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Hay & Forage report, Nov. 1


Hay & Forage report, Nov. 1


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Friday, Nov. 1

Compared to last week: Hay prices mostly steady instances weak on alfalfa with trade activity slow to moderate on moderate demand. A wide spread in alfalfa chopped prices due to quality as many try to find cheaper alternatives for their feed rations. Freight continues to play a large factor in how far a broker can afford to haul especially with dairies and feedyards cutting costs.

Producers in the Eastern and Southern parts of the state were able to get a last cutting on their coastal fields and continue to bale coastal bermuda to sell at steady prices. 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.

Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-$160; $60-$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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