Source: USDA ESMIS | Feb. 28, 2020
Compared to last report: Hay trades are steady. Hay demand is still moderate at best, since most producers have already contracted hay for the winter-feeding season. Additionally, winter weather across the state has been very mild compared to years past. As a result, some early cool season growth in winter pastures has eased the burden of supplemental feeding and prevented producers from having to seek additional hay stores, except for producers in South Texas. Drought conditions continue in this region causing livestock producers to cull deeper into their herds and start seeking hay from outside their normal region.
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: 240.00-260.00; Premium:
210.00-230.00; Good: 175.00-200.00.
Small bales: Delivered: Premium: 260.00-275.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale.
Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 195.00-205.00. Calf 210.00-212.00.
Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium: 160.00- 165.00
Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: Good: 120.00-130.00; Fair: 100.00.
Cotton Burrs: Delivered: limited 95.00-105.00.
Cotton Seed Hulls: Delivered: limited 220.00.
CRP: Delivered: 120.00-135.00.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme: 275.00-300.00, 9.00-11.00 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
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
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.