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Hay & Forage report for Dec. 7
Friday, Dec. 7
Compared to last week: Alfalfa prices traded steady to firm this week. Other classes of hay traded mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand. Many dairies and feedyards continue to purchase hay on an as needed basis or feeding hay already bought on contracts. Hot and dry temperatures remain throughout most of the state. Some east Texas producers are hanging on to what hay they have to see how the rest of the season unfolds. 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.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$90 per roll; $120-$180 per ton, Good $50-$60 per roll, $100-$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 $120-$160; $60-$80 per roll, Good $50-$60 per roll, $100-$120 per ton.
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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