National Hay Summary - Week ending Mar. 10th
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:51 AM
Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehy alfalfa pellets sold steady. Light to moderate demand for all forage products. Some continue to buy hand and mouth and are not going to spend any more money than they have to before they ship cattle off to summer grass. Very windy weather this week in the trade area has dried the topsoil out a lot and most areas could use some moisture. Some field work has begun with dry fertilizer being applied. There is still quite a lot of large squares of alfalfa in a variety of quality in storage. 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, Good large square bales 110.00-125.00. 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 40.00-50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay in
central part of the state at 120.00, Eastern part of the state from 150.00-160.00. Cane in large round bales 55.00-60.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales mostly 60.00-70.00 with a few selling at 75.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered
cornstalks 75.00-80.00. Ground and delivered soybean stubble 70.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 pecent protein 180.00. 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: Fair 110.00. Round Bales: Fair 110.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 150.00 DEL. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Small Squares: Premium 160.00-180.00 (5.00-6.00 per bale) Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 155.00; Fair 125.00. Orchard/Timothy Mix Small Squares: Premium 200.00 (6.50 per bale). No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 160.00-165.00. Premium: Large Squares, 140.00-150.00. Utility/Fair: Large Rounds, 90.00. Utility: Large Squares, 80.00; Large Rounds, 85.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 155.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 110.00. Grass: No Reported Sales. Straw: Large Rounds, 40.00-45.00. Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00 . $240.00 Large Squares $145.00 - $185.00 Good Large Squares $100.00 . $155.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $150.00-$180.00 Good Small Squares $140.00 . $160.00 Large Squares $85.00 . $140.00 Large Rounds $65.00 . $75.00 Fair Large Rounds $50.00 - $60.00 Grass Good Large Squares $85.00.$110.00 Large Rounds $60.00 . $85.00 Utility Large Rounds $45.00 Straw Oat Small Squares $125.00-$175.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Certified Organic Hay reported this week.
SOURCE: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE