Nebraska Hay Summary – Week Ending January 17, 2020
Compared to last week, all baled hay, ground and delivered hay and
alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand remains mostly light on baled hay
products with good demand for alfalfa pellets. Most contacts have stated
there has been a lot of alfalfa hay on the market this week and some of
the “big” buyers don’t know if they should continue to stock pile
inventory or pass on procuring hay. Several reports that January is
always a slow month to sell hay. But, this January appears is
exceptionally slow. One has to remember, it is roughly 6 months till
first cutting and Nebraska still has a lot of winter to go through. So,
there is a good chance the carryover will be slim buy June. Note: “All
sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise
Alfalfa: Supreme and Premium large rounds 120.00-125.00, Good large
rounds 100.00-110.00, Fair large rounds 80.00-95.00. Prairie Hay: Premium
large rounds 120.00-125.00; Good large rounds 90.00-100.00. Premium small
squares 170.00-180.00. Cane in large rounds 65.00-75.00. Cornstalks large
rounds 53.50-55.00. Straw large rounds 35.00-45.00 per bale, small
squares 5.00 per bale. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 320.00-330.00.
Sun-cured pellets 15 percent 290.00.
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 105.00-110.00. Cornstalks large rounds 50.00.
Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered
alfalfa/cornstalk mix 125.00-135.00. Cane/stubble mix ground and
delivered 115.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy
alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 270.00-275.00, few at 285.00; Sun-
cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 250.00.
Alfalfa: Good large squares 160.00-175.00; Fair large squares 120.00-
130.00. Straw large squares 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa
153.00-158.00. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 255.00.