The market for low quality round baled hays of less than 100 Relative Feed Value (RFV) is ranging from $75 – 90 per ton. The alfalfa/grass mixed round baled hays over 100 RFV are selling in the $85 – 115 range. These hay types when made in a small or large square bale form are selling for $20 – 30 per ton more, mainly because they can be transported more economically getting more tons on a trailer load.
The better quality alfalfa mixed hays, 125 – 140 RFV are selling for $125 -180 per ton with no rain, and the premium quality alfalfa dairy hays over 150 RFV with no or little rain are going for $150 -$230 per ton mainly in small or large square baled form.
These prices may continue to move higher if grain markets climb and the drought conditions widen. Those wishing to list hay for sale or just wanting to check on current hay asking prices may go to the Michigan Hay Seller List at: http://web2.canr.msu.edu/hay/
The listing sponsored by the Michigan Forage Council and MSU Extension carries a constant list of producers with hay for sale in Michigan. The listing is free and open to everyone.