Compared to two weeks ago alfalfa sold fully steady to 5.00 higher, grass hay sold steady to 5.00 higher, dehy alfalfa pellets in the east sold steady to 10.00 higher, Platte Valley pellets sold steady. Ground and delivered hay sold steady. Demand has improved this week as cattle move into feedlots and producers are needing hay to supplement cows through the winter. Even though the winter has been very mild some prospective buyers are somewhat concerned about the dry weather and are starting to procure additional forages. Corn harvest is coming to a close with NASS reporting 97 percent complete. With more than normal ear corn left in the fields many farmers are making cornstalk bales to help clean up their fields. Farmers have been able to make a lot of bales the last few weeks with the unseasonably warm and dry temperatures.  All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 225.00; Premium large square bales 150.00-175.00; Premium small square bales 6.00-6.50 per bale; Good to premium large round bales 110.00; Good large round 85.00-90.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good to Premium large round bales 100.00. Grass Hay: Premium large round bales 85.00-90.00, few at 95.00; Good large round bales 80.00-85.00; fair large rounds 60.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of prairie hay 150.00; Brome grass in small square bales 5.50 per bale. Cornstalk bales 50.00-55.00. Soybean stubble round bales 45.00. Straw in small square bales 3.50 per bale. Ground and delivered alfalfa 115.00.  Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-220.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 190.00, 17 percent protein 195.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 85.00-90.00, few at 95.00. Grass Hay: Large round bales 90.00-100.00; fair large round bales 55.00-60.00. Cane Hay large round bales 65.00-70.00. Cornstalk bales 50.00-60.00. Bean stubble bales 55.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00-130.00. Alfalfa/Stover mix 110.00-115.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-100.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 185.00-200.00.  Sun-Cured Alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 170.00.
Panhandle of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large square bales 160.00-180.00; Good large square bales 120.00-140.00. Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Good to Premium large square bales 140.00-150.00. Orchard Grass: Premium large square bales 145.00.  Grass hay: Large round bales 125.00 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00.
Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good 135.00. Ground and Delivered: 135.00. Wheat Straw Large Squares: Good 60.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Squares: Utility 85.00. Native Grass Large Squares: Good 75.00. Forage Oats Large Squares: Good 75.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa Large Squares: Supreme 200.00 DEL. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota
No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
East River South Dakota
Alfalfa:  Supreme: Small Squares, 6.50 per bale (220.00 per ton); Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 160.00-185.00; Small
Squares, 6.00 per bale.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 110.00-135.00, Large Squares, 110.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 95.00-100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 170.00; 17 pct 175.00.  Alfalfa Meal:  17 pct 180.00.  Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squares, 150.00.  Good: Large Large Rounds, 135.00. Grass:  Good to Premium:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 125.00-130.00.  Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 110.00-125.00.  Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load very clean 120.00.  Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00-50.00, 60.00 Del on a short haul. Large Rounds, in Northern SD 75.00.
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Supreme Small Squares 250.00 - 300.00 Large Squares 200.00 - 220.00 Premium Small Squares 200.00 - 200.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares 200.00 - 240.00 Large Squares 180.00 - 220.00 Good Large Square 125.00 - 165.00 Large Round 115.00 - 160.00 Fair Large Square 115.00 -  115.00 Large Round 80.00 - 110.00 Utility Large Square 75.00 - 75.00 Grass Good Large Square 145.00 - 185.00 Fair Large Square 120.00 - 130.00 Large Round 100.00 - 125.00 Straw Wheat Small Square 155.00 - 175.00 Large Square 115.00  -  115.00 Corn Fodder Large Square  75.00 - 75.00 Large Rounds 50.00 - 70.00 Certified Organic Hay: Alfalfa Supreme Small Squares 240.00  -  $240.00
Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE