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Hay & Forage report for June 7
Friday, June 7
Compared to last week: Compared to last week: Hay prices steady to weak under light to moderate demand and trade activity. Much of the trade activity is centered on negotiating new-crop hay prices. Hay bailing is ongoing with some Coastal Bermuda fields still a week or two away from bailing. Scattered and isolated rain showers have been occurring around the state the past couple weeks with high winds and hail in the Panhandle. However, these rains are not enough to end the drought as nearly one-third of the state remains in extreme drought or worse with the Panhandle area being the driest. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: $13-$14 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $270-$300, New Crop $265-$290; Good to Premium $250-$265.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $7-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$7.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $50-$80; $100-$160 per ton, Good $40-$50 per roll, $80-$100 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 $100-$160; $50-$80 per roll, Good $40-$50 per roll, $80-$100 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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