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Hay & Forage report for Sept. 14


Hay & Forage report for Sept. 14


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Friday, Sept. 14

Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to firm. Movement light to moderate under light to moderate demand. Some feedlots and Dairies resisting current alfalfa hay prices and trying to reduce feed costs by using cheaper alternatives. Scattered rain which produced needed moisture throughout parts of the state will help improve pasture, ranges and hay field conditions. This moisture will improve hay growth and the possibility of another cutting of Coastal Bermuda before Fall. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

North, Central, & East Texas

Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme limited test $8-$12 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; Good $6-$8 per bale.

Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, few sales $107 per roll; few sales $130-$220 per ton; Good $55-$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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