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Hay & Forage report for Aug. 23
Friday, Aug. 23
Compared to last week: Trade and demand on hay slow to moderate as summer continues. Cutting and bailing continues. Due to the recent rains there is still damp, wet hay around and these bales discounted accordingly. Rangeland, pastures, and fields are green and grazing conditions have improved in many areas. 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-$310; Good to Premium $250-$275.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $6-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $5-$6.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$85; $120-$170 per ton, Good $40-$60 per roll, $80-$120 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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