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Hay & Forage report for Aug. 31


Hay & Forage report for Aug. 31


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Friday, Aug. 31

Compared to last week: Price trends on baled Alfalfa hay $5-$10 per ton higher. Chopped Alfalfa steady to firm. Coastal and Wheat hay remained steady to firm. Trade and demand light to moderate. Scattered rain showers over parts of the state have helped the possibility of a third cutting of Coastal Bermuda hay. Hay producers in the Southeastern and Eastern parts of the state have an ample supply of Coastal Bermuda on hand. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

North, Central, & East Texas

Alfalfa: Mid-Size Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $12-$15 per bale; Small squares: Good $8 per bale.

Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $275-$300; Good to Premium $250-$275; few sales $150 per bale.

Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale.

Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $70-$90 per roll, few sales $160-$220 per ton; Good $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; $70-$80 per roll; Good $55-$60 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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