Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/27/10

Friday, August 27, 2010

Temperatures cool enough to make a few in the valleys grab a jacket for 
morning chores was a great relief this week. Fall corn harvest has just 
begun in a few of the far southern counties of the state. Conditions in 
some of the southern counties have continued to decline all summer. 
Pastures the south central region are now rated as 96 percent poor to 
very poor. There has been supplemental feeding as well as some cattle 
being sold due to the dryness in that area. Farmers in areas to the north 
are at the total opposite end of the chart and have pasture ratings of 
nearly 65 percent good to excellent. Fall hay cutting has begun in some 
areas where farmers have had adequate to excess moisture all year and been 
able to run cattle with only the worry of the river washing them away all 
summer. 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) 150.00-175.00 
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV170-180) 140.00-160.00 
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV130-170) large round bales 75.00-120.00 
Small, Large squares 90.00-140.00 
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 80.00-120.00
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 60.00-100.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-70.00 
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 20.00-40.00 per large round bale

Good quality Bermuda grass 80.00-120.00 per ton

Premium to Supreme Quality Timothy 5.00-6.50 per small square bale
Good quality Timothy Hay 3.50-5.00 per small square bale

Wheat straw 2.00-5.00 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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