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Hay & Forage report: Feb. 14
Compared to last week: Hay prices were steady. Trade activity and demand were moderate as the freezing temperatures remained for the first part of the week. Most producers are cleaned out in the barns waiting for next season to begin in April. Central, eastern, and southern parts of the state reported active coastal hay movement as supplemental feeding continues to get livestock through the winter. Warmer temperatures expected for the later part of the week. 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-$80 per roll, $120-$160 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-$160; $60-$80 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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