Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/31/12

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Many producers would normally be looking at the upcoming Labor Day holiday as a 
good time to get the combines ready for harvest. However this year most of them
have already been running for some time or weren't needed as the corn acres were
instead chopped.  This weekend all eyes will be on Tropical Storm Isaac as he is 
expected  to bring some of the rain Missourians are desperate to receive. 
Hay supplies are light, demand very good and prices are firm.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 
Out-of-State Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-85.00 large round

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

Corn Stalks/Stover 60.00-100.00 per ton, 35.00-45.00 large round 

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