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post #1 of 8 Old 06-24-2008, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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What do hay costs look line in everyone's area's? Are you getting worried about not being able to afford it in the coming months/years? New reports are saying bails of hay could be going for as much as $35.00 each by next year. We're paying $15.00 a bale for Alfalfa here in SC.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-24-2008, 08:23 PM
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Wow, around here I haven't seen any go for more than $10!!! Holy cow!
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-24-2008, 10:33 PM
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Its $8 Australian dollars for good quality oaten hay bale here. We've had drought in the last 3 -4 years on a row so that's why. Sometimes you can save money by getting the large bales - that's what we do quite often.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 06:08 AM
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For a big bale in England it is about £25 but small bales are about £4.00 and hayale bales about £5.00.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 06:49 AM
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For a big bale in England it is about £25 but small bales are about £4.00 and hayale bales about £5.00.

Jenny
Gosh, where abouts in England do you live? I pay £20 for big bales and £1.75 for small. Haylage £20 big, £2.00 small.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 06:49 AM
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In Queensland at the moment lucern goes for about $20. At times it will go up to 25, and it isnt always quality hay either :(
Luckily we have 90 acres of grazing.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 10:42 AM
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Answer to meggymoo, I live in Devon, the small bale of hay may wrong, as haven't brought it for a while. But the Devon Hayalge is about £5.00 a bag down here.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 10:49 AM
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I am utterly and completly spoiled living here. I pay $7.00 for a bale at the feed store...but...If I talk to the ranch hands..lol..which I do! 8) I get free 6' round bales delivered to the horse's pen. We talked to the owner last year and he asked why are we offering to pay? I was doing the happy dance when my hubby got off the phone. The ranch hands bale the hay here and we get some of it. I told my hubby that we need to get 6 bales spoken for this year before it gets used or sold. We are having a really good hay season.

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