Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Demand and Sales Comments
Hay market was steady this week. Overall there is demand for dairy quality alfalfa hay. Other classes of hay were priced on the local market demand. Lack of snow has reduced sales in some markets. 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 remain steady with limited supply at the market. Small square bales averaged $4.95 a bale (range of $3.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $42.00 per bale (a range of $20.00 to $70.00). Large round bale straw averaged $36.00 per bale (a range of $30.00 - $45.00).
In Nebraska, hay sales were steady with good to moderate demand. Lack of snow in areas is reducing the need for cattlemen to supplement hay as cattle graze on stockpiled forage or stalks.
In Iowa, supply is good, demand is steady, and prices are steady. In South Dakota, alfalfa hay is fully steady. Demand was moderate with mild conditions and little snow. Greatest demand is dairy quality hay moving out of state.
In Missouri, hay movement is light to moderate. Prices remain steady. Lack of snow and cold weather is reducing demand for hay.
In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with a supply of lower quality hay at the market.
In Kansas, alfalfa hay market prices are steady to strong with demand increasing this week. Grass hay demand was steady.
In Wisconsin, prices are steady too strong for dairy quality hay