Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/13/12

Thursday, July 12, 2012

   Several areas of the state have received some light to moderate rain 
over the past week but spotty is the key word to describe these rains. The 
state has become so deficient that a few spotty rains will not be enough to
make any significant change. Farmers continue to have a difficult time 
locating any hay to buy as those producers that may have some hay are 
holding very tightly to the limited supplies. Many producers have culled 
cattle herds fairly deeply especially in the south central and southeast 
parts of the state and feeding of hay to those cattle left on the farm 
is pretty common.  Supply of hay 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