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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 3/04/11

Thursday, March 3, 2011

With only a month or so left of feeding cattle farmers are keeping close 
count on how many bales of hay they still own. There have been scattered 
peaks of high interest as some are finding they are going to need a few 
more tons before grass arrives. High fuel and fertilizer cost will have 
farmers returning to the situation of a couple years ago deciding how 
much or how little fertilizer they can get by with on pastures and hay 
fields this year. 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
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_GR310.txt

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