Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 09/07/12

Thursday, September 6, 2012

   Over the last week most farms around the state received 2-3 inches of 
rain with instances of up to or slightly over 8 inches.  Several producers 
now optimistic there could be some fall pasture as many fields have 
surprising turned green very quickly although much more moisture and time 
will be required to recover from the historic drought of 2012.  Hay supplies 
remain very light as many producers have already feed what little hay they 
managed to produce this year. Acres upon acres of chopped corn are available 
although transportation and waiting for this feed to become safe is an issue. 
Demand for hay is 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