Compared to last week alfalfa in large squares steady, rounds of alfalfa not enough sales to establish a market trend. Grass hay steady on a very thin test. Ground and delivered alfalfa steady to 5.00 lower, blended products of ground and delivered and cornstalks sold steady. Dehy pellets sold steady. Demand was mostly light. Still up in the air on what the price of rounds bales of alfalfa may be worth. Many buyers of ground products are buying hand to mouth and are talking about cutting very large piles of silage for their added forage needs. A lot of alfalfa hay has been priced but very limited sales have occurred as cattlemen have ample feed of their own and as a borrower of money they don’t want to step out and procure large quantities of feed if they don’t really need it. Grass hay production continues at a snail’s pace in a large area of the state. Wet meadows and rain continue to plague these productions areas. But, everyone knows when the rain shuts off it may not come back around for a few years! Second cutting tonnage on alfalfa has been very good with some reports of better than first in some areas. Few, producers have started on third cutting. Corn and beans look good to very good across most areas of the state. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska

Alfalfa: Premium large squares 200.00; Good large squares 160.00. Good large rounds 100.00 delivered. Fair large rounds 90.00; Utility rounds 60.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 100.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Wheat straw in round bales 90.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium round bales 110.00. Standing alfalfa in the field 70.00. Round bales of Oat hay 80.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-115.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 210.00-220.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 150.00. Fair to good large squares 130.00- 135.00. Oat hay in large squares 120.00 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 155.00-185.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 190.00; Good large Squares 150.00-160.00; Premium small squares 200.00; Good small squares 160.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium Small Squares 200.00. Barley straw in large squares 60.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good Large Squares 160.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large Squares 185.00-190.00 or 85.00 per bale, Good large squares 145.00-150.00; Fair large squares 130.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 230.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 200.00. Good to Premium: Large Squares, 170.00. Good: Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00. Utility to Fair: Large Squares, 130.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 195.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 200.00 Good: Large Rounds, 150.00. Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 160.00. Good: Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00. Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 55.00-60.00. Straw: Large Squares, 110.00-120.00.

West River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Good: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 100.00-120.00. Grass: No Reported Sales. Straw: No Reported Sales.

Iowa
Alfalfa: Premium Large Squares     $300.00-$350.00; Small Squares $350.00-$375.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Large Squares $250.00-$285.00; Small Squares $190.00-$230.00; Good Large Squares $155.00-$190.00; Small Squares $135.00-$175.00. Grass: Good Large Squares $130.00-$155.00; Large Rounds $125.00-$140.00; Fair Large Rounds $90.00-$120.00; Utility Large Rounds $55.00-$ 85.00. Oat Hay: Good Large Square $110.00-$145.00; Large Rounds $100.00-$140.00; Small Squares $133.00-$178.00. Straw: Oat: Large Square $62.00-$90.00; Large Rounds $65.00-$80.00; Small Squares $165.00-$175.00.Rye: Large Rounds $30.00-$50.00; Small Squares $100.00-$200.00. Wheat:     Large Squares $100.00-$120.00; Small Squares $150.00-$165.00; Large Rounds $80.00-$100.00. Cornstalks: Large Rounds $30.00-$30.50. Certified Organic Hay: Nothing to report this week.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.