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Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT    Friday Nov. 10, 2017    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report



Alfalfa: Supreme:        Small squares, 200.00-250.00

                                                      Large squares, 150.00-155.00

                      Premium:            Large squares, 140.00-155.00 

                                                      Large rounds,  150.00             

                    Good:              Large squares, 140.00-155.00          

                                                        Large rounds,  140.00-175.00

                                                      Small squares, 140.00-150.00

                       Fair:                      Large squares, 120.00-150.00, 

                                                        Large rounds,  120.00-150.00

                                                      Small squares, 130.00

Utility: Large squares, 110.00-120.00


                      Good: Large rounds, 150.00

Fair:                      Large squares, 125.00-130.00

                                                        Large rounds,  125.00

                    Utility:                  Large rounds,  90.00


                      Good:                   Large squares, 140.00

                                                        Large rounds,  130.00

                      Fair:                      Large rounds,  115.00; long haul 100.00

Utility: Large rounds, 105.00                          

Timothy Grass:

    Premium:            Small squares, 210.00-240.00          

Barley Straw

                  Large squares, 43.00-50.00;  long haul 40.00                              

Wheat straw:

South central Montana:   Large squares, 38.00-40.00; long haul 35.00

Wheat Hay: Large rounds, 120.00



Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. Hay market activity this week was mostly slow with limited sales seen this week. Very cold and snowy conditions were seen early this week. This has some ranchers feeding hay as pastures are short and covered with snow. This week’s Drought Monitor found improved drought conditions across the state as heavy snowfall helped improved conditions. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Greeley, CO    Thu Nov. 16, 2017    USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

Eastern Wyoming 
   Large Squares: Supreme 170.00; Good/Fair 120.00-130.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Large Squares: Good 140.00
   Small Squares: Good 135.00 (4.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
   Large Squares: Good 130.00-140.00.
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
   Large Rounds: Good 125.00.
   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 moderate in all regions. According to the United States Drought Monitor, Cold weather, accompanied by little or no precipitation, kept dryness and drought unchanged across the Dakotas and Montana, with extreme drought persisting in portions of western South Dakota and northeastern Montana. The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending November 12, 2017 stated pasture and range condition rated 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

The NASS South Dakota Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending November 12, 2017 states that pasture and range condition rated 28 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 20 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. 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.