Expected fall and winter hay price increases apparently haven't kicked in yet. This month's reported prices are mostly steady, even showing signs of weakening in a few states.

These prices were gathered in late October from 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
Iowa $110-130 (D)
Kansas (southwestern) 125-160
Michigan 125-180
Nebraska (western) 100-110
New York 100
Utah 85-100
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $130-135 (D)
California (central) 130-140 (D)
California (southern) 115 (D)
Colorado (southeastern) 90-100
Colorado (southwestern) 100-110
Idaho 90-95
Illinois 120-135
Iowa (northeastern) 100-110 (D)
Iowa (Rock Valley) 90-100
Kansas (southwestern) 90-105
Kansas (northwestern 80-100
Michigan 110-140
Missouri 80-110
Montana 70-80
Nebraska 120-130
Nevada 100-110
New Mexico 130-150
Oklahoma 110-125
Oregon 110-115
South Dakota (east river) 80-90
South Dakota (western) 75-85
Texas (western) 150-170
Texas (panhandle) 145-150 (D)
Utah 65-75
Washington (Columbia Basin) 85-95
Wyoming 75-90
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $125 (D)
California (central) 103-125 (D)
California (southern) 105 (D)
Colorado 75-85
Idaho 70-75
Illinois 100-120
Iowa (northeastern) 80-90 (D)
Iowa (northwestern) 87-95
Iowa (Rock Valley) 72-75
Kansas 75-100
Missouri 50-80
Montana 60-65
Nebraska 90-110
Nebraska (western) 65-70
Nevada 80-90
New Mexico 110-140
Oklahoma 90-105
Oregon 80-100
South Dakota (east river) 60-75
South Dakota (western) 60-70
Texas (panhandle) 115-135
Texas (eastern) 85-130
Utah 50-60
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70-75
Wyoming 65-75
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $85 (D)
California (central) 90 (D)
California (southern) 85-95 (D)
Colorado 55-80
Illinois 80-100
Iowa 50-60 (D)
Iowa (Rock Valley) 67
Kansas 65-85
Michigan 80
Nebraska 85-90
Nebraska (western) 40-60
Nevada 50-65
New Mexico 90-110
Oklahoma 60-80
South Dakota (western) 45-60
Utah 40-45
Washington (Columbia Basin) 55
Wyoming 50-60
Oat hay Price/ton
Colorado $70
Illinois 60-80
Iowa 85
Oregon 75
Texas (panhandle) 95-110 (D)
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70
Wyoming 50-65
Sudangrass hay Price/ton
California (northern) $65-75
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $100
Montana 120
New York 90
Oregon 130
Virginia 92-130
Wyoming 125
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois Wheat straw $55-75
Iowa Oat straw 80 (D)
Michigan Wheat straw 60-80
Nebraska 45
New York Wheat straw 90
New York Oat straw 80
New York Precut rye 100
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $99
Kansas 118-120
Nebraska 105-106
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $101-103 (D)
Kansas 95-110
Nebraska (western) 105-135
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140
Wyoming 95-100