Hay prices from our reporting network appear to have passed their annual wintertime peak and started back down. In a number of states, reported prices are slightly lower than those of a month ago.

These 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
Iowa 120 (D)
Kansas (northwestern) 125-150
Michigan 100-140
Nebraska (western) 100-110
New York 90
New Mexico (to FL) 245-255 (D)
New Mexico (to East TX) 215 (D)
Utah 90-130
Wyoming 100-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $155-165 (D)
California (central) 150
California (southern) 125-127
Colorado (southwestern) 105-115
Idaho 110-115
Illinois (northern) 120-140
Illinois (southern) 130-155
Iowa 80-140
Kansas (southwestern) 105-120
Kansas (northwestern) 100-110
Michigan 100-120
Missouri 110-135
Nebraska 80-130
Nevada 120-130
New Mexico 125-145
Oklahoma (central, western) 105-129
Oklahoma (panhandle) 110-115
Oregon (southern) 120
South Dakota (East River) 75-85
Texas (Panhandle) 110-120 (D)
Texas (eastern) 120-140
Utah 110-125
Virginia 105
Washington (Columbia Basin) 100-120
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $143 (D)
California (central) 140
California (southern) 125-130 (D)
Colorado 80-120
Idaho 85-100
Illinois (northern) 100-120
Iowa 70-120
Kansas 80-95
Michigan 70-80
Montana 105-120
Nebraska 80-110
New Mexico 110-130
Nevada 115-118
New York 80 (D)
Oklahoma (panhandle) 90-105
Oregon (southern) 100
South Dakota (East River) 60-70
South Dakota (western) 70-90
Texas (Panhandle) 120-145 (D)
Utah 70-90
Washington (Columbia Basin) 95-120
Wisconsin 97-115
Wyoming (eastern) 75-80
Wyoming (western) 80-85
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $125-130 (D)
California (central) 130
California (southern) 115-120 (D)
Colorado 65-85
Idaho 80-85
Illinois (northern) 65-95
Illinois (southern) 100
Iowa 55-90
Kansas 70-90
Michigan 40-60
New Mexico 90-115
Nevada 90-105
Oklahoma 50-65
Oregon (eastern) 75
South Dakota (East River) 50-60
Utah 50-65
Wisconsin 50-62
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $90-120
Montana 125-135
New York 80
Oat hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $127-130 (D)
California (central) 165-190 (D)
Illinois 75-80
Utah 85
Wyoming 80-100
Prairie hay: Price/ton
Missouri $85-110
Nebraska 95-105
Texas 120-135 (D)
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois (northern) $70-100
Illinois (central) 55-80
Iowa Oat straw 70 (D)
Kansas 60
Michigan Wheat straw 70-100
New York Wheat straw 75
Virginia 53
Wisconsin 52-70
Washington(Columbia Basin) 45
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $142
Nebraska 132-142
Wyoming 133
South Dakota (western) 145-165
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $119-130
Nebraska (western) 138-164
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140