Hay sales have been stagnant in most states in recent weeks due to a combination of light supplies and low demand. Prices haven’t changed much since last month and are running well-above year-ago levels in some states; they’re below 2012 figures in others.
Some prices paid for high-quality alfalfa have hit or surpassed $300/ton in Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and South Dakota, while the lowest prices are in Utah.
These prices were gathered by USDA and other sources in late February. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Pellet prices are for bulk sales.