Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/29/10

Thursday, October 28, 2010

As the growing season quickly comes to an end a few farmers in the south 
central and southeast regions of the state are already being forced to feed 
some hay. Lack of rain fall for much of the year prevented any stockpiling 
of fall pastures in those two regions of the state. Corn and soybean harvest 
is nearing completion statewide although some areas have been done for quite 
some time Due to the month of Oct being as dry as anyone’s short term memory 
could recall.  Hay movement remains light as the majority of the state has an 
adequate supply of hay for the time being. Demand is light and supply moderate 
to heavy, currently 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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