Hay prices overall haven't changed much in the past month. But supplies of high-quality alfalfa are tight in much of the country, so expect to pay more as winter approaches.

These prices were gathered in late August 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 (northeastern) $85
Kansas (southwestern) 100-130
Kansas (southeastern) 90
Michigan 110-180
Nebraska (western) 100
Nevada (northern) 100
New York 100
Utah 90-120
Wisconsin 135 (D)
Wyoming 85
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $130-135 (D)
California (central) 120-145 (D)
California (southern) 90-106
Colorado (southwestern) 90-100
Idaho 80-85
Illinois 120-135
Iowa (northeastern) 75
Iowa (south central) 90-120
Kansas 85-105
Michigan 140
Missouri 80-110 (D)
Nebraska (western) 90
Nevada (northern) 95-100
New Mexico 130-150
Oklahoma (central, western) 95-120
Oklahoma (panhandle) 90-110
Oregon (southern) 95-105
Oregon (eastern) 90-92
South Dakota (western) 75-85
Texas (eastern) 125-130 (D)
Texas (western) 150-170
Utah 70-80
Virginia 115
Washington (Columbia Basin) 80-90
Wyoming (eastern) 80-85
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $105-125 (D)
California (central) 100-119 (D)
California (southern) 73-80
Colorado (southeastern) 60
Colorado (San Luis Valley) 80-85
Idaho 75
Iowa (northwestern) 100-105
Iowa (south central) 90-110
Illinois 100-120
Iowa (northeastern) 60
Kansas 80-95
Michigan 80
Missouri 60-80
Montana 75-80
Nebraska (western) 60-70
Nevada (northern) 85-90
New Mexico 120-140
New York 90
Oklahoma (central, western) 80-95
South Dakota (east river) 40-65
South Dakota (western) 60-70
Texas (panhandle) 135-150 (D)
Texas (eastern) 75-100
Utah 55-70
Washington (Columbia Basin) 60-70
Wyoming 60-75
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $80-95 (D)
California (central) 90-95 (D)
California (southern) 60-73
Colorado (southeastern) 55
Colorado (San Luis Valley) 70-80
Idaho 57-68
Illinois 80-90
Iowa (northeastern) 50
Kansas 65-75
Michigan 60-80
Minnesota (southwestern) 50-77
Nebraska (western) 55-60
Nevada (western) 50-60
New Mexico 100-125
Oregon (southern) 75
South Dakota (western) 50-60
Utah 50
Wyoming 50-55
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Idaho $120
Michigan 110-180
Montana 75-80
New York 100
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois $40-65
Iowa 65-75
Kansas 40-45
Michigan Wheat straw 65-80
Nebraska Wheat straw 25-30
New York Wheat straw 85
New York Oat straw 80
Virginia 81
Washington (Columbia Basin) 55
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $120-125
Nebraska 103-110
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $90-110
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140
Wyoming 95-100