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Hay & Forage report for May 20




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Friday, May 27

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 $230-$270, $7-$8 per bale.

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

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

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

Large rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $120-$140, $70-$85 per roll per roll; Good $80-$125, $50-$60 per roll; Fair quality $70-$100, $30-$50 per roll.

South Texas Hay Report

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

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

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 .



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.
 

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