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Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/29/11

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer burns on this week with a record number of days over 90 degrees.  
Each day the rapidly rising mercury pushes us to a more rapid decline 
in pasture conditions and loss of soil moisture.  We are on the downhill 
side of summer and can begin to look forward to fall and the recovery of 
pasture conditions that come with the season.  This is of little 
consolation to the Southwest region of the state who are now officially
in drought and are beginning to report the need to feed cattle as pasture 
is no longer available.  Its a different tale in the North and Northeast
where alot pasture is still rated good and soil moisture remains
adequate. Hay demand is light and supply is moderate.  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


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
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_GR310.txt

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