Arizona Hay Report: 05/23/2015

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May 23, 2015

            Region 6: Southeast California: Alfalfa Wholesale at the Stack May 23, 2015

Current Alfalfa from Arizona and California have increased for hay selling now that would generally be rated Fair.

Yesterday I was at at a local growers retail location looking at the Alfalfa. While backing up her  truck, one of the loaders was telling this gal what great hay they had when it was Fair at best.  And she paid Good to Premium price for it.

Fair Quality Hay: thick stemmy hay with more stems than leaf, poor color, may be sun bleached. 

“LET THE BUYER BEWARE”

Grade/Quality

Alfalfa Supreme:  $240: (retail should cost $15.00/bale for the absolute best quality fresh cut hay in Arizona. Fine stems, fresh smell, good color, lots of leaf)

Alfalfa Premium: $240                

Alfalfa Good: $230

Alfalfa Fair $190

US Hay Prices by state are wholesale by the ton. There are 20 bales to the ton: 

Arizona has the 4th highest prices for Alfalfa in the country.

  United States 164.00 159.00 159.00 152.00 -7.00 Report
Prices Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Change Report
  Arizona 180.00 180.00 200.00 215.00 15.00 Report
  California 211.00 201.00 206.00 192.00 -14.00 Report
  Colorado 215.00 205.00 200.00 194.00 -6.00 Report
  Idaho 218.00 199.00 199.00 188.00 -11.00 Report
  Illinois 162.00 164.00 157.00 167.00 10.00 Report
  Iowa 144.00 133.00 133.00 138.00 5.00 Report
  Kansas 140.00 139.00 139.00 138.00 -1.00 Report
  Kentucky 110.00 118.00 118.00 123.00 5.00 Report
  Michigan 166.00 159.00 159.00 167.00 8.00 Report
  Minnesota 130.00 132.00 136.00 109.00 -27.00 Report
  Missouri 87.00 86.00 90.00 96.00 6.00 Report
  Montana 128.00 123.00 123.00 123.00 0.00 Report
  Nebraska 91.00 94.00 94.00 94.00 0.00 Report
  Nevada 236.00 235.00 234.00 228.00 -6.00 Report
  New Mexico 234.00 229.00 224.00 219.00 -5.00 Report
  New York 151.00 137.00 135.00 131.00 -4.00 Report
  North Dakota 82.00 83.00 83.00 84.00 1.00 Report
  Ohio 146.00 141.00 141.00 146.00 5.00 Report
  Oklahoma 152.00 147.00 145.00 130.00 -15.00 Report
  Oregon 223.00 213.00 218.00 211.00 -7.00 Report
  Pennsylvania 208.00 221.00 221.00 227.00 6.00 Report
  South Dakota 111.00 113.00 113.00 109.00 -4.00 Report
  Texas 96.00 93.00 87.00 82.00 -5.00 Report
  Utah 185.00 185.00 180.00 180.00 0.00 Report
  Washington 216.00 213.00 210.00 210.00 0.00 Report
  Wisconsin 157.00 150.00 150.00 130.00 -20.00 Report
  Wyoming 137.00 136.00 136.00 136.00 0.00 Report

 

                         

6 Responses to "Arizona Hay Report: 05/23/2015"
  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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