Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/19/2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

   Some regions of the state are keeping an eye on the drought
monitor again.  Those areas of the state are desperate for even
a light shower but need more than that to freshen the pastures, 
set the soybeans and renew the corn.  Worse for those producers
is seeing folks just across the county line have abundant grass 
after haying and row crops in good condition.  Hay supply is 
heavy, demand is light to moderate and prices are steady to firm. 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).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV >185) 250.00-300.00
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 200.00-275.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 160.00-225.00
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-170.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-160.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 90.00-125.00
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 30.00-45.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 120.00-160.00
Fair quality Bromegrass 100.00-125.00

Haylage 85.00-150.00

Wheat Hay 80.00-100.00

Wheat straw 3.00-5.00 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