Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT Friday May 10, 2019 USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report
Alfalfa:Supreme:Small squares, 200.00-250.00
Large rounds, 110.00
Premium:Large rounds, 120.00
Small squares, 200.00
Good:Large squares, 120.00-135.00
Large rounds, 100.00-110.00
Fair/Good:Large squares, 105.00-125.00
Large rounds, 80.00-100.00
Small squares, 125.00-140.00
Utility:Large rounds, 70.00-80.00
Grass/Alfalfa:Good:Small squares, 180.00
Fair:Large rounds, 80.00-100.00
Small squares, 120.00-130.00
Utility:Large squares, 70.00-90.00
Grass:PremiumSmall squares, 200.00
Good:Small squares, 185.00
Large rounds, 110.00
Fair:Large rounds, 75.00-85.00
Small squares, 130.00
Utility:Large rounds, 70.00
Timothy Grass:Premium:Small squares, 225.00-240.00
Good:Small squares, 160.00-180.00
Barley Straw:Large squares, 40.00-45.00
Large rounds, 40.00-45.00
Wheat Straw:South central:Large squares, 35.00-40.00
Northern:Large squares, 35.00-40.00

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold generally steady. Hay sales continue to be light this week. Many producers are saying first cutting is behind schedule as cooler weather across the state has slowed growth this spring. Rumblings of new crop contracts continue this week however most producers are holding out hoping for higher prices. Offerings of 110.00-115.00 are showing up across much of western Montana, however most producers are passing hoping for higher prices later this summer. Ranchers are still feeding hay due to a slow spring as pastures are just starting to get enough growth in eastern and central Montana to turn out pairs. This continues to help ranchers feed through existing supplies, however, round supplies continue to be large. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Torrington, WY Thu Apr. 25, 2019 USDA - WY Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming and South Dakota Hay Report
Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa:GoodLarge squares 150.00 - 160.00
GoodLarge rounds 130.00-140.00
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets 15% protein255.00
Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa:PremiumSmall squares 200.00-215.00
Grass:Fair to GoodLarge squares 125.00
StrawLarge squares 50.00-60.00
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubesBulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 280.00
Western South Dakota
Alfalfa:No Reported Sales
Alfalfa/Grass Mix:No Reported Sales
Grass:No Reported Sales
Oat Hay:No Reported Sales


Compared to last week all baled hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets and alfalfa hay cubes sold steady. Buyer inquiry was good with several out of state buyers looking for hay. A lot of hay has been
shipped to the eastern side of the USA and those buyers appear to be short bought in hay resources. All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.

South Dakota

Compared to last week: Hay prices steady with very few reported sales this week. Wet ground conditions continue to make it very difficult to get hay transported. Demand remains very good for all types of hay and bedding. Rain and scattered snow expected this weekend making yard conditions continue to be poor. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.