Compared to last week: Hay prices were unchanged as trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand. Buyers seem to only be interested in buying on an “as needed” basis. The Panhandle received around a foot of snow during the latter part of the week. Some buyers bought hay earlier in the week to get livestock through the cold days but after the snowfall it was difficult to get hay in or out. Warmer temperatures expected this weekend to help melt off the snow that will benefit wheat pastures. Cheaper rations are being used when possible to find, such as sorghum or corn stalks. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. . . .
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