Mild late-fall weather in much of the country may have impacted hay prices. Some price gains are apparent, but overall prices are about steady on slow to moderate sales activity.

These prices were reported by USDA in early December. Prices followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are bulk unless otherwise indicated.

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

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Colorado (San Luis Valley) $90
Idaho 130
Kansas (southwestern) 100-160
Montana 100-120
Utah 75-100
Washington (Columbia Basin) 125-130
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $150-172 (D)
California (central) 160-165 (D)
California (southern) 145-156 (D)
Colorado 90-100
Idaho 110
Illinois 115-135
Iowa (Maurice) 103-105
Iowa (Rock Valley) 98
Kansas (southwestern) 95-105
Kansas (southeastern) 80-100
Missouri 80-110
Montana 90-100
Nebraska (western) 70-85
Nebraska (northeastern) 110-120
Oregon (southern) 120
Oregon (Lake County) 110
South Dakota (east river) 90-140
South Dakota (Alcester) 105
South Dakota (western) 75-90
Texas (panhandle) 130-160 (D)
Texas (eastern) 145-160
Utah (central) 75-90
Utah (Uintah Basin) 70-85
Washington (Columbia Basin) 110-115
Wyoming 70-85
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $150-152 (D)
California (southern) 145-148 (D)
Colorado 80-90
Illinois 90-120
Iowa (Maurice) 73-98
Iowa (central) 100-120
Iowa (Rock Valley) 73-93
Kansas 70-95
Minnesota (southwestern) 73-85
Montana 60-85
Nebraska (western) 60-65
Nebraska (northeastern) 90-115
Nevada 105-110
Oregon (southern) 95
South Dakota (east river) 70-85
South Dakota (Alcester) 75-80
South Dakota (western) 60-65
Texas (panhandle) 105-135 (D)
Texas (eastern) 125-140
Utah (central) 55-70
Utah (Uintah Basin) 50-60
Virginia 100
Wyoming 60-70
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $130 (D)
California (central) 128 (D)
California (southern) 90-95
Colorado (northeastern) 50
Colorado (San Luis Valley) 65-75
Idaho 85
Illinois 70-90
Iowa (central) 55-60
Kansas 65-70
Nebraska (western) 40-55
Nevada (northern) 85
Nevada (western) 100-110
Oregon (Lake County) 70
Oregon (eastern) 70-75
South Dakota (Alcester) 60-65
Texas (panhandle) 85-90 (D)
Texas (eastern) 80-90
Utah 40-45
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85
Wyoming 50-60
Bermudagrass hay Price/ton
California (southern) $115-125
Florida 38-40
North Carolina 35
Texas (panhandle) 40-50 (D)
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Montana $120-135
Virginia (good quality) 124-136
Straw: Price/ton
Idaho $20
Illinois 50-80
Montana 25-30
Nebraska (western) 20-30
South Dakota (western) 50
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $107-110
Nebraska 95-106
Wyoming 125
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $99
Kansas 89-100
Wyoming 105-135
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140
Utah (export) 85-115
Wyoming 80-90
Texas 129