Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand for dehy pellets and grinding type hay was good with light demand for other types of hay. Many producers continue to struggle putting up alfalfa and grass hay as Mother Nature continues to throw curve balls on a daily basis. Very limited warm and sunshiny days the last couple of months has made haying somewhat unenjoyable for some producers. There are acers of native meadows that still have a lot of standing water on them and producers can’t get into them for hay productions. Every week several comments are “hopefully it will be dry enough to hay next week”. If the hay producers can make hay when the sun shines there will be a lot of tonnage available for fall delivery. With the summer rains there has been a lot of summer hail storms across a large part of the state. There have been some complete losses of row crops, hay fields and pastures in some areas. Most producers have started on third cutting and are hoping they can get it put up without additional moisture after cutting. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska

Alfalfa: Fair large squares 140.00. Good large rounds 100.00-120.00 delivered. Grass Hay: Good large squares 150.00 delivered; Good large rounds 90.00-110.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Cornstalk bales 45.00 delivered. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium round bales 110.00; Good round bales 100.00-105.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-115.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00-220.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair to good large squares 130.00-140.00; Utility large squares 95.00. Good round bales 150.00. Straw in large square bales 80.00-85.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 155.00-185.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 230.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 190.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Premium small squares 200.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 190.00; Premium small squares 200.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good/Premium large squares 175.00; Good large squares 160.00; Fair large squares 150.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium large squares 185.00-190.00 or 85.00 per bale; Good large squares 145.00-150.00; Fair large squares 130.00. Good round bales 150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 230.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 210.00 (6.50 per bale). Good to Premium: Large Squares, 170.00. Good: Large Squares, 150.00-160.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 130.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 195.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 200.00. Good: Large Rounds, 150.00. Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale. Good: Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00. Cornstalks: No Reported Sales. Straw: Small Squares, 4.00 per bale.0.

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

Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large Squares $205.00-$285.00, Small Squares $200.00-$230.00, Good Large Squares $155.00-$175.00, Small Squares $125.00-$175.00, Utility Small Squares $85.00-$110.00. Grass: Good Large Squares $100.00-$145.00, Large Rounds $125.00-$140.00, Fair Large Rounds $90.00-$120.00, Utility Large Squares     $45.00-$110.00, Large Rounds $55.00-$85.00. Oat Hay: Good Large Rounds $85.00-$95.00. Straw: Oat Large Rounds $95.00-$95.00. Certified Organic Hay: Nothing to report this week.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.