Source: USDA | March 6, 2020
Hay trades are steady in all regions, except for South Texas where trades are firm to $10 higher. Hay demand in South Texas has picked up once again due to drought like conditions persisting and several days of hard frost in the area. Cattle producers are being forced to continue supplemental feeding regiments as pasture conditions continue to diminish. Hay is becoming harder to find in the area forcing many livestock producers to move farther out of the region to bring in supplies. North, Central, and East Texas have benefited from the recent storms that have produced as much as 3 inches of rain in some areas.
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: 80.00-125.00.
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 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: 140.00-180.00, 80.00-95.00 per roll; Fair or Grass Mix: 100.00-130.00, 50.00-60.00 per roll.