Hay sales activity has been mostly light to moderate in recent weeks, with prices holding steady at very high levels.

Demand is outpacing available supply in many states, although high-quality hay is still available for reasonable prices in a few.

These prices were gathered in mid-January by USDA. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are for bulk sales unless otherwise indicated.

For weekly updated hay prices, go to “USDA Hay Prices” in HayandForage.com

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Colorado (southwestern) $180-290 (D)
Kansas (southwestern) 150-215
Kansas (northeastern) 185-200
Montana 200
Nebraska (western) 150
Nevada 200
Utah 125-180
Washington (Columbia Basin) 170-200
Wyoming 140
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $225-230 (D)
California (central) 207
California (southern) 185-191
Colorado (northeastern) 150-155
Colorado (southwestern) 145-150
Idaho 150
Illinois (northern) 160-180
Illinois (southern) 160-200
Iowa (central) 125-150
Kansas (southwestern) 140-150
Kansas (northeastern) 130-150
Minnesota (southwestern) 110-133
Missouri 140-175
Nebraska (northeastern) 125-145
Nebraska (western) 115-120
Nevada 180
Oklahoma 130-150
Oregon (Harney County) 160
South Dakota (east river) 170-180
South Dakota (Alcester) 110-130
South Dakota (western) 90-110
Texas (panhandle) 180-260 (D)
Utah 125-150
Wyoming (eastern) 120-135
Wyoming (western) 110-125
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $220-230 (D)
California (southern) 175-187
Colorado (northeastern) 120-130
Colorado (southeastern) 125-140
Idaho 138-140
Illinois (northern) 140-160
Illinois (southern) 150-180
Iowa (Maurice) 90-105
Iowa (Rock Valley) 95-103
Kansas (southwestern) 120-140
Kansas (northeastern) 95-135
Minnesota (southwestern) 88-108
Montana 95-120
Nebraska (northeastern) 85-115
Nebraska (western) 100-125
Nevada 170-180
Oklahoma 100-130
Oregon (eastern) 150
South Dakota (east river) 120-125
South Dakota (western) 70-90
Texas (panhandle) 150-200 (D)
Texas (eastern) 160-190 (D)
Utah 100-125
Wyoming (eastern) 110-130
Wyoming (western) 100-110
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $220 (D)
California (central) 235 (D)
California (southern) 165
Colorado (northeastern) 100-115
Idaho 115-125
Illinois (northern) 120-140
Illinois (southern) 130-160
Kansas (southwestern) 100-120
Montana 80
Nevada 155-180
Oklahoma 65-85
Texas (panhandle) 120-145 (D)
Bromegrass hay Price/ton
Missouri (good to premium) $80-130
Kansas (northeastern) 80-130
Orchardgrass hay Price/ton
California (northern) $280 (D)
Oregon 135-175
Virginia 180-196
Straw: Price/ton
Colorado (northeastern) $60-70
Idaho 50
Illinois 80-100
Iowa (Rock Valley) 70-75
Kansas 35-60
Montana 30-80
Nebraska (western) 50
South Dakota (east river) 50-55
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $195
Nebraska 180-195
Wyoming 179 (D)
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $140-160
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-150
Utah (export) 150-180
Wyoming 110-120