Compared to the last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay sold steady. Alfalfa pellets sold steady to 10.00 lower. Demand was mostly light for round bales with moderate demand for dairy type hay and for ground and delivered alfalfa. Most cow/calf producers continue to sit on the fence about buying hay for winter needs as they are utilizing cornstalks and fall grazing. Per NASS:  Corn harvested was 69 percent, near 70 both last year and the five-year average. Sorghum harvested was 81 percent, ahead of 66 last year and 70 average. Soybeans harvested was 91 percent, near 95 last year, and behind 96 average. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Iowa
Alfalfa: Premium Small Squares $165.00-$265.00; Large Squares $95.00- $105.00.
Alfalfa/Grass: Good Large Squares $155.00-$160.00.
Grass: Premium Large Square $145.00-$150.00; Good Large Square $80.00.
Straw: No straw sales reported this week.
Certified Organic Hay: No organic hay sales reported this week.

Northeast/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 130.00-160.00. Premium Small Square bales 180.00-200.00. Premium large round bales 80.00; Good large round bales 65.00-75.00.
Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 80.00; Good large round 60.00-75.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 130.00-150.00. Sorghum (Sudan) grass hay 60.00. Cornstalk bales 50.00.
Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-210.00.

Platte Valley of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 62.50-72.50. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-105.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 180.00.

Eastern South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme:  Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00-155.00. Fair: Large Squares, Delivered to the Dairy 110.00.  Utility/Fair:  Large Squares, 95.00; Large Rounds, 75.00-90.00.
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 150.00; 17 pct 155.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 160.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00; Small Squares, 175.00. Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.
Grass: Premium:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Good:  Large Squares and Rounds, 100.00; Large Squares, Delivered 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 57.50.
Straw: Large Rounds, 70.00-75.00.
Cornstalks: No reported sales.

Western South Dakota
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Good 110.00. Round Bales: Utility 50.00 old crop.
Wheat Straw: Round Bales: Good 50.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Supreme 145.00-150.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Large Squares: Premium/Good 130.00 DEL.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Supreme 140.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa/grass mix: Large Squares: Good/Fair 85.00.    Small Squares: Premium/Good 135.00 (5.00 per bale).
Grass: Large Squares: Fair 75.00 old crop.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Source: USDA-Neb. Dept. of Ag Market News, Kearney, Neb