Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/10/12

Friday, August 10, 2012

There is no major change in the hay market this week as supplies remain
very light, demand very good, and prices are firm. In the worst areas of 
the state the sell-off of cattle is the only option left given the lack
pasture, hay, and stock water. While parts of Missouri have seen some rain
over the last week it has been spotty in nature and limited in amount. 
As of Tuesday's drought monitor, 95 percent of the state is now in extreme
to exceptional drought. 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)

Premium Alfalfa (RFV 170-185) 175.00-275.00
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-170) 160.00-225.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-190.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-145.00
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 55.00-95.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 150.00-225.00
Fair quality Bromegrass 125.00-160.00

Wheat straw 2.00-6.00 per small square bale, 25.00-35.00 large round

Corn Stalks 60.00-100.00 per ton 

CRP Hay 60.00-80.00 per ton 

Soybean Bales 125.00-170.00 per ton 

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