Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report
Alfalfa:Good:Large squares, 150.00-160.00
Fair/Good:Large squares, 130.00 - 140.00
Alfalfa/Grass MixUtility:Large squares, 120.00
Grass:Fair/Good:Large squares, 140.00
StrawBarley:Large squares, 45.00-50.00
Wheat:Large squares, 40.00-45.00

Compared to the last week: Hay sold steady to 10.00 higher. Demand for hay was mostly moderate to good. Supplies remain light for feeder quality hay across much of the southern portions of the state. Some users opted to buy higher quality hay as availability for lower feeder hay is limited. Much of the state this week saw bitter cold temperatures and wind chills well below zero all week long. A slight warming trend is expected over the next week but hay usage is reported to be very high. Large quantities of hay continue to ship south on a weekly basis. Hay continues to deliver into Wyoming for 180.00-220.00 per ton. Currently 56.54% of the state is in Moderate drought or worse unchanged since last week. According to the drought monitor 96.66% of the state is Abnormally dry, unchanged since last week.


Wyoming Hay Report

Torrington, WY Thu Feb. 11, 2021 USDA - WY Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming Hay Report
Eastern Wyoming
AlfalfaSun-cured Pellets 15%280.00
Supreme:Large squares, 220.00
Premium:Large squares, 190.00
Central and Western Wyoming
AlfalfaPremiumSmall squares, 210.00 - 225.00
Alfalfa/Grass MixPremiumLarge squares, 200.00
Alfalfa/Orchard MixPremiumSmall squares, 200.00-220.00
Large squares, 170.00-190.00
TimothyPremiumSmall squares, 300.00

Compared to last week large and small squares of alfalfa sold fully steady. Contacts still receiving calls as livestock owners continue to look for hay. Many contacts are sold out with a very few reporting still have some hay left to sell. Arctic cold temps across most of the state has made livestock owners supplement more hay than previous plans. This increase in feeding is making some livestock owners a tick nervous if they will have enough feed to get to summer turnout. Wyoming NRCS week snow report show the median has increased to 89% up from 78% last week with basin high of 109% in Yellowstone and basin low of 18% in the South Platte. Last year, this week, the state median was 146% and in 2019 was at 134%.