September 28, 2014
The following is the U. S. Dept of Ag Report for September 26 (The USDA does not report on Arizona Hay):
“Buyers want to buy hay cheaper and sellers are trying to keep prices up. Many producers are retaining the remainder of their hay for their own use or putting it into the hay shed hoping for better prices this winter. Demand light and trading activity slow. All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn.”
California Wholesale hay costs: Alfalfa is $220/ton equates to: $11.00/bale. (Add delivery costs etc. brings retail to $13.50 0r more. AZ grown hay should cost less.) Bermuda Premium was not reported this week.
*Unfortunately, uneducated buyers, pay “Supreme” quality prices or more for lesser quality hay.*