Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady. Dehy alfalfa pellets sold mostly steady, instances 5.00 higher. Ground and delivered hay sold steady. Demand was slow for most offerings of baled hay and moderate to good for ground and delivered hay. Some users of ground products are stocking up this week due to the New Year’s holiday and preparing for the bitter cold this weekend. Some cattlemen are supplementing cows out on stalks was there is light snow on the ground and cold temperatures prevailing. Some ranchers continue to purchase alfalfa and grass hay for winter feeding needs. Quite a lot of dehy pellets continue to move across the state and into large feed mills for regrinding into other livestock feeds.   All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!
Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00-180.00, Premium large square bales 155.00-175.00, Good large square bales 120.00-135.00. Good to Premium large round bales 100.00-110.00. Good large round 75.00-85.00.  Grass Hay: Good to Premium large square bales 90.00.  Good to Premium large round bales 80.00-90.00; fair large rounds 60.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of prairie hay 150.00. Cornstalk bales 50.00-55.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 115.00.  Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-230.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 190.00, 17 percent protein 195.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair to Good large square bales 155.00. Good large round bales 85.00-95.00; 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 50.00-55.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00-130.00.
Alfalfa/Stover mix 115.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-100.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-200.00.
Western & 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.  Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00.
Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good 135.00. Ground and Delivered: 135.00. Round Bales: Good/Fair 145.00; Fair 135.00. Forage Barley Round Bales: Good 125.00. Wheat Straw Large Squares: Good 65.00.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Small Squares: Supreme 200.00 (6.50 per bale).
Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE