Compared to last week, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered hay and Dehy pellets steady.  Demand was good to very good across the state with a lot of hay transferring ownership. Some buyers and sellers alike have in the back of their minds the drought of 2012. This year, is similar to 2012 on limited moisture in many areas of the Midwest. It also appears there could be a limited supply of carry over hay for buyers to purchase. Many buyers are holding firm on what they are willing to pay for hay or any type of forage. Some producers have pulled out their rakes and balers and have started to bale cornstalks that will be shipped to feedlots for summer grinding needs. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 200.00; Premium large square bales 150.00-170.00; Good large square bales 130.00-150.00; fair large squares
105.00-125.00. Good large round 90.00-95.00.  Grass Hay: Good to Premium large round bales 85.00-100.00; Fair large round bales 60.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of grass hay 150.00. Straw in large square bales 75.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large round bales 90.00-105.00. Cornstalk bales 60.00-65.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 125.00-130.00, with some loads at 135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/stover mix 115.00-120.00, few at 125.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-90.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-210.00.
Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 185.00; Good to premium large square bales 160.00. Grass hay: Fair to good large round bales 120.00 delivered. Milo hay with a small head in large square bales 110.00 delivered. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00; Ground and delivered alfalfa/stover mix 135.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 215.00-225.00.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00; Good large square bales 140.00; Fair large square bales 100.00. Premium small square bales 180.00-200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00. Grass hay: Premium small square bales 200.00. Good large square bales 75.00 from high-elevation.
Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Good to Premium large square bales 160.00. Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 65.00 per bale. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 215.00-225.00.East River South Dakota Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-175.00; Large Rounds, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 155.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 125.00; Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00.  Alfalfa Meal:  17 pct 185.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00. Grass:  Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00. Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 100.00. Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 100.00.  Large Rounds, 100.00. Bean Stubble:  Large Rounds 40.00. Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00.
West River South Dakota
Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del. Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.
Iowa
Alfalfa Premium Large Squares $215.00  -$240.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares $165.00 - $185.00 Large Squares $170.00 - $235.00 Large Rounds $180.00 - $180.00 Good Small Squares $135.00 - $160.00 Large Squares $140.00 - $170.00 Large Rounds $145.00  - $175.00 Fair Small Squares $105.00 - $125.00 Large Squares  $115.00 - $130.00 Large Rounds $100.00 - $135.00 Utility Large Rounds $80.00 - $80.00 Grass Premium Large Rounds 150.00 - $160.00 Good    Large Squares $135.00 - $145.00 Large Rounds $120.00 - $155.00 Fair Small Squares $125.00 - $130.00 Large Squares $115.00 - $115.00 Large Rounds $110.00 - $110.00 Utility Large Rounds $80.00 - $80.00
Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE