Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 2/25/11

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It finally seems as if the long cold days of winter are past for this 
season. Spring thaw has arrived with ample amounts of mud being all that 
remains from winter snow, ice, and sleet. Farmers are counting down the 
feeding days and looking towards green grass. Producers are also thinking 
about the growing season ahead acres to be used, spring planting, and 
fertilizer application. USDA will soon begin contacting many farmers 
gathering data for the 2011 Planting Intentions Report to be released 
late March, which will likely yield the same results as the past few 
years with slight acres lost to grain crops. Hay movement has been good 
with large amounts of hay having been fed this winter and most delayed 
orders now getting caught up. Hay prices this week are mostly steady. 
Supply and demand of hay is moderate. 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) 150.00-170.00 
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV170-180) 140.00-160.00 
Fair to Good quality Alfalfa (RFV130-170) large round bales 75.00-120.00 
Small, Large squares 90.00-140.00 
Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass small square bales 3.50-5.00 per 
bale; 30.00-60.00 per large round bale.

Good to Premium quality Prairie hay mostly small squares 80.00-120.00
Fair to good quality Prairie hay mostly large round bales 35.00-75.00

Good to Premium quality Brome 90.00-150.00 
Good quality Brome 60.00-120.00
Fair quality Brome some mixed with grass 25.00-50.00 per large round bale

Good to Premium Mixed Grass hay 60.00-100.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-70.00 
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 20.00-40.00 per large round bale

Good quality Bermuda grass 80.00-120.00 per ton

Premium to Supreme Quality Timothy 5.00-6.50 per small square bale
Good quality Timothy Hay 3.50-5.00 per small square bale

Wheat straw 2.00-5.00 per small square bale

Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Recorded Report 1-573-522-9244

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