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Hay & Forage report for Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 12
Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to firm, except Supreme and Premium type Alfalfa Firm to $20 higher. Trade and demand continues light to moderate. Some dairies and feedlots continue to purchase on a as need basis not wanting to purchase high cost hay. Recent rains have improved hay fields and pastures. Supplemental feeding continues but minimal. Coastal Bermuda hay producers will get another cutting or presently working on another cutting and some areas hay producers have a surplus of hay to sell. 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 $300-$340, instances $150 per bale; Good to Premium $265-$300.
Coastal Bermuda: Delivered: Large Bales: $150-$160, some sales $75-$100 per bale.
Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $265-$330, $8-$10 per bale; Good $5-$8 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$100 per roll; Good $45-$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; $60-$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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