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Hay & Forage report for Sept. 7
Friday, Sept. 7
Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay traded steady to firm and all other classes of hay remained steady. Trade and demand light to moderate on a short workweek due to the holiday. Ground hay prices have become scarce due to high cost of Alfalfa, leaving feedyards using cheaper alternatives. 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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