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Hay & Forage report for Aug. 10
Friday, Aug. 10
Compared to last week: Alfalfa prices traded firm to $5 higher this week. Other classes of hay classes remain mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand. Dry conditions continues to have producers holding on to their hay to see how the rest of the season unfolds. Many hoping for more rain just to get a third cutting. Triple digit temperatures remained in the area and many cattle producers are having to feed hay and cull their herds. Many dairies and feedyards are still buying hay on as needed basis. 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 $265-$280.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale; Fair to Good $6-$8.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, few sales $100-$110 per roll.
South Texas Hay Report
Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $7-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-$230, $5-$7 per bale.
Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $110-$140; $55-$70 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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