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And mainly directed at BOs, but all are welcome to contribute.
I'm curious what the prices of your feed have been like over the last year or so.
Location? (Are prices different here than in NY?).
As for me...
In in Southern California, Los Angeles County.
Hay prices for me have been unpleasant.
A little over a year ago (Around February - March), Alfalfa and the standard Mix varieties were $8 - $10 a bale.
By the end of April, they were $13 - $15 a bale.
By August, they were $17 - $19 a bale.
Now the are all close in price, $19 - $21 a bale.
So the prices for hay are now more than double what they were a little over a year ago.
Someone I met last year that does some international commerce said that the reason for the large price increase was that China was buying a lot of our hay.
I don't know if this is true and I'm not trying to start a race war or a debate or anything.
And I only met the guy once (The boss of a friend of mine, so I buy his business experience, but I have doubts about that statement)
I'm just curious if anyone has heard why hay prices are increasing, regardless of how ridiculous it may be.
But more interested in hearing what prices are like across the the expanse of the members here.