Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay, Dehy alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Demand is starting to pick up for alfalfa and grass hay and other baled forages. Light to heavy snow in the Northern areas of the state this week. Snow reports ranged from 2 to 10 inches. But, most snow won’t stay around long, as spring like temps in the 60’s are in the forecast for the next few days. Dairy type hay is slow to move and there is still a good amount of dairy hay to be sold. 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 squares 75.00. Premium round bales 85.00-90.00, Good round bales 65.00-70.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large square bales 135.00. Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 85.00. Good large round bales 60.00-70.00, fair large round bales 45.00-50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 120.00-130.00.  Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 60.00-70.00. Cane or Sorghum hay in round bales 55.00-60.00. 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.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 140.00; 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.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 168.00; Fair 109.00-112.00. Round Bales: Good/Fair 110.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Large Squares: Premium 130.00, 145.00 DEL. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Small Squares: Premium 160.00-180.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Squares: Premium 145.00 (5.50 per bale).Orchard/Timothy Mix Small Squares: Premium 200.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 165.00-185.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 100.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 95.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 75.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 80.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 155.00 Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squarees, 155.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00. Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 130.00. Utility:  Large Rounds, 60.00.  Straw:  Large Rounds, 60.00-85.00. Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00; Old Crop 35.00.

Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Premuim Small Squares $200.00 - $240.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $150.00 - $190.00 Large Squares $140.00 - $150.00 Good    Small Squares $110.00 - $175.00 Large Squares $100.00 - $120.00 Grass Good Small Squares $100.00 -  $150.00 Straw Oat Small Squares         $140.00 - $170.00 Large Squares $105.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay Reported This Week

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