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Hay Market Supported By Long Winter

What's the hay market like in your area? Low quality hay, transportation issues, and higher prices seem to be the reality.

 

See full story:   2019 Midwest Hay Market Issues Snowball

 

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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Re: Hay Market Supported By Long Winter

Refreshing  to  have  you  on  board  again  &  speedy  recovery Smiley Happy

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Re: Hay Market Supported By Long Winter

Hay market here {West Cent. Wi. ] Small squares have gone from $2.50/ $3.00........to $4.00 /$7.00 for the same quality hay. And with recent heavy snow and colder than normal temps threw March [ forcast] , I expect price will go higher. Only bright spot in markets here........if you are a seller !!

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Re: Cows are 22% bigger than they

 Used to be....And they eat bout 30% more roughage than they used too.

 

soo there you have it.....not exactly rocket science.

 

maybe farmers will smarten up.... DROP some corn acres and establish more pasture and hay land.

 

course running 11 to 1200 lb cows instead of 1500 lb cows makes more money w less food used too.

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Re: Cows are 22% bigger than they

SUPER  SIZE   cows  a  stain  at  the  hay  rack  and  on  pasture  capacity ,  with  little  conversation  from  the  expert  side  of  big-ley-est  calves  cost  analysis  left  out  of  this  conversation  -   -   -

 

Watched  some  1650#  weigh-ups ( Blk  &  Baldy)  bring  $66.oo  at  a  fat  cattle  sale  yesterday,  ImaginE  that  feed  bill -  for  $1089.oo   -  ?   

   

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Re: Hay Market Supported By Long Winter

k-289,

 

Thanks for the kind words. It's good to be back. The issues on the farm are tougher than ever. We'll try and highlight the things farmers can do to stay in business. I know that in some cases, it is getting very iffy to even to stay on the farm.

 

The article didn't mention the square bale market. But, there  is a lot of interest from horse folks and smaller cow/calf herd operations, regarding square bales.

 

And the other issue that could hit the hay market is spring weather. Will it be too wet this spring to get that first cutting to be of higher quality? A lot to play out here.

 

Mike

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Re: Hay Market Supported By Long Winter

By  a  N.  Holland -  Hayliner  used  for  $4000.oo , according  to  the  advertisement  - - - 

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