The October 14 University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Team Forage Hay Market Demand and Price Report is now online!
Hay prices remain strong for top quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay.
Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady to strong this week. Small square bales averaged $4.30 a bale (range of $1.50 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $59.00 per bale (a wide range of $40.00 to $90.00). Large round bale straw averaged $57.00 per bale (a range of $45.00 – $65.00).
The next Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest will be posted on Monday, October 23, 2019.
If you have excess straw, hay, or forages to sell or are looking to buy forage, connect to the Farmer-to-Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/ to place an ad for your forage need or what you have to sell. Contact your local county agriculture educator if you need help placing an ad. There is no charge for the service.