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Hay & Forage report
Friday, May 2
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, with exception of south Texas just getting new crop out of the field this week and still establishing value. Trade activity was light and demand was good to very good. The Panhandle and west Texas remain in a drought. Supplemental feeding continues across the state as most regions are in despite need of moisture and hay resources are continuing to get very limited. 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, $6-$8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-$230, $5-$6 per bale.
Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-$130; $60-$65 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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