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Hay & Forage Report
Thursday, July 3
Compared to last week: All hay classes were steady this week as activity was slow on light demand with the Fourth of July holiday. Scattered chances of rain this week has it difficult to get hay in and out of fields. In East and South Texas many are taking a break from baling for the holiday. Continued rain makes it difficult to get much done, however no one is complaining about rain as it benefits more hay growth. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Alfalfa:Small Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $230, $7 per bale; Grass/Alfalfa $5 per bale.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-$265, $7-$8 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$75 per roll, $120-$150 per ton; Good $50 per roll, $100 per ton.
Rye Hay: Large Rounds: FOB: $40 per bale.
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 $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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