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Hay & Forage report for Sept. 20
Friday, Sept. 20
Compared to last week: Hay prices remain mostly steady on light to moderate trade activity and demand. West Texas and parts of the Panhandle received 1/2 to 4 inches of rain this week. 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. Some livestock producers have had to begin supplemental feeding in areas that have been hit hard by the drought. South and Southeastern Texas were hoping for rainfall out of the recent hurricane in the Gulf to replenish water levels. 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 $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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