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Hay & Forage report, Nov. 15
Friday, Nov. 15
Compared to last week: Hay prices remained mostly steady with trade activity and demand light to moderate. Dairies and feedlots are mostly stocked this time of year or finding cheaper feed rations. North, Central, and East Texas received their first frost this week but coastal bermuda prices remain unchanged for now. Some producers in the southeastern part of the state continue to bale their last cutting of coastal bermuda. 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 $280-$315; 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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