Compared to last week alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and Dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good. Bulk of the premium squares continue to go to out of state dairies or horse owners. Cold temperatures prevail across the state with many cattlemen having to supplement extra hay to cattle grazing out. Some ranchers have started calving, especially bred heifers and this time of the year, with the cold, animal will need more calories and feed for milk production and warmth. Some balers were out and about last week through Tuesday baling cornstalks. Several reports that quite a few bales were made and several hope they can get back into the fields after this snow and cold snap go away. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 180.00, Fair large squares 100.00. Good large rounds 95.00-105.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Straw in large squares 80.00.  Cane in large rounds 75.00; Cornstalks in large rounds 52.50.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 140.00. Good large round bales 100.00-110.00. Cane in large rounds 75.00-80.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent of better at 210.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 130.00-145.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00. Straw in large squares 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-215.00. Premium large squares 175.00. Premium small squares 200.00-215.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 190.00; Fair to Good large squares 130.00-140.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix: Good large squares 170.00. 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 140.00-150.00. Cornstalk bales in large squares 60.00-80.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00-245.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00.  Premium: Large Rounds, 170.00-190.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 225.00. Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 130.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 105.00-120.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 135.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00. Straw:  Small Squares, 4.00-5.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 100.00; Large Squares 120.00-130.00. Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 100.00.  Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 34.00 per bale, 50.00-60.00 per ton.

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

Alfalfa: Supreme; Small Squares 280.00-360.00, Large Squares 230.00-260.00, Premium; Large Squares  210.00-230.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium;  Small Squares 210.00-260.00, Large Squares 210.00-240.00, Fair; Large Squares 165.00-190.00. Grass: Good; Large Squares 190.00-215.00, Fair;  Large Rounds 150.00-190.0. Oat Hay: Good; Large Squares 195.00-215.00, Fair; Large Rounds 135.00-190.00. Corn Stalks: Large Rounds 55.00-80.00. Straw Oat: Small Squares 225.00-275.00.  Wheat: 240.00-280.00.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.