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Hay & Forage report for Jan. 25
Friday, Jan. 25
Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to weak. Trade and demand
remains light to moderate with movement rather slow. Hay buying interests are bidding lower in face of high feed ration costs while hay producers holding firm wanting higher price levels. Warmer than normal temperatures over the state has benefited winter forages and grasses in areas that have received recent rains, especially areas east, central and south. 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; instances $150 per large bale. Good to Premium $275-$300.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $7-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $70-$80 per roll: $140-$160 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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