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Hay & Forage report for Sept. 13
Friday, Sept. 13
Compared to last week: Trade and demand on hay continues to be slow with buyers hesitant to pay set prices and most dairies stocked up on wheat hay earlier in the year. A large range remains in ground alfalfa prices due to a wide range in quality and demand. Most of the state remains in drought conditions and producers in east Texas may not be able to get their last cutting unless they receive some rain soon. The only area fortunate enough to receive rainfall seems to be south Texas where coastal hay is moving fairly steady. 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: Premium to Supreme $10-$11. 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 $50-$80; $100-$160 per ton, Good 440-$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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