Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was light to moderate with many prospective buyers and sellers are busy with fall forage production. A lot of farmers are getting into the fields to start picking soybeans, high moisture corn and silage. Others are on 3rd or 4th cutting of alfalfa and some have been cutting cane or millet hay. This week has been one of the most production weeks for hay production all summer. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-180.00. Good to premium large rounds 130.00; Good large rounds 80.00-100.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 100.00-105.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Rye Straw large rounds 75.00. 2017 round bales of cornstalk 60.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00 to 105.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-95.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-220.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 200.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00, Fair large squares 130.00.  Good large rounds 130.00-135.00.  Straw in large square bales 80.00-85.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-185.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair large squares 130.00-140.00. Premium small squares 200.00; Good small squares 160.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00 Premium small squares 220.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 200.00. Barley straw in large squares 50.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-280.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-192.00. Good large squares 150.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium large squares 185.00-200.00; Good large squares 140.00-150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 220.00 (6.50 per bale).  Good:  Large Rounds, 150.00-170.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 90.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa Meal:  17 pct 195.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No reported sales. Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 140.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00. Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale. Cornstalks:  No reported sales.

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

Alfalfa: Premium Small Squares     $270.00-$300.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium  Large Squares $200.00-$250.00, Small Squares $240.00-$270.00. Grass: Premium Small Squares $200.00-$240.00, Good Large Squares $145.00-$185.00, Large Rounds $140.00-$160.00, Small  Squares $140.00-$175.00, Fair Large Rounds $105.00-$135.00, Utility   Large Rounds $30.00- $100.00. Oat Hay: Good Small Squares $150.00-$160.00. Straw:   Oat Large Squares $110.00-$135.00, Large Rounds $50.00-$110.00, Small Squares $145.00-$200.00. Rye: Small Squares $160.00-$160.00. Certified Organic Hay:  Nothing to report this week.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.