Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/08/11

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hay progress continues across the state. Producers in our southern counties
are nearing completion while in the north they are pushing steadily on.
Temperatures were above average across the state and it seems the areas 
getting rain aren't the ones that need it most. 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 07/8/11

Fescue seed harvest for this season is pretty much in the books now 
several stations have closed for the year. Total harvest yield was very 
low this year. Several factors from short hay supply, acres lost to other 
grains, high fertilizer cost as well as several others all made for a 
disappointing harvest. Prices for seed are steady and this will be the 
last report for this season. 

(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