Forage Focus

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Nebraska/Iowa Hay Summary - Week Ending October 24, 2014

NEBRASKA: Compared to last week, all reported forage products sold steady. Demand was light to moderate from feedlots with moderate to good demand from dairies. Dehy pellets trading was slow to moderate. Light rain in some areas of the state and farmers are still busy with harvest. 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 210.00-220.00. Good large squares 180.00. Good large rounds 85.00-90.00. Grass: Good large rounds 80.00-90.00, few delivered at 110.00. Small squares of grass hay 160.00. Large rounds of Oat hay 100.00 delivered. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein pellets 270.00-290.00; meal 275.00-290.00.

Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00-120.00, blended alfalfa 105.00. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein 250.00; meal 257.00.

IOWA: South Central/North Central IA: Many producers are finishing fourth cutting and are busy with soybean and corn harvest. Demand is good for dairy hay with light demand on all other types of hay.

Alfalfa: Good small squares 200.00-240.00 delivered. Fair large squares 150.00. Grass: Good large rounds 100.00.