Source: USDA | Feb. 21, 2020
Hay trades are steady. Hay demand is moderate at best, with most producers feeding less than in years past due to mild winter weather. North, Central, and East Texas continue to deal with mud which has slowed fieldwork. Cooler temperatures and flurries moved across the Panhandle midweek, but very little moisture accompanied this system. West and South Texas are still very dry. According to the Texas Crop and Weather report, rainfall in South Texas has been below average since November.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has a Hay Hotline set up for buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-512-787-9966.
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Supreme: 275.00-300.00; Premium: 230.00-260.00; Good: 175.00-190.00; Utility 130.00.
Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 260.00-275.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale.
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 190.00-196.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium: 160.00- 180.00
Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: Good: 95.00-125.00.
Oat: Large Bales: Delivered: 160.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 92.00-105.00.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme: 290.00-330.00, 10.00-11.00 per bale.
Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme: 250.00-265.00.
Triticale: Large Rounds: FOB: 65.00 per roll. North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 255.00- 270.00, instances 280.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Premium: 260.00-330.00, 8.00- 10.00 per bale; Good: 200.00-260.00, 6.00-10.00 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium: 120.00-140.00, 60.00-70.00 per roll.
Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium: 260.00- 330.00, 8.00-10.00 per bale; Fair to Good: 165.00-260.00, 5.00-8.00 per bale.
Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium: 120.00-160.00, 60.00-80.00 per roll; Fair or Grass Mix: 100.00-110.00, 50.00-55.00 per roll.