Prices of high-quality alfalfa are strengthening in some states as winter reaches its midpoint. For details on hay price prospects, see the story on pages 34 and 36.

These prices were gathered in late January from growers, brokers, 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 (northeastern) $125-140
Kansas 120-130
Michigan 110-160
New Mexico (to TX) 240 (D)
New York 110
Utah 75-100
Washington (Columbia Basin) 120
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Arizona (northern) $100-105
Arizona (western) 90-100
California (northern) 130-140 (D)
California (central) 120-150 (D)
California (southern) 110-115 (D)
Colorado 75-110
Idaho 86
Illinois (northern) 120-140
Illinois (southern) 115-140
Iowa 100-120
Kansas 89-110
Michigan 110-140
Missouri 80-110
Montana 120
Nebraska 110-120
New Mexico 130-150
Oklahoma 100-110
Oregon 90-100
South Dakota (east river) 85-105
Texas (panhandle) 145-175 (D)
Texas (eastern) 130-140 (D)
Utah 60-70
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85-90
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Arizona (northern) $80-85
Arizona (western) 90-105
California (northern) 118 (D)
California (central) 117-120 (D)
California (southern) 100 (D)
Colorado 60-85
Illinois 100-120
Iowa 90-120
Kansas 75-95
Michigan 90-110
Minnesota (southwestern) 83-90
Missouri 40-80
Montana 55-65
Nebraska 90-110
New Mexico 110-140
Oklahoma 90-105
Oregon 75-90
South Dakota (east river) 65-75
Texas (panhandle) 100-140 (D)
Texas (eastern) 85-130 (D)
Utah 50-60
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Arizona (northern) $70
Arizona (western) 60-90
California (northern) 105-115 (D)
California (central) 100-108 (D)
California (southern) 88-95 (D)
Colorado 40-75
Idaho 57-65
Illinois (northern) 80-90
Illinois (southern) 80-100
Iowa 70-80
Kansas 65-85
Michigan 70-80
Minnesota (southwestern) 67.50
New Mexico 90-110
New York 90
Oklahoma 50-60
Oregon 75
Utah 40-45
Virginia 52
Washington (Columbia Basin) 55-65
Oat hay: Price/ton
Arizona $70
California 85-90 (D)
Colorado 55-60 (D)
Washington 70
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $110-200
Montana 120
New York 100
Straw: Price/ton
Colorado $40-80
Illinois 45-80
Iowa 75-80
Michigan 65-80
Montana 30-35
Nebraska 40-50
New York 80-90
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $115
Nebraska 105-106
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $101-102
Kansas 95-106
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140