Compared to the last week, large square bales of alfalfa sold steady. Round bales of alfalfa sold steady to $5.00 lower. Grass hay sold steady on a light test. Ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Buyer inquiry picked up this week. Ground and delivered hay sellers are getting a little busier this week. Spotty rains across some areas of the state again this week. Corn silage production is in full swing with high moisture corn harvest right around the corner.

     All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Iowa
Alfalfa: Premium small squares - $220.00-$240.00.
Alfalfa/grass: Premium small squares - $145.00.Good small squares - $110.00-$140.00. Good large squares - $75.00-$100.00. Good large rounds - $65.00-$73.00. Utility large rounds - $50.00-$60.00.
Grass: Good large squares - $100.00. Utility large squares - $65.00.
Oat hay: Good large squares - $90.00.
Certified organic hay: No sales were reported for the past week.
      
Northeast/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares - $155.00-$165.00. Good large squares - $130.00-$140.00. Fair large squares - $70.00. Fair to good large rounds - $60.00-$70.00.
Grass hay: Premium large rounds - $80.00. Premium small squares - $130.00.
Cane hay: Large rounds - $50.00.
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein - $205.00-$220.00.

Platte Valley of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds - $65.00. Ground and delivered - $90.00-$115.00.
Grass hay: Premium large rounds - $80.00.
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein - $210.00.
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein - $180.00.

Eastern South Dakota
Alfalfa: Premium to supreme large squares - $150.00. Premium large rounds - $150.00, delivered to the dairy. Utility to fair large squares - $85.00.
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets: 15 percent - $155.00. 17 percent - $165.00.
Alfalfa meal: 17 percent - $170.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium large squares - $150.00.
Grass: Premium large rounds - $120.00. Premium small squares - $170.00. Good large squares - $90.00-$100.00.
Straw: Large rounds - $60.00-$70.00.
Cornstalks: Large rounds - $45.00.

Western South Dakota
Alfalfa: Premium large squares - $125.00-$130.00. Fair large rounds - $105.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium large rounds - $135.00-$140.00. Utility large rounds - $70.00-$75.00.
Oats: Good large rounds - $75.00-$85.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares - $115.00-$118.00. Good large squares - $85.00-$90.00. Fair large rounds - $90.00-$100.00.
Alfalfa/grass: Premium small squares - $215.00 ($7.00 per bale).
Wheat straw: Good large rounds - $65.00, delivered.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large rounds - $110.00-$120.00. Good large squares - $105.00-$110.00. Fair large squares - $85.00. Utility large squares - $70.00. Ground and delivered - $105.00.
Oats: Large rounds - $95.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares - $100.00. Utility large rounds - $95.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium large squares - $105.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Source:  USDA-Neb. Dept. of Ag Market News, Kearney, Neb.