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.  Recent snow in the reporting area hasn’t stopped producers from delivering hay. But, it is just making for longer, slower days.   All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 155.00. Good large square bales 130.00-140.00. Good round bales 65.00-75.00. Grass Hay: Good large round bales 60.00-75.00, fair large round bales 50.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 120.00-130.00. Cornstalks in round bales 45.00-50.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 185.00-210.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 65.00-75.00. 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.

Iowa Hay Summary   
Alfalfa Premium Small Squares $200.00 - $240.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $150.00 . $200.00 Large Squares $110.00 . $180.00 Good    Small Squares  $100.00 . $160.00 Large Rounds $60.00 . $100.00 Grass Good Small Squares  $100.00.$160.00 Straw  Oat Large Squares $150.00 . $175.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Organic Hay was reported this week.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 120.00-130.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 130.00.  Utility to Fair:
Large Squares, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 80.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 150.00; 17 pct 155.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 160.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00. Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 100.00. Fair: Large Squares, 80.00. Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 85.00. Straw: Large Rounds, 70.00.  Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00-45.00; Old Crop 35.00.

Eastern Wyoming Alfalfa Large Squares: Fair 90.00-100.00. Round Bales: Fair 100.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 160.00 DEL; Premium 140.00. Small Squares: Good 165.00 DEL (5.50 per bale). Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Premium 165.00; Good 125.00; Fair 90.00. Grass Large Squares: Fair 80.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme/Premium 130.00; Good 110.00; Good/Fair 100.00. Ground and Delivered: 105.00. Grass Large Squares: Good 100.00. Wheat Straw Large Squares: Good 80.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
Millet Large Squares: Good 125.00. Wheat Straw Round Bales: Fair 40.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

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