Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 09/21/12

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recent rains have improved conditions around the state. Many fields are 
once again green as enough moisture has been provided to start grass to 
growing once again. Water supplies are however still lacking tremendously. 
Although some have been able to cut back or stop feeding for the time 
being many farmers are struggling to find hay supplies for the coming 
winter feeding season. Hay movement has been very heavy over the last 
couple of weeks with hay coming from both the north and south. It is 
nearly impossible to spend more than a few mins driving down any major 
highway without meeting a load or two of hay. Hay supplies are light 
demand very good and prices 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) 175.00-275.00
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 
Out-of-State Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-85.00 large round

Wheat straw 2.00-6.00 per small square bale, 25.00-35.00 large round

Corn Stalks/Stover 60.00-100.00 per ton, 35.00-45.00 large round 

CRP Hay 60.00-80.00 per ton 

Soybean Bales 125.00-170.00 per ton 

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