Missouri Weekly Hay Summary - Week ending 04/29/2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Heavy rains over the past weekend forced a shut down for planting 
around the state. Farmers have been running at record setting pace 
over the last two weeks compared to the last two years, which have 
been difficult to stay the least. Currently the corn planting is 
even running ahead of normal pace. Wheat condition is very poor 
throughout the state with some farmers even turning it under due 
to lack of hope in yield potential. Hay harvest is drawing very 
near and farmers are eager to replenish hay supplies with much of 
the corn planting nearly complete in some southern areas first 
cuttings of alfalfa will likely be put on the ground as soon as 
the weather man will predict the next dry spell.  The supply of 
hay is light, demand moderate, and prices steady. Missouri Department 
of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and 
sellers. To be listed, or for a directory, visit, http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory (All prices f.o.b. and per ton 
unless specified and on most recent reported sales prices listed 
as round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 
1200-1500 lbs)

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV>185) 150.00-185.00 
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV170-180) 140.00-175.00 
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV130-170) large round bales 75.00-140.00 
Small, Large squares 90.00-150.00 
Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass small square bales 3.50-5.00 per bale; 
30.00-60.00 per large round bale.

Good to Premium quality Prairie hay mostly small squares 80.00-125.00
Fair to good quality Prairie hay mostly large round bales 35.00-75.00

Good to Premium quality Brome 90.00-150.00; Good quality Brome 50.00-120.00
Fair quality Brome some mixed with grass 30.00-50.00 per large round bale

Good to Premium Mixed Grass hay 60.00-120.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-80.00 
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 15.00-40.00 per large round bale

Fair to Good quality Bluestem 40.00 per large round bale

Fair to Good quality Bermuda grass 70.00-100.00 per ton

Good quality Timothy Hay 3.50-5.00 per small square bale

Wheat straw 2.00-4.00 per small square bale

Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Recorded Report 1-573-522-9244

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