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Hay & Forage report for May 18
Friday, May 18
Compared to last week: Hay prices mostly steady to weak with continued wide price spreads due to pricing the new crop. Recent rains throughout Texas have benefited growth of warm season grasses. Many producers are in the process of cutting and baling. Good outlook on crop for the new season with producers reporting more hay in the first cutting than all of last year’s crop. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme not established.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $240. Good to Premium $215-$240.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale, Fair quality $6-$8.
Large Rounds: FOB: New Crop $80-$90 per roll.
Rye Hay: Large Rounds: FOB: $60-$80; Small Squares: FOB: $8-$10 per bale.
South Texas Hay Report
Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $165-$265, $5-$8 per bale.
Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $130-$160; $60-$80 per roll; Fair quality $50-$60.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing Hot Line set up for buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-877-429-1998. The website for the hotline is: www.TexasAgricultue.gov/hayhotline.
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