Source: USDA Market News

Jan. 24, 2020

Compared to last week hay trades are mostly steady to firm. Demand for high quality horse/dairy quality hay is very good, which has caused that market to firm up as we move farther into the feeding season. Cow and grinder type … Read More

Source: USDA Market News

Compared to last week, yearling steers and heifers weighing over 700 pounds sold $2 to $4 lower; steers and heifers weighing under 700 pounds sold steady to $3 higher. Trade was fairly active on moderate demand. Icy road conditions with more chances of rain and … Read More

Jan. 20, 2020
Hay stocks up from last year but still below average
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.  … Read More

Compared to last report:  Hay trades are mostly steady to firm. Feeding demand has continued to pick up as supplemental feeding is in full swing in most regions.  Hay quality continues to be the largest determiner on price. There is still a lot of streaked hay or rained on hay on the … Read More

In parts of Texas experiencing severe droughts, some ranchers are finding there is practically no grass left for cattle to graze on.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher. Trade was active on moderate to good demand. A chance of much-needed moisture going into the weekend, but with colder temperatures. No recent comparable sales on slaughter cows and bulls for market trend. Hay trades were mostly … Read More

Dave Reis advises his ranching peers to “go slow” in developing a rotational grazing system. While he has no regrets about establishing 24 paddocks on 8,500 acres during the past 20 years, he says he’d go at it slower if he had it to do over.

It’s always best to initiate the planning process the year prior to actual planting. So start planning in 2020 to plant in 2021. Instead of planning in 2020 to plant in 2020. Read more at…

Now’s a good time to start your sprayer maintenance before the active spraying season begins. Tuning up your sprayer can better prepare you for accurate and effective herbicide applications. Any sprayer, old or new will perform better if you check it over before heading into the field.

Hay trades were mostly steady to firm on higher quality hays and steady to weak on lower quality hays. Buyer
demand was good on moderate to active trading activity. Hay quality continues to be the largest determiner in price. A large portion of the good hay has traded leaving … Read More