Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/10/2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

   For the first time in several weeks Missouri has seen some increased 
activity in the hay market. Grass hay continues to be imported from
the Southeastern United States, however some lower quality hay has
now been traded on a local level.  Straw is in great supply locally
and in the regional hay markets as well and is met with little demand.
Some news outlets are reporting nitrogen based fertilizers see an
increased price of as much as 8 percent, with potassium based a decrease
of as much as 9 percent. Supply is light, demand is moderate, and prices 
are uneven. 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 quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-185) 225.00-300.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 175.00-255.00
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 125.00-180.00 
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 55.00-75.00 per large round bale 

Wheat straw 3.00-5.00 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