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Hay & Forage report
Friday, April 18
Compared to last week: Hay prices were unchanged as hay movement remains quiet as many producers are waiting until new crop to establish current prices. Cold weather, snow, and an unexpected frost came across the central and panhandle areas of the state early in the week. Trade activity was light and demand was good to very good. The Panhandle and west Texas remain in a drought with little chance of moisture in sight. Supplemental feeding continues across the state as most regions are in desperate need of moisture. 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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