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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Short on hay?

I’m hearing numerous cow-calf guys say they are runnng out of hay. What is the case with your operation and how much is hay going for in your neighborhood?

Thanks,

Mike
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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Short on hay?

Hay supplies are short in the northern tundra, I`d say the price is twice what it was last year. 3x3x7 squares that were $45 last year are $90 this year.  And with a foot of snow and cold April 15th grass isn`t coming on soon, so it could get crazy.

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: Short on hay?

BA Deere,

 

Thanks. That helps confirm what I am hearing. I wonder how widespread the hay shortage is in the Corn Belt?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Short on hay?

SHORT  being  a  compliment  of  diminished  supplies  --- 

 

Silage  equipment  will get  a  revisit  come  September,  as  this  years  complications  of  feed  procurement  tightens  ---    

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: Short on hay?

k-289,

 

Yes, hay industry folks in multiple Midwestern states are confirming that cattle operators have had to start feeding hay early and now it's lasting at least two weeks and maybe a month longer than normal. I'm hearing, in at least one state, cattle are being taken to the sale barn because the operator is out of hay.

 

Mike

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SupremeFarms
Senior Contributor

Re: Short on hay?

Here in North Texas, we have plenty of grass currently; but we need rain, so the grazing may be short lived.

 

 

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