Kansas—In the Nov. 24 report, hay market prices were steady with an undertone of strength, while demand remained strong. Movement was good for those who have not been affected by illness or quarantines. Warm and dry weather seems to be the norm across the state, and all could use some rain. Next report will be issued Dec. 8.Missouri—In the Nov. 19 report, hay interest continues to slowly increase but still no major activity for the most part. Another week of warm and extremely windy weather in the state. A cold front is expected to change things a bit over the weekend but thus far producers have been thankful for a mild fall.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Demand and Sales Comments
The hay market displayed some weakness this past week. While weather has been nice over much of the Midwest, some livestock people are using pasture before snow covers them. Round bales are showing weakness. As always there is demand for dairy quality hay. If you need forage or have forage to sell or straw, 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 on a steady trend this week. Quality has a great impact on straw prices. Small square bales averaged $4.60 a bale (range of $3.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $38.00 per bale (a range of $25.00 to $75.00). Large round bale straw averaged $41.00 per bale (a range of $18.00 - $55.00).
In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold steady with moderate demand in local market. Very good demand for hay moving out of state. In Iowa, prices on all types of hay were mostly steady.
In South Dakota, alfalfa hay had moderate to good demand with greatest interest in dairy quality hay. Grass hay was in demand as unweaned calves are entering the feedlots.
In Missouri, nice week of weather may have continued a slow demand in the hay market.
In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with a limited supply of quality hay at the market.
In Kansas, hay market has steady prices, but demand and amount traded backed off. Most of the hay sales were out of state.
In Wisconsin, prices are steady with demand for dairy quality large square bales, while round bales are discounted.