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Hay & Forage report for Nov. 16
Friday, Nov. 16
Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady. Trade and movement slow under fairly light buyer demand this week. Recent warm and above average temperatures has grass conditions still adequate especially in some areas of East, Central, Southeast, and East Texas. These areas also have ample to surplus of hay on hand. However, areas North, far West and the Panhandle are dry and need rain for drying wheat and winter pastures. Some hay producers are working on last cutting and baling before winter. 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-$325. Good to Premium $275-$300.
Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, Good $7-$8 per bale, Few sales $10 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll, $120-$180 per ton; Good $40-$60 per roll, $80-$120 per ton.
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 $50-$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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