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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dakota Hay Auction - Corsica, SD






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Iowa Hay Summary

Reporting Period:  Mar. 16, 2020 to Mar. 27, 2020

Compared to last report:  Prices on Supreme Alfalfa steady while all 
other classes of hay were steady to weak.    
  

Alfalfa                Supreme    Large Squares         $250.00 - $335.00
                                  
Alfalfa/Grass          Premium    Large Squares         $200.00 - $250.00
                                  Small Squares         $225.00-  $250.00  
                       Good       Large Rounds          $120.00 - $140.00            
                                  
Grass                  Premium    Large Squares         $180.00 - $190.00
                                  Small Squares         $255.00 Small Lots
                       Good       Large Rounds          $120.00 - $125.00
                       Fair       Large Rounds           $90.00 - $100.00                           
                                  


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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 11,706/5,117     Last week: 7,799/5,187  Last year: 8,528/6,446
              
Hay market trade slow; Prices steady. Most producers report demand as light 
and movement slow. However, there have been a few reports of increased 
inquiries and deliveries of alfalfa, directly attribute it to the lack of DDG 
availability. Farmers in the west and central areas are busy in the field 
planting, spraying, and fertilizing, while fieldwork is at a standstill 
again, for those in the southeast region. Rain tracked across southeast 
counties Monday night and Tuesday morning. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated 
that dry conditions continue to persist in the drought and abnormally dry 
areas of eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwest Nebraska. Abnormal 
dryness (D0) remained at 8 pct, moderate drought (D1) remained at 4 pct, and 
severe drought (D2) remained at 2 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 slow. 
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV, 
Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock or 
Dry Cow 160.00-165.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00, Ground and 
delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 150.00-165.00. Grass Hay: 
Bluestem, good small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 60.00-70.00. Triticale: large rounds 100.00-105.00. Wheat 
straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The 
week of 3/22-3/28, 11,706T of grinding alfalfa and 1,350T of dairy alfalfa 
was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets steady; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy, 1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.00. Stock 
cow, 140.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-110.00, Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 
pct protein 195.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 200.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-
65.00. Wheat Straw: large squares 65.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The 
week of 3/22-3/28, 5,117T of grinding alfalfa and 342T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow 
150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 125.00-135.00, 
good, mid squares 105.00-120.00, large squares, 90.00-110.00, large rounds 
60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 
110.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 
60.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 3/22-3/28, 1,548T of grass 
hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 
lower, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 125.00-135.00. Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00, corn stalks, large 
rounds 50.00-60.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock 
Cow, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00. Ground and 
delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, 
mid squares 90.00-100.00, large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 70.00-
80.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large squares 105.00-120.00, 
large rounds 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. 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 3/22-3/28, 1,470T of grinding alfalfa 
and 280T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  



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Monday, March 30, 2020

State-by-state hay summary

Colorado—According to the March 19 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light on feedlot and dairy hay. Hay producers in the south- west part of the state are experiencing difficulty find- ing trucks to haul hay as the oilfield continues to slow down. The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories.

Iowa—For the reporting period March 2 to 13, compared to last report, prices on higher quality alfalfa steady while all other classes of hay were weak to $10 lower.

Kansas—According to the March 24 report, the hay market trade slow. Prices nudged slightly higher for good grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered while lower quality grinding alfalfa stayed steady. Recent drops in the cattle, grain, and global markets seem to have had limited impacts on the hay market at this time.

Missouri—According to the March 19 report, the supply of hay is moderate, demand is light to moder- ate, and prices are steady. Cattle are starting to chase the green grass and not eating as much hay now especially on days it happens to be warm and dry. Most farmers are continuing to feed some however in order to let pastures get a good jump and get ahead of grazing.

Montana—In the March 20 report, compared to the last week, all classes of hay sold steady to firm. Local hay sales improved this week as horse hay guys and ranchers purchased higher quality hay for calving. Light supplies of high quality hay continue to be seen across the state. Feeder quality hay supplies are mostly moderate in squares and moderate to heavy in rounds, however these supplies have tightened slightly over the last two weeks.

Nebraska—In the March 20 report, compared to last week, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand picked up a tick from some feedlots needing “grinding” type hay. There is quite a lot of average to lower quality feed left sell in the eastern two-thirds of the state.

New Mexico—Hay reporting has ended for the season. Reports will resume May 2020.

Oklahoma—In the March 19 report, alfalfa and hay trade movement was at a standstill again this week, trade remains steady. Most of the alfalfa quoted at the top of the price ranges, had to be flawless. Heavy rainfall across the trade area has hampered hay trade and movement. Producers are about a month and a half way from new crop hay and hoping markets will have come back to some sort of normalcy.



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Friday, March 27, 2020

Weekly Texas Hay Report

Compared to last report:  Hay trades are steady in all regions.  
Cattle and grain markets showed some signs of life this week, but hay is 
still being traded on an as needed basis.  Many producers are purchasing 
just enough to make it to spring and summer grazing.  South Texas finally 
received spotty rain showers across the region.  It wasn’t enough to 
change much on the drought monitor but did offer some hope.  Hay demand 
in South Texas remains very good with prices staying firm as the regions 
continues to deal with shortening hay supplies.  North, Central, and East 
Texas have received ample amounts of rain which has limited fieldwork in 
the 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: Supreme: 240.00-260.00; Premium: 
210.00-230.00; Good: 175.00-200.00.              
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 260.00-275.00, 8.00-11.00 per 
bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 190.00-200.00. 
                                            Calf 200.00-210.00. 
 Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: Good: 120.00-130.00; Fair: 100.00.
      Cotton Burrs: Delivered: limited 95.00-105.00. 
      Small Bales: Coastal: Delivered: Good: 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Small Bales: Beardless Wheat: Premium: 10.00-11.00 per bale.
      CRP: Delivered: 80.00-125.00.
     
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
 Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme:
      275.00-300.00, 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme: 250.00-265.00. 
      Triticale: Large Rounds: FOB: 65.00 per roll.

North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 255.00-
 270.00, instances 280.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Premium: 260.00-330.00, 8.00-
10.00 per bale; Good: 200.00-260.00, 6.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium: 120.00-140.00, 60.00-70.00 per 
roll.
         
South Texas:
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium: 260.00-
330.00, 8.00-10.00 per bale; Fair to Good: 165.00-260.00, 5.00-8.00 per 
bale. 
  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium: 140.00-
 180.00, 80.00-95.00 per roll; Fair or Grass Mix: 100.00-130.00, 
50.00-60.00 per roll.
   


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California Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5204    Last Week:  3100    Last Year:  4970                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 550  185.00-200.00  190.45                       
      Premium                  25  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 520  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del                   
      Good                    300  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    200  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 350  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         100  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                  25  320.00-320.00  320.00 Del etail/Stable     
      Good                    200  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     25  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 225  279.00-280.00  279.22    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-260.00  250.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                              800  195.00-195.00  195.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                 400  210.00-220.00  217.50    Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 300  205.00-205.00  205.00    Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                    600   75.00-75.00    75.00                       

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




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Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to the last week: All classes of hay sold generally steady. Demand
was light to moderate this week. Market activity was slow to moderate as
end users continue to buy hay on an as need basis. Supplies remain light 
for high quality hay in squares, light to moderate for feeder quality 
hay in squares and moderate to heavy for all hay in rounds. Mild weather
continues to be seen across much of the state. All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 175.00-190.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-150.00
                     Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  50.00-70.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00-135.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 160.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 90.00
                     Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  NA
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00 
                     Large rounds,  70.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 150.00-180.00
           
Barley               Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:               Large rounds,  40.00-50.00
                     Small squares, NA
                  
Wheat straw:
South central        Large squares, 35.00-45.00 
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00
   


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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1120    Last Week:  2015    Last Year:  1550                                                               

     Compared last Friday, Premium export Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Trade remains very slow this week and expected to stay slow till new crop. 
Demand remains light to moderate. Most feedlots report inventory supplies out 
into July. Feed store/retail steady. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
expenses. 


                             Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                 350 195.00-205.00 200.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50 240.00-240.00 240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     70 220.00-220.00 220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  90 260.00-260.00 260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair/Good               300 110.00-110.00 110.00     Export            
      Utility                 260   80.00-100.00   90.38     Tarped        



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3100    Last Week:  3030    Last Year:  15,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Compared to last Friday, Fair/Good Alfalfa weak in a light test. Trade 
remains slow. Demand remains slow and probably will remain slow till new crop. 
Exporters continue to ship product every day. Lower end feeder hay is rejected 
press hay. Retail/Feed store steady this week. Prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Good/Premium            100 170.00-170.00 170.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair                   2000 120.00-125.00 122.50     Bottom Bales      
      Utility/Fair           1000 115.00-115.00 115.00     Rain Damage   



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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Few reported sales again this week.  Demand
light to moderate currently, buyer inquiry light as well.  Ample supplies
of lower quality hay, high quality hay is much harder to find and is
held in firm hands.  Area hay auctions continue to see large offerings of
lower quality hay.  Beef cattle operators have faced much uncertainty in
regards to their markets and are intent on lowering their costs, which
has also put some pressure on the market for that lower quality hay.  All
hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,
110.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 235.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 240.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No reported sales.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00 per bale.




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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

Compared to March 20:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices in a very limited test.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the 
most demanded hay.  Some hay acreage has been changed over to grow hemp this 
year.  Many growers are sold out for the year.     

Tons:  1372    Last Week:  585    Last Year:  405                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   2  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                      3  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

  Oat                                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                      3  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 500  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                  75  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 238  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good/Premium            100  175.00-180.00  178.50                       
      Good                    125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             31  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               155  100.00-100.00  100.00     Excessive Moisture

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     60  125.00-125.00  125.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
                                                  



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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa and hay trade movement was at a standstill again this week, trade
remains steady.  Most of the Alfalfa quoted at the top of the price
ranges, had to be flawless.  Heavy rainfall fell across the trade area last
week and has hampered hay trade and movement.  Producers are about a month
way from new crop hay and hoping markets will have come back to some sort
of normalcy.  Warmer weather is expected this week.  


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 emailOklahomaCity.LPGMN@usda.gov. 

Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma:  Premium quality large squares 190.00-200.00/ton; Good 
quality large squares 4X4X8 150.00/ton FOB; Fair quality large squares
4X4X8 130.00/ton FOB.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Premium quality large round bales 190.00/ton DEL. 
Supreme quality 220.00/ton DEL.

Western Oklahoma:  Premium quality large round bales 165.00-185.00/ton
FOB, DEL 180.00 to TX.  Good quality grinding hay 85.00-90.00/ton.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  Good quality Bermuda grass hay large rounds 80.00/ton.

Western Oklahoma:  Good mixed grass hay large round bales 70.00-80.00/ton 
FOB.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Wheat Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma:  90.00-95.00/ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



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Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 27, 2020

   Compared to last week baled hay, alfalfa cubes and sun-cured pellets 
steady.  Demand for good or better quality hay remains across the state. 
This type of hay is in short supply. However, there is still some of the 
fair and utility testing RFV hay around the state. “All prices are 
dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 165.00-175.00; Fair large square 135.00.
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Western Wyoming
Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 180.00. Premium small squares 
225.00-235.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 260.00, 50 
lbs bags 300.00. 



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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 27, 2020

  Compared to last week, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and 
alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand is mostly light for instate usage 
with moderate to good demand for large squares going out of state. Demand 
is good for dehy and sun-cured alfalfa pellets. These type of pellets are 
usually ground and used as “binder” and pressed back into a pellet for 
horses, cattle, goats, rabbits and for a lot of other specialty feeds. 
They are also fed as a pellet to a large variety of animals.  Note: “All 
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise 
noted.” 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair large squares 100.00. Fair to mostly good large rounds 
80.00-95.00. Prairie Hay: Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Premium small 
squares 170.00-180.00. Cane large rounds 60.00-65.00. Cornstalks large 
rounds 40.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 320.00-330.00. Sun-cured 
pellets 15 percent 300.00.
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-
135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/cornstalk mix 105.00-120.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 75.00-90.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 270.00-285.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 
250.00-270.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair large squares 155.00. Millet in large squares 85.00. Millet 
in large rounds 100.00 delivered. Cornstalks large squares 75.00 
delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00. 



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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 3/27/20

The transitions of seasons never fails to surprise those of us in Missouri. 
In the past week the state has seen everything from a short lived heavy 
snowfall, thunderstorms and flash flooding, and beautiful blue sky sunny 
days in the 70’s.  Grass is enjoying the moisture and overall warmer 
temperatures and growing well. Many cattle farmers especially in the south 
are getting very near to turning out as most cattle aren’t caring much for 
hay anymore. The continuing rains every few days has made it near impossible 
to fertilize pastures and hayfields and that is becoming concerning. Field 
work for any spring planting has been at a standstill since the first weekend 
of the month when there was a short window and several got some anhydrous 
down. The supply of hay is moderate, demand is light, and prices are steady. 
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both 
buyers and sellers. To be listed, or to view the directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales.

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 moderate.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary released March 24, 2020, 
on March 19, a spring storm delivered wind-driven snow to parts of 
northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. Denver, Colorado, reported 
6.0 inches of snow on that date, along with a peak northerly wind gust to 
49 mph. Some snow fell in the region’s mountainous areas, but there was 
little overall change in the drought depiction, except for some removal 
of moderate drought (D1) in northwestern Colorado.  According to the USDA 
NRCS Colorado SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation Update Report for Thursday, March 
26, 2020, snow water equivalent basin index percentages:  Gunnison 99; 
Upper Colorado 113; South Platte 122; Laramie and North Platte 117; Yampa 
and White 115; Arkansas 102; Upper Rio Grande 101; San Miguel, Delores, 
Animas and San Juan 102.  The next available report will be Thursday, 
April 2, 2020.  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 230.00.
                  Utility 120.00, DEL.
  Alfalfa/Grass
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 265.00 (8.00 per bale), Weedy 
Retail/Stable.
                  Good 240.00 (6.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 310.00-335.00 (10.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
     Mid Squares: Good/Premium 180.00.
   Small Squares: Good 245.00 (8.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00-315.00 (9.00 per bale), Retail/Stable.
          Rounds: Good/Premium 220.00, Retail/Stable.
  Triticale
     Mid Squares: Premium 140.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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

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

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
   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, March 24, 2020

Dakota Hay Auction - Corsica, SD








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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments
Be safe when in public areas. Hay prices remain steady for top quality dairy hay. Lower quality hay is discounted. Overall the market has begun to have some weakness with increased volume of lower quality hay available. If you need forage or have forage to 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. Straw prices were steady. Small square bales averaged $4.60 a bale (range of $1.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $46.00 per bale (a range of $30.00 to $75.00). Large round bale straw averaged $49.00 per bale (a range of $28.00 - $70.00).

In Nebraska, hay prices sold steady. Demand picked up a tick this week from feedlots needing grinding hay. In Iowa, hay prices for dairy quality hay are steady all other classes of hay were weak to $10.00 lower.

In South Dakota, very few reported sales this week. Good demand for dairy quality hay if it is available, moderate demand for other classes of hay.

In Missouri, supply is moderate, demand is light, and prices remain steady. Cattle are ready to chase some green grass soon.

In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady, with a limited supply of quality hay at the market. In Kansas, hay trade is slow while prices remain steady. Farmers are trying to move hay without many takers. Many are preparing for fieldwork.

In Wisconsin, prices remain strong for top quality hay with a good demand for all types of hay at the local markets. Forage inventories are low across the state. Poor condition hay is discounted.







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Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,799/5,187     Last week: 7,331/5,934   Last year: 9,076/5,686
              
Hay market trade slow; Prices nudged slightly higher for good grinding 
alfalfa and ground and delivered while lower quality grinding alfalfa stayed 
steady. Recent drops in the cattle, grain, and global markets seem to have 
had limited impacts on the hay market at this time. Spring is officially 
here, and although it is not April yet, those spring showers continue to move 
through the state which could bring those May flowers early. Most producers 
across the state have reported some form of precipitation, whether fog, 
drizzle or rain.  For those in the eastern half of the state, fieldwork is at 
a standstill again while, in contrast, extreme northwestern and southwestern 
Kansas remains in drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that dry 
conditions continue to persist in the drought and abnormally dry areas of 
eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwest Nebraska where less than 0.50 
inches of precipitation (about 50% of normal or less) has fallen so far this 
month. Abnormal dryness (D0) remained at 8 pct, moderate drought (D1) 
remained at 4 pct, and severe drought (D2) remained at 2 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, ground/delivered steady; grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 
higher, 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 
150.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 160.00-165.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
110.00-125.00, Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 150.00-
165.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, large squares 
100.00-110.00. Sudan: large rounds 60.00-70.00. Triticale: large rounds 
100.00-105.00. Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-
75.00 delivered. The week of 3/15-3/21, 7,799T of grinding alfalfa and 1,913T 
of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets steady; grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, 
steady to 5.00 higher, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-
275.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 150.00-178.00. Stock cow, 140.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa, 95.00-110.00, Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-
150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 195.00-205.00, 17 pct 
protein 200.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, 
none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat Straw: large squares 
65.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 3/15-3/21, 5,187T of 
grinding alfalfa and 275T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. 
Stock cow 150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 125.00-
135.00, good, mid squares 105.00-120.00, large squares, 90.00-110.00, large 
rounds 60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large 
squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large 
squares 60.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 3/15-3/21, 1,985T 
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, 100.00-
110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00. 
Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 6.00-
7.00/bale, mid squares 90.00-100.00, large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 
70.00-80.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large squares 105.00-
120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. 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 3/15-3/21, 1,470T of 
grinding alfalfa and 280T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  





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Friday, March 20, 2020

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to the last week: All classes of hay sold steady to firm.
Local hay sales improved this week as horse hay guys and ranchers 
purchased higher quality hay for calving. Light supplies of high quality 
hay continue to be seen across the state. Feeder quality hay supplies are
mostly moderate in squares and moderate to heavy in rounds, however these 
supplies have tightened slightly over the last two weeks. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 175.00-190.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-150.00
                     Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  50.00-70.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00-135.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 160.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 90.00
                     Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  NA
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00 
                     Large rounds,  70.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 150.00-180.00
           
Barley               Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:               Large rounds,  40.00-50.00
                     Small squares, NA
                  
Wheat straw:
South central        Large squares, 35.00-45.00 
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00



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








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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Very little reported sales this week,
too few to allow any price comparisons to be made.  Demand moderate
for lower quality hay as that supply is abundant, good demand remains
for dairy quality alfalfa as supplies are very tight.  The moderate
weather has helped to lessen the need for supplemental feeding
of beef cows which has also pressured the cow hay market.  The 
weather was mild until the end of the week when a cold front moved
through with rain and snow, warmer weather is to return by next week.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 275.00.  Good:  Large Rounds,
130.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 110.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 235.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 240.00.

   Grass:  No reported sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 225.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 50.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 60.00 per bale.



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California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  3100    Last Week:  4375    Last Year:  3125                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                              100  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium             25  240.00-240.00  240.00    Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     25  155.00-155.00  155.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 225  240.00-280.00  244.44    Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  190.00-190.00  190.00    Retail/Stable     
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 300  290.00-295.00  292.50 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         100  272.00-272.00  272.00 Del                   
      Good/Premium            150  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               150  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Grass                                                           
      Fair/Good               100  227.00-227.00  227.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  279.00-279.00  279.00    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1150  205.00-230.00  214.78    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:  2015    Last Week:  2345    Last Year:  1350                                                             

     Compared last Friday, Supreme/ Premium Dosmetic Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Export and feeder Alfalfa weak in a light test as exporters try to work 
thru old inventory before new crop. Trade remains slow this week and expected to 
stay slow till new crop. Demand remains light to moderate. Most feedlots report 
inventory supplies out into July. Hay brokers are receiving more interest in 
producers selling feeder hay as market continues to weaken. Feed store/retail 
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                                                                 
      Premium/Supreme        1000 200.00-210.00 205.00 Del Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75 240.00-240.00 240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     80 220.00-220.00 220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  85 260.00-260.00 260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair                    525 105.00-115.00 110.24     Export            
      Utility                 250   80.00-100.00   90.00     Tarped          



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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3030    Last Week:  3400    Last Year:  4495                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Compared to last Friday, Fair/Good Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
remains slow. Demand remains slow and probably will remain slow till new crop. 
Exports continue to ship product every day. Retail/Feed store not tested this 
week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise 
stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair/Good              1880 150.00-155.00 152.37     Tarped            
      Utility/Fair            750 135.00-135.00 135.00     Rain Damage       

  Wheat Straw                                                                  
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair/Good               400   60.00-60.00    60.00     




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Weekly Texas Hay Report

   Compared to last report:  Hay trades are steady in all regions.  
Recent drops in the cattle, grain, and global markets have had limited 
impacts on the hay market.  Wheat pasture in the Panhandle is benefiting 
from the rains over the last 2 weeks, but it may be too little too late 
for producers wanting to hay the crop.  Stands seem to be short and now 
with significant drops in the cattle market many producers are opting to 
leave cattle on the pastures past the March 15th cutoff date.  North, 
Central and East Texas are once again receiving large amounts of moisture 
limiting fieldwork.  Hay demand in South Texas remains very good with 
prices staying firm as the regions continues to deal with drought like 
conditions and shortening hay supplies.

   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: Supreme: 240.00-260.00; Premium: 
210.00-230.00; Good: 175.00-200.00.              
 Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 260.00-275.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale. 
 Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 190.00-200.00. 
                                            Calf 200.00-210.00. 
 Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: Good: 120.00-130.00; Fair: 100.00.
      Cotton Burrs: Delivered: limited 95.00-105.00. 
      CRP: Delivered: 80.00-125.00.
     
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: 
 Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme:
      275.00-300.00, 9.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme: 250.00-265.00. 
      Triticale: Large Rounds: FOB: 65.00 per roll.

North, Central, and East Texas:
 Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 255.00-
 270.00, instances 280.00.
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Premium: 260.00-330.00, 8.00-
10.00 per bale; Good: 200.00-260.00, 6.00-10.00 per bale.
      Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium: 120.00-140.00, 60.00-70.00 per 
roll.
         
South Texas:
    Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium: 260.00-
330.00, 8.00-10.00 per bale; Fair to Good: 165.00-260.00, 5.00-8.00 per 
bale. 
  Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium: 140.00-
 180.00, 80.00-95.00 per roll; Fair or Grass Mix: 100.00-130.00, 
50.00-60.00 per roll.




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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

   Compared to March 13:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices in a very limited test.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the 
most demanded hay.  Some hay acreage has been changed over to grow hemp this 
year.  Many growers are sold out for the year.     

Tons:  585    Last Week:  5640    Last Year:  1349                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                      7  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     36  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme         450  255.00-255.00  255.00     Organic           
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     25  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                               



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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wyoming Hay Summary

Week ending March 20, 2020

   Compared to last week baled hay sold steady. Bulk alfalfa cubes sold 
10.00 higher, sun-cured pellets steady. Demand for alfalfa cubs remains 
very good week in and week out. This meal ready to eat for livestock is 
pretty easy to handle in the 50 lbs bags and easy to feed.  Demand for 
good or better quality hay remains across the state. This type of hay is 
in short supply. However, there is still some of the fair and utility 
testing RFV hay around the state. Even though the calendar says today is 
the first day of spring one would think it’s still winter as snow and 
cold winds are prevailing in many areas. However, spring like temps are 
just around the corner per most weather apps. “All prices are dollars 
per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Good large squares 165.00-175.00; Fair large square 135.00. Sun-
cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Western Wyoming
Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 180.00. Premium small squares 
225.00-235.00.  Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 260.00, 50 
lbs bags 300.00. 




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Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending March 20, 2020

  Compared to last week, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and 
alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand picked up a tick from some feedlots 
needing “grinding” type hay. Since some ethanol plants have curbed 
production and distillers is in limited quantities feedlots need 
additional feed resources. There is quite a lot of average to lower 
quality feed left sell in the eastern 2/3rds of the state. Rainy weather 
across most of the state with a “rapid” freeze up for the next 24-48 hrs 
along with snow in the forecast. Spring like weather and seasonal temps 
back in the forecast by weeks close and next week. Note: “All sales are 
dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.” 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair large squares 100.00; Fair to mostly good large rounds 
80.00-95.00. Prairie Hay: Good large rounds 80.00-90.00; Fair large 
rounds 60.00-75.00. Premium small squares 170.00-180.00. Cane large 
rounds 60.00-65.00. Cornstalks large rounds 40.00-50.00. Dehy alfalfa 
pellets 17 percent 320.00-330.00. Sun-cured pellets 15 percent 300.00.
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-
135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/cornstalk mix 110.00-120.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 75.00-90.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 270.00-285.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 
250.00-270.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-175.00. Millet in large rounds 100.00 
delivered. Cornstalks large squares 75.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 153.00-158.00. 



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