National Hay Summary, week ending Jan. 13th
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:21 AM
Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady, dehy alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay steady. Demand remains mostly light for this time of year. There are a lot of large square bales of alfalfa in hay sheds or plastic wrapped outside. These square bales are dairy type hay along with good to fair quality hay in the mix. To view some of the offerings for this hay visit the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association website. Light snow in some areas of the state on Wednesday with more moisture in the forecast. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 130.00-150.00. Good round bales 60.00-75.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large round bales 85.00. Grass Hay: Good large round 60.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 120.00-130.00. Cornstalks in round bales 45.00-50.00. Cane in round bales 50.00.
Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 185.00-210.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 65.00-75.00. Cornstalks round bales 45.00-50.00. Oat hay round bales 60.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 75.00-80.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 190.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 165.00.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $240.00 -$240.00 Good Large Squares $120.00-$130.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Large Squares $155.00 - $165.00 Large Rounds $90.00-$105.00 Grass Good Large Rounds $60.00 - $ 70.00 Straw Oat Small Squares $105.00 - $130.00
Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay was reported this week.
East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Good: Large Squares, 120.00-130.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 150.00; 17 pct 155.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 160.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 110.00. Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 100.00. Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 85.00. Straw: Large Rounds, 70.00. Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 40.00-45.00; Old Crop 35.00.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good 105.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Squares: Premium 135.00 (5.00 per bale). No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme/Premium 130.00; Good/Fair 100.00. Ground and Delivered: 105.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota
Alfalfa Large Squares: Premium 140.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 150.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
SOURCE: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE