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2018-11-07 / Agriculture and Outdoors

TEXAS HAY REPORT

Friday, Nov. 2 Compared to last report: All hay classes traded mostly steady. Movement continues to be hampered by muddy conditions, but recent rain has benefited wheat pastures. CRP and Hay Grazer were trickling onto the market and cheapening ration costs. Some coastal Bermuda producers in South Texas have been able to get into their fields to bale the fourth cutting. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

North, Central, & East Texas Hay Report

Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $290-$310.

Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $297-$330, $9-$10 per bale.

Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $140-$200, $70- $100 per roll; Fair to Good $120-$140, $60-$70 per bale.

South Texas Hay Report

Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium $264-$310, $8-$9.50 per bale; Fair to Good $165-$231, $5-$7 per bale.

Large rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-$170; $60-$85 per roll; Fair to Good $100- $120, $50-$60 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 512-787- 9966 or visit http://www.texasagriculture. gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/ HayHotline.

www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/AM_ GR310.txt

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