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Hay & Forage report for July 13
Friday, July 13
Compared to last week: Large bales of alfalfa delivered into the Panhandle was firm to $5 higher and ground alfalfa sold $10-$20 higher. Hay in other areas remained mostly steady. Trade activity and demand continues to be light to moderate. Most of the state remains very dry despite chances of scattered showers throughout the week. Producers in the southeastern part of the state reported a couple of inches of rain which in return has benefited in keeping prices steady for now in that area. 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-$14 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.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $65-$90 per roll, few sales $100-$110 per roll.
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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