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Hay & Forage report, Jan. 17
Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady to weak as buyers not willing to pay those top prices. Coastal Bermuda remains unchanged. Trade activity was slow to moderate on light demand as most dairies and feedlots remain stocked and producers clean out their barns. Panhandle and West Texas needing moisture for winter wheat pastures while the rest of the state’s moisture levels are looking normal to better than average. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues to keep hay moving 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. Grass Mix: $55 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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