Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 11/16/12

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hay movement is at a virtual standstill within the state. Buyers are 
hoping for a mild feeding season. Sellers are keeping a close eye on
their stocks and holding back enough for themselves and their most
loyal customers to thrive until spring. Winter weather outlooks are 
widely varied, but the general sentiment is that we are most likely
to see a combination of our last two winters; with periods of mild, dry,
warm days and nights interspersed with periods of extreme cold and likely
snowfall. Supply is light, demand moderate and prices are steady. 
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) 200.00-275.00
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
Fair Quality Bromegrass 80.00-120.00 

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

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