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?