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Hay & Forage report for June 28


Hay & Forage report for June 28


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Compared to last week: Hay trade activity has been moderate under moderate demand most of the week. Hay cutting and bailing is in full swing as balers work around scattered rain showers in some areas. Thunderstorms and isolated rain showers are bringing needed moisture to various areas of the state. However, the summer heat and dry, winds are quickly depleting any soil moisture and drying pastures and fields. These rain showers are very welcomed but more is needed to end drought conditions in the very dry areas of the state. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except noted.

North, Central, & East Texas

Alfalfa: Small Bales: $13-$14 per bale.

Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $270-$300, instances $300-$325; Good to Premium $250-$270.

Wheat Hay: Delivered: Large Bales: $150-$165.

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-$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; $50-$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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