Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/25/2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

   Jackets were quickly thrown back in the trucks as last week’s record 
lows turned to heat indexes of over 100. Producers in all regions of the 
state have made good progress over the last couple of moisture free weeks 
getting hay baled. Given that it is mid-July pasture and water conditions 
aren’t in too bad of shape but producers would be accepting of a good 
shower to keep grass green. Hay movement continues to be very limited. 
Hay supply is moderate, 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 price listed as round bales 
based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 

Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 150.00-190.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-95.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-65.00
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 20.00-35.00 per large round bale 

Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-70.00

Wheat straw 3.00-5.00 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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