Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/17/12

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cooler temperatures were welcomed to the state this week as we fell into
the seasonal average range for the first time in weeks. The demand for hay
is still very good, with supplies light and prices are steady. Information
and drought resources can be found at http://mda.mo.gov/drought/. For more
information about how the drought is affecting other natural resources visit
Results from the 2012 MO State Fair Hay Contest can be found at their website
http://www.mostatefair.com. The 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

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