Compared to last week alfalfa hay in large square bales sold steady to 10.00 lower. Round bales of alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered hay sold steady to 5.00 lower and Dehy pellets sold steady. Demand picked up some this week due to the cold temperatures that are in the upcoming forecast.  But, on the most part hay buying is relatively slow for this time of year. There is a lot of dairy type hay still in storage and producers are having a hard time selling it. Some producers continue to bale cornstalks and other residues to clean the trash off of fields.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 130.00-140.00, fair large square bales 115.00-125.00.
Premium small square bales 210.00-230.00. Good large round bales 65.00-70.00, few at 80.00.
Grass Hay: Good large round 60.00-70.00, fair 45.00-55.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 130.00.
Cornstalks in round bales 45.00-50.00, large square bales 60.00 delivered.
Small square bales of straw 4.00 per bale. 
Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 190.00.

Platte Valley of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 65.00-70.00.
Cornstalks large round bales 45.00-50.00.
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 160.00.

Eastern South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 180.00-200.00; Small Squares, 170.00-212.00.
Premium:  Large Squares, 165.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00; Large Rounds, 100.00. 
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 75.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 150.00; 17 pct 155.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 160.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 115.00.
Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 100.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 80.00.  Utility to Fair:  Large Rounds, 70.00-75.00. 
Straw:  Large Squares, 95.00.  Large Rounds, 75.00 Del short haul. Small Squares, 5.00. per bale.Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00.

Western South Dakota
Alfalfa Large Squares: Premium 130.00-140.00; Premium/Good 120.00
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 150.00. Round Bales: Good 100.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good 105.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme/Premium 130.00; Good/Fair 100.00. Ground and Delivered: 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.

Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00 - $240.00 Alfalfa/Grass Supreme Large Squares $250.00 Premium Small Squares  $180.00 - $185.00
Large Squares  $150.00 - $200.00 Large Rounds $105.00 Good Large Squares $80.00 - $115.00 Large Rounds $70.00 - $95.00 Fair Small Squares  $100.00 Grass Good Large Rounds $70.00 -  $85.00
Straw Oat Small Squares $120.00 - $160.00 Large Squares $105.00 - $120.00
Certified Organic Hay: Alfalfa/Grass   Supreme Small Squares 300.00 Premium Small Squares 200.00 Good Small Squares 150.00

Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE