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Hay & Forage report for June 8
Friday, June 8
Compared to last week: Alfalfa and wheat prices were mostly steady to weak on continued slow movement. New crop Coastal Bermuda hay sold steady to firm. The Panhandle and South Texas reported some much needed recent rain for the week combined with slow movement resulted in softened prices. In Central and East Texas, producers are still needing the rain for hay growth. Producers in some these areas reporting only a fourth of production of new crop Coastal Bermuda hay compared to expected yields. 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: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, instances $103 per roll.
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 $120-$160; $60-$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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