Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 06/01/12

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Although some rain has broken the long streak of hot dry days, it may
be too little too late for many producers. As we talk about the early
planting and maturation of crops and hay, it seems we are also getting
the summer weather ahead of schedule as well. The hot days and warm nights
have raised concerns for crop and livestock producers alike. There are 
several reports of cows being taken to market so that herds can be pared 
down to manageable numbers with the very real possibility of feeding hay
all summer. Demand is moderate, but looks to be on the rise. Supply is 
light as many are seeing below average yields. Prices remain firm. 
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 roundbales based generally on 5x6 bales with 
weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs)

Supreme Alfalfa (RFV >185) 210.00-245.00
Premium Alfalfa (RFV 170-185) 175.00-225.00
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-170) 150.00-200.00 
Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass 100.00-150.00
Good to Premium quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-125.00
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 85.00-100.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-75.00

Good Quality Fescue 95.00-110.00
Fair to Good Quality Fescue 50.00-80.00

Fair to Good quality Bermuda grass 75.00-125.00 

Good quality Bromegrass 140.00-175.00
Fair quality Bromegrass 110.00-150.00

Wheat straw 2.00-6.00 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