Several more producers got started on first cutting alfalfa last week and over the weekend. I received the first new crop inventory listings on nebraska-alfafla.com and the relative feed value and proteins were strong.Grass hay movement has been good as cattle are moved to pasture and being supplemented to get started. Pricing for old crop alfalfa in large rounds ranges from $65 – 82.50; large and medium squares of dairy hay have been moving at $140-185; grass in large $70-75. These prices are all priced per ton at the stack and are actual sales reported by members of the Independent Forage Growers.
Producers are slow to commit to new crop prices however there have been several calls received on the 800# from customers looking around and sizing up the market.
Today the Board of Directors will be holding their monthly teleconference to discuss Association business.