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Lost: Female German Shepherd, 2 years old, pink collar. Lost from Hickory Hill/Great Oaks area off FM539, La Vernia on Thurs. Feb. 4 Reward! (830) 947-3465

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Hay & Forage report for Aug. 9


Hay & Forage report for Aug. 9


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Friday, Aug. 9

Compared to last week: Trade and demand on hay moderate over most of the state. Cutting and bailing continues especially in areas that received ample rainfall over the last several weeks. A few areas of the state continued to receive scattered showers this past week ranging from traces to several inches. However, most of the state has been in summer conditions with winds and triple digit hot temperatures and any surplus moisture from previous rains is being depleted.

Grasshopper and Armyworm infestations continued to be a nuisance to farmers in some areas and spraying is underway. Rangeland, pastures, and fields are greatly improved in most all regions from the earlier rains but the latest triple digit extreme temperatures and winds will likely stress grasses. Furthermore, supplemental feeding of livestock has been noted in several areas where pastures are stressed and where drought continues. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

North, Central, & East Texas

Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $13-$14 per bale. FOB: Good $7 per bale.

Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $275-$300; Good to Premium $250-$275.

Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $6-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$6 per bale.

Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$80 per roll; $100-$160 per ton, Good $40-$60 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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