Montana Hay ReportBillings, MT Friday February 9, 2024 USDA Market News Weekly Montana Hay Report
|Large Squares: 150.00
|Large Squares: 120.00
|Large Rounds: 120.00
Compared to last week: Hay sold fully steady. Hay sales were light this week and demand for hay was light. Many producers report interest was lighter this week compared to last as rain and snow fell across a wide swath of the state, which helped improve drought conditions slightly according to the drought monitor. High quality, high test hay is very scarce and dairies continue to look for high test for immediate use. Canada remained in the market this week with a few loads destined for cattle operations. Most of the hay purchased to ship to Canada was green, but untested feeder hay. Rancher to rancher sales have slowed as many have decided to keep hay instead of selling. The best demand for feeder quality (utility and fair) hay is around $150.00/ton delivered. Many producers seem content with having some carry over as many are watching the weather very closely. Demand for straw is light as heavy straw supplies continue to be seen especially in the northern portion of the state. Asking prices for straw are running 40.00-50.00/ton for many producers, however limited movement has been seen. According to the drought monitor 37.00% of the state is in Moderate drought or worse, down 3.55% from last week. 17.37% of the state is in an Severe drought or worse, down 1.32% from last week. 0.00% of the state is in Extreme drought or worse, unchanged from last week.
Wyoming Hay ReportTorrington, WY Jan. 25, 2023 USDA - WY Dept of Ag Market News Wyoming Hay Report
|Eastern and Central Wyoming
|Pellets - 15% Suncured
|Small Squares: 300.00
|Large Squares: 180.00 - 185.00
|Large Squares: 225.00
Small Squares: 285.00 - 300.00
Compared to last week hay sold steady on a thin test. Demand was light. Most contacts still have ample tons of hay sitting in hay sheds, tarped or outside waiting for someone to call and purchase their inventory. Some locals continue to purchase some hay on a weekly basis. With the sell off beef cows across the state the last couple of years has taken many mouths off the winter feeding needs so cattlemen haven’t needed much hay to buy. Every year has been different and this one is rather odd in the limited hay that has been sold from the 2023 hay crop.