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Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT    Friday Aug. 18, 2017    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report


 

Alfalfa: Supreme: Small squares, 200.00

Premium:   Large squares, 140.00  

Large rounds,  150.00              

             

Good:     Large squares, 130.00-180.00           

                  Large rounds,  130.00-185.00

                        Small squares, 150.00

              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-170.00 

                        Large rounds,  120.00-170.00 

                        Small Squares, 130.00

             

Utility   Large squares, 100.00   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:

Fair:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00


   Grass:

Good:     Large squares, 140.00

                        Large rounds,  130.00-135.00

              Fair:     Large rounds,  120.00-130.00                          


Timothy 
Grass:         Premium:   Small squares, 200.00-240.00

Barley                   Large squares, 50.00-60.00;  long haul 40.00
straw:                                

Wheat straw:
South central Montana   Large squares, 45.00-55.00

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold generally steady. Demand was mostly moderate on mostly light to moderate supplies and slow to moderate market activity. With weaker cattle prices seen the last two weeks, demand has noticeably lightened as both ranchers and backgrounders shop around for hay. Hay prices are deeply divided based on FOB location, with lower prices seen in Western Montana and higher prices seen closer to the drought stricken areas of Eastern Montana. Grass hay sold fully steady on mostly moderate demand for light supplies.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Greeley, CO    Thu Aug. 17, 2017    USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report


Eastern Wyoming 
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 135.00; Fair 120.00-125.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 120.00-123.00.
  Oat
   Large Squares: Good 110.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 190.00.
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 185.00 (6.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
   Large Squares: Fair 110.00-120.00.
  Wheat Straw
   Large Squares: Good 70.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

 

Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand good to very good in all regions.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending August 13, 2017 states that Wyoming experienced cooler than normal temperatures for the week. Alfalfa crop condition is 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 78 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting is 80 percent complete.  The NASS Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending August 14, 2017 states that alfalfa condition rated 4 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.  Alfalfa third cutting was 77 percent complete, fourth cutting was 16 percent complete.  Pasture and range condition rated 6 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  The NASS South Dakota Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending August 14, 2017 states that alfalfa condition rated 40 percent very poor, 39 percent poor, 15 percent fair, and 6 percent good.  Alfalfa second cutting was 66 percent complete, third cutting was 30 percent complete.  Pasture and range condition rated 34 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 25 percent fair, and 12 percent good.  All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted.  Most horse hay sold in small squares.  Prices are from the most recent reported sales.