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Hay & Forage report for July 5
Friday, July 5
Compared to last week: Trade and movement on hay light to moderate this Holiday shortened week. Hay cutting and bailing continues throughout the state. Hot, dry, windy conditions prevail in most regions this week with only a few scattered rain showers and thunderstorms noted. These dry hot winds and 100
plus temperatures are drying pastures and fields and depleting soil moisture. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: $13-$14 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $280-$300, instances $300-$325; Good to Premium $250-$280.
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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