What’s The Cost Of Good Grass Hay?

The drought continues to bake much of the U.S., slashing the prospects and raising the prices for most field crops. This week’s online poll question asks: “What’s your local price for good grass hay?”

Be sure to leave your thoughts on the topic in the comments section.

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Anonymous
on Jun 29, 2014

40lb grass squares going for $11 in Houston Area

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

Living in north central, WI. just offered $10.00 for 800 lb rolls. I think I should be insulted with that offer...I was looking for at least 35.00 to 40.00 per round bale...Am I off the mark...

Anonymous
on Oct 8, 2013

I got some round bales I'm selling for $25 right now

Anonymous
on May 6, 2014

where are you located

Anonymous
on Jun 12, 2014

I am located in the Treasure Valley in Idaho. Close to Boise, Nampa area.

Anonymous
on Jan 4, 2013

Hard to feed that 12$ hay just cringe everytime cut a set of wires

Anonymous
on Aug 4, 2012

Hay is currently selling for $325 per ton on the western slope of Colorado if you can find it.

Anonymous
on Jul 30, 2014

North central Wyoming - just paid $130/T for 800 lb round bales of grass hay

Anonymous
on Jul 15, 2014

What city?

Anonymous
on Aug 3, 2012

small squares sold for 12.00 per bale at an auction barn

Anonymous
on Aug 3, 2012

Central Montana: Emergency CRP opened up so everybody ran out and set fires with their swathers trying to cut it. Alfalfa/grass mix $150 locally

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Platte Valley Central Ne we have alfalfa in large rounds for $220/ ton or more if you can find a seller. Supply is about 60% normal.

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

200- 250 a ton in wyoming Look to way what are cattle prices doing diesel price insurance what is cost to put the hay up. Hay should be around 300 dollare a ton THINK!!

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Watch for hay theft. It happened to me last year and I caught the thieves. The county attorney let them go because he knows them and I have not been compensated. It was even a repeat offense for them but the law does nothing because of who they are.

Anonymous
on Aug 7, 2013

You need to take care of them yourself.

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Northern Mi small sqs 5 to 7 $. 4x5 rounds very scarce at 50 to 65$

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Paid $170 for first round of alfalfa...next round will be $200 and had trouble finding that....

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Still recovering from 2002 drought (financially) and from 2011. This year water sources more scare than last year.

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

We've been pretty dry up here in North East PA, but as of late have had some benificial rains. Unfortunatley a few of the showers were accompanied by tornado's, but I guess we'll take the good with the bad! We're currently experiencing hay prices that usually don't hit these high's until after the first of the year. Mixed Grass hay is averaging $250 a ton, and alfalfa is averaging $235 a ton.
We're fortunate that we only need to run as many head of Beefalo cattle as we have pasture and hay fields for. In my opinion, I feel that if more producers lived within their "means", (don't raise more livestock than you can produce feed stuff's for), we wouldn't have the drastically fluctuating cattle and hay prices we experience every year. We need to stop relying on other folks to take care of our needs. Don't be dependent on others, it's never a profitable venture. At least not for you!

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

South Central Missouri has no local hay. Imported hay from OK, MS is running $180-$200 delivered.

Anonymous
on Oct 8, 2013

central mo Sedalia has lots of good quality hay

Anonymous
on Aug 2, 2012

Wheat hay from $50.00 to $80.00 for a 1100 # bale. Starting to bale corn leaves and stocks. Fortunately was blessed with good wheat hay crop this spring. August 1st and cows are attacking hay as if the dead of winter. It is going to get ugly.

Anonymous
on Jul 28, 2012

The Houston area has been blessed with rain......have not offered any 2012 hay....still attempting to recover from 2011. Ouch.

Anonymous
on Jul 28, 2012

Currently selling tifton (in field) $5.00 for a square bale weight 50 to 60 pounds. Selling 4 by 5 round bales for $50 (stored in barn). Limited supply. Hay crop currently about 50% of normal. If we do not receive rain will not sell over 50 more rolls.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

We raise grass hay and have price what we have at $150/ton

Anonymous
on Jul 15, 2014

Where are you?

Anonymous
on Jul 31, 2013

Where are you? I only need a pickup load. . . In southwest Colorado.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

I sold 23 big round rolls, fescue , for $ 40.00 each, which was all that I could spare. Hoping for another mild winter. Got to help your neighbor.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

Big rds (14-1600#) early were at 50-80 and now none can be found. CRP just opened up so should open some up but quality will be ??. Have not picked up on $$. This area most will try to grass if fence and water.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

had some offered in washington state for 16 dollars a 110 lb bale. Generally most good grass hay runs 200 or higher

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

It is over $200/ton in north central NE, if you can find any, which we can't.

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2013

If you are still interested we have 350 tons of hay please call 307-380-6187.

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

We have grass hay Tiffany Teff outstanding grasshay 3x4 bales and small squares selling at 200-225 have plenty

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

we only have 100 bales left out of 1,000. selling 1,000 round bales at $45 plus cost of loading. some last years hay left at 35 but will sell out by Sept. 30. (eastern Ohio)

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

Went to a farm sale last week and year old brome hay (big round bales) sold for $87.50 per bale.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

We're in Southeast Texas; we've finally been blessed with some rain. We've been selling 5x6 rounds of cow hay for $55/bale.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

Sellin Hybrid Beemuda for $5 a small square

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

Small squares are going for $3.00/each right now in central PA.

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

I paid $180/ton last load I bought

Anonymous
on Jul 27, 2012

It depends on the package of course. Big rounds are the most economical cost per ton, small squares are the most expensive.

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