National Hay Summary - Week ending Mar. 24th
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:45 AM
Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay alfalfa pellets sold steady. Ground and delivered cornstalks sold 5.00 lower. Moderate to good demand for alfalfa bales and grass hay this week has been prompted by somewhat dry weather in the Midwest. Some hay is getting delivered in to the southern plains at a very, very cheap price or free to producers that have lost everything in the recent fires. Some areas of Nebraska are starting to appear dry while other areas are wet. Some producers are going to pull a pivot or two of row crops out of production and will be planting alfalfa this spring. Some field work has begun with dry fertilizer getting applied. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales going to dairies at 145.00-155.00
Good large square bales in the central part of the state from 110.00-125.00, Eastern areas sold from 145.00-150.00, fair large square bales 80.00-90.00. Good round bales 65.00-70.00. Premium small squares of alfalfa 150.00. Grass Hay: Good large round bales 60.00-70.00, fair large round bales 40.00-50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay in central part of the state at 120.00, Eastern part of the state from 150.00-160.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 65.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of alfalfa 125.00. Cane in large round bales 60.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 70.00-75.00. Ground and delivered soybean stubble 70.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent
protein 180.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 165.00.
Alfalfa Ground and Delivered: 105.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good 120.00. Round Bales: Good/Fair 110.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 150.00 DEL. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good/Fair 100.00. Grass Large Squares: Fair 75.00. Oat Hay Large Squares: Good 75.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 160.00-165.00. Premium/Supreme: Large Rounds,
100.00. Premium: Large Squares, 140.00-150.00. Good: Large Rounds, 75.00. Utility/Fair: Large Rounds, 90.00. Utility: Large Squares, 80.00; Large Rounds, 85.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 155.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 110.00-125.00. Good: Large Squares, 75.00 Grass: Good: Large Squares, 80.00. Straw: No reported Sales.Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00 - $240.00 Large Squares $150.00 - $200.00 Good Large Squares $125.00 - $170.00 Large Rounds $85.00 - $110.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $150.00 - $180.00 Good Small Squares $140.00-$160.00 Large Rounds $70.00 - $85.00 Grass Good Large Squares $95.00 - $125.00 Large Rounds $65.00 - $85.00 Fair Large Rounds $60.00 - $85.00. Straw Oat Small Squares $115.00 - $175.00. Certified Organic Hay: No Certified Organic Hay reported this week.
SOURCE: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE