Forage Focus

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Nebraska/Iowa Hay Summary - Week Ending January 16, 2015

NEBRASKA: Compared to last week, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady to firm. Ground and delivered products and dehy pellets sold steady. Areas of the state with snow covered stalks and pastures saw forage prices increasing a touch in the last week. 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 sales.

Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Premium large squares 225.00. Good large squares 200.00. Premium large round bales 100.00-115.00. Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Grass hay: Premium large rounds 95.00-100.00. Good large rounds 75.00-90.00. Small squares of grass hay 150.00-160.00. Cane hay 70.00. Wheat grass hay in large rounds 70.00. Cornstalk bales 45.00 to mostly 50.00. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein pellets and meal 270.00-280.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Premium large rounds 90.00- 100.00; Good large rounds 70.00-80.00. Fall grown oat hay in large rounds 70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00-120.00, blended alfalfa 100.00-105.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein meal 280.00. Sun-Cured Alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 230.00.

IOWA: South Central/North Central IA: Alfalfa Good large squares 200.00. Alfalfa/Grass mix good large squares bales 180.00. Premium small squares bales alfalfa 240.00-280.00.