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Hay & Forage report for Oct. 25
Friday, Oct. 25
Compared to last week: Hay trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand. Some demand picking up as many buyers are stocking up for the winter season. Brokers finding it difficult to get alfalfa delivered from other states with freight continuing to play a large factor in pricing. Producers in the Eastern and Southern parts of the state were able to get a last cutting on their coastal fields and are busy baling before they receive anymore rain. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $7, $230 per ton; Good to Premium $5-$7, $165-$230 per ton.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $275-$310; Good to Premium $250-$275.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $200-$230, $6-$7 per bale; Fair to Good $4-$6 per bale, $135-$200 per ton.
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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