly dry. Most areas of the state will only get three cutting 
of alfalfa and some areas that are a tick dry or have been hailed might 
only get two cuttings. High humidity continues to plaque most of the 
state as it takes a long time for hay to dry down to be baled. Note: “All 
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted.”


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 90.00-95.00; Fair large rounds 85.00. Prairie 
Hay: Premium large rounds 125.00; Good large rounds 100.00-110.00.  
Premium small squares 165.00-170.00. Brome mix hay: Good large rounds 
90.00-100.00.  Straw large rounds 55.00-60.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent 320.00. 
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 110.00. Oat hay in large round bales 80.00.  
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 corn stalks 100.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 275.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 140.00-160.00. Straw large squares 65.00-
80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 



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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa and hay movement very limited last week. Not enough trades last
week for an accurate market trend.  Demand for hay and alfalfa continues
to be good for dairies and all classes. Scattered thunderstorms and rain
are making their way across the state late this week and expected
throughout the weekend. 

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:  Premium quality: 242.00-244.00 per ton Delivered.  Good quality: 180.00-190.00 ton Delivered.  

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Good quality: 200.00 per ton Delivered.  Grinder: 100.00 FOB.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality 65.00-75.00 per bale; 9.00 per small 
square bale in barn, 6.00 out of the field.

Western Oklahoma:  No sales confirmed.  

Eastern Oklahoma:  Good to Fair quality 50.00-65.00 per bale



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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate.  
According to the U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary released August 27, 
2019, in the Southern High Plains, rainfall has been below average over the last 
couple of months - including the past week - in eastern Colorado while 
temperatures have been above average. Several areas of abnormal dryness were 
introduced this week, including in the central Colorado Mountains over the 
higher elevations, eastern Larimer and western Weld Counties and Colorado 
Springs, and in Las Animas. With the heat, evaporative demand has been high for 
many of these locations.  According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress report 
for week ending August 25, 2019, stored feed supplies were rated 3 percent 
short, 81 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus with 3rd cutting alfalfa 
progress at 81 percent harvested and 4th cutting at 6 percent harvested.  The 
next available report will be Thursday, September 5, 2019.  All prices reported 
are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices reflect load lots 
of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado 
Department of Agriculture website: www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 175.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 285.00 (8.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Premium 280.00, Retail/Stable.
     Mid Squares: Premium 237.50, Retail/Stable.
                  Fair/Good 200.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Utility/Fair 170.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 265.00-290.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 225.00, Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Brome Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 310.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 240.00 (7.45 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Sorghum Sudan Grass
          Rounds: Fair 75.00, DEL.
  Triticale
     Mid Squares: Good 180.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00, Organic.
   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
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (7.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices were steady this week with limited sales. There are less hay auctions during summer as some sites only have on auction a month. Check out straw pricing on the next page. Connect to the Farmer-to-Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/ to place an ad for your forage need or what you have to sell. Contact your local county agriculture educator if you need help placing an ad. There is no charge for the service.

Upper Midwest Hay Price Summary by Quality Grade
Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady as small grains come off the field. Small square bales averaged $3.00 a bale (range of $1.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $58.00 per bale (a range of $30.00 to $90.00). Large round bale straw averaged $49.00 per bale (a range of $35.00 – $65.00).

For Nebraska, hay sold steady, with light demand. Most farmers are not concerned with filling dry hay needs at this time as many are gearing up to chop silage. In Iowa, prices are steady. Some have completed third crop.

In South Dakota, prices are steady with limited sales on a moderate demand. There is demand for quality alfalfa hay with a limited supply.
In Missouri, steady to weak prices, with moderate supply and demand. Currently pasture and water supplies are not an issue.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady, with light demand and a limited supply. In Kansas, demand is slow to moderate with steady prices. Rain across much of the state has limited drought concerns.


In Wisconsin, prices remain strong with demand for quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay. Alfalfa winterkill, poor spring weather, late planting of crops, has many farmers questioning if they will have enough forage to carry livestock during winter-feeding season.         


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Kansas Hay Market Report

**DUE TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, THE NEXT REPORT WILL BE ISSUED SEPTMEBER 10TH** 
                        
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,624/6,431     Last week: 8,497/8,429    Last year: No Report
             
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was moderate, and prices remained 
steady.  Areas in southwest Kansas remained hot and dry last week, while the 
east and southeast part of the state continued to see rain.  The landscape in 
the east is unusually green for this time of year, especially in the Flint 
Hills, but there is still prairie hay to bale and the rain makes that difficult.  
According to the U.S. drought monitor, the abnormally dry category remained 
unchanged at 23 pct while moderate drought was at 1.42 pct.  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 steady; movement moderate. 
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 165.00-175.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-130.00. Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: large rounds, rained on 75.00-
85.00.  Wheat straw: large rounds and large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The 
week of 8/18-8/24, 8,624T of grinding alfalfa and 666T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. 
Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 
165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 145.00-155.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-
100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 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 8/18-8/24, 6,431T of grinding alfalfa and 1308T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-140.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 135.00-145.00, 
good, mid to large squares, 90.00-110.00, large rounds 80.00-100.00. Brome, 
good, small squares 125.00-150.00, 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 8/18-8/24, 1,105T of 
grass hay was reported bought/sold.

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. 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, 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. 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 120.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-
95.00; 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 8/18-8/24, 861T of 
grinding alfalfa and 325T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  


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Friday, August 23, 2019

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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


****Note, this report will not be released again until Sep. 6, 2019.****


   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass remain rather steady, sales
remain limited.  Demand moderate to good at times, better for high
testing dairy quality hay but little of that type has been made this year
due to the persistent rains.  Plentiful supplies of lower quality hay and
the coming harvest of cover crops has buyers taking a wait and see
approach to the hay market.  Best demand is coming from out of state
buyers.  Third cutting of alfalfa starting to be made, the potential for
high quality looks good if the forecast remains dry.  Straw baling going
on currently as the wheat harvest wraps up.  Second cutting of grass hay
underway East River.  West River hay producers still trying to complete
their haying for the year and haven’t marketed much yet.  All hay and
straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00-225.00.  Fair to
Good:  Large Squares, 150.00-180.00; Large Rounds 150.00.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds and Squares, 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.  Good:  Large Rounds,
120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 110.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00.  Large Squares, 110.00-120.00.

   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:  Trade activity light to moderate on moderate demand.  
According to the FSA Acres Report August 12, 2019, California has 390,299 acres 
of Alfalfa and Oats was at 52,476 acres and Teff was at 2,050 acres and 
Triticale was at 79,997 acres and Wheat was at 302,828 acres.  Hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report.  

Tons:  8170    Last Week:  11,926    Last Year:  4075                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 250  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted        
      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              225  185.00-185.00  185.00     Contracted        
      Fair/Good               200  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Grain                                                                       
      Good                    400  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 220  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                 925  220.00-265.00  232.16                       
                              250  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Contracted        
      Good/Premium            100  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               200  170.00-180.00  172.50                       
                             2350  190.00-215.00  211.28 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                              
      Good                    150  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del                   
  Grain                                                                       
      Good                    100  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200   95.00-95.00    95.00                       
                              250  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               100  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  195.00-225.00  209.29     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               800  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              350  155.00-160.00  157.50     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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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Movement was lighter
this week compared to the last two weeks. Demand for hay in squares remains
good. High quality hay is relatively tight as hail and rain have done major
damage to hay quality. Exporters were back in the state this week looking for
high quality green, clean hay. Dairy hay is moving at a steady pace with in
state and out of state sales both at similar FOB prices. 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, 150.00-160.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00 
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-125.00, old crop 120.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     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:     large 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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Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Receipts:  105 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:  37 loads: Fair Large Square, $115.00; Good  Large Round
$160.00 - $170.00, Fair Large Round 100.00 - $132.50.00, Utilty Large Round 
$67.50 - $87.50.
  
   Alfalfa/Grass: 3 loads Premium Large Square $170.00, Utility Large Square
$30.00, Large Round $65.00.

    Grass:  38 loads:  Large Squares Utility 75.00; Large Round Good 102.50 -
112.50, Large Round Fair $70.00 - $90.00, Large Round Utility $40.00 - $67.50.  

    Straw:   19 loads: Oat Straw  Large Square 67.00 - 92, Large Rounds
15.00 - $112.50 

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 40.00 - 72.50



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 8/23/19

A pretty typical August week in the state. Temperatures were very hot and there 
was some storms around providing rain in areas. It seems as if farmers are finally 
giving hay equipment a break and many have parked things in the shed for the year. 
Still likely to be some fall cutting later, but most everyone has baled plenty of 
hay for their needs this year. Pasture and water supplies are not a concern and in 
much better shape than usual for this time of year. The Hay supplies are moderate, 
demand is moderate. Hay prices are steady to weak.  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 80.00-120.00
Small squares 6.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 60.00-80.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-55.00 (mostly 35.00-45.00) per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 80.00-120.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

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


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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  20,850    Last Week:  N/A    Last Year:  17,200  

   Compared to last test, all grades of Alfalfa and Timothy for domestic and 
export steady. Trade moderate to active this week as export and domestic buyers 
remain active. Demand remains good on Alfalfa, very light on Timothy as producers 
are having a hard time getting any firm offers. Many producers are cutting 4th. 
Some major exporters in the trade area have old crop still unmoved sitting in 
producers hay barns. Feed store/retail hay not tested this week. 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         5250   190.00-215.00   205.71     Export       
                      3700   228.00-228.00   228.00 Del Export       
      Good             250   180.00-180.00   180.00     Export       
      Fair            1500   170.00-170.00   170.00                  
                       300   170.00-170.00   170.00     Export       
      Utility         1600   150.00-150.00   150.00 Del              

  Timothy Grass                                                      
    Mid Square                                                       
      Good             650   228.00-228.00   228.00 Del Export       
      Utility/Fair    5000   130.00-130.00   130.00     Rain Damage  

  Wheat Straw                                                        
    Mid Square                                                       
      Good            1800     85.00-85.00    85.00 Del              



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8050    Last Week:  N/A    Last Year:  25,300     

   Compared to last test, All grades of Alfalfa steady. Alfalfa testing over 185 
RFV is hard to find due to weather conditions. Producers are asking a 1.00/RFV 
point for Supreme quality. Demand remains good especially for high testing Alfalfa. 
Retail/Feed store steady. Best demand is for light retail hay. Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons       Price       Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Large Square                                                      
      Supreme           500   193.00-193.00   193.00                  

  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Fair/Good        4500   150.00-155.00   153.33                  
                       2900   160.00-165.00   162.93     Export       

  Alfalfa                                                             
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium            50   230.00-230.00   230.00     Retail/Stable
      Good/Premium      100   210.00-210.00   210.00     Retail/Stable



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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady to firm on 
small square bales of premium quality hay.  Grinding quality hay was 
10.00 to 15.00 lower, as feeding breakevens continue to tighten.  Trade 
activity was moderate to good.  Hay production continued with most 
producers finishing their second cutting in north and east Texas.  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: 240.00-
	255.00.              
	Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 264.00-272.00, 8.00-8.25 per bale. 
	Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 160.00-175.00. 
                                       	    Calf 220.00-225.00. 
	Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
	165.00-200.00.
	Small Bales: 264.00,8.00 per bale 
	Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Beardless 145.00-200.00. Rained on 
	95.00-125.00. 
	Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: 150.00-155.00.
      Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 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 250.00-260.00; Good to     
	Premium 230.00-245.00.
North, Central, and East Texas:
	Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 255.00-
	260.00.
   	Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00-10.00 per 
      bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 65.00-75.00 per roll.
         
South Texas:
   	Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 8.00-10.00 per 
      bale; Fair to Good 5.00-8.00 per bale. 
 	Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium 120.00-
	160.00, 60-80.00 per roll; Fair or Grass mix 100.00-110.00, 50.00-
	55.00 per roll.
   



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Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate.  
According to the U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary released August 20, 
2019, eastern Nebraska was fairly dry over the past week where the D0 is 
present. With little rainfall over the past month and a half, the D0 area was 
extended slightly north into Thurston and eastern Wayne counties. To the north, 
some beneficial rains fell across North Dakota over the last week; however, 
considering local crop impact reports, only the D0 area in the west central 
region was improved to normal. Unfortunately, the rains were not adequate enough 
for improvement across the northern tier of the state.  According to the NASS 
Colorado Crop Progress report for week ending August 18, 2019, stored feed 
supplies were rated 5 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus 
with 2nd cutting alfalfa progress at 97 percent harvested and 3rd cutting at 35 
percent harvested.  The next available report will be Thursday, August 29, 2019.  
All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Prices 
reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the 
services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website: 
www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 125.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Supreme 235.00, Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Fair/Good 200.00, Retail/Stable.
                  Utility/Fair 170.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 290.00 (8.25 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Utility 245.00-265.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 240.00, Retail/Stable.
  Orchard/Brome Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good 100.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Premium 335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Wheat Straw
   Large Squares: Good 110.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 225.00, DEL for Cubing.
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 245.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 365.00-440.00 (10.00-11.00 per bale), DEL 
Retail/Stable.
  Timothy/Brome Grass Mix
     Mid Squares: Premium 215.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Good/Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
  Sorghum Sudan Grass
          Rounds: Fair 75.00, DEL.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 200.00.
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 160.00, Organic.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium/Supreme 180.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Good 215.00 (7.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Meadow Grass Hay
   Large Squares: Premium 200.00.
                  Good 180.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (7.50 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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



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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa and hay movement very limited this week. Not enough trades for an 
adequate market trend. Blister beetles continue to be an issue this week 
for producers and have been limiting the hay they move.  Demand for hay 
and alfalfa continues to be sluggish for dairies. Scattered thunderstorms 
and rain are making their way across the state this week and expected 
through Saturday. 

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:  No trades reported.

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality 65.00-70.00 per bale; 9.00 per small 
square bale.

Western Oklahoma:  No sales confirmed.  

Eastern Oklahoma:  No sales confirmed.  

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending Aug 23, 2019

  Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was 
light with a load here and there getting sold. Most contacts said this is 
a tough time to sell hay as many are gearing up to chop silage, bale fall 
forages and are not concerned about filling dry hay needs at this time. 
Several loads of hay have been ear marked sold but soggy, wet ground in 
several areas have made it impossible to load and haul hay. Some areas of 
the state from west to east have received rain this week with some hail 
that has completely wiped out crops and grass in its path. Some areas of 
Northeastern part of the state remains fairly dry and could use a good 
general rain. Some producers have baled more rounds than normal this 
summer knowing the hay will not keep in a large square bale. So, less 
than normal amounts of large squares may be available for out of state 
shipment. Most cuttings of alfalfa are behind a “normal” year. High 
humidity continues to plaque most of the state as it takes a long time 
for hay to dry down to be baled. Several reports that RFV test are lower 
than normal from the excess time it has laid on the field. Note: “All 
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted.”


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair large squares 140.00; 
Good large rounds 90.00-95.00. Prairie Hay: Premium large rounds 125.00; 
Good large rounds 100.00-110.00; Fair large rounds 105.00. Premium small 
squares 165.00-170.00. Brome mix hay: Good large rounds 90.00-100.00.  
Straw large rounds 55.00-60.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 320.00. 
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 110.00. Oat hay in large round bales 80.00.  
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 corn stalks 100.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 270.00-275.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 140.00-160.00. Straw large squares 65.00-
70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00.


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Iowa Hay Summary

Week Ending  Aug. 24, 2019

Some producers in Iowa have already managed to harvest a third cutting of 
alfalfa.  Again the quality of the third cutting of alfalfa exceed that of 
the second cutting, but the volume of hay per acre has been decreasing. 
Buyers are readily stepping up to the market, not allowing bales to sit very
long before the ownership changes hands.  Cooler temperatures have been forecasted
in the near predictions which may allow alfalfa yields to increase slightly in
the next cutting.
                           
Alfalfa                 Supreme   Small Squares         $260.00 - $300.00
                        Premium   Large Squares                   $240.00
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $100.00 - $110.00
                                  

Alfalfa/Grass  Premium   Small Squares         $205.00 - $245.00
                                  Large Squares                   $185.00
                        Good      Small square          $155.00 - $175.00
                                  Large Squares         $160.00 - $175.00                                                                                                                    
                   
Grass                   Premium   Small Squares                   $240.00
                        Good      Large Squares         $160.00 - $180.00
                                  Large Rounds          $155.00 - $175.00 
                        Fair      Large Rounds          $100.00 - $150.00 
                        Utility   Large Rounds                    $ 80.00
                                            
Straw         Oat               Large Square          $ 80.00 - $135.00
                                  Large Round                     $ 85.00
                                  Small Square          $150.00 - $200.00  
                Wheat             Small Square                    $200.00 
                                  Large Round                     $ 75.00
                Rye               Small Square          $200.00 - $240.00
                Barley            Small Square                    $290.00

Corn Stalks                       Large Rounds         $ 25.00 - $110.00
                             
Organic Hay: Nothing reported 



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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to August 16:  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.

Tons:  3341    Last Week:  4761    Last Year:  10,744                          

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   2  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
                               61  235.00-250.00  237.70     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Good                     12  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   1  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable, 
                                                             Cert Weed Free
                              115  225.00-250.00  229.35     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     12  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     25  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme         450  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                  80  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                   

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium              5  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             10  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 350  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            
      Premium/Supreme         300  245.00-245.00  245.00     Organic           
      Good                    350  165.00-165.00  165.00     Rain Damage       

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 238  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 130  210.00-220.00  216.15     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow/Orchard/Timothy Mix                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Barley                                                                       
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    800  125.00-125.00  125.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mx                                                         
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            100  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
                                                                               


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