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Hay & Forage report for July 6
Friday, July 6
Compared to last week: Hay prices traded mostly steady on continued slow movement over the holiday week. Trade activity and demand continues to be light to moderate. Three-digit temperatures and dry conditions continue to drop soil moisture content, leaving producers worried if there will be another hay cutting. Dairies and feedlots continue to purchase only immediate needs and using previously contracted supplies. 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 $250-$260.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale; Good $6-$8 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll; Fair to Good $55-$60 per roll.
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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