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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending Nov 18, 2019

   Compared to last week hay steady. Demand was moderate for local sales 
and good demand noted on hay leaving the state for horse clients. Some 
contacts stated their hay sheds are almost empty as they have been 
shipping hay at a rapid pace. Many contacts usually have hay in their 
sheds till after the first of the year. But, some say they will be 
cleaned out way before then. January like temps across most of the state 
this week, several reports it has halted farming and most outside work.  
Most think they will get back into the fields by the first of next week. 
Some corn on the ground in some area after strong winds prevailed on 
Monday. Some corn will be saved but there are a few reports that near 100 
bushels of corn lost on the ground. Light snow on the ground in some 
areas with some producers waiting for the snow to melt so they can finish 
baling hay for the 2019 season.  Note: “All prices are dollars per ton 
FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 195.00-200.00. Premium large squares 
180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Fair large squares 130.00-
140.00. Premium small squares 270.00. Alfalfa/grass: Premium large 
squares 230.00; Good large squares 200.00-215.00. Straw large squares 
70.00-80.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-165.00; Fair large squares 120.00-
130.00. Premium small squares 200.00-220.00. Good rounds 150.00. 
Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Premium small squares 225.00-250.00
Timothy: Premium small squares 240.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa 
cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, 50 lbs bags 280.00.



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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa and hay trade remain exceedingly limited.  Winter weather 
advisories mixed with rain and sleet haven't helped with the light 
movement. Cattle prices continue to add to low demand with reports of 
selling a dozen calves just to pay for the higher hay prices. The few 
sales that have occurred are mostly steady.  Premium quality hay very 
difficult to find and the horse quality hay that is available isn't in 
high demand as of now. The few producers that are still haying are on 
third cutting of Bermudagrass and 6th to 7th cutting of alfalfa with not 
much optimism for quality due to rainfall mostly. Reports of some 
livestock owners having substantial grass and hay inventories where 
others have used up pasture grazing but looking for lower quality hay to 
get through the cold snap. 

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 1-405-521-3864 or email 
OklahomaCity.LPGMN@usda.gov. 

Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma:  Fair to good quality 170.00 per ton FOB.

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: No trades reported.  

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending Nov 01, 2019

  Compared to last week alfalfa hay sold mostly steady instances 5.00 
higher in the panhandle. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay sold 
steady. Demand was light to moderate with good demand noted on large 
squares of alfalfa going to out of state buyers in the eastern part of 
the USA. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay steady. Quite a few 
balers in the field this fall wrapping up cornstalks and bean stubble. 
Some still baling cane and a few finished up on last cutting of alfalfa 
this week. Harvest has slowed this week due to the light snow in many 
areas but warmer temps are in the forecast and farmers should get back to 
combining by weeks close. Different parts of the state have reported 
several bushels of corn on the ground. Some fields worse than others 
across the state from the high winds reported on Monday. Note: “All sales 
are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 
All reported prices are confirmed sold prices.”


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 95.00-105.00, few at 115.00. Prairie Hay: 
Premium large rounds 125.00; Good large rounds 90.00-100.00; Fair large 
rounds 75.00-85.00 with some low quality loads down to 50.00. Premium 
small squares 170.00-180.00. Cane in large rounds 65.00-70.00. Cornstalks 
large rounds 53.50, rounds and large square bales 65.00 delivered. 
Soybean stubble large rounds 48.00. Straw large rounds 60.00. Dehy 
alfalfa pellets 17 percent 300.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 
260.00. 

 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 105.00-110.00. Grass hay: Good to Premium 
large rounds 115.00-120.00; Fair large rounds 90.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-
135.00. Cane/stubble mix ground and delivered 115.00. Ground and 
delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 
protein 270.00-275.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 240.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 195.00-200.00; Premium large squares 
180.00; Good large squares 160.00-170.00; Fair large squares 130.00-
140.00. Millet hay in rounds and large squares 80.00-85.00. Straw large 
squares 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 10/31/19

Aside from a very nice day on Sunday this week has been quite cold with 
temperatures running near 20 degrees below normal. Many areas of the 
state got their first taste of winter snow much earlier than anyone would 
really like. Hay supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are 
steady to weak. There continues to be several new listings of hay each 
day added, however actual reported sales remain slow.  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) 180.00-200.00
small squares 7.00-9.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 160.00-180.00
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 3.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-50.00 per large round bale 
25.00-40.00 per 4x5 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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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 
October 29, 2019, on this week’s map, no changes were made across the 
region. According to the October 25th North American Land Data 
Assimilation System (NLDAS), the current total column soil moisture 
percentiles were at 70% or greater across North and South Dakota while 
some dry soil pockets were present in eastern Colorado. Average 
temperatures for the week were 3-to-15+ degrees below normal with the 
greatest negative anomalies observed in the plains of Colorado and 
Wyoming.  The next available report will be Thursday, November 7, 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: Supreme 225.00, DEL.
                  Premium 200.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Premium 290.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 230.00 (7.50 per bale).
                  Premium 307.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Premium 230.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00-350.00 (9.00-10.00 per bale), 
Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   21-bale bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 255.00, Organic.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 311.00 (14.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 215.00 (7.00 per bale).
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 333.00 (15.00 per bale), Retail/Stable. 
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   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, October 29, 2019

Kansas Hay Market Report

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 (^.^) ** HAPPY HALLOWEEN ** (^.^)   
                      
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,078/6,362     Last week: 7,168/6,548      Last year: 7,240/4,214
             
Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain 
steady. Nothing new going on, all is steady as she goes. Most producers are 
still reporting hay movement as slow, as harvest is keeping then busy. Cattle 
are starting to move to pens so inquires have picked up a bit. The state is 
bracing for its first major winter storm of the year, with all but a handful of 
counties under a winter weather advisory. Abnormal dryness and moderate drought 
continued to expand in western Kansas and the little snow received previously 
was not enough to make dent. Abnormally dry (D0) conditions are at 13 pct, 
moderate drought (D1) conditions are at 7.5 pct. and severe drought (D2) 
conditions are at 6 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 and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. 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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00 Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: none reported.  Sudan: None 
reported. Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 
delivered. The week of 10/20-10/26, 8,078/T of grinding alfalfa and 728T of 
dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. 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, 130.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. 
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 
pct 300.00-310.00; Teff hay, mid squares 155.00-165.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, 
good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Brome, small 
squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. 
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 10/20-10/26, 6,362T of grinding alfalfa and 
1328T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  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, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-140.00, 
good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Brome, 
good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-135.00 with an 
instance at 150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 
10/20-10/26, 1,898T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.
Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. 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, 110.00-125.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 115.00-
150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. Wheat Straw: 
small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-110.00 delivered, 
large rounds 60.00-70.00.  The week of 10/20-10/26, 701T of grinding alfalfa and 
350T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  



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Monday, October 28, 2019

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending Oct 25, 2019

  Compared to last week all reported forages sold mostly steady. Harvest on 
the most part is slow this fall. With the delay in planting and wet summer 
many crops are at a snail’s pace in drying down to a storable moisture 
content.  Several reports that 3rd or 4th cutting of alfalfa is on the 
ground, some has been baled. Some cornstalks getting baled on fields where 
high moisture corn was picked. Note: “All sales are dollars per ton FOB the 
field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. All reported prices are confirmed 
sold prices.”


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 100.00-105.00, few at 115.00, delivered price 
at 135.00. Prairie Hay: Premium large rounds 125.00; Good large rounds 
90.00-100.00; Fair large rounds 75.00-85.00. Premium small squares 
170.00-180.00. Cane in large rounds 70.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent 300.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 260.00. 

 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 105.00-110.00. Grass hay: Good large rounds 
115.00; Fair large rounds 90.00. Oat hay large rounds 80.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk 
mix 125.00-135.00. Cane/stubble mix ground and delivered 115.00.  Ground 
and delivered corn stalks 110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 
275.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 240.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 195.00-200.00; Premium large squares 
180.00; Good large squares 160.00-165.00; Fair large squares 130.00-
140.00. Millet hay in rounds and large squares 80.00-85.00. Straw large 
squares 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 




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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Hay prices are steady to stronger. Lower quality hay has an extreme range. If you are in need of forage or have forage for sell connect to the Farmer-to-Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/. You may contact your local county agriculture educator if you need help placing an ad. There is no charge for the service.

Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are strong for all packages of straw. Small square bales averaged $4.10 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $67.00 per bale (a wide range of $40.00 to $110.00). Large round bale straw averaged $58.00 per bale (a range of $47.00 - $70.00).

In Nebraska, hay sold steady, there was an increase in demand this week. Most farmers are playing a waiting game for corn to dry down to begin harvest. In Iowa, slow week at the hay auction with limited buyers. Most farmers focus is on grain harvest.

In South Dakota, prices are steady to firm with good demand for large square bales. Round bales are discounted.

In Missouri, hay demand is light; prices are steady to weak, with moderate supply. Many have finally put away the hay equipment for the year.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady, with a slow to moderate demand and no top quality hay available at the market.

In Kansas, hay trade is slow. Prices have continued to be steady with slow to moderate demand.

In Wisconsin, prices remain strong for top quality hay. Quality hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay. Harvest has many farmers not attending the auction.



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State-By-State Hay Summary

Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate. Stored feed supplies were rated 3% short, 80% adequate, and 17% surplus with fourth cutting alfalfa progress at 57%.
Iowa—Dairy cow and goat producers continue to look for the highest quality hay and straw, but are having trouble trying to locate it.

Kansas—The hay market trade was slow, demand was slow to moderate, and prices steady. Most producers are reporting hay movement as slow, as many are in the field busy with harvest and baling that last bit of hay. There was, however, a little more grass hay moving within the last week.

Missouri—Most producers are still reporting hay movement as slow. Hay listings have increased over the last week with a lot of new hay being offered as several producers try to move some surplus inventory. Hay supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are steady to weak.

Montana—Alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Moderate market activity was seen again this week. Ranchers were more active in purchasing hay this week as many have begun to market their calves. Demand for hay selling out of the state continues to be good.

Nebraska—All reported forages sold mostly steady. Demand picked up this week with several contacts noting they had quite a few calls from prospective buyers. Several reports that third or fourth cutting of alfalfa is on the ground, some has been baled. Some cornstalks getting baled on fields where high moisture corn was picked.

New Mexico­—Compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady to $40 lower. Trade limited, demand moderate. Regions in the sixth cutting. Temperatures dropped across the state slowing growth.

Oklahoma—Alfalfa and hay trade still extremely slow, in fact some say slowest it has ever been. The limited trade that has taken place is at steady money. Premium quality hay very difficult to find. Farmers have been busy this week cutting and baling bermuda grass and hoping for continued dry weather for baling.

South Dakota—Alfalfa hay steady to firm, grass not well tested. Demand is very good for high quality hay of all kinds, especially if it is in a large square bale. Many out of state buyers are searching desperately for high quality alfalfa. There is a much more plentiful supply of lower quality alfalfa and grass hay as it was so difficult to make hay with a high feeding value. Very good demand for straw already.

Texas—Hay trades were steady on light demand and trading activity. Warmer temperatures and sporadic rains have offered temporary improvements on pastures and provided some relief for livestock producers, which has slowed hay demand. The general consensus is hay demand will pick up following the first real freeze and after fall harvest.

Wyoming—Compared to last week hay sold fully steady. Demand was moderate to good. Several hay contacts still trying to put up their final bales of alfalfa and other forages. Most reports of overall tonnage a little less than previous years and most producers struggled to put up a lot of top quality hay.


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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Rock Valley Hay Auction (Thur) - Rock Valley, IA






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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady to firm. Moderate market activity 
was seen again this week. Ranchers continue to be more active in purchasing hay this
week. Demand for squares to ship east to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa is very good.
A very wet summer in the northern plains has led to a shortage of hay in those 
states. Producers continue to finish putting up hay for the season. Early season 
snow storms and a relatively cool summer have many producers behind in finishing 
up haying season. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.
    

                                                   
                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-175.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00-140.00, export 125.00
                     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   old crop 60.00-75.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-110.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  125.00-135.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA

  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  150.00 export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 130.00 export
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00 
                     Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     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, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 35.00-40.00, Old crop 25.00 
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00



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Friday, October 25, 2019

Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady to firm on 
light to moderate demand and trading activity.  Colder temperatures moved 
into North Texas this week.  The cold front was accompanied by timely 
moisture in the form of snow that fell in the Panhandle on Thursday.  The 
snow will offer a boost to the recently planted winter wheat in the area.  
The cold snap in the Northern part of the state has hay producer’s 
hopeful that hay demand will finally pick up.  According to the US 
Drought Monitor, drought conditions are continuing to spread in the 
Central and Southern regions. 

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing phone set 
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
512-787-9966. The website for the hotline is: 
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/HayHotline.asp
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Panhandle/High Plains:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 230.00-
 260.00; Good: 175.00-190.00.              
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 272.00, 8.25 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 190.00-215.00. 
                                              Calf 225.00-245.00. 
 Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
 140.00-160.00.
 Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Beardless 200.00-225.00. Bearded 
 115.00-130.00. Rained on 90.00-100.00. 
 Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: 90.00-100.00.
 Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: Green 150.00; Brown 95.00-115.00.
 Oat: Large Bales: Delivered: 170.00-175.00.
        Mixed Grass: Large Bales: Delivered: 130.00.
      Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: 160.00-180.00.
 CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00-90.00.
     
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. 

North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 255.00-
 270.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 6.00-10.00 per 
      bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 60.00-70.00 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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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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


   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa hay remains steady to firm, especially
for large squares.  Demand very good for high quality hay of all kinds,
best demand is for large square bales bound for out of state buyers.
The demand for round bales is much lower as this supply is much more
plentiful.  Frequent rains and humid conditions this summer made it very
difficult to make large square bales that would not spoil, which resulted
in a lighter supply.  More rain and cool temps keeping producers from
cutting and baling cover crops.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 215.00-250.00; Small
Squares, 6.50 per bale.  Good:  Large Squares, 175.00-225.00.  Fair:  
Large Squares, 175.00-225.00; Large Rounds, 140.00.  Utility to Fair:  
Large Squares, 165.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 235.00; 17 pct 240.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 245.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 85.00.
Utility:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00-225.00:  Large
Squares, 160.00.

   Sudan Hay:  Large Rounds, 65.00, 85.00 delivered.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00.


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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending October 26, 2019

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay large bales prices steady to 10.00 lower.
Trade limited, demand moderate. Regions in the 6th cutting.  Temperatures dropped
across the state slowing growth.  Snow reported in the north and northeastern 
part of the state.
 
Eastern region: Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 200.00-215.00, 
Good quality; 190.00-200.00; 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.

Sudan :  Large Bales 140.00-150.00 per ton.

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa Large Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme; 220.00-230.00, Good quality; 200.00-
210.00, Fair Quality striped 170.00 per ton delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa Small Square Bales:  Premium and Supreme: Bundle(21 bales) two tie 320.00-340.00
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 200.00-250.00; Good quality
150.00-200.00; Fair Quality 130.00-in the 150.00 delivered to dairies.

Small Bales Alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: three tie 15.00-16.00 per bale FOB,
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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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  According 
to the NASS Crop Progress report October 21, 2019, barley, oats, triticale, and 
wheat fields were being prepared for winter plantings in Fresno County. Sorghum 
harvest continued and fields were being treated for sugarcane aphids. Rice 
fields were maturing and being harvested. In Tulare County, late planted black-
eyed peas were being harvested. Corn fields for silage have been chopped and 
awaiting the fall winter wheat plantings. Fields were being fertilized and 
prepped for the next planting. Some fields were being laser labeled for better 
irrigation. Alfalfa continued to be cut, dried, and baled. Cotton harvest was 
complete in Sutter County. In the Sacramento Valley, corn harvest continued.  
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  9560    Last Week:  9950    Last Year:  24,547                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 300  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                             2000  195.00-195.00  195.00     Contracted        
      Premium                 750  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              500  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grass                                                                        
      Premium                1000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 175  250.00-260.00  255.71                       
      Premium/Supreme         275  232.00-265.00  248.45                       
      Premium                  75  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good                    450  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair/Good                50  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     25  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
  Corn                                                                         
      Good                    300   60.00-60.00    60.00                       
                              450   80.00-80.00    80.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     25  125.00-125.00  125.00                       
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                    125  135.00-135.00  135.00                       
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    500   30.00-30.00    30.00                       

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


Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 135  245.00-245.00  245.00                       
                              150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
                                                                               
      Premium                 375  190.00-200.00  198.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1000  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair/Good               100  160.00-175.00  167.50                       
                              600  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

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



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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4750    Last Week:  7250    Last Year:  5725      

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of export and domestic Alfalfa steady. 
Timothy for export remains slow. Trade slow to moderate this week as a fire at an 
exporters press in Ellensburg slowed trade this week. Demand remains good from 
exporters and dairies. Feed store/retail steady. All prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                        Tons      Price    Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                            
    Mid Square                                                       
      Premium/Supreme    775 200.00-230.00 216.45 Del Tarped         
      Premium            155 207.00-208.00 207.52     Export         
      Good              2025 190.00-200.00 192.59     Export         
                         275 200.00-200.00 200.00     Tarped         
      Fair/Good          875 200.00-200.00 200.00     Tarped         

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

  Orchard Grass                                                      
    Mid Square                                                       
      Premium             75 172.00-172.00 172.00     Export         
                          70 180.00-180.00 180.00     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard Grass                                                      
    Small Square                                                     
      Premium            100 230.00-230.00 230.00     Retail/Stable  

  Oat                                                                
    Small Square                                                     
      Good               300 110.00-110.00 110.00     Export       



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  19,400    Last Week:  32,200    Last Year:  7550 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady as dairies showed more interest this 
week. Trade active with good demand especially for wheat straw and retail hay. 
Retail/Feed store steady. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated.  
 
                        Tons      Price    Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                           
    Mid Square                                                      
      Premium/Supreme   2200 185.00-200.00 195.23     Tarped        
      Premium            200 200.00-200.00 200.00     Organic       
      Fair/Good         6500 150.00-160.00 157.31     Tarped        

  Alfalfa                                                           
    In Windrow                                                      
      Premium           3000 170.00-170.00 170.00     Retail/Stable 

  Wheat Straw                                                       
    Mid Square                                                      
      Fair              3250   45.00-45.00    45.00                 

  Wheat Straw                                                       
    In Windrow                                                      
      Fair              4250   10.00-10.00    10.00     per Bale    



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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

    Compared to October 18:  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:  1316    Last Week:  5637    Last Year:  687   

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:         
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium             24  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             20  240.00-240.00  240.00     Ret/Stable, Contracted
                          55  260.00-275.00  261.36     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium         2  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                    
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             10  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat/Triticale/Grass Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Good/Premium        25  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                           
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Good/Premium        35  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                            
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Supreme            250  280.00-280.00  280.00     Organic           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium            400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                50  130.00-140.00  135.00                       

Lake County:                                                              
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Supreme             70  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
    Small Square                                                          
      Supreme              4  245.00-245.00  245.00     Organic           
      Premium             30  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                          13  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good                30  200.00-200.00  200.00                     
                          30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Grassy          

  Meadow Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium             11  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del Retail/Stable   

  Triticale                                                             
    Large Square                                                        
      Good/Premium        56  120.00-120.00  120.00                     

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                        
      Good/Premium        26  150.00-150.00  150.00                     

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.       
                           
                                                              

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending Oct 25, 2019

   Compared to last week hay sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate to 
good. Several hay contacts still trying to put up their final bales of 
alfalfa and other forages. Most reports of overall tonnage a little less than 
previous years and most producers struggled to put up a lot of top-quality 
hay. Note: “All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless 
otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 195.00-200.00. Premium large squares 
180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Fair large squares 130.00-
140.00. Premium small squares 270.00. Alfalfa/grass: Premium large 
squares 230.00; Good large squares 200.00-215.00. Straw large squares 
70.00-80.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-165.00; Fair large squares 120.00-
130.00. Premium small squares 200.00-220.00. Good rounds 150.00. 
Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Premium small squares 225.00-250.00; Fair large 
squares 120.00-130.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 235.00-250.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, 50 lbs bags 
280.00.



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Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa and hay trade still extremely slow, in fact some say slowest
it has ever been.  A severe cold front is in the forecast for late in 
the week and over the weekend bringing even colder than normal seasonal
temperatures in some parts of the state.  Spring born calves have begun
to hit the market and much lower prices have producers less likely to
purchase or even inquire about hay prices due to light demand.  The very
limited trade that has taken place is at steady money.  Premium quality
hay very difficult to find.  In the south some farmers are having to
replant wheat because conditions were too dry or the wheat that came up
was overtaken by Army Worms.  Army Worms also posing a problem for grass
hay fields and farmers having to spray.  

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 1-405-521-3864 or email 
OklahomaCity.LPGMN@usda.gov. 

Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma:  Good Premium quality 225.00 per ton delivered
in Oklahoma; delivered to Texas 255.00; delivered to Arkansas 245.00;
Grinding Alfalfa 100.00 per ton FOB, 125.00 per ton delivered.

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Good quality Rounds 180.00 per ton delivered in 
Oklahoma.  

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  Good to Premium quality Bermuda Grass 5 X 6 round 
bales 105.00 per ton.  Good quality 60.00-65.00 per bale; 9.00 per small
square bale in barn FOB.  Fair to Good quality hay 100.00 per ton FOB; 
Fair quality hay 55.00 per bale FOB. 

Western Oklahoma:  Wheat hay 70.00 per ton delivered in Oklahoma.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 10/25/19

Cooler below average temperatures has been the story again this week with 
even lower temperatures predicted next week.  It is finally safe to say 
most, not all but most, hay equipment has now been put away for the year. 
After having nothing to bale due to the drought last year it seemed as if 
hay season would never end this year. Ample moisture kept grasses growing 
even though what are normally the dry months, so many just kept on making 
hay and rebuilding inventories. Movement continues to be slow. Hay 
supplies are moderate, demand is light and 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 3.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-50.00 per large round bale 
25.00-40.00 per 4x5 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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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 October 22, 
2019, one to locally over 2 inches of precipitation fell across the Dakotas, but 
southern parts of the region were dry. Abnormal dryness and drought expanded in 
Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming, and abnormal dryness established a toehold in 
southwestern Nebraska.  The next available report will be Thursday, October 31, 
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: Supreme 225.00, DEL.
                  Premium 200.00, DEL.
   Small Squares: Supreme 300.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
                  Premium 290.00 (8.75 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 230.00 (7.50 per bale).
          Rounds: Premium 245.00, Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 200.00, Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00-350.00 (9.00-10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00 (8.00 per bale).
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Alfalfa/Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   21-bale bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
  Grass
     Mid Squares: Premium 240.00-260.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   Small Squares: Premium 315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   21-bale Bundles: Premium 280.00-300.00, DEL Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 255.00, Organic.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 215.00 (7.00 per bale).
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   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, October 22, 2019

Dakota Hay Auction - Corsica, SD








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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,168/6,548     Last week: 8,520/5,509      Last year: 9,102/3,523
             
Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow to moderate, and prices steady.  Most 
producers are reporting hay movement as slow, as many are in the field busy with 
harvest and baling that last bit of hay. There was, however, a little more grass 
hay moving within the last week. Abnormal dryness and moderate drought expanded 
in Kansas with pockets of severe drought developing in the southwest. Abnormally 
dry (D0) conditions are at 21 pct, moderate drought (D1) conditions are at 7 
pct. and severe drought (D2) conditions are at 1.5 pct. Pasture and range 
conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 28 fair, 55 good, and 7 excellent. 
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 230.00-240.00. 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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00 Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: none reported.  Sudan: None 
reported. Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 
delivered. The week of 10/13-10/19, 7,168/T of grinding alfalfa and 1,056T of 
dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. 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, 130.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. 
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 
pct 300.00-310.00; Teff hay, mid squares 155.00-165.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, 
good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Brome, small 
squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. 
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 10/13-10/19, 6,548T of grinding alfalfa and 775T 
of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  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, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-140.00, 
good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Brome, 
good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-135.00 with an 
instance at 150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 
10/13-10/19, 1,765T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. 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, 110.00-125.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 115.00-
150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. Wheat Straw: 
small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-110.00 delivered, 
large rounds 60.00-70.00.  The week of 10/13-10/19, 1018T of grinding alfalfa 
and 350T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Moderate market activity 
was seen again this week. Ranchers were more active in purchasing hay this week
as many have begun to market their calves. Demand for hay selling out of the state 
continues to be good. Warmer weather following last weeks snow storm has greened 
many valleys in the central and eastern portions of the state. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.     

                                                   
                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-175.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00-140.00, export 125.00
                     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   old crop 60.00-75.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-110.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  125.00-135.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA

  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  150.00 export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 130.00 export
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00 
                     Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     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, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 35.00-40.00, Old crop 25.00 
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00




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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  According 
to the NASS Crop Production report October 10, 2019, California alfalfa and 
alfalfa Mixtures for Hay Area Harvested is 560,000 acres versus 620,000 acres 
for 2018, Yield is 6 tons versus 6.9 tons for 2018, and Production is 3,360,000 
tons versus 4,278,000 tons for 2018.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  9950    Last Week:  8525    Last Year:  5270                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              675  160.00-200.00  185.93     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    200  160.00-160.00  160.00     Contracted        
      Fair/Good               250  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                    100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  90  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Good/Premium            135  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Premium                 175  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 525  230.00-250.00  245.24                       
                              900  280.00-295.00  285.28 Del                   
      Premium                 500  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good/Premium            200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                               50  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
                               75  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   
  Corn Stalks                                                                        
      Good                   2500   50.00-88.00    72.80                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               200  205.00-205.00  205.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              2900  155.00-160.00  157.84                       

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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