Compared to last week: Hay prices mostly steady. Trade and demand light to moderate. Buyers and sellers continue to have a difficult time matching prices. High priced feed ration costs, lower trending cattle markets and dairies continuing to be cautious has buyers bidding lower while high production costs have hay producers reluctant to lower price levels. Many potential buyers have reduced their cattle herds and do not need as much hay this year. Numerous areas of the state continue to receive moisture in the form of rain or snow this week which will be beneficial to winter grasses, wheat and other forages. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. . . .