Compared to last week: Hay prices were steady to firm on all classes of hay as certain quality Alfalfa is in tight supply. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand since the rain has some buyers backing off. Some of the firmness on Alfalfa prices is due to the high cost of freight. Feedyards and dairies are trying to keep feed costs at a minimum and not waiting to pay More than $300 for alfalfa. South Texas and East Texas are busy baling hay and in the process of establishing new crop prices. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. . . .