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Hay & Forage report for June 22
Friday, June 22
Compared to last week: Hay prices traded mostly steady on continued slow movement. Trade activity and demand continues to be light to moderate as dairies and feedlots continue to purchase only immediate needs and using previously contracted supplies. Furthermore, supplemental feeding of livestock is minimal as grass pastures and grazing lands have benefited from last several weeks rains in several areas. Most hay producers are working on their second cutting for the season; however in various areas rain is still needed.
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; Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $230-$250; Good to Premium $210-$230.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale; Good $6-$8.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, instances $107 per roll.
Wheat Hay: Large Rounds: Delivered: $140.
Wheat Straw: Small Squares: Delivered: $80.
Rye: Large Bales: FOB: $40-$50 per bale.
South Texas Hay Report
Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $165-$265, $5 to mostly $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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