Lower hay supplies have brought prices way up in some states, but not others. Prices for high-quality alfalfa range from roughly the same as year-ago levels, to $50/ton higher.

These prices were gathered in late February from hay 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.

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Iowa $100-135  
Indiana 200  
Kansas 100-130  
Michigan (to racetrack) 110-120  
Nebraska 100-110  
New Mexico (to PA) 205 (D)
North Carolina 180  
Wyoming 120-150
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $140-160 (D)
California (central) 130  
California (southern) 138-142 (D)
Colorado 105-120  
Idaho 110  
Indiana 180  
Iowa 90-135  
Kansas 95-110  
Michigan 100-115  
Minnesota (southwestern) 75-80  
Missouri 100-130  
Nebraska 100-130  
Nevada 105-110  
New Mexico (to AL, MI, PA, TN) 160-195  
Oklahoma 100-125  
Oregon 100-105  
South Dakota 90-100  
Texas 135-155  
Utah 90-100  
Virginia 111-120  
Washington (Columbia Basin) 95-105  
Wisconsin 75-90  
Wisconsin 110 (D)
Wyoming 100-120  
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $95-120  
California (central) 125  
California (southern) 120-130 (D)
Colorado 95-105  
Idaho 80-85  
Indiana 160  
Iowa 75-100  
Kansas 70-110  
Michigan 80-110  
Minnesota (southwestern) 50-70  
Montana 75-85  
Nebraska 80-110  
New York 100  
Nevada 90-110  
Oklahoma 90-110  
Oregon 80-95  
South Dakota 75-85  
Texas 125-135 (D)
Utah 65-85  
Virginia 75  
Washington (Columbia Basin) 80-90  
Wisconsin 60-75  
Wyoming 80-90  
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $100-110 (D)
California (central) 90-100  
California (southern) 107 (D)
Colorado 90-95  
Idaho 75-80  
Iowa 60-80  
Kansas 85-115  
Michigan 40-60  
Minnesota (southwestern) 50-60  
Nebraska 60-80  
Nevada 80-90  
New York 80  
Oklahoma 35-50  
South Dakota 50-60  
Texas 110-120 (D)
Utah 45-60  
Virginia 32-42  
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70-75  
Wisconsin 40-60  
Timothy hay: Price/ton
California $180  
Michigan 90-100  
Montana 110-120  
New York 90  
Straw: Price/ton
Colorado Wheat straw $60  
Idaho Wheat straw 40  
Indiana Wheat straw 150  
Indiana Oat straw 120  
Iowa Oat straw 90-100  
Kansas Wheat straw 40-55  
Michigan Wheat straw 55-80  
New York Wheat straw 80  
New York Oat Straw 70  
North Carolina Wheat straw 125  
North Carolina Oat straw 125  
Oregon Wheat straw 40  
Washington Wheat straw 50  
Wisconsin Oat straw 50-85  
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $128-142  
Nebraska 120-128  
Wyoming 128  
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $112-130  
South Dakota 120  
Wyoming 138-164  
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
California $135 (D)
Nevada 100-110  
Utah 80-105  
Utah (50-lb bags) 120-140