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Hay & Forage report for April 26
Friday, April 26
Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady. Trade continues fairly slow with limited buyer demand as most trade activity centers around negotiating new-crop price levels. Weather in much of the state has been much like a roller coaster with warmer temperatures followed by hard freezes. East, Southeast, and parts of North Texas only areas with measurable rainfall. Most of the state remains in dry conditions.
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 $280-$300. Good to Premium $260-$280.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $6-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$6.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $50-$90; $100-$180 per ton; Good $40-$50 per roll, $100-$120 per ton; Fair $40 per roll.
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-$180; $60-$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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