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Hay & Forage report for May 6




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Friday, May 6

Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

North, Central, & East Texas

Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme quality $270-$300, $9-$11 per bale; Good to Premium quality $230-$270, $7-$8 per bale.

Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium quality $8-$10 per bale, $230-$265 per ton.

Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme quality $180-$240; Good quality $160-$180; Fair quality $130-$160.

Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium quality $6-$8 per bale, $190-$265 per ton; Good quality $5-$6 per bale, $170-$200 per ton; Fair quality $4-$5 per bale, $130-$160 per ton.

Large rounds: FOB: Good to Premium quality $60-$75 per roll, $120-$140 per ton; Good quality $50-$60 per roll, $80-$125 per ton; Fair quality $30-$50 per roll, $70-$100 per ton.

Tifton 85: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium quality $6-$8 per bale, $200-$265 per ton.

Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium quality $60-$70 per roll, $100-$140 per ton.

Blue Stem: Large rounds: FOB: $45 per roll.

South Texas Hay Report

Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium quality $6-$7.50 per bale, $200-$250 per ton; Good quality $5-$6 per bale, $170-$200 per ton; Fair quality $4-$5 per bale, $130-$160 per ton.

Large rounds: FOB: Good to Premium quality $60-$65 per roll, $100-$140 per ton; Good quality $50-$60 per roll, $80-$120 per ton; Fair quality $35-$50 per roll, $70-$100 per ton.

Quality Descriptions

Alfalfa, Alfalfa Hay Grass Hay

RFV ADF CP %

Supreme Over 185 Under 27 --------

Premium 170-185 27-29 Over 13

Good150-17029-329-13

Fair130-15032-355-9

LowUnder 130Over 35Under 5

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding value. Based upon 100 percent dry matter. RFV calculated value based upon American Forage and Grassland Council formula. End usages may influence hay price of value more than test results.

The Texas Department of Agriculture has a Hay & Grazing Hot Line set up for buyers and sellers. To contact, call 1-877-429-1998 or visit http://www.agr.state.tx.us .
 

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