DES MOINES – Quite a bit of hay was cut during the past week as producers saw an extended stretch of dry weather. Many producers stored the first cutting of alfalfa as test results showed that this early crop tested in the supreme range. Prices on new crop hay appeared to be lower compared to last year. Prices on old crop hay were lower, primarily a reflection of hay quality.
Alfalfa Supreme Small Squares New Cutting $215.00- $220.00
Large Squares New Cutting $245.00- $250.00
Premium Small Squares New Cutting $200.00
Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares New Cutting $180.00
Large Squares New Cutting $195.00- $200.00
Good Small Squares $125.00
Large Squares $80.00- $90.00
Grass Premium Small Squares New Cutting $150.00
Large Rounds New Cutting $95.00
Straw Wheat Large Sqaures $120.00- $125.00
Barley Large Squares $115.00 $120.00
Certified Organic Hay: No sales were reported for the past week.
Source: USDA Market News