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Hay & Forage report for June 1
Friday, June 1
Hay prices mostly steady to firm on continued slow movement. Buyers are hoping for more rain to benefit hay growth and keep prices low. Many producers continue to stay busy cutting and baling hay. First cutting of hay was good but some are worried about getting enough rain for the second cutting. Feedyards are not very active in the hay trade and are currently stocked with corn stovers.
Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $330; $10 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $220; Good to Premium $210-$220; Fair to Good $185-$210.
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, $65-$80 per roll.
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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