Similar... no rain =
no hay, and then some.
We normally have a decent supply of hay around here, but last year folks came from/had hay brokers come up from the south and southwest to buy hay by the semi-loads because they needed it so bad. It made for a very difficult hay year and drove the prices crazy high for what actually could be found.
This year we havenít had nearly the rains we need and normally get, so not very good growth at all and the same situation with the brokers coming in already from other areas trying to find and buy hay too.
The prices are already very expensive! Normally hay is cheap right now and tops out in price mid to late winter. We are already at those prices.
My hay supplier is also short because of the weather. Iíve already snapped up everything heís made so far, with a reserve on whatever second cut (if any) can be made, but I will be scrounging, along with thousands of others, for the rest of what I need.
I have a feeling the prices are going to be breaking records here.