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Hay & Forage report for Nov. 23
Friday, Nov. 23
Compared to last week: Hay prices fully steady. Trade and movement very slow on light buyer demand this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 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 wheat pastures are beginning to show signs of stress due to dry conditions. The supplemental feeding of cattle proceed in some areas and many are sending their calves to auction barns. 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.
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