Snowstorms and cold temperatures have failed to benefit hay marketers so far this winter. Prices for all grades of alfalfa hay are holding mostly steady on slow to moderate sales activity.

These prices were gathered by USDA in early February. Figures followed by (D) are delivered prices. All others are at the farm. Cube and pellet prices are for bulk sales.

For weekly updated hay prices, go to “USDA Hay Prices” at hayandforage.com

Horse-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (southern) $175 (D)
California (central) 130-135
Idaho 120-150
Kansas 190-250
Nevada 115-120
Utah 85-100
Washington (Columbia Basin) 115-160
Wyoming 120-135
Premium-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $165-180 (D)
California (central) 155 (D)
California (southern) 150 (D)
Colorado (southwestern, large squares) 115-120
Colorado (northeastern, large squares) 110-130 (D)
Iowa (central, small squares) 200-225
Kansas (southwestern) 115-135
Kansas (northeastern) 120-130
Minnesota (Sauk Centre) 130-185
Minnesota (Pipestone) 100-118
Missouri 140-175
Montana (small squares) 190-200
Nebraska (northeastern) 120-150
Nebraska (Platte Valley) 120-150
Nebraska (western) 90-125
Nevada (northern) 110
Nevada (western) 120
Oklahoma (small squares) 190-210
Oklahoma (large squares) 130-140
Oregon (Lake County) 130
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 185-235
South Dakota (east river) 130-150
South Dakota (western) 100-110
Texas (panhandle, large squares) 155-170 (D)
Texas (eastern, large squares) 160-170 (D)
Utah (northern) 75-85
Utah (southern) 80-100
Washington (Columbia Basin) 120-135
Wyoming 90-120
Good-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $147-165 (D)
California (central) 150-155 (D)
California (southern) 140 (D)
Colorado (southwestern, large squares) 110-115
Idaho 105
Kansas (southwestern) 100-120
Kansas (northeastern) 90-110
Minnesota (southwestern) 130-140
Missouri 75-140
Montana 50-75
Nebraska (Platte Valley, round bales) 80-95
Nebraska (western) 75-90
Oklahoma (small squares) 150-170
Oklahoma (large squares) 110-120
Oregon (Harney County) 95-100
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 130-180
Pennsylvania (central) 120-163
South Dakota (east river) 115-125
South Dakota (western) 65-85
Texas (panhandle, large squares) 140-155 (D)
Texas (eastern, large squares) 130-140 (D)
Utah (northern ) 50-60
Utah (southern) 60-75
Wyoming 70-90
Fair-quality alfalfa hay: Price/ton
California (northern) $115-133 (D)
California (central) 135-145 (D)
California (southern) 135-145 (D)
Colorado (northeastern, large squares) 90-110
Colorado (southwestern, large squares) 95-110
Idaho 65
Kansas (northeastern) 60-85
Nebraska (Platte Valley, round bales) 65-75
Nebraska (western) 60-75
Nevada (northern) 75
Nevada (western) 85
Oklahoma (large squares) 90-100
Oregon (Klamath Basin) 75
Oregon (Lake County) 80-90
Pennsylvania (Lancaster) 75-135
Pennsylvania (central) 70-142
South Dakota (western) 45-65
Texas (panhandle, large squares) 100-130 (D)
Utah (northern) 40-45
Utah (southern) 45-55
Washington (Columbia Basin) 90
Wyoming 60-80
Bromegrass hay: Price/ton
Kansas $75-120
Missouri (good to premium) 90-150
Texas (panhandle, large squares) 115-120 (D)
Bermudagrass hay: Price/ton
California (southern) $175 (D)
Kansas (good) 125-150
Missouri (fair to good) 70-100
Texas (eastern, round bales) 50-70
Straw: Price/ton
California (northern) $75 (D)
California (southern) 95 (D)
Kansas 45-60
Nebraska 50
South Dakota (east river) 60
17% Dehy alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $205
Nebraska 175-185
Wyoming 168 (D)
15% Suncured alfalfa pellets: Price/ton
Kansas $143-160
Alfalfa cubes: Price/ton
Utah (export) $90-110
Wyoming 120