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Hay & Forage report, Dec. 13
Friday, Dec. 13
Compared to last week: Hay prices were mostly steady this week. Trade activity was slow to moderate on moderate demand. Warmer temperatures expected going into the weekend giving some relief to those that battled the frigid conditions earlier in the week. Wheat producers in the Panhandle and Northern plains report their crops are in fair to good condition. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues through the winter months. 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 ton.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $280-$315: Good to Premium $250-$275.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $200-$265, $6-$8 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$80; $120-$160 per ton, Good $40-$50 per roll, $80-$100 per ton.
South Texas Hay Report
Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $215-$265, $6.50-$8 per bale.
Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-$160; $60-$80, instances $90 per roll.
Gordo Bluestem: Large Rounds: FOB: $35-$40 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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