Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 09/28/12

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This week's Crop Progress and Condition Report indicates a slight improvement
in the pasture conditions around the state. While most regions were indicated 
to be short of hay and other roughages, this week several small lots of hay
were made for sale. Most of the state remains very short to short of stock
water also. With just enough rain to slow the grain harvest and interfere with
fall hay and not enough to dramatically alter the drought status of the state 
many of the worries of the summer will seemingly continue intothe fall and 
winter as well. Hay supplies are light, demand is good to very good, and prices
are 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 

Fair to Good Quality Bromegrass 120.00-135.00

Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 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 

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