Arizona Hay Report: 08/12/2014

Arizona Hay Report Here

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.*  


6 Responses to "Arizona Hay Report: 08/12/2014"
  1. Jeff says:

    Pecos Farm changed names to Riggs North Farm, its on Riggs Rd. and Old Price Rd. They have hay for sale right now at $12.50 per bale. Their website is http://www.Arizona-Hay.com and has contact information on there.

  2. Claudia says:

    is there contact info for Pecos Fram?

  3. Steve says:

    Just bought some Timothy hay at Pecos Farm in Sun Lakes for $10 a 55# bale. I think they have timothy / alfalfa too.

  4. Ron says:

    This year was the worst drought in decades in America. Hay production was down all over the country. When hay production is down in other regions, states like Texas and Florida (big horse hay markets) have to start buying from other regions. This lowers supply and increases prices. Then in the winter, there is less hay supply because no new hay is produced anywhere in North America. It’s true supply and demand. That is why hay prices are going up. You are not getting ripped off, its just the markets. Also keep in mind that shipping and logistics is more costly (less of it) in Flagstaff which increases prices over a Phoenix market. If you are buying directly from a farm up there, they are going to follow market prices, so they will charge more. Hope that explains a little.

  5. Gay Spivey says:

    What the hell! we’re gettin ripped off. Hay is 4-5 buck cheaper in the valley than it is in Flagstaff. If hay is gonna go up for the winter at least give horse owner a valid reason why! so we can understand. Last year was a texas drought so what the ecuse this year?

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