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Hay & Forage report for June 29
Friday, June 29
Compared to last week: Hay prices traded mostly steady on continued slow movement as dry and hot temperatures have settled into many areas this week. 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. Producers reporting a good second cutting but worry if there will be a third if they do not receive some rain. 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 limited test $330, $10 per bale; Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $240-$260; Good to Premium $220-$240.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale; Good $6-$8.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $55-$90 per roll. Delivered: $100-$120 per ton.
Rye: Large Bales: FOB: $60 per bale.
South Texas Hay Report
Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $165-$265, $5, 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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