National Hay Summary - Week ending Feb. 24th
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 8:15 AM
Compared to last week good large square bales of alfalfa sold 15.00-20.00 lower. Round bales of alfalfa, grass hay, dehy alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay sold mostly steady. Some areas of the state has quite a lot of dairy type hay in storage and some producers have lowered
their price to out of state customers in order to move their 2016 hay. Demand for ground and delivered hay remains steady and demand for good grass and alfalfa hay has picked up some this week. Most of this week had spring like temperatures with some of the grass starting to green up. As of this writing, (Thursday) some areas of the state is getting snow with other parts of the state cold and windy. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 155.00-160.00, Good large square bales 110.00-125.00, Fair large squares 75.00. 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 45.00-50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay in central part of the state at 120.00-130.00, Eastern areas at 150.00-160.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 60.00-75.00. 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.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Premium 130.00; Fair 100.00. Ground and Delivered: 105.00. Wheat Straw Large Squares: Fair 50.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 168.00; Fair 109.00-112.00. Round Bales: Good/Fair 110.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 130.00, 145.00 DEL. Grass Small Squares: 180.00 (6.00 per bale). No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Small Squares: Premium 160.00-180.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 165.00. Orchard/Timothy Mix Small Squares: Premium 200.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium/Good 140.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Eastern South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 165.00. Premium: Large Squares, 150.00. Good: Large Squares, 145.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 90.00.Utility: Large Squares, 90.00; Large Rounds, 80.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 155.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 80.00. Grass: No Reported Sales. Straw: Large Rounds, 60.00.Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00-$240.00. Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $150.00 - $180.00 Good Large Squares $80.00-$135.00 Large Rounds $55.00 - $75.00 Fair Large Rounds $50.00-$60.00 Grass Good Large Rounds $70.00 - $85.00 Straw Oat Small Squares $140.00-$170.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay was reported this week.
SOURCE: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE