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Hay & Forage report for Nov. 9
Friday, Nov. 9
Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to weak. Trade and movement slow under fairly light buyer demand this week. Many hay buyers continue to purchase only for immediate needs. Some ranchers and farmers buying only limited needs due to recent warm and above average temperatures and grass conditions still adequate in some areas that received early rains. These areas mostly south, southeast, and east Texas have ample to a surplus of hay on hand. Some hay producers in these areas have lowered hay prices in order to try to move supplies. However, supplemental feeding is needed in dry areas where pasture conditions are poor. 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.
Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, Good $7-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$80 per roll, instances $90 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.TexasAgriculture.gov/hayhotline.
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