Hay prices are holding mostly steady, although slight increases are apparent in some areas. More strengthening is expected before spring arrives. For details, see story on page 44.

These prices were gathered in late January 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 $240 (D)
Iowa 90-110
Kansas 130-170
Michigan 110
New York 100
Utah 100-140
Wyoming 110-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $138-150 (D)
California (central) 137-148 (D)
California (southern) 125-128 (D)
Colorado (northeastern) 100-120
Colorado (southwestern) 130-140
Idaho 65-80
Illinois 120-140
Indiana 220 (D)
Iowa 70-90
Kansas 90-110
Michigan 180
Missouri 110-120 (D)
Montana 95-130
Nebraska 85-90
Nevada 90-108
Oklahoma 105-120
Oregon 100
South Dakota 90-110
Texas 165-175 (D)
Utah 85-95
Virginia 130-160
Washington (Columbia Basin) 110
Wyoming 100-110
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (central) $135 (D)
California (southern) 90-91
Colorado 90-125
Illinois 100-120
Iowa 50-60
Indiana 180 (D)
Kansas 80-90
Michigan 70
Minnesota (southwestern) 75-80
Montana 80-85
Nebraska 75-85
Nevada 95-100
New York 90
Oklahoma 70-85
Oregon 80-100
South Dakota 65-85
Texas 100-110
Utah 75-85
Virginia 95-115
Washington (Columbia Basin) 105
Wyoming 80-100
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $105
California (central) 100
California (southern) 80
Colorado 80-110
Idaho 60-70
Illinois 80-95
Indiana 140 (D)
Iowa 40-50
Minnesota (southwestern) 52-75
Nebraska 70-75
Nevada 70-85
Oklahoma 45-55
South Dakota 60-65
Washington (Columbia Basin) 75
Oat hay: Price/ton
California $80
Colorado 85-90
Illinois 90
Oregon 65
Sudangrass hay: Price/ton
California $85
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $110-180
Montana 150
New York 100
Virginia 68
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois $60-80
Indiana Wheat straw 100 (D)
Iowa Oat straw 60-70
Michigan Oat straw 60-80
New York Oat straw 80
Michigan Wheat straw 70
New York Wheat straw 90
Virginia 67-81
Wyoming Wheat straw 50
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $148-158
Nebraska 140-160
Wyoming 140-185
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $130-150
Kansas 119-132
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140
Wyoming 110