National Hay Summary - Week ending Apr. 7th
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:21 AM
Compared to last week, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehy alfalfa pellets steady, sun-cured pellets 5.00 higher. Demand is light to moderate for hay with-in the state and good demand is noted for hay going to cattlemen out of state where large fires destroyed most or all of their feed resources. Some planting of alfalfa is underway and some spring tillage has started. There has been a little talk of planting corn in the next few weeks. Cooler temps early this week with light frost in some areas. However, warmer temps are in the forecast for this weekend. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Good large square bales from 110.00-125.00, fair large square bales 80.00-90.00. Good round bales 65.00-70.00. 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 120.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein
210.00. New crop contract on dehy pellets 17 percent protein 220.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 65.00-70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 70.00-75.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 160.00.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Premium 130.00; Good/Fair 100.00. Ground and Delivered: 105.00. Wheat Straw Large Squares: Good 50.00-55.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Alfalfa Round Bales: Good 120.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 130.00-150.00 DEL. Grass Small Squares: Premium 185.00 (6.50 per bale). No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Grass Large Squares: Fair 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: Good: Small Squares, 5.00 per bale. Utility: Large Squares, 90.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 155.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 130.00; Small Squares, 7.00 per bale. Fair: Large Squares, 80.00. Grass: No Reported Sales. Straw: No Reported Sales. Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00 - $240.00 Large Squares $125.00 - $175.00 Good Large Rounds $65.00 - $85.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $200.00 - $205.00 Large Squares $160.00 Good Small Squares $120.00 - $150.00 Large Rounds $80.00 - $110.00 Grass Good Small Squares $120.00 - $150.00 Large Squares $85.00 - $105.00 Large Rounds $65.00 - $85.00 Straw Oat Small Squares $120.00 - $170.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Certified Organic Hay reported this week.
SOURCE: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE