Most hay classes generally steady

In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets $10 higher. Ground and delivered mostly steady, with the western side of the state trading $3 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, April 5. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $110. Good/premium alfalfa/orchard mix, large squares, $165-$175. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$110, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $90-$95; fair, large rounds, $60-$75. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein or better, $270.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $110-$115. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$160. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix, $135-$145. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $110.

Western—Good alfalfa, large squares, $160, large rounds, $130-$140. Straw, large squares, $80. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $153-$158. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $245.

In South Dakota, East River and West River areas, alfalfa hay steady to higher undertones on a light reported volume week, grass hay firm. No reported sales of straw or corn stalks. Good to very good demand for all types and qualities of hay, very good demand for straw and stalks.

East River—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180-$200; fair, large squares, $150, large rounds, $140; utility, large rounds, $115. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $230, 17% protein $240. Alfalfa meal 17%, $245. Good grass, large rounds, $150. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales. Straw, no reported sales.

West River—Premium alfalfa, no reported sales. Grass, no reported sales. Alfalfa grass mix, no reported sales.

In Iowa, all hay classes traded steady.

Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $240, small squares, $210, large rounds, $177.50-$190; good, large rounds, $142.50-$167.50; fair, large rounds, $120-$137.50; utility, large squares, $115. Premium grass, large squares, $192.50, large rounds, $190; fair, large rounds, $85-$110; utility, large rounds, $60. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $190, large rounds, $182.50; good, large rounds, $140-$142.50. Straw, large squares, $60-$75. Cornstalks, large rounds, $40-$55.

In Wyoming, all baled hay sold steady with sun-cured alfalfa pellets trading $10 higher.

Eastern—Good alfalfa, large squares, $150-$160, good, large rounds, $130-$140. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $255.

Central/western—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $200-$215. Fair/good grass, large squares, $125. Straw, large squares, $50-$60. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk, $230-$240, bagged $280.

In Colorado, hay trade activity and demand light.

Northeast—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, rounds, $225, retail/stable; good/premium, medium squares, $240, retail/stable. Premium grass, rounds, $225, retail/stable. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Southwest—No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains/northwest—Premium grass, small squares, $310, retail/stable. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

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In Missouri, the supply of hay is light, demand is moderate and prices are steady.

Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $200-$250, small squares, $7-$10/bale; premium, RFV 170-180, $175-$200; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $5-$7/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $100-$150, small squares, $5-$8/bale, (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair/good mixed grass hay, $75-$125, small squares, $4-$6/bale; fair large rounds, $40-$75. Good bromegrass, $120-$150; fair/good, $60-$100. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$6/bale. Corn stalks, large rounds, $50-$70.

In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade light on light to moderate demand. Supplies are generally light. Movement light to moderate.

Central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $200-$210; good, large squares and rounds, $180-$200; fair, no recent sales. Good bermuda grass hay in 4 x 6 through 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale. Good mixed grass hay, 5 x 5 and 5 x 6 bales, $50-$60/bale. Mixed grass $90-$100. Teff grass, 5 x 6, $100.

Eastern—Alfalfa, no recent sales confirmed. Good bermuda grass 5 x 6 bales, $60-$70/bale, few loads bermuda grass delivered, $180/ton. Teff grass 5 x 6 bales, $100/bale. Mixed grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $55-$65.

Western—Premium alfalfa, large square bales, $200-$210; good, large rounds and squares, $180. Grinding hay, no test. Good hay grazer, $100/ton, few by the hale 5 x 5 1/2 bales at $85. Good mixed grass, rounds, $90-$110/ton. Mixed grass, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, $55-$70/bale. Good teff grass 5 x 6 bales, $100/bale. Good bluestem hay delivered 5 x 5 1/2, $75-$80/bale.

In Texas, most hay classes sold steady to weak. Movement was slow as hay only trickles onto the market this time of year with the wait for new crop about a month away.

Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered $265-$295, small bales delivered, $297-$330; good/premium, large squares, $250-$265. Ground and delivered to feedlots, average $220-$230, calf, $235-$240. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large bales, delivered, $205-$240, small bales, $360 delivered. Wheat, large bales, delivered, $175. Millet, large bales, delivered, $115-$130. Milo stalks, large bales, delivered, $80. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $130-$150. Cotton burrs, delivered, $90-$105.

Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered local or FOB, $330-$360, large squares, FOB, $275-$280.

North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $290-$310. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $297-$400, large rounds, FOB $140-$200; fair/good, large rounds, $120-$140.

South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $264-$330, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $120-$200, $60-$100/roll; fair/good, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$120, $50-$60/roll.

In Minnesota, prices were generally steady.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $215; premium, large rounds, $175-$190; good, large rounds, $150-$165; fair, large rounds, $130-$145; utility, large rounds, $95-$125. Premium grass, large rounds, $170; good, large rounds, $140-$155; fair, large rounds, $120-$135; utility, large rounds, $70-$115. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $160; good, large rounds, $150-$155; fair, large rounds, $130-$135; utility, large rounds, $105-$115. Straw, large rounds, $47-$49/bale, small squares, $3-$4.60/bale. Cornstalks, large rounds, $18-$33/bale.

In Montana, alfalfa hay sold steady. Demand for squares to ship out of the state is good, however supplies of squares are very light.

Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200-$250, large squares, $150, large rounds, $110; premium, large squares, $150, large rounds, $120, small squares, $200; good, large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $110-$120, small squares, NA; fair/good, large squares, $105-$125, large rounds, $85-$115, small squares, $125-$140; utility, large rounds, $75-$80, large squares, $80-$120. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $180, large squares, NA; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $80-$100, small squares, $120-$130; utility, large squares, $70-$90. Premium grass, large rounds, NA, small squares, $200; good, small squares, $185, large rounds, NA; fair, large squares, $125, large rounds, $90, small squares, $130; utility, large rounds, $70; large squares, NA, small squares, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $225-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, $160-$180. Barley straw, large squares, $40-$45, large rounds, $40-$45, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA; NMT, large squares, $35-$40, large rounds, NA.