Hay prices lower for horse owners, dairy farmers

Utah horse and livestock owners are paying lower prices for alfalfa hay, Utah’s No. 1 cash crop. Baled alfalfa hay was $190 per ton in June, down $1 per ton from the previous month and down $8 from last year. Other hay at $153 per ton was the same as the previous month but down $5 from last year, according to a report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Utah’s planted acreage, including hay, wheat, barley, oats and corn, is up 9 percent from last year. Leading the way is alfalfa at ...

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