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Hay & Forage report for Aug. 17
Friday, Aug. 17
Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded steady. Trade activity remained light to moderate on moderate demand. Producers still looking for more rain as dry conditions continue throughout most of the state. Many are worried that with no rain, they might have to start feeding hay earlier this year. The Southeastern part of the state reported plenty of Coastal Bermuda is being produced but many are holding on to what they have for now. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $12-$15 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $265-$280.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, few sales $100-$110 per roll.
Rye: Large Rounds: FOB: $50-$60 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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