Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 11/29/12

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Given concerns about the supply of hay available for winter feeding 
producers on one hand are thankful that snow cover has been absent so 
far this year. On the others hand, it does however seem to be a double 
edge sword as water concerns and condition of winter wheat could greatly 
benefit from any time of moisture. Many farmers currently have more fear 
that ponds will likely freeze dry than the concern over the ability to 
find feed if a hard cold spell sets in over the state.  The supply of hay 
is light to moderate and hay demand is moderate. Prices are steady
for all types. 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 

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