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Hay & Forage Report
Friday, May 30
Compared to last week: Hay prices were steady on all classes of hay as new crop prices are still being established. Trade activity was moderate to good and demand was good. The Panhandle received some much needed rain over the long holiday weekend last week. Feedyards and Dairies are still waiting for new crop prices to be established and hoping the rain will keep prices from climbing too high. Some supplemental feeding of livestock continues in areas that have been hit hard by the drought this year. South Texas and areas that have received enough rain are busy baling Coastal Bermuda hay and hope to get some new crop prices in the next couple weeks. 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-$200, $5-$6 per bale.
Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $100-$130; $50-$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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