Compared to last report: Alfalfa prices were weak to $5 lower. Coastal Bermuda prices were mostly steady as the new crop market is still being established and quality is showing improvement as producers are getting into their second cuttings. Trade activity was slow on moderate demand. Wide price spreads in alfalfa remain due to freight and a variety of quality on the market. The Panhandle received several inches of rain early on in the week making it difficult for hay movement but beneficial to pastures for livestock. North, East, and South Texas have dried out enough for producers to stay busy baling hay as they are finishing up their second cutting which shows improvement in quality. Producers report if they can get another inch of rain they should be able to harvest another cutting of coastal Bermuda. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. . . .
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