Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/16/2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

   Another quiet week has passed in the Missouri hay market.  With
alfalfa cuttings continuing, and grass hay still being made as well,
Missouri is certainly at an advantage to other states in hay volume.
Sellers remain firm on their asking price while buyers remain patient.
Even with temperatures well below average, little hay movement is likely 
to occur until extended cold temperatures and frost are noted around the
state.  Supplies are heavy and the demand is light on form prices.     
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

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