Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady. Ground and delivered hay and dehy pellets sold steady. On the most part, demand was light to moderate in most areas of the state. The best demand is for top quality grass hay for weaning fresh bawling calves and for ground hay to area backgrounders and feedlots. Other prospective buyers are busy with fall harvest or are moving cattle off of summer grass and have put buying hay on the back burner. Several reports across the state of fourth and fifth cutting alfalfa getting cut with some of it dry enough to bale. Others are busy with high moisture corn, combining soybeans, chopping earlage and some have started on combining dry corn. It’s hard to believe a couple weeks ago you couldn’t get into a field and now many fields are full of dust. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 160.00; Premium large square bales 140.00-150.00. Good large square bales 150.00. Premium large round bales 110.00. Premium small square bales 190.00. Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Premium large square bales 150.00.  Grass Hay: Good large round bales 80.00-90.00; fair large rounds 65.00-70.00. Premium small square bales of prairie hay 150.00. Rye straw in large round bales 75.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 195.00-210.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Supreme large round bales 140.00. Good round bales 80.00-87.50, fair to good large round bales 75.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 120.00-125.00. Alfalfa/Stover mix 110.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-95.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 185.00.
Panhandle of Nebraska
Alfalfa:  Premium large square bales 160.00; Good large square bales 135.00-142.50; Fair large square bales 120.00. Large round bales 80.00-90.00 delivered. Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Good large square bales 130.00. Orchard grass: Premium large square bales 140.00-150.00. Grass hay: Large
round bales 125.00 delivered. Oat hay in large square bales 100.00.  Straw: Large round bales or large square bales 60.00-70.00.
Western Nebraska
Alfalfa Ground and Delivered: 135.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa Small Squares: Good 135.00 (4.50 per bale). No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa Large Squares: Good/Fair 120.00-125.00. Round Bales: Good/Fair 120.00-125.00. 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:  Large Squares, 170.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 150.00-160.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 60.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 120.00-125.00.  Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 165.00; 17 pct 170.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 175.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 60.00 per bale. Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.  Good:  Large Squares, 60.00
per bale.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00. Bean Straw:  Large Squares, 52.50.  Large Rounds, 60.00.  Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.  
Iowa Hay Summary
Alfalfa Supreme Small Squares 240.00 - 240.00 Large Squares 200.00 - 210.00 Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares 220.00 - 233.00 Large Squares 180.00 - 180.00 Good Large Square 125.00 - 140.00 Large Round 95.00 - 135.00 Grass Good Large Round 85.00 - 85.00 Fair Large Round 70.00 - 70.00 Straw Wheat Large Squares 130.00 - 140.00 Oat Large Squares 100.00 - 100.00 Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 10/15-21/17
Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE