Compared to last week alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and Dehy pellets sold mostly steady. There was a tick of a higher undertone noted on large squares going out of state. Demand within Nebraska was moderate at best with good demand noted from out of state customers. Some areas of the state received snow and ice with seasonal temperatures early in the week with a nice warmup this weekend. Hopefully most stalk fields will be melted off by weeks end letting cows graze without much supplementation of hay. Won’t be long until many cattlemen will start to calve and feed resources will begin to get used. At that time, it will be interesting to see if there is an upward tick to the “cow hay” market.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 180.00; Good large squares 140.00-160.00. Good large rounds 100.00-110.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 85.00-90.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00, some 6.50-8.00 per bale on small lots.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00-110.00. 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: Supreme large squares 200.00-205.00. 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. Cornstalks in large square bales 60.00-80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 200.00-215.00. Premium large squares 150.00; Fair large squares 130.00-150.00. Premium small squares 200.00-215.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Fair to Good large squares 130.00-140.00; Premium small squares 225.00. Grass hay: Good large squares 130.00-140.00. 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 140.00-145.00. Cornstalk bales in large squares 60.00-80.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 240.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 195.00-225.00; Small Squares, 6.50-7.50 per bale.  Premium: Large Rounds, 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 225.00. Grass:  Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00. Straw:  Small Squares, 4.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 100.00; Large Squares 125.00-130.00. 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.

Iowa
Alfalfa/Grass: Premium;  Small Squares 205.00-210.00. Grass: Premium;  Large Squares 175.00- 195.00. Oat Hay    : Good; Large Rounds 170.00-190.00, Fair; Large Rounds 125.00-170.00. Corn Stalks: Large Rounds 55.00-90.00
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.