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