Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 05/10/2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

   Conditions remain less than ideal for putting up hay.  Conditions are
also poor for alfalfa to make a strong recovery from the drought or for 
grass hay to have its best year either.  While the outlook on this year’s
hay crop varies from, not only county to county, but also field to field,
the demand for out-of-state hay sales may begin sooner than Missouri hay 
is baled and ready for sale.  Hay supply is light, demand is light, 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 quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-185) 225.00-300.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 195.00-255.00
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 55.00-75.00 per large round bale 

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