Missouri Weekly Hay Summary - Week ending 05/07/2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring pastures have been seeing less than stellar spring growth in some 
areas of the state; near 37 percent of pastures in the south central region 
of the state are currently rated in poor condition. Reports have also come 
in of poor wheat conditions in many areas of the state as well.  Given the 
great amount of hay that was feed over the past winter this isnít exactly 
how many farmers had hoped the new growing season would kick off. Most areas 
have plenty of moisture but could really use more days of sun in order for 
grass to really pop up before cutting. Many farmers did make it to the fields 
in the last week mostly in the southern half of the state getting started 
with the fist cutting of Alfalfa. Early reports are that yield has been light 
as growth was short due again to the last couple weeks of cool wet cloudy 
weather. The supply of hay is light to moderate, 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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