User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Farmers Bailing Hay Hope To Get "Bailed" Out By Weather
Posted by Randy on 2013/6/29 10:04:23 (463 reads) News by the same author

Farmers have been trying to get in the fields and bail hay for some time now. The weather has been anything but cooperative.

Here is the weekly report by the Missouri Department Of Agriculture.

Click to see original Image in a new window


Hay season and the perception of hay quality, yields and value are running the gamut this year. While some producers have had high quality bales at barn busting quantities, put-up for some time. Others are yet to have rolled any hay up and watch as the maturity dwindles down the quality each passing day.

Even small producerswith unfertilized fields are seeing higher than normal grass yields and most everyone is thankful for the ability to restock the back corners f their barn for the next round of tight times. Those harvesting alfalfa are not feeling quite as fortunate and are hoping to just get enough for the season. Marketing hay is a challenge that all are facing equally. There just don't seem to be many shoppers right now, much less serious buyers. Trucking costs are limiting the out-of-state sales too. The local sales are mostly being talked about in a "wait for fall" way right now. Supply is moderate, demand is light and prices are weak.

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 prices listed as round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV >185) 250.00-300.00
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 200.00-275.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 160.00-225.00
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-170.00
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-160.00
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 90.00-125.00
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 35.00-60.00 per large round bale
Haylage 85.00-150.00
Wheat Hay 80.00-100.00
Wheat straw 3.00-5.00 per small square bale

Fescue seed harvest is wrapping up for those in the Southeast, while the Northwest region is just about to get started. The Southwest region of the state reports excellent quality with flourishing fields and a rapid harvest.

South Central buyers are seeing the best quality in years. Central and Northeast Missouri are reporting only good quality. All harvest is expected to be complete by the end of next week.

(Dry: Moisture 12-14% - Wet: Moisture greater than 14%) (Prices per lb.)

Southwest, Northeast, Central, South Central, Northwest, and Southeast: .30-.33 wet, .30-.35 dry.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/20 4:45:39 - Police: Toddler Beaten And Choked To Death For Soiling Pants
2014/10/20 4:40:49 - Obamacare And Wal-Mart Whack Part-Timers' Health Plans
2014/10/20 4:26:58 - Woman Rescued From Chimney Belonging To Man She Met Online
2014/10/20 4:15:33 - Missouri To Vote On Teacher Evaluation Changes
2014/10/20 4:09:23 - Hiker Found Dead Near Central Missouri Creek
2014/10/20 4:04:13 - Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In Social Security
2014/10/20 4:00:49 - Rams Fans And Ferguson Protesters Clash After Rams Game
2014/10/20 3:55:32 - Experts Say Stinging Caterpillars Rare In Missouri
2014/10/17 5:22:23 - Student Fakes Ebola; Did Not Want To Be Dropped From Class
2014/10/17 4:35:42 - Backpack Buddies Receives Grant From ConAgra
2014/10/17 4:28:23 - Authorities: Woman Jumped With Kids, Killing 1
2014/10/17 4:24:14 - Archaeologists Unearth Set Piece From 'Ten Commandments'
2014/10/17 4:15:46 - Police: Missouri Woman Gave Baby To Drug User
2014/10/17 4:13:50 - Man Claims He Found Mouse In Coffee Cup
2014/10/17 4:09:10 - Elected Official Calls Congresswoman 'Ugly As Sin'
2014/10/17 4:05:31 - Gerald Police: Motorist Spots Mountain Lion
2014/10/17 4:00:29 - Livingston County Sheriff Reports On Transports To Department Of Corrections
2014/10/17 3:56:38 - Several Streets To Be Closed For Missouri Day Parade
2014/10/16 10:43:01 - Salvation Army To Provide Food Baskets, Toys For Grundy County
2014/10/16 10:40:12 - Pie Baking Contest, Food Demonstrations Friday At Missouri Days Festival
2014/10/16 10:35:18 - Trenton Resident Arrested
2014/10/16 10:32:23 - Prisoner Escapes From Mercer County Jail
2014/10/16 10:30:00 - Grundy County Circuit Court Has Busy Session
2014/10/16 6:53:14 - Three Hurt In Head-On Collision Northwest Of Milan
2014/10/16 4:36:56 - Elderly Cat Owner Sent To Nursing Home, What Happens Next Is Amazing
2014/10/16 4:18:36 - Police: Missouri Parent Brought Fake Gun To School
2014/10/16 4:13:58 - Charge Dropped In Missouri Body-Dumping Case
2014/10/16 3:59:24 - Grundy County Commission Meeting Report
2014/10/16 3:57:32 - Newtown-Harris Board Of Education Meeting Report
2014/10/16 3:55:49 - North Mercer School Board Report



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Events Today
Listen to KTTN-FM