Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/01/11

Thursday, June 30, 2011

   Missouri alfalfa producers are mostly done with the first cut, with
many into the second cut as well. This puts us ahead of average.
Grass haying continues through much of the state and supplies look
to be strong despite many areas suffering severe weather. Our pasture 
conditions remain mostly good to excellent. Temperatures are on the rise
and may be staying above average for several days. Supply moderate and 
demand light. 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/ 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) 150.00-180.00 
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 100.00-150.00 
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

Missouri Regional Fescue Seed Prices - Week ending 07/01/11

Fescue seed harvest is winding down in parts of the state now and should 
be everything but over by the time the fireworks hit the ground following 
the long holiday weekend. Yields have been low as the cool wet spring had 
plants putting on a lot of foliage rather than grain heads. Loss of acres 
to hay or other grains likely played as much if not possibility more of 
an impact as weather did on total lbs of seed harvested this year. Prices 
for seed are steady. 

(Dry: Moisture 12-14% - Wet: Moisture greater than 14%)  (Prices per lb.) 
Southwest, Northeast, Central, South Central, Northwest, 
and Southeast: .32 wet, .35 dry;

Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Sarah Wilkinson, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Recorded Report 1-573-522-9244