Compared to last week alfalfa sold mostly steady, instances 15.00 higher on the Eastern side of the state. Grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehy pellets sold steady to 10.00 higher. Demand has picked up in the far western areas of the state from buyers in dry areas of Colorado and from feedlots and dairies in the same state. Demand was moderate from within the Nebraska. Several prospective buyers are busy with harvest and do not have time to procure hay. When harvest slows there is a very good chance demand will increase. Producers have been raking and baling cornstalks and baling soybean stubble right behind the combine. Some contacts stated they have a lot of acres of stalks and stubble to bale this fall. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 160.00. Premium large rounds 115.00-140.00; Good large rounds 90.00-100.00, 140.00 delivered. Grass Hay: Premium large rounds 100.00. Good large rounds 85.00-90.00; Fair large rounds 65.00-75.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Brome in large round bales 90.00-100.00 per bale. New crop cornstalk bales 52.50, 60.00 delivered; soybean stubble 47.50. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 100.00-115.00, some at 125.00 heading to Kansas. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 85.00-95.00. New crop cornstalks in large rounds 75.00 delivered. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 215.00-220.00.

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 170.00; Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Utility to fair rounds 125.00-130.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Good to Premium large squares 180.00-200.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 150.00-155.00. Sun Cured Alfalfa Pellets 15% Protein 235.00.

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Supreme and Premium large squares 175.00-180.00, Good large squares 150.00-170.00; Fair large squares 130.00. Premium small squares 200.00-225.00; Good small squares 160.00-165.00. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium large squares 150.00-190.00; Premium small squares 220.00. Orchard grass mix: Good large squares 140.00; Premium small squares 200.00-225.00. Timothy: Premium small squares 200.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes bulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00.

Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-193.00. Good large squares 150.00; fair large 130.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium large squares 185.00-200.00 and 85.00 per bale; Good large squares 140.00-150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 245.00.

East River South Dakota
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00; Small Squares, 240.00 (7.00 per bale). Premium: Large Squares, 170.00-200.00, Good: Large Squares, 170.00-180.00, Large Rounds, 155.00. Fair: Large Squares, 130.00-135.00, Large Rounds, 135.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-120.00. Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 190.00; 17 pct 195.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 200.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 220.00 (6.50 per bale). Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair to Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00. Straw: Large Squares, 120.00; Large Rounds, 105.00. Cornstalks: No reported sales.

West River South Dakota
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales. Grass: No Reported Sales. Straw: No Reported Sales.

Alfalfa: Premium Small Squares     $290.00-$350.00, Large Squares     $240.00-$280.00. Alfalfa/Grass: Premium Small Squares $205.00-$300.00, Large Squares     $240.00-$280.00, Good Small Squares $190.00-$200.00, Large Squares $180.00-$240.00, Large Rounds $175.00-$200.00, Fair Large Rounds $130.00-$160.00. Grass: Fair Large Squares $125.00-$170.00, Large Rounds $100.00-$170.00, Utility Large Rounds $75.00-$125.00. Straw: Oat Small Squares $160.00-$195.00, Large Squares     $135.00-$145.00, Large Rounds $60.00-$75.00. Corn Stalks: Small Squares     $75.00-$125.00, Large Squares $75.00-$120.00, Large Rounds $42.00-$ 60.00. Certified Organic Hay: Premium Alfalfa Small Squares $240.00 - $280.00.
Source: USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, Neb.