Missouri Weekly Hay Summary and Fescue Seed Report- Week ending 06/25/10

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Farmers in north Missouri continue to flood and fight wet to saturated 
conditions while those in the southern half especially the south east are 
starting to look more like late August rather than late June. Conditions 
have been dry and heat indexes in the triple digits are making pastures 
and crops look more like August. The supply of hay is 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

Missouri Regional Fescue Seed Prices - Week ending 06/25/10

   As was expected fescue cutting has reached its peak in the past week 
and is now on the downhill side in all the major cutting areas of the 
state. Several spots saw some significant seed loss from various pop up 
storms and heavy winds before farmers could manage to get seed cut. Seed 
yields have been extremely variable from field to field. Some locations 
reported a very noticeable decrease in number of combines running and the 
acreage cut due in part to low seed prices. Some stations plan to call it 
a season once through the upcoming weekend others will stay open to pick up 
the last few lbs of seed cut, but after the weekend the 2010 harvest 
season will more or less be complete. Prices are reported as steady with 
last week. 

(Dry: Moisture 12-14% - Wet: Moisture greater than 14%)  (Prices per lb.) 
Southwest, Northeast, Central, South Central, Northwest, 
and Southeast: .18 wet, .20 dry;

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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