Prices for high-quality alfalfa have held steady or strengthened in most areas in recent months as wet weather has interfered with harvest in much of the country. Prices are slightly higher than year-ago levels in some states, lower in others.

These prices were gathered by USDA in late July. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are for bulk sales.

For weekly updated hay prices, go to “USDA Hay Prices” at hayandforage.com.

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (central) $128 (D)
Idaho 110-115
Iowa 190-200
Kansas 190-230
Nevada 120-130
New Mexico 190-210
Oregon 160-170
Utah 85-115
Washington (Columbia Basin) 130-165
Wyoming 110
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $180 (D)
California (central) 170-185 (D)
Colorado (northeastern, large squares) 120
Colorado (San Luis Valley, small squares) 155-180
Colorado (San Luis Valley, large squares) 135-145
Idaho 105-115
Kansas (southwestern) 120-135
Kansas (northeastern) 120-130
Missouri 140-175
Montana (large squares) 85-100
Montana (small squares) 160-180
Nebraska (northeastern) 140-160
Nebraska (western) 108
Nevada 135
New Mexico (eastern) 165-170
New Mexico (southern) 150 (D)
Oklahoma (large squares) 120-130
Oklahoma (small squares) 190-210
Oregon (Lake County) 165-170
Oregon (Harney County) 135
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 235
Texas (panhandle) 230-265
Texas (eastern) 150-170 (D)
Utah 80-95
Washington (Columbia Basin) 140-160
Wyoming 100
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $135 (D)
California (central) 125-155 (D)
California (Imperial Valley) 112
Colorado (northeastern, large squares) 100-120
Idaho 90-107
Kansas (southwestern) 100-125
Kansas (south central) 95-115
Missouri 75-140
Montana 75-85
Nevada 130
New Mexico (eastern) 135-150 (D)
New Mexico (southern) 125-135
Oklahoma (large squares) 110-120
Oklahoma (small squares) 150-170
Oregon (Harney County) 115
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 155-200
Pennsylvania (Dieffenbach) 150-200
Texas (panhandle) 125-135
Texas (eastern) 125-140
Utah 70-75
Washington (Columbia Basin) 130-140
Wyoming 85
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $110-128 (D)
California (central) 120-128 (D)
California (Imperial Valley) 85-110
Colorado (northeastern, large squares) 85-105
Idaho 70-80
Kansas (southwestern) 95-110
New Mexico (southern) 110-125
Oklahoma (large squares) 90-100
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 75-125
Texas (panhandle) 110-125
Washington (Columbia Basin) 100
Wyoming 65-70
Bermudagrass hay: Price/ton
Missouri (fair to good) $70-100
Bromegrass hay: Price/ton
Kansas $80-110
Missouri (good to premium) 90-150
Prairie hay: Price/ton
Missouri (good to premium) $80-125
Texas 130-140 (D)
Oat hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $80 (D)
California (central) 60-65 (D)
Nebraska 80-100
New Mexico 110-120 (D)
Oregon 90
Texas (panhandle) 135 (D)
Wyoming 75
Straw: Price/ton
California (northern) $60 (D)
Colorado 80
Kansas (large squares) 45-60
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 95-165
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $195-200
Wyoming 168 (D)
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $146-154
South Dakota 130
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (export) $100-120
Wyoming (50-lb bags) 180