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Hay & Forage report for Jan. 11
Friday, Jan. 11
Compared to last week: Hay prices mostly steady. Trade and movement slow to moderate over the state. Much of the state received from light to ample amounts of rain this week. This moisture will be very beneficial to winter grasses and forages. This will not put an end to the ongoing drought but will be helpful and add to much depleted soil moistures. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues in many areas. Some hay producers are still holding supplies in firm hands and in hopes of higher price levels later in the 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-$330, instances $150 per large bale. Good to Premium $275-$300.
Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $7-$8 per bale; Few sales $9-$10 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $70-$90 per roll; $140-$180 per ton, Good $50-$70 per roll, $100-$140 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, instances $100 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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