Too much or too little rain has created a bullish hay market in much of the country. With some exceptions, prices are running high for this time of year. For details on the reasons, see page 24.

These were gathered in late July 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
Idaho $110-120
Kansas 120-150
Nevada 90-115
Utah 90-120
Wyoming 100-125
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $100-125
California (central) 105-125
California (southern) 130-140
Colorado 100-140
Idaho 85-90
Iowa (Rock Valley) 110-127
Kansas 95-115
Minnesota (southwestern) 120-130
Missouri 100-135
Nebraska 100-120
Nevada 110
New Mexico 135-170 (D)
Oklahoma 95-125
Oregon (Klamath Basin) 110
Oregon (eastern) 90-105
Pennsylvania 110-165
South Dakota (East River) 90-100
South Dakota (western) 90-115
Texas (panhandle) 110-120
Texas (eastern) 120-140
Texas (eastern) 150-165 (D)
Utah 90-100
Virginia 125
Washington (Columbia Basin) 90-125
Wyoming (eastern) 100-120
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $85-100
California (central) 90-105
California (southern) 90-115
Colorado 90-115
Idaho 72-85
Iowa 80-110
Kansas 70-100
Minnesota (southwestern) 100-120
Montana 80-82
Nebraska 100-120
Nevada 85-105
New Mexico 125-150 (D)
Oklahoma 70-100
Oregon (Klamath Basin) 105
Oregon (eastern) 75-85
South Dakota (East River) 80-85
South Dakota (western) 89-90
Texas (panhandle) 100-110
Texas (eastern) 110-120
Texas (eastern) 120-135 (D)
Utah 70-90
Virginia 90
Washington (Columbia Basin) 110-120
Wyoming 85-100
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $60-85
California (central) 75-85
California (southern) 82-90
Idaho 65-70
Iowa 60-65
Kansas 70-100
Minnesota (southwestern) 57-85
Nevada 75
New Mexico 75-90
Oregon (eastern) 75
Texas (panhandle) 80-95 (D)
Utah 50-65
Washington (Columbia Basin) 75-85
Bermudagrass hay Price/ton
California (southern) $60-85
Florida 106-125
North Carolina 125
Texas (panhandle) 47-50 (D)
Oat hay Price/ton
California (northern) $70
California (central) 68
Nebraska (western) 127 (D)
Oregon (eastern) 85
Texas (panhandle) 90
Utah 85
Wyoming (eastern) 110 (D)
Prairie hay Price/ton
Missouri $85-110
Texas (panhandle) 110-125
Timothy hay: Price/ton
California (central) $215-285 (D)
Missouri 120-140
Pennsylvania (eastern) 70-90
Pennsylvania (central) 76-160
Virginia 87
Straw: Price/ton
California (central) $50-55 (D)
Kansas 35-45
Pennsylvania (eastern) 70-75
Pennsylvania (central) 50-80
Virginia 75
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $140-147
Nebraska 135-141
Wyoming 135
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $115-118
Nebraska (western) 140-170
South Dakota (western) 185
Texas (panhandle) 131-142 (D)
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (50-lb bags) $120-140