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Hay & Forage report for June 14
Friday, June 14
Compared to last week: Compared to last week: Hay prices were generally steady on light to moderate demand and trade activity. Most interest of buyers in the Panhandle centers around wheat hay. Hay bailing continues in the southeast with some Coastal Bermuda fields still a week or two away from bailing but are expecting a good crop since the area has received rainfall. Official summer weather has arrived in some areas with triple digit temperatures. Drought conditions continue as more than 87 percent of the state remains in moderate to extreme drought with the Panhandle area being the driest. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Bales: Delivered: $13-$14 per bale. Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $270-$300, New Crop $265-$295; 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-$85; $100-$170 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; $55-$80 per roll.
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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