Compared to last week alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay steady. Ground and delivered forages steady. Demand was good, especially the last couple of days before the second round of the bomb cyclone that made its way across the state late Wednesday and Thursday. Road conditions from the winter and spring rains have made it very hard for truckers to haul hay. Some counties road departments have put weight restrictions on county roads hampering travel even more. But, these soft roads, need repair before traffic of any kind can travel them in a safe manner. Very few, talks this week on what standing hay price may be. Some numbers have been thrown out but, nothing nailed down to report as of today. Some producers were very busy before this last moisture and baled dry fields of cornstalks. Some reports from buyers of these stalks they look pretty good. Many thought they would be black or half decomposed but on the whole look fairly good. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large rounds 125.00; Good large rounds 110.00. Alfalfa/Orchard mix: Good to Premium large squares 165.00-175.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-110.00; Good large rounds 85.00-95.00; Fair large rounds 60.00-75.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein or better 270.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 110.00-115.00, few at 120.00. Cornstalks round bales 70.00-75.00 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 110.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00; Fair large squares 140.00. Good large rounds 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 158.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Fair large squares 130.00; Premium small squares 200.00-215.00. Grass: Fair to Good large squares 125.00. Straw in large squares 50.00-60.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Good large rounds 130.00-140.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Good: Large Squares, 180.00-200.00. Fair: Large Squares, 150.00; Large Rounds, 140.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 240.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 245.00. Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales. Straw: No Reported Sales..

West River South Dakota
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales. Grass: No Reported Sales. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales.

Iowa
Alfalfa: Supreme Small Squares 240.00-300.00; Premium Small Squares 200.00-240.00; Good Small Squares 110.00-175.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Supreme Small Squares 280.00-280.00; Premium Large Squares 185.00-235.00. Grass: Good Large Squares 130.00-185.00; Large Round 130.00-140.00; Fair Large Rounds 90.00-130.00; Utility Large Rounds 50.00-100.00. Corn Stalks: Large Rounds 50.00-65.00. Straw: Oat: Small Squares 200.00-220.00; Large Squares 100.00-130.00; Large Rounds 35.00- 50.00; Rye: Small Squares 200.00-250.00; Wheat: Small Squares 220.00-220.00. Organic Hay: None reported this week.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.