Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/22/10

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another week absent of moisture in much of the state has been much 
appreciated by grain farmers harvesting soybeans and final few fields 
of corn. Those who have planted wheat, completed harvest, or anyone with 
cattle however sure wouldn’t mind a nice soaking rain as even areas that 
were flooded for much of the summer could use some moisture before the 
first killing frost arrives. Despite the drought conditions in two of the 
southern regions of the state this past summer, state wide hay supply is 
moderate to heavy, currently demand is light, with very little movement at 
this time. hay prices are 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) 150.00-170.00 
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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