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Hay & Forage Report
Friday, Aug. 1
Compared to last week: All hay prices were unchanged. Trade activity was slow on light to moderate demand. Rain throughout most of the state has pastures in good condition paired with unseasonably cooler temperatures has livestock in good condition as well. Freight continues to keep Alfalfa prices sold to dairies and feedyards steady and with wide price spreads. Plenty of Coastal Bermuda reported available in East and South Texas, producers just waiting for buyers to begin stocking up for winter hay. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
North, Central, & East Texas
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230, $7 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-$75 per roll, $120-$150 per ton, Fair to Good $45-$50 per roll, $90-$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 $120-$160; $60-$80 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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