Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/04/2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

   The limited supply of hay within Missouri has left in-state sales
at a standstill with the only consistent hay movement being from the barn
to the ring.  Some hay is still moving from the Southeast states and 
may be enough to carry through the producers who are short-bought.  With 
the turning of the calendar comes the counting to spring rather than the
pessimism about the length of winter.  Hay supplies in Missouri are light,
demand is 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 

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale

Corn Stalks/Stover 60.00-100.00 per ton, 25.00-40.00 large round

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