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Colorado—In the July 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand for feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on moderate to good demand for stable quality hay. Northeast Colorado finishing up baling on second cutting alfalfa. Southeast Colorado growers wi…

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Colorado—In the July 23 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate to good on feedlot and dairy hay. Trade activity moderate on good demand for stable quality hay. Northeast Colorado wrapping up on late second cutting alfalfa. Southeast Colorado hay prices firm due to …

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Missouri—In the July 9 report, hay prices are mostly steady. The supply of hay is moderate to heavy, and demand is light. Farmers continue making and adding to hay piles which are taking up a lot more space along the fence lines than what has been used for several years.

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Colorado—In the July 2 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate.  Northeast Colorado second cutting alfalfa harvest underway, while oat hay harvest will begin soon.  Southeast Colorado is still battling extreme drought as they are beginning to harvest second…

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Colorado—In the June 18 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado first cutting haylage complete and growers wrapping up baling in dry, windy conditions. Producers in southwest Colorado are wrapping up first cutting grass and alfalfa hay while battlin…

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Colorado—In the June 11 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado finishing first cutting alfalfa with windy, scattered storm conditions challenging producers. Producers in southwest Colorado are harvesting first cutting grass hay with customers order…

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Colorado—In the June 4 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Northeast Colorado harvesting alfalfa for haylage. Southeast Colorado is currently harvesting and baling first cutting alfalfa and triticale for hay. Trade inactive in the San Luis Valley. Producers in the…

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Colorado—In the May 28 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive as they continue receiving previously contracted hay. Northeast Colorado began harvesting alfalfa for haylage. Drought conditions continue in southwes…

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Colorado—In the May 21 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive as they receive previously contracted hay. Northeast Colorado will begin harvesting alfalfa for haylage next week and baled hay will be shortly after.…

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Nebraska—In the May 14 report, compared to last week, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was light. Cattlemen continue to pinch where they can as some only need a few bales to get to summer grass. So, only a few they will buy as they bring a flatbed instead of having a semi deliver a full load. Warmer days on the horizon as the crops and forages really will appreciate the warmth.

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Colorado—In the May 7 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand were light. Hay prices remain steady on retail/stable hay. Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay inactive. Bulk of feedlot and dairy hay market activity on receiving previously contracted hay.

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Colorado—In the April 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. Dairy and feedlot hay activity mostly on previously contracted hay.  Warm, dry conditions led to an expansion of abnormal dryness in eastern Colorado.

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Colorado—In the April 16 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. Eastern Colorado and southwest Kansas remain the driest portion of the High Plains. Severe drought was expanded over southeast Colorado this week and moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions wer…

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Nebraska—In the April 9 report compared to last week, alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay, ground and delivered forages and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Buyer inquiry for baled hay picked up this week as distillers is getting in short supply some feedlots have switched to alfalfa for a protein source. Some of the round bales may not be the best in RFV but most bales are tested pretty well for protein. Some tillage work has taken place the last seven days.

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Colorado—According to the March 19 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand light on feedlot and dairy hay. Hay producers in the south- west part of the state are experiencing difficulty find- ing trucks to haul hay as the oilfield continues to slow down. The price spread bet…

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Colorado—In the March 12 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories.

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Colorado—In the March 5 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. The price spread between dairy quality alfalfa and grinder hay continues to grow due to inventories. 

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Colorado—In the Feb. 27 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on light to moderate demand. Much of the region was saw little or no precipitation. 

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Colorado—In the Feb. 20 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand. The U.S Drought Monitor’s High Plains Summary shows the past 30-days have been drier than normal.

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Colorado—In the Feb. 13 report, compared to last week, trade activity light on moderate demand.

Iowa—In the Feb. 4 report, for the reporting period of Jan. 19 to Feb. 1, prices on alfalfa, alfalfa/grass and grass were fully steady to firm.

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Colorado—In the Jan. 30 report, compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate.  

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Colorado—On Jan. 9, compared to last week, hay trade activity and demand was light.

Iowa—On Jan. 7, prices on alfalfa, alfalfa/grass mix and grass was $15 to $25 per ton lower.

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Colorado—On Dec. 19, 2019 compared to last week, trade activity and demand light. The next available report will be Jan. 9.

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Due to the holidays, some reports will not update in the coming weeks. See notes with each state regarding next publish date.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity light and demand moderate. Much of the area continues to be dry, with abnormally dry ratings in south-central Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Colorado.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. According to the NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report for week ending Nov. 17, the fourth cutting alfalfa hay is 90 percent harvested. Stored feed supplies were rated 2% short, 82% adequate, and 16% surplus. Next available rep…

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. In southwest Colorado, high quality hay supplies of horse hay are dwindling while mid to low quality supplies are readily available. Trade activity is increasing in the San Luis Valley on dairy hay and retail hay.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand moderate. In southwest Colorado, high quality hay supplies of horse hay are dwindling while mid to low quality supplies are readily available. Trade activity is increasing in the San Luis Valley on Dairy hay and retail hay.

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Colorado—Compared to last week, trade activity and demand light to moderate. Stored feed supplies were rated 3% short, 80% adequate, and 17% surplus with fourth cutting alfalfa progress at 57%.

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If you haven’t already noticed, High Plains Journal is changing some things up. We have decided to go to a new format for the hay market prices, and we hope this more graphic representation of the prices and trends will be a better use of space and help readers quickly find the prices they n…

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For the week ending Oct. 11, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service reported the following state hay updates:

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In Nebraska, Sept. 27, alfalfa and grass hay steady. Alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay steady. Demand was light to moderate in the central and eastern areas with good demand in the western side of the state. 

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In Nebraska, Sept. 27, alfalfa and grass hay steady. Alfalfa pellets and ground and delivered hay steady. Demand was light to moderate in the central and eastern areas with good demand in the western side of the state.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week, hay sold steady on a thin test. Demand was mostly light as many contacts stated not many call this week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 6. 

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In Nebraska, compared to last week all reported forages sold steady on a thin test. Demand was light throughout the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 30.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was light with a load here and there getting sold, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 23.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Buyer inquiry was light, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 15.

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In Nebraska, compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Buyer inquiry was mostly light. Most areas of the state are in good shape for moisture but some areas on the eastern side of the state and south central are dry and could use some moisture, according to the USDA Market News…

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In Nebraska, compared to last reported market, alfalfa sold steady to weak, July 19. Ground and delivered to feedlots fully steady. Demand was light for rounds bales and ground hay with mostly moderate demand for large squares going to dairies.

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