The hay market has been active in recent weeks, with sellers reporting many sales. Some sales are small, though, as buyers order just enough hay to make it through the winter.

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.

For weekly updated hay prices, go to the “Hay Price Link” section of HayandForage.com

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
Indiana $230
Iowa 110-120
Kansas 130-170
Michigan 120-125
Missouri 100
Nebraska (western) 120
New York 90
Utah 100-140
Wisconsin 140
Wyoming 110-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $145-147 (D)
California (central) 133-143 (D)
California (southern) 118-128 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 100-120
Colorado (southwestern) 110-125
Idaho 70-90
Illinois 120-140
Illinois 180 (D)
Indiana 195
Iowa 90-110
Kansas 95-110
Michigan 100-180
Minnesota (southwestern) 115
Missouri 100-120
Montana 100-130
Nebraska (Platte Valley) 120-130
Nevada 90-105
Oklahoma 105-130
Oregon 105-110
South Dakota (east river) 90-100
Texas (panhandle) 165
Texas (western) 170-185
Utah 80-90
Washington (Columbia Basin) 100
Wyoming (eastern) 100-110
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $90
California (central) 123-128 (D)
California (southern) 85-95
Colorado (northeastern) 90-100
Colorado (southwestern) 100-110
Idaho 65-78
Illinois 100-120
Illinois 135 (D)
Iowa 70-80
Indiana 175
Kansas 80-87
Montana 75-80
Nebraska (northeastern) 110
Nevada 90-100
New York 90
Oklahoma 85-110
Oregon (southern) 80-85
South Dakota (east river) 70-85
Texas (eastern) 100-110
Virginia 137
Utah 65-80
Washington (Columbia Basin) 75-85
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $105-116 (D)
California (central) 97-110 (D)
California (southern) 85
Colorado 80-100
Idaho 60-75
Illinois 75-90
Iowa 60-65
Michigan 60
Minnesota (southwestern) 52-72
Nevada 70-85
Oklahoma 45-55
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70-80
Prairie hay Price/ton
Missouri $80-125
Nebraska 110-120
Texas 100
Timothy hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $180
California (southern) 256-276 (D)
Michigan 100-180
New York 100
Virginia 135-141
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois Wheat straw $60-80
Indiana Wheat straw 60
Iowa Oat straw 50-70
Kansas 40-45
Michigan 60-80
Montana 30
New York 80-90
Virginia 65
Washington (Columbia Basin) 30
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $146
Kansas 148-155
Nebraska 140
Wyoming 140-185
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $130-150
Kansas 109-130
Wyoming 180
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140