Compared to the last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was mostly light to moderate for all classes of hay. Most prospective buyers continue to purchase hay on an as needed basis. Cooler weather at this weeks close is making it tough on people that are trying to finish up baling 4th or 5th cutting alfalfa and cane/millet type hay. Some farmers have been picking beans, high moisture corn and some have started on dry corn. Demand for hay products should start to increase as we go through October as producers will start to wean spring calves and they will need to supplement them. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Alfalfa: Premium Small Squares $200.00-$260.00. Large Squares $180.00.
Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Small Squares $240.00. Good Large Square $130.00. Utility Large Rounds $50.00
Grass: Premium Small Squares $200.00. Good Large Squares $60.00. Large Rounds $55.00.
Straw: Wheat Large Squares $100.00.
Certified Organic Hay: No organic hay sales reported this week.

Northeast/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 170.00-180.00; Good large square bales 130.00-160.00. Fair large square 70.00-100.00. Premium Small Square bales 180.00-190.00. Premium large round bales 80.00-90.00; Good large round bales 65.00-70.00.
Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 80.00; Good large round 65.00-75.00; Premium small square bales of grass hay 130.00.
Cane hay large round bales 50.00. Round bales of straw 50.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-220.00.

Platte Valley of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 65.00-72.50. Ground and delivered alfalfa 90.00-105.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00.

Eastern South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Small Squares, 170.00. Premium: Large Squares, 150.00. Good to Premium: Large Squares, 140.00. Good: Large Squares, 135.00. Fair to Good: Large Rounds, 90.00.
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 155.00; 17 pct 165.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 170.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 130.00; Small Squares, 8.00 per bale.
Grass: Utility: Large Rounds, 57.50.
Straw: No Reported Sales.
Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.

Western South Dakota
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Premium/Good 150.00-175.00 (small lot). Large Rounds: Good 120.00-150.00.
Alfalfa/Grass: Large Rounds: 100.00 Premium.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Large Rounds: Fair 100.00. Large Squares: Supreme 140.00; Premium 120.00; Good 105.00. Small Squares: Premium/Good 135.00 (4.00 a bale).
 No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Large Rounds: Premium 110.00-125.00; Fair 100.00-110.00. Large Squares: Fair 75.00-85.00. Ground and delivered: 105.00.
Oats: Large Rounds: Good 50.00-55.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds: Good - $50.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Premium 100.00. Large Rounds: Utility 95.00.
Alfalfa/grass mix: Large Squares: Premium 105.00.
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Source: USDA-Neb. Dept. of Ag Market News, Kearney, Neb.