Demand for hay has weakened in recent weeks as the prime marketing season ends. Prices overall are steady to slightly lower.

These are late-April USDA prices. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All other prices are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are bulk unless otherwise indicated.

For weekly updated hay prices, go to the “Hay Price Link” section of HayandForage.com

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Kansas (southwestern) $100-150
Kansas (northeastern) 110-120
Nebraska (western) 100-110
Wyoming 75
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $140-162 (D)
California (central) 138-159 (D)
California (southern) 135-145 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 80-85
Colorado (southwestern) 90-100
Idaho 75-80
Illinois (northern) 115-125
Illinois (southern) 110-125
Iowa (Maurice) 95-100
Iowa (Rock Valley) 95-105
Kansas (southwestern) 80-105
Kansas (northeastern) 85-100
Minnesota (southwestern) 85-92
Missouri 80-110
Nebraska 110-120
New Mexico 130-150
Oklahoma 130-155
Oregon (southern) 95
South Dakota (east river) 90-135
South Dakota (western) 75-80
Texas (panhandle) 120-160 (D)
Texas (eastern) 125-130 (D)
Utah 65-75
Virginia 135
Washington (Columbia Basin) 80-100
Wyoming (eastern) 60-80
Wyoming (western) 65-75
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $122-147 (D)
California (central) 131-140 (D)
California (southern) 80-112
Colorado (northeastern) 65-75
Colorado (San Luis Valley) 87
Idaho 65
Illinois 90-110
Iowa 85-120
Iowa (Maurice) 75-80
Iowa (Rock Valley) 90
Kansas (southwestern) 80-90
Kansas (northeastern) 75-85
Minnesota (southwestern) 77-82
Missouri 80-100
Montana 55-65
Nebraska (eastern) 90-115
Nebraska (western) 50-60
Nevada 80-90
New Mexico 110-140
Oklahoma 100-125
Oregon (Lake County) 70
South Dakota (east river) 60-75
South Dakota (western) 60-75
Texas (panhandle) 92-125 (D)
Texas (eastern) 105-115 (D)
Utah 50-60
Washington (Columbia Basin) 65-70
Wyoming 50-65
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $117 (D)
California (central) 105
California (southern) 67-73
Colorado (northeastern) 40-50
Colorado (San Luis Valley) 65-75
Idaho 52-60
Illinois 70-90
Iowa 50
Kansas 70-80
Nebraska (western) 40-50
Nevada 65-75
New Mexico 90-120
Oklahoma 70-85
Oregon (southern) 70
South Dakota (Alcester) 58
South Dakota (western) 45-50
Texas (panhandle) 70-85 (D)
Utah 40-45
Wyoming 40-55
Prairie hay Price/ton
Missouri $60-85
Texas (panhandle) 90-125 (D)
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Montana $120
Virginia 78-81
Washington (Columbia Basin) 90
Wyoming 125
Straw: Price/ton
Colorado $30
Illinois 45-80
Kansas 40-45
Montana 30
Nebraska (eastern) 50
Nebraska (western) 20-30
Washington (Columbia Basin) 50
17% Dehydrated alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $110-115
Nebraska 100-105
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $105
Kansas 95-102
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140