I'm paying 75$ a (small) round bale, comes out to 225/month for hay. Drought got us, but not nearly as bad as previous summer. Round bales were going for 120-150$ a piece. I got lucky and found a whole bunch of good, large square bales a guy was selling for 10$ (he used them for hay rides the previous Christmas since he has this big light show he puts on). And he was willing to barter items (old farm equipment) for decor in his "western theme"... So I scooped up as many as he had, and was enough to feed 3 cows (some of the hay had gotten rained on) and my horse for 6 months, thru the worst of it.