Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 2/18/11

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What a turnaround this week has been compared to several of the most 
recent weeks. Above average temperatures have managed to bring mud and 
melt much of the near record snow several areas of the state had. The 
glimpse of a new growing season has put a smile on faces of man and beast 
that have endured a long hard winter and although not likely over yet the 
light can be seen. Several sellers and truckers got back on the roads 
trying to get hay delivered to those customers most in need. With the 
warmer weather many famers will if they havenít already start counting 
bales and checking the days on the calendar trying to balance supply with 
feeding demand for the rest of this season. Hay prices this week are 
mostly steady. Supply and demand of hay is moderate. 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/ or for current listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (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 60.00-120.00
Fair quality Brome some mixed with grass 25.00-50.00 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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