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Hay & Forage report, Jan. 10
Friday, Jan. 10
Compared to last week: Hay prices are mostly unchanged except for large bales of alfalfa sold steady to $10 lower. Trade activity was slow on light demand with most dairies and feedlots feeding previously contracted hay. Most of the Coastal Bermuda producers are beginning to empty their barns at steady prices and trying to get ready for next season. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues to move hay across the state. 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; Fair to Good $135-$165, $4-$5 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 $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-$140; $60-$70 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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