Hay movement has slowed in recent weeks with the arrival of spring green-up, and prices are mostly holding steady. These prices were gathered in April from 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.

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

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Iowa $80-100
Kansas (northeastern) 140-150
Kansas (southwestern) 130-160
Michigan 120-180
Montana 100-130
New York 100
Utah 100-130
Wisconsin 50-70
Wyoming 110-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $145 (D)
California (central) 135-145 (D)
California (southern) 125-130 (D)
Colorado 100-110
Idaho 75
Illinois (northern) 125-160
Iowa (Rock Valley) 105
Kansas 100-110
Michigan 180
Missouri 90-120
Montana 100-130
Nebraska (northeastern) 130
Nevada (northern) 100-105
New Mexico 135-175
Oklahoma 100-130
Oregon (Lake County) 80-85
South Dakota (east river) 85-100
Texas (panhandle) 150-160 (D)
Texas (eastern) 165-170 (D)
Utah 80-90
Virginia 191
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85-95
Wyoming 100
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $125-135 (D)
California (central) 120-128 (D)
California (southern) 108-118 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 90-100
Colorado (southwestern) 100-110
Idaho 70-75
Illinois (northern) 100-130
Iowa (northeastern) 100-127
Iowa (Rock Valley) 87-92
Kansas 85-105
Michigan 80
Minnesota (southwestern) 90-95
Montana 75-80
Nevada 90-100
New Mexico 125-150
New York 90
Oklahoma 85-110
Oregon (southern) 90
South Dakota (east river) 75-85
Texas (panhandle) 135 (D)
Texas (eastern) 100-110
Utah 65-75
Virginia 122-156
Washington (Columbia Basin) 75-85
Wyoming 80-100
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (central) $95-100 (D)
California (southern) 95-107 (D)
Colorado 75-90
Idaho 55-70
Illinois 90-115
Iowa 90 (D)
Iowa 50-75
Kansas 80-87
Michigan 60
Minnesota (southwestern) 73
Nevada (western) 70-80
Nevada (northern) 65-70
New Mexico 95-125
Oregon (eastern) 70-80
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70
Timothy hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $160
California (southern) 276 (D)
Michigan 100-180
Virginia 162-172
Wyoming 125
Prairie hay: Price/ton
Missouri $70-90
Nebraska (northeastern) 110-125
Texas 125
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois $45-80
Iowa Oat straw 30-50
Michigan Wheat straw 60-70
Michigan Oat straw 90
Nebraska Wheat straw 45-50
New York Wheat straw 90
New York Oat straw 80
Washington Wheat straw 50-55
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $142-148
Nebraska 134-136
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $134-150
Kansas 105-128
Nebraska 150-180
Wyoming 185
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140
Wyoming 110