Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 4/29/11

Thursday, April 28, 2011

All headlines and talk revolved around extreme weather conditions this week. 
Heavy rains which were in excess of 16 inches fell over the last week in 
southern MO. This resulted in record flooding in areas while many others 
were approaching records. Areas of Iowa saw frost over the last week, while 
areas of TX are reported to be suffering the worst drought since 1895. Grain 
planting and any first cutting of Alfalfa have been brought to a halt because 
of weather. Farmers are much in need of sun and more favorable farming weather 
as progress is falling farther behind schedule with each passing day. Hay 
prices are steady. Supply moderate and demand of hay light. 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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