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USDA IA & NE Hay                                   05/19 12:55
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Nebraska Direct Hay Report

                               Released on May 19, 2022
 
Direct Hay Weighted Average Report for week ending 05/20/2022
 
                                      VOLUME
                    This Week         Last Reported         Last Year
                                       (05/09/2022)
Tons:
      Hay           225                 1600                425                 
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      Total         225                 1600                425                 
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Compared to last week bales of alfalfa and grass hay steady.
Ground and delivered hay steady.
Dehy alfalfa pellets steady to 5.00 higher.
Demand was good from backgrounding and feedlots with light demand from 
owners of cow/calf pairs as many of those are headed to summer grass.
A lot of conversations this week on where new crop hay should cost.
Years past most start out where they ended the previous season and adjust 
up or down from there.
Several variables in today's hay world, in the Panhandle, this week, 
some hail damage to hay fields.
Weather service is calling for a frost or freeze in some areas of the 
state this weekend.
If that happens it will take some tonnage out of the marketplace.
Some producers are trying to double crop pivots with short season forages 
to get more tons of feed for the winter.
Spotty rain showers across the state have slowed corn planting.
Per NASS 62% of the corn is planted well behind 77% for the five-year ave.
Soybeans planted at 44% compared to 68% last year.
Pasture and range conditions rated 17% very poor, 24% poor, 46% fair, 
13% good, and 0% excellent.

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         205.0   0      Delivered                      

Corn Stalk  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0         116.0   0      Delivered                      
 Large Round            100       65.0    65     F.O.B.                         

Prairie/Meadow Grass Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            75        150.0   150    F.O.B.                         

Prairie/Meadow Grass Premium Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Small Square           0         220.0   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 15% Suncured   0         310.0   0      F.O.B.                         
 Pellets 17% Dehydrated 0         340.0   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     190.0-200.0 0      Delivered                      
 Pellets 15% Suncured   0         290.0   0      F.O.B.                         
 Pellets 17% Dehydrated 0     290.0-305.0 0      F.O.B.                         

Corn Stalk  Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Ground                 0         115.0   0      Delivered-                     
                                                 Feedlot/dairy

Alfalfa Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Round            25        170.0   170    F.O.B.                         


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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         225.0   0      Delivered-                     
                                                 Feedlot/dairy

Alfalfa Good Per Ton
                        Qty   Price Range Wtd    Freight/   Description Crop Age
                                          Avg    Use
                        ---   ----------- ---    ---------- ----------- --------
 Large Square 3x4       25        200.0   200    F.O.B.-                        
                                                 Farm/Ranch

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