Farmers and ranchers who have forage for sale can list it on a North Dakota State University database designed to help feed sellers and buyers connect. Producers also may use this service to list pasture they have available for rent.

Feedlist, accessible on the Web at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/feedlist/, is an easy-to-use database showing what each seller has to sell, storage method (large round bales, small bales, etc.) and contact information. Prospective buyers check the Web site, select what they want to buy and contact prospective sellers to do a deal. There is no charge to buyers or sellers for using the NDSU Extension Service Feedlist.

To make an entry on Feedlist, buyers and sellers can contact a county office of the NDSU Extension Service or submit entries to the list via an online form. Once hay has been sold or a purchase has been made, contact your county Extension office to have the entry removed.

Feedlist has been available during feed shortages since the late 1970s.

“People sometimes forget that this isn't just truckloads of hay,” says Greg Lardy, NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist. “Rental pastures, custom feeding and other feed sources are welcome and encouraged as part of the list.”

Surrounding states have similar services and are linked to the Feedlist Web page. Other drought information is available through the NDSU Extension Service at www.ag.ndsu.edu/disaster/drought.html.

AgriHayExchange.com is also dedicated to providing hay for sale and hay wanted listings for the U.S. and Canada. Search the site for free to find the hay you need or to find those needing the hay you have to sell. Register online and receive a free 30-day trial of the listing features of the site. Registration also provides contact info for the potential buyers and sellers and additional details on their products. Learn more at www.agrihayexchange.com