Audio from Dr. Bruce Anderson-UNL Ext Forage Specialist
Nebraska Hay Summary - Week Ending July 12, 2019
Compared to last reported market, alfalfa sold steady, Dehy pellets
steady in the Eastern side of the state, Platte Valley area 25.00 higher.
Ground and delivered to feedlots unevenly steady. Demand was light for
rounds bales and ground hay with moderate to good demand for large
squares going to dairies. Early demand for alfalfa seamed to perk the
price up a tick, with mid-summer demand lacking for alfalfa hay, prices
are slipping back a tick to seasonal prices of last year. Areas of the
Platte Valley received 7 to 10 inches of rain causing a lot of flooding
and damage. Most areas of the state have had rain, some hail and wind
damage. Few, reports of some first cutting of alfalfa to be baled in the
western panhandle. Some have started on their 2nd cutting of hay. Most
producers seem to be watching the weather a tick more than normal and are
trying to put up top quality hay this summer. Some producers have baled
oat hay and others have started to cut oats this week. There are still
producers planting cane, millet or some form of forage sorghum. Note:
“All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 180.00-185.00; Good large squares
155.00-170.00; Good large rounds 115.00-130.00. Alfalfa/Orchard grass:
Good large rounds 100.00. Grass Hay: Old crop Good large rounds 100.00;
Premium small squares 160.00-170.00. Brome Hay: Fair to good large rounds
130.00 delivered. Oat Hay: Large rounds 70.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17
percent 330.00; Organic Dehy alfalfa pellets 16 percent protein 375.00;
Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 300.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Ground and delivered alfalfa 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-
stubble mix 125.00-135.00. Oat/cane mix ground and delivered 115.00.
Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17
percent protein 275.00.
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares
135.00-155.00. Good large rounds 125.00 delivered. Ground and delivered
alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Straw: large rounds 70.00. Sun-cured alfalfa
pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.