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Hay & Forage report for July 12
Friday, July 12
Compared to last week: Trade on hay light to moderate this week as haying continues. Limited to no rain over the state this week with hot temperatures and drying winds. Some Coastal Bermuda hay producers who have no irrigations are hopeful for more rains in anticipations of getting another cutting of hay. 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 per bale.
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-$140; $50-$70 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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