Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Ground and delivered hay in the Platte Valley sold 10.00 higher, steady in the Panhandle. Demand was good with several loads of hay getting shipped across the state. Snow in some areas of the state overnight Thursday with rain or snow in the forecast for the weekend. As the winter lingers on more owners of livestock have started to look for hay to procure. Warm temperatures and green pastures cannot come soon enough for many livestock owners. Several contacts mentioned when the snow melts and dries, rakes and balers will be in the corn fields. 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, Good large squares 160.00-180.00; Fair large squares 100.00-130.00. Premium large rounds 135.00-145.00; Good large rounds 100.00-115.00; Premium small squares 7.00 per bale. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 90.00-95.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Brome grass: Good small squares 7.50 per bale. Cane in large rounds 80.00-100.00; Cornstalks in large rounds 52.50-60.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein or better 260.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 100.00-110.00. Oat hay in large rounds 90.00. Cane in large rounds 75.00-80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-stubble mix 135.00-140.00. Ground and delivered grass/alfalfa mix hay 145.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 110.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent or better at 230.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00. Good large rounds 130.00-132.50. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium large squares 255.00. Grass: Premium large squares 230.00-255.00. 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 197.50; Good large squares 135.00-140.00. Premium small squares 200.00-215.00; Good small squares 165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 190.00; premium small squares 225.00. Rye/Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix: Good large squares 170.00. 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; Fair large squares 140.00; Good large rounds 130.00; 160.00-170.00 delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 235.00-245.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00; Small Squares, 235.00. Premium: Large Squares, 180.00, 210.00 del. Good: Large Rounds, 170.00, 190.00 del. Fair: Large Rounds, 140.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 230.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 235.00. Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 150.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 140.00, 150.00 del. Straw: Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-130.00. Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 65.00.

West River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00. Grass: No Reported Sales. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00. Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 120.00.

Iowa
Alfalfa: Supreme: Small Squares    , 355.00-480.00.Premium: Large Suares, 280.00-340.00. Good: Large Squares 170.00-210.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 240.00-280.00; Large Squares, 210.00-225.00. Grass Premium: Large Squares, 230.00-250.00.Fair: Large Rounds, 185.00-220.00.Utility: Large Rounds 120.00- 190.00. Oat Hay: Premium: Large Rounds,  210.00-225.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 150.00-160.00. Corn Stalks: Small Squares, 155.00-175.00; Large Rounds,  25.00- 50.00 per bale. Straw: Oat: Small Squares, 200.00-225.00; Wheat: Small Squares, 225.00-244.00; Rye: Small Squares 4.00- 7.00 per bale;  Large Rounds 65.00- 65.00 per bale. Organic Hay: Alfalfa $200 per ton Large Squares. Wheat straw $4.50 per bale Small Squares.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.