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Hay & Forage Report
Friday, June 6
Compared to last week: Hay prices were steady to firm on all classes of hay as certain quality Alfalfa is in tight supply. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand since the rain has some buyers backing off. Some of the firmness on Alfalfa prices is due to the high cost of freight. Feedyards and dairies are trying to keep feed costs at a minimum and not waiting to pay More than $300 for alfalfa. South Texas and East Texas are busy baling hay and in the process of establishing new crop prices. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $310-$320.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $200-$230, $6-$7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$80, $120-$160 per ton, Good $50 per roll, $100 per ton.
Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $170.
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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