Prices for the most part are at late-summer lows, but big increases may be on the horizon, especially in the eastern half of the country. For more on the supply situation and price outlook, see the story on page 16.

These prices were gathered in late July 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) $70-85
Kansas 90-130
Michigan 110-180
Nebraska (western) 100
New York 100
Nevada 90-100
Utah 90-100
Wisconsin 130-140 (D)
Wyoming 85
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $112-138 (D)
California (central) 125-140 (D)
Colorado 70-105
Idaho 85-100
Illinois 120-135
Iowa (northeastern) 70-85
Kansas 80-100
Michigan 110-160
Missouri 80-110
Nebraska 110-125
Nevada 100-110
New Mexico 135-180
Oklahoma 80-110
Oregon (southern) 110
Oregon (eastern) 90
South Dakota (east river) 75-80
South Dakota (western) 75-85
Texas (western) 150-175
Texas (panhandle) 105-150
Utah 70-80
Virginia 112
Washington (Columbia Basin) 80-100
Wyoming 80-90
Wyoming 105 (D)
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $91-120 (D)
California (central) 105-118 (D)
California (southern) 103-108 (D)
Colorado 60-90
Idaho 57-60
Illinois 100-120
Iowa (northeastern) 50-60
Iowa (Rock Valley) 50-85
Kansas 70-90
Michigan 80-140
Missouri 80
Nebraska 85-110
Nebraska (western) 60-70
Nevada 80-100
New Mexico 120-140
New York 90
Oklahoma 60-80
Oregon (eastern) 70
South Dakota (east river) 50-65
South Dakota (western) 60-70
Texas (panhandle) 100-150
Texas (eastern) 100-110
Utah 55-65
Washington (Columbia Basin) 70-83
Wisconsin 120-130 (D)
Wyoming 80-90 (D)
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $75-95
California (central) 70-85
California (southern) 65-70
Colorado 50-80
Idaho 55-75
Illinois 80-100
Iowa (northeastern) 40-50
Iowa (Rock Valley) 55-67
Kansas 65-75
Michigan 140
Missouri 60
Nebraska 85
Nebraska (western) 55-60
New Mexico 110-125 (D)
Oklahoma 45-50
South Dakota (western) 55
Utah 50
Washington (Columbia Basin) 60-67
Wyoming 55
Timothy hay: Price/ton
Michigan $110-180
Nevada 180-220
New York 90
Virginia 25-50
Wyoming 125
Straw: Price/ton
Illinois Wheat straw $50
Iowa Oat straw 70-85
Michigan Wheat straw 60-70
Michigan Oat straw 85
New York Wheat straw 80
New York Precut rye 80
17% Dehydrated alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $112
Kansas 100-105
Nebraska 110-111
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Colorado $104
Kansas 90-115
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $100-140
Wyoming (50-lb bags) 95-100