Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/05/12

Friday, October 5, 2012

While seeing green grass has invigorated landownwers and the cattle alike
the drought is far from over. Most of the state remains low on soil moisture
and pasture conditions made little improvement. In Southern Missouri there
are reports of fall army worms and some Imported Red Fire Ants have been seen
in Southwest Missouri, both of these pests are piling on to what has already
been a devastating year. Most of the state will be experiencing cooler than
normal temperatires over the next several days and some areas are forecasted
to have frost. This seems to be a continuation of this year's trend with the
seasons arriving a few weeks early. All of these factors continue to contribute
to steady to firm hay prices with good to very good demand for hay and supplies
remaining light. 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 

Fair to Good Quality Bromegrass 120.00-135.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 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 

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