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Hay & Forage Report
Friday, June 20
Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices were steady to weak as recent rain in the area has brought the top end prices down. Other hay classes remained steady. Trade activity and demand were moderate. Rain continues to be in the forecast which boosts spirits and keeps prices from rising. East and South Texas producers are busy baling Coastal Bermuda when rain permits and waiting to set new crop prices. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa: Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $230, $7 per bale; Grass/Alfalfa $5 per bale.
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.
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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