Hay prices haven't changed much overall in the last month or two. They're mostly high, though, and are likely to climb farther as winter progresses. These prices were gathered in late December 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
Kansas $130-180
Michigan 110-180
New Mexico (to FL) 245-255 (D)
New Mexico (to TX) 215-220 (D)
New Mexico (to AL) 230 (D)
New York 100
Utah 105-140
Wisconsin 85-100
Wisconsin 125 (D)
Wyoming 110-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $140-145 (D)
California (central) 135 (D)
California (southern) 125-135 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 100-115
Colorado (southwestern) 130-140
Idaho 75-100
Illinois 125-140
Iowa 115 (D)
Kansas (southwestern) 105-115
Kansas (southeastern) 95-110
Michigan 110-180
Minnesota (southwestern) 90-95
Missouri 100-125
Montana 95-130
Nebraska (northeastern) 110-135
Nevada (northern) 90-100
Nevada (western) 100-105
New Mexico 135-175
Oklahoma 105-130
Oregon (southern) 110-120
Oregon (eastern) 85-95
South Dakota (east river) 90-110
South Dakota (western) 100
Texas 165-175 (D)
Utah 95-105
Virginia 155-165
Washington (Columbia Basin) 90-105
Wyoming 100-115
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $90-100
California (central) 100-115
California (southern) 122-123 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 90-100
Colorado (southwestern) 115-125
Idaho 70-80
Illinois 100-125
Iowa 100-110
Iowa (Rock Valley) 77-90
Kansas 100
Minnesota (southwestern) 80-90
Montana 80-90
Nebraska (northeastern) 75-90
Nebraska (western) 90-95
Nevada 90-100
New Mexico 125-150
New York 90
Oklahoma 85-110
Oregon (eastern) 80-85
South Dakota (east river) 70-85
South Dakota (western) 110-120 (D)
Texas (panhandle) 115 (D)
Texas (eastern) 150-155 (D)
Utah (northern) 80-90
Utah (southern) 85-100
Virginia 135-140
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85-95
Wyoming 85-95
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $114
Colorado 80-110
Idaho 65-70
Illinois 75-90
Iowa 60-65
Kansas 80-90
Michigan 75-100
Minnesota (southwestern) 50-70
Nebraska 70-85
Nevada 70-80
New Mexico 95-125
Oklahoma 45-55
South Dakota (east river) 60-65
Washington (Columbia Basin) 75-80
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Montana 150
New York 100
Virginia 220
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois $60-80
Kansas 40-45
Michigan Wheat straw 65
Missouri 50-70
Montana 35
New York Oat straw 80
New York Wheat straw 90
Virginia 100
Washington (Columbia Basin) 45-50
Wyoming 65
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $146
Kansas 148-158
Nebraska 140-146
Wyoming 140-185
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $129-138
South Dakota 175