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Prices for new hay crop appear lower than last year

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

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