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Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT    Friday Feb. 16, 2018    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, 140.00-120.00

                                                      Small squares,  180.00             

                    Good:              Large squares, 120.00-150.00          

                                                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00

                                                      Small squares, 130.00-140.00

                       Fair:                      Large squares, 120.00-135.00, 

                                                        Large rounds,  120.00-140.00

                                                      Small squares, 130.00


Good: Small squares, 130.00-140.00

Fair:                      Large rounds 120.00-140.00

                    Utility:                  Large rounds,  90.00


                      Fair:                      Large rounds,  115.00       

Timothy Grass:

    Premium:            Small squares, 210.00-240.00          

Barley Straw

                  Large squares, 50.00-65.00                          

Wheat straw:

South central Montana:   Large squares, 50.00-60.00

Northern Montana: Large squares, 50.00-60.00

Large rounds,  50.00-65.00

Corn Stalk: Large rounds, 45.00-75.00



Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady to 5.00 higher again this week. Demand for Alfalfa is mostly good on light to moderate supplies. Hay supplies in Eastern Montana continue to help drive the market as cattlemen are having to deliver hay into that part of the state as available supplies are near nil. This continues to help improve demand throughout the state. Straw supplies are very light across the state. 
Light sales were seen this week on straw, however most sales were steady to 10.00 higher. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Greeley, CO    Thu Feb. 15, 2018    USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

Eastern Wyoming 

Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 200.00 

Premium large square bales 165.00. 

Good large square bales 130.00-145.00

Fair large square bales 120.00. 

Good large round bales 145.00

Fair large round bales 130.00. 

Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large squares 65.00 per bale. 

Grass Hay: Large round bales 140.00 delivered. 

Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 215.00. 

Central and Western Wyoming

Alfalfa: Supreme large square bales 150.00-160.00. 

Good large square bales 120.00-140.00. 

Premium small square bales 200.00. 

Alfalfa/grass mix: Good large square bales 100.00-120.00.

Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00. 

Western South Dakota:  

Alfalfa: Fair:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

Grass:  Good to Premium, Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

Wheat Straw:  No reported sales




Compared to last week all reported forages sold fully steady. Demand was good from feedlots and ranchers both in state and out of state. The supreme and premium large square bales are going to out of state dairies. Several contacts in the Western areas continue to have a hard time finding trucks to move their products. Hay is very tight in the Eastern side of WY with good supplies of large and small squares alfalfa in the Central and West. All prices are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. 

South Dakota

Compared to last week:  Hay continues to sell at mostly steady levels. Demand moderate to good overall, with better demand coming from the western half of the state.  Drought conditions are spread across essentially the entire state, with the the heart of west river experiencing Severe Drought conditions.  Depressed Class III Milk Futures leave extra income for dairy farmers and they are very price conscious. Hay supplies are getting harder to come by, as many are either sold out or have commitments made on their hay. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.