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Hay & Forage report, Nov. 8
Friday, Nov. 8
Compared to last week: Compared to last week: Hay prices mostly steady with trade activity slow to moderate on moderate demand. Seasonal fall temperatures are present with mild days accompanied with cool nights. In the Panhandle, winter wheat growers continue to plant and some previously planted wheat have began to grow. Panhandle and Northern cattle producers have started supplemental feeding after a few hard freezes. In the South and Eastern areas of the state showers have pastures in good condition and reduced the need of supplemental feeding. Last baling of Coastal Bermuda continues around scattered showers. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme $7, $230 per ton; Good to Premium $5-$7, $165-$230 per bale.
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 $120-$160; $60-$80, instances $90 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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