Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT Friday May 31, 2019 USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report
Alfalfa:Supreme:Small squares, 200.00-250.00
Premium:Small squares, 200.00
Good:Large rounds, 90.00-100.00
Fair/Good:Large rounds, 75.00-100.00
Small squares, 125.00-140.00
Utility:Large rounds, 70.00-80.00
Grass/Alfalfa:Fair:Large rounds, 75.00-90.00
Grass:Good:Large rounds, 110.00
Fair:Large rounds, 75.00-85.00
Utility:Large rounds, 65.00-70.00
Timothy Grass:Premium:Small squares, 225.00-240.00
Good:Small squares, 160.00-180.00

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay in rounds sold generally steady. Hay sales were light again this week. Most ranchers have turned out for summer and hay usage is very light. Supplies of hay in rounds remain moderate to heavy, squares supplies are very light. It is getting close to first cutting in many eastern locations and producers
are starting to look at the weather forecast closely as they ready to cut. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Torrington, WY Thu June 13, 2019 USDA - WY Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming and South Dakota Hay Report
Eastern Wyoming
Alfalfa:GoodLarge rounds 150.00-160.00
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets 15% protein255.00
Central and Western Wyoming
Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubesBulk 230.00-240.00, bagged 270.00-280.00
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 reported forages sold steady on a thin test.
Demand was light to moderate. First cutting alfalfa progressing on the eastern
side of the state with some baled and stacked, however, hay producers on the
western side are looking closer to the end of the month before pulling equipment into their fields. Mostly cool to warm, but dry weather, was noted across the state aiding in hay production, as well as late season field work for farmers trying to plant crops. All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.

South Dakota

Compared to last week: Hay prices were steady to higher with very few sales reported. Cooler temperatures and several inches of rain continue to deteriorate ground conditions and hay transportation. Very good demand for all types of hay and bedding in this active market. Corn planted in South Dakota at 25% with 2% emerged as of Monday; compared to 90% planted and 57% emerged on the 5 year average. Soybeans planted in South Dakota at 6% with 1% emerged as of Monday; compared to 64% planted and 24% emerged on the 5 year average. Pasture and range condition reported on Monday 14% Excellent, 58% Good, and 27% Fair. Warmer temperatures and with light rain expected this weekend and next weekend. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.