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Hay & Forage report for Nov. 2
Friday, Nov. 2
Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady. Trade and demand
Continues light to moderate movement rather slow. Many hay buyers continue to purchase only for immediate needs not wanting large high priced inventories. Furthermore, some buying interests trying to use other lower priced roughages in rations. Hay producers in areas that received rainfall over the spring have an ample to surplus of hay on hand especially Coastal Bermuda. Supplemental feeding continues in some areas of the state and hay not as hard to find as last year. 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-$320. Good to Premium $275-$300.
Coastal Bermuda: Delivered: Large Bales: $150-$175, 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 $40-$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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