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post #11 of 28 Old 04-08-2012, 11:45 AM
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Codemonk-Our prices have increased pretty much the way yours have.
It's weird because the bermuda is now more than the alfalfa. In the past the alfalfa has always cost more. We feed mostly bermuda. I just paid $17 for a 3 string bale of it.
The pellets and grain have only went up a couple dollars this year.
I really hope it is the drought that is causing this and that prices will back down a little.
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Codemonk-Our prices have increased pretty much the way yours have.
It's weird because the bermuda is now more than the alfalfa. In the past the alfalfa has always cost more. We feed mostly bermuda. I just paid $17 for a 3 string bale of it.
The pellets and grain have only went up a couple dollars this year.
I really hope it is the drought that is causing this and that prices will back down a little.
I hope so too.
What ever reason that caused it to go up, I hope it gets better.
I know when the price of petroleum goes up, so does everything else that makes use of it.
But everything doesn't double in price so quickly.

And I'm not sure what Bermuda Grass costs here.
Bermuda or/and Timothy, is either $32 or $26 (I remember seeing those prices on the feed store's whiteboard, but don't remember what they were prices for, only that it was the price of at least one of those).

Its a 70+ mile drive to where the growers are.
But my Dodge Dakota can only haul 10 bales, and I lack a flatbed trailer.
I do have a 1996 Ford F150, could probably haul 20 or so bales, but the front end needs to be fixed first.
Anyway, it wouldn't really be worth the drive unless I bought 50+ bales.
I don't know what the growers would charge me.
Maybe $12 - $15 a bale for 50 bales?

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Due to the drought last year our round bales went from $30 for 1800 lbs to $200 for about 1200 lbs and crappy quality. My feed per bag went from $8 per 50 lb bag to $19 for the same bag. Small squares have gone from around $3/50 lb bale to around $12 for the same size or smaller. Alfalfa brought in from out of state is $16-20/50 lb bale. It's always been around $10.

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Due to the drought last year our round bales went from $30 for 1800 lbs to $200 for about 1200 lbs and crappy quality. My feed per bag went from $8 per 50 lb bag to $19 for the same bag. Small squares have gone from around $3/50 lb bale to around $12 for the same size or smaller. Alfalfa brought in from out of state is $16-20/50 lb bale. It's always been around $10.
Here in central Fl. I get 1 rounder a month 75$ delivered. Aprox weight 600 lbs Quality has been good. I feed Horsemen's Edge 10am%
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10%.That's about 13$ for 50lbs. I throw in a couple of bales of
T+ A 12$ for 60 lb. Bale
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I buy two bags of blue seal sport grain and it costs me somewhere around $32.00 for two bags.

Second cutting was $5.50 a bale for squares..

And I'm in Ny
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I used CM's OP for this:

In in Northern Nevada (Reno).
A little over a year ago (Around February - March), Alfalfa and the standard Mix varieties were $10 - $12 a bale.
By the end of April, they were $13 - $15 a bale.
By August, they were $17 - $19 a bale.
Now they have dropped a bit, $15 - $17 a bale.

Bales in this = ~110lbs. Give or take
Bagged feed has gone up roughly $2-3/bag regardless of what you're getting (oat/alfalfa cubes, stable mix pellets, COB, strategy, etc.)
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I don't know what the growers would charge me.
Maybe $12 - $15 a bale for 50 bales?
this is about what you can get here from the growers. AND if you agree to sign that you're buying hay for livestock that is intended for consumption you don't pay tax.
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I'm in North Carolina. I pay $12-16/bale for 50-60 lb bale of Timothy/alfalfa or orchard/alfalfa and I pay $16.79/bag for 50 lb bag of Nutrena Safechoice
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The drought last year hit us hard and we still haven't recovered from it, unfortunately. I'm hoping that the next cut will be better.

Hay prices for us two years ago was about $70 a round bale for ~900 pounds of timothy/alfalfa mix. This winter, we were paying a hefty $225 for a grass hay mix of 800-900 pounds depending on the provider. Alfalfa was something we couldn't even afford, as it was $250+ for a round bale if you could even find one. Even crappy cow hay couldn't be found for under $180.

Its slightly better now and we're back to our timothy/alfalfa mix, but eat bale is about $220 still. We're hooking up with another local farm though and getting some imported from Alabama- 30 round bales of about 900 pounds each at $205 each ._. That'll probably last us two months if we're lucky.

As for feed, we don't have a specific brand that we buy in bulk because we have a variety of horse body types, but we're averaging about $15 per 50 lb bag right now, I think.

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