Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/06/12

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hay available for purchase has basically become nonexistent in Missouri at this 
time. Even those bales considered priced too high a few weeks ago have now been 
gladly taken at the asking price. The widespread drought has made finding hay from 
outside the state a most difficult task as well. This week's crop progress report
shows 76 percent of our state's pastures in poor to very poor condition. 
The report also raises concerns of stock water supplies running short and a
decline in the condition of all crops in the state. Subsoil and topsoil 
moisture continue to decline and temperatures continue to soar. 
Supply is very light, demand is good to very good and prices are 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 round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with 
weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs)

Supreme Alfalfa (RFV >185) 225.00-275.00
Premium Alfalfa (RFV 170-185) 175.00-250.00
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-170) 160.00-200.00 
Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass 125.00-170.00
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 95.00-140.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 70.00-100.00
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-75.00 per large round bale

Good quality Bermuda grass 100.00-175.00
Fair to Good quality Bermuda grass 75.00-125.00 

Good to Premium quality Bromegrass 160.00-200.00
Good quality Bromegrass 140.00-175.00
Fair quality Bromegrass 125.00-155.00

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