Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay ground and delivered products and dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate instances good from out of state buyers. Some producers have 4th and 5th cutting on the ground and are hoping this week’s sunshine will aid in the drying down process. Some prairie grass producers continue to mow and bale hay, knowing the quality will be poor but next years quality should be a lot better without all of the old grass in the field. Some are starting to bale soybean stubble and cornstalks along with cane or millet hay. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 176.00; Fair large squares 140.00. Premium large rounds 115.00-125.00; Good large rounds 84.00-100.00. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00. Good large rounds 85.00-90.00; Fair large rounds 65.00-75.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Brome in large round bales 90.00-100.00 per bale. Cane in large round bales 70.00. Straw large squares 65.00, rounds 60.00-75.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00-105.00, few 110.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-95.00. Cane in large rounds 80.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-220.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 200.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 170.00; Good large squares 130.00-150.00; Good large rounds 130.00-135.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good large squares 150.00; Premium large rounds 130.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 125.00-130.00. Straw in large square bales 80.00-85.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00 some loads at 185.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 180.00, Good large squares 150.00-165.00; Fair large squares 130.00-140.00. Premium small squares 200.00; Good small squares 160.00-165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00. Premium small squares 220.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-193.00. Good large squares 150.00; delivered at 160.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium large squares 185.00-200.00 and 85.00 per bale; Good large squares 140.00-150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00; Small Squares, 220.00 (6.50 per bale). Premium: Large Squares, 160.00-170.00. Good: 135.00. Fair: Large Squares, 125.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 190.00; 17 pct 195.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 200.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Fair to Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 140.00. Good-Premium: Large Rounds, 130.00. Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility: Large Rounds, CRP 100.00, 115.00 Del. Straw: Large Squares, 115.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale. Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 40.00 per bale.

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 Small Squares $250.00-$300.00; Large Squares $190.00- 225.00; Large Rounds $190.00-$200.00; Good Small Squares $175.00-$200.00; Large Squares $160.00-$185.00; Large Rounds $175.00-$200.00. Grass: Fair Large Squares $110.00-$150.00; Large Rounds $55.00-$185.00; Utility Large Rounds $60.00-$110.00. Oat Hay: Good Large Rounds $85.00-$110.00. Straw: Oat Small Squares $140.00-$185.00; Large Squares     $120.00-$150.00; Large Rounds $50.00-$100.00; Wheat Large Squares     $107.00-$135.00. Certified Organic Hay: Nothing to report this week.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.