Compared to last week alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehy pellets steady in the East sold steady with the Platte Valley trading steady to 10.00 higher. Demand remains very good for Dehy pellets across the state with supply getting very tight. Demand for grinding hay and ground hay was good from feedlots. Some areas of the state snow has melted and cattle are out grazing with ranchers not having to supplement as much feed as previous week. There is a chance of rain/snow mix over this weekend. If there is a large accumulation of moisture cattlemen will have to start supplementing feed again that will dwindle supplies of reserve hay. It appears most potential buyers will procure hay on an as needed basis, not stock piling large quantities. A lot of talk about trying to bale cornstalks when the weather shapes up. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 100.00-115.00; Fair large rounds 72.50-87.50. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00-105.00; Good large rounds 85.00-90.00; Fair large rounds 65.00-75.00. Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00, few at 70.00. Cane in large rounds 80.00. Sudex in large rounds 65.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 280.00-290.00.

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.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair large squares 135.00-140.00. Good large rounds 130.00-145.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good to Premium large squares 180.00-200.00. Straw in large square bales 90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 150.00; Fair large squares 130.00-150.00. Premium small squares 200.00-225.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Premium small squares 225.00. Orchard grass: Good large squares 140.00; Premium small squares 200.00-225.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good large squares 155.00-160.00. 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, 220.00-240.00. Premium: Large Squares, 190.00. Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-180.00. Fair: Large Squares, 120.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 195.00. Grass: Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00. Straw: Large Squares, 120.00-140.00. Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 60.00.

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

Iowa
Alfalfa: Supreme Small Squares 265.00-360.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Small Squares 200.00-240.00, Large Squares 200.00-215.00, Large Rounds 205.00-205.00, Good Large Squares 195.00-200.00, Large Rounds 170.00-210.00. Grass: Fair Large Rounds 125.00-180.00, Utility Large Rounds 60.00-150.00. Oat Hay: Good  Large Rounds 80.00-105.00. Corn Stalks: Large Rounds 65.00-65.00. Straw: Small Squares 190.99-250.00, Large Squares 85.00-95.00.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.