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Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT    Friday July 13, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report


Alfalfa: Utility:        Large squares, 120.00, new crop



Utility:         Large squares, 120.00, new crop


Fair: Large squares, 105.00

Timothy Grass:

    Premium:            Small squares, 210.00-240.00                             


Compared to last week:  Trade activity light on moderate demand.  Hay sales are light this week, however some producers are selling hay straight out of the field. Rain received put producer 2-3 weeks behind on first cutting.  Most are now finishing up with second cutting at least two weeks out.  The next available report will be July 27, 2018.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Torrington, WY    Thurs July 12, 2018    USDA - WY Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming and South Dakota Hay Report

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Premium Large Squares 170.00; 
Fair to Good Large Squares 150.00-165.00; 
Fair Round Bales 140.00-150.00. 
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 235.00.  

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 190.00; 
Premium small squares 200.00. 
Fair to Good Large Squares 130.00-140.00; 
Utility to Fair Large Squares 125.00 delivered. 
Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Premium Small Squares 200.00. 
Rye/Teff Grass mix: Good large squares 130.00. 
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 230.00-260.00.

Western 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.



Compared to last week premium alfalfa mix hay sold steady. Straight alfalfa sold steady. Demand was good with moderate movement from the local productions areas and from out of state buyers.  Producers in the Riverton area are still assessing the damage from last week’s rare hail storm. All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. 

South Dakota

Compared to last week:  Hay prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels. Demand and interest has been good, with some producers reporting that they have sold more new crop hay so far than they normally do for this time of year.  High quality alfalfa is in very good demand, as there is limited available supply as the weather has been very challenging to get high quality feed put up.  Another band of moisture moved across portions of the state late week bringing varying amounts of rain.  Wheat harvest has started, and some new crop straw is starting to be available.  1st cutting is essentially completed on the eastern half of the state and 2nd cutting is in full swing, while the western half of the state is nearing completion of 1st cutting on dry land.  The Drought Monitor map improved greatly from last week, with 22 percent of the state in Abnormally Dry to Moderate Drought conditions. The most severe areas continues to be a large pocket around Aberdeen and Huron, with no drought conditons shown for West River.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.