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Nebraska/Iowa Hay Summary - Week Ending March 26, 2015
   Compared to last week, alfalfa, grass hay and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehy pellets in Northeast part of the state traded 10.00 lower while pellets in the Platte valley sold steady. Demand was moderate to good in the central part of the state with light demand in the Platte valley. With corn prices low, some farmers/alfalfa producers are planning on planting additional acres of alfalfa this spring. All sales are 
dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) in the field, unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported sales. 

Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-200.00; Premium large rounds of alfalfa 100.00-110.00; Good large rounds 80.00-95.00. Grass hay: Good to Premium large rounds 100.00-110.00. Small squares of grass hay 160.00. Cornstalk bales 50.00. Cane hay in large round bales 65.00.  Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein pellets and meal 260.00. 

Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Premium large rounds 90.00-100.00; Good large rounds 70.00-85.00. Grass hay: Good large rounds 125.00 delivered.  Ground and delivered alfalfa 105.00-120.00, 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 220.00. 

IOWA: South Central/North Central IA: Buyer inquiry was moderate to good this week. Hay sales are steady with last week. Alfalfa Good large squares 200.00. Alfalfa/Grass mix good large squares bales 180.00. Premium small squares bales alfalfa 240.00-280.00. 
Straw in large square bales 150.00 delivered.