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Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT    Friday Mar. 30, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report


Alfalfa: Supreme:        Small squares, 200.00-250.00

                      Premium:            Large squares, 150.00-175.00

Large rounds, 150.00-170.00

                                                      Small squares,  180.00             

                    Good:              Large squares, 150.00-175.00          

                                                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00

                       Fair:                      Large squares, 120.00-150.00, 

                                                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00

Utility: Large squares, 115.00


Good: Small squares, 150.00-160.00

Fair:                      Large rounds 150.00-160.00


Good: Large rounds,  145.00-150.00

Fair: Large squares, 110.00

Utility: Large rounds,  100.00

Timothy Grass:

    Premium:            Small squares, 210.00-240.00          

Barley Straw

                  Large squares, 90.00-125.00

Large rounds,  100.00                          

Wheat straw:

South central Montana:   Large rounds, 90.00-125.00

Northern Montana: Large squares, 90.00

Large rounds,  90.00

Pea/Oat/Barley Hay: Large rounds, 115.00


Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. Demand for hay remains mostly good. Supplies are light. Hay market activity was mostly active this week. Hay from neighboring states continues to be delivered into the state. This has kept hay prices from pushing higher
as hay delivered in is competitive with locally purchased and delivered hay. Straw supplies continue to run near zero. Straw prices sold fully steady on very light volume. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report

Greeley, CO    Thu Mar. 29, 2018    USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

Eastern Wyoming 

Alfalfa: Good to Premium large square bales 165.00. 
Alfalfa/orchard grass mix: Large square bales 70.00 per bale; 
small squares 7.00 per bale. 
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 240.00-250.00

Central and Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Fair to good large squares bales 150.00. 
Premium small square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Alfalfa/orchard grass: Premium small square bales 200.00. 
Grass hay: Premium small square bales 200.00. 

Certified weed seed free alfalfa cubes 220.00-260.00.

Western South Dakota:  

   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 200.00 Del

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium:
   Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.



Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets and alfalfa cubes sold steady.  Demand was good. Very limited supply of hay available for sale in large and small squares. Some producers have been busy planting barley and other spring crops the 
last week and are getting ready to plant sugar beets in the near future. Light snow in some areas of the Northern areas of the state. Some 
ranchers continue to search for additional hay to buy.  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:  All classes of hay and bedding sold steady to firm this past week.  Demand is moderate to good from East River, with good demand noted in the Western half of the state.  Interest is best from West River, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Hay supplies are tightening, as many producers have already contracted much of what they still have in their yards.  Lower quality grinding type hay is the most sought after, with limited availability.  Late last week and early this week more moisture was received across much of the state in either rain or snow depending on location. Yards are very soft and some hay producers are unable to reach their stacks due to the mud.  Spring road weight restrictions have been posted across much of the state. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.