Buying and Selling Hay and Straw

by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

1. What do I need to know before I buy or sell hay?

How much hay do I need? Making a Feed Inventory

How can I stretch my hay?
Feeding Strategies When Alfalfa Supplies are Short

Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay

Buying Horse Hay

2. What is hay and straw currently selling for?

Important! Many prices will not include delivery costs!

Current Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for Upper Midwest

Archived Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Reports for Upper Midwest

Minnesota/Wisconsin Tested Hay Auctions

3. Where can I buy or sell hay and straw?

Midwest Haylist

Wisconsin Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage, and Corn List

USDA Farm Services Agency

Illinois Hay and Straw Directory

Manitoba Haylist

Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association