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USDA IA & NE Hay                                   05/13 12:30
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Nebraska Direct Hay Report

                               Released on May 13, 2021
 
Direct Hay Weighted Average Report for week ending 05/14/2021
 
                                      VOLUME
                    This Week         Last Reported         Last Year
                                       (05/03/2021)
Tons:
      Hay           875                 425                                     
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      Total         875                 425                                     
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Compared to last week, all reported forages sold steady.
Demand was moderate to good.
Spotty rain showers across the state along with cool temperatures.
Some areas received frost on Monday morning with some reported temps 
in the high 20's.
Time will tell on how much damage this late frost did to tonnage on the 
forages.
NASS release a crop production report and stated that hay stocks on the 
farm is 12% lower than last May.
This drop in carry over could be huge down the road when people start 
looking for hay to procure.
Expected corn acres to be planted was up some and more than likely those 
acres will come from alfalfa ground.
Corn planted was 71%, behind 76% last year, but ahead of 57% for the 
five-year average.
Emerged was 12%, behind 27% last year, and near 16% average.
Soybeans planted was 47%, near 51% last year, but well ahead of 26% average.
Emerged was 3%, near 5% last year and 2% average.

Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB they field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa Quality Guidelines 
Quality       ADF           NDF     
   *RFV/RFQ       **TDN-100%      **TDN-90%        CP 
Supreme     <27 
         <34         >185                  >62                      
 >55.9              >22 
Premium     27-29     34-36       170-185   
        60.5-62                54.5-55.9        20-22 
Good          
  29-32     36-40       150-170           58-60                   52.5.
**TDN calculated using the Western formula.
Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.
Values based on 100% dry matter (TDN showing both 100% & 90%).
Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of sale (usage).

Grass 
Hay guidelines

Quality            Crude Protein Percent
Premium 
            Over 13
Good                    9-13
Fair 
                      5-9
Low                     Under 5.

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                                   Central
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Hay Conventional
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Alfalfa  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0         140.0   0      Delivered                      

Alfalfa Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            50        100.0   100    F.O.B.                         
 Large Square 3x4       200       175.0   175    F.O.B.                         

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Fair Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Square 3x4       200       135.0   135    F.O.B.                         

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Square 3x4       100       150.0   150    F.O.B.                         

Corn Stalk  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0         85.0    0      Delivered                      

Prairie/Meadow Grass Fair Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            125   60.0-70.0   63     F.O.B.                         

Prairie/Meadow Grass Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            200       100.0   100    F.O.B.                         

Prairie/Meadow Grass Premium Per Bale
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Small Square           0         6.5     0      F.O.B.                         

Prairie/Meadow Grass Premium Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Small Square           0         170.0   0      F.O.B.                         


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                                   East
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Hay Conventional
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Alfalfa  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Pellets 17% Dehydrated 0         330.0   0      F.O.B.                         

Brome Grass Good Per Bale
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            0         100.0   0      F.O.B.                         


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                                   Platte Valley
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Hay Conventional
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Alfalfa  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0     145.0-150.0 0      Delivered                      
 Pellets 17% Dehydrated 0     280.0-290.0 0      F.O.B.                         

Corn Stalk  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0     78.0-85.0   0      Delivered                      


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                                   West
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Hay Conventional
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Alfalfa  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0         173.0   0      Delivered

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