A major winter storm hit Missouri on Wednesday afternoon with 4 to 6 inches of new snow, high winds and falling temperatures. Drifting snow is a major concern as of now and the Highway Patrol and MODOT are asking motorists not to travel unless they absolutely have to. This storm has put a halt to all movement of hay. Cattle producers are spending their days feeding and thawing out water supplies. Hay demand will surely increase as soon as the weather will allow for purchasing and movement of hay. Hay prices are steady, demand moderate, and supply is heavy. Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory, visit, http://www.mda.mo.gov/pdf/MOHayDirectory... (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless specified and on most recent reported sales prices listed as round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs) Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV>185) 150.00-185.00 Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV170-180) 140.00-175.00 Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV130-170) large round bales 75.00-140.00 Small, Large squares 90.00-150.00 Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass small square bales 3.50-5.00 per bale; 30.00-60.00 per large round bale. Good to Premium quality Prairie hay mostly small squares 80.00-125.00 Fair to good quality Prairie hay mostly large round bales 35.00-75.00 Good to Premium quality Brome 90.00-150.00; Good quality Brome 50.00-120.00 Fair quality Brome some mixed with grass 30.00-50.00 per large round bale Good to Premium Mixed Grass hay 60.00-120.00 Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-80.00 Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 15.00-40.00 per large round bale Fair to Good quality Bluestem 40.00 per large round bale Fair to Good quality Bermuda grass 70.00-100.00 per ton Good quality Timothy Hay 3.50-5.00 per small square bale Wheat straw 2.00-4.00 per small square bale Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618 24 Hour Recorded Report 1-573-522-9244 www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_GR310.txt For more Grain Market News: www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews 0700cst md .