Some further price strengthening is apparent as the winter feeding period progresses. For a detailed look at the nationwide hay supply and price situation, read the story starting on page 8.

These prices were gathered in late January from hay growers, dealers and USDA. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are bulk unless otherwise indicated.

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Illinois (to racetrack) $200 (D)
Indiana 185 (D)
Iowa 90-120
Kansas 100-130
Michigan 120
New Mexico (to AL, PA) 180-212 (D)
Nebraska 100-125
North Carolina 170
Utah 80-105
Wisconsin 85 (D)
Wyoming 90-115
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $150 (D)
California (central) 132 (D)
California (southern) 133-135 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 105-115
Colorado (southeastern) 100-105
Idaho 100-105
Indiana 160 (D)
Iowa 90-100
Kansas 90-110
Michigan 100-110
Minnesota (southwestern) 85-95
Missouri 100-130
Montana 90-100
Nebraska 100-130
Nevada 100-110
New Mexico (to FL) 200 (D)
New Mexico (to AL) 160-180 (D)
Oklahoma 90-125
Oregon 100-110
Pennsylvania 115-155
South Dakota 90-100
Texas 120-135
Texas 135-155 (D)
Utah 85-95
Virginia 75-105
Washington (Columbia Basin) 95-115
Wisconsin 75-90
Wyoming 90-110
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $100-105
California (central) 100-110
California (southern) 81-90
Colorado (northeastern) 90-95
Idaho 85-90
Illinois 110 (D)
Iowa 75-90
Indiana 125 (D)
Kansas 95-105
Michigan 80
Minnesota (southwestern) 65-80
Montana 80-85
Nebraska 80-110
Nevada 100-110
New York 90
Oklahoma 85-100
Oregon 75-85
Pennsylvania 50
South Dakota 75-85
Texas 100-125
Utah 65-80
Virginia 70-82
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85-95
Wisconsin 50-75
Wyoming 80-100
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $75-120 (D)
California (central) 115
California (southern) 105
Colorado (southeastern) 100 (D)
Idaho 75-85
Illinois 75
Illinois (to MO) 100 (D)
Indiana 75 (D)
Iowa 40-65
Kansas 60-80
Michigan 60
Minnesota (southwestern) 50-70
New York 80
Nevada 85-90
Oklahoma 35-50
South Dakota 50-60
Utah 45-60
Wisconsin 30-50
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $110-140
Montana 110-120
New York 90
North Carolina 160
Virginia 75-102
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois Oat straw $80 (D)
Wheat straw 110
Indiana Wheat straw 100
Iowa Oat straw 100-125
Michigan Wheat straw 60-80
North Carolina Wheat straw 90-102 (D)
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Wyoming $113
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $125
Kansas 110-135
Nebraska 138-164
South Dakota 120
Wyoming 138-146
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140