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Nebraska/Iowa Hay Summary - Week Ending July 17, 2014

   Compared to last week, dairies paid 10.00-15.00 more for good large
squares bales of alfalfa in the Northeast part of the state. All other
products sold steady. Rain and hail across most of the reporting area on
Wednesday with some farmers near 100 percent loss. A lot of pastures were
also damaged in the central part of the state. Some alfalfa producers
have started second cutting and hope that it will stay dry long enough to
get it baled in the “right” kind of condition. All sales are dollars per
ton FOB (freight on buyer) stack in medium to large square bales and
rounds, unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported

Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Premium large squares 220.00-230.00;
Good large squares 180.00-200.00. Grass: Premium large squares 160.00.
Good large rounds 100.00. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein pellets
300.00-325.00; meal 305.00-325.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Ground and delivered alfalfa 145.00,
blended alfalfa product 120.00-135.00. Ground and delivered corn stalks
90.00-115.00, few at loads 120.00.

IOWA: South Central/North Central IA:
Very limited hay movement this week. Most hay sold had been rained on.
Some second cutting down and some has had rain also. Hay producers are
praying for sunshine and warm temps.

Alfalfa: Good small squares 200.00-240.00 delivered; Good large squares
200.00; utility to fair large squares 115.00 delivered.



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