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Hay & Forage report: Feb. 7
Compared to last week: Hay prices were mostly unchanged this week as a winter storm moved through the state slowing down movement. Trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand. Most producers are cleaned out in the barns waiting for next season to begin in April. The arctic blast across the state brought some much needed moisture to many areas, however they still remain in a drought. Supplemental feeding of livestock continues to get them through these winter months. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $285.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $200-$230, $6-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$70 per roll, $120-$140 per ton, Good $50 per roll, $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.
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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