Price of hay dropping in my area how about yours? - The Horse Forum
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By lancek
  • 2 Post By lancek
  • 1 Post By BBBCrone
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 68
• Horses: 0
Price of hay dropping in my area how about yours?

We paid 9.00 a bale this past fall. I am getting close to needing more so I have been watching the local prices. It has dropped from 9 to 13 a bale to 6 to 8 a bale.
I live in Mid Michigan.
What have you all been seeing?
AlexS likes this.
lancek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
I board, so I don't buy the hay - but this is very positive news. Maybe it's just because the hay suppliers realize they now have enough left to get through the end of winter?
AlexS is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 68
• Horses: 0
Good news to be sure!

Yes it is a great to see.
We just added a new one to our family so we have doubled our need.

Here is a pic of my daughter and her new Tenn Walker/Clysdale mix.

waresbear and gunslinger like this.
lancek is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 0
Hay in my area has generally not been unreasonable. I'd say for the past few years, its been pretty consistent. You will pay more for an alfalfa mix compared to your grass hay. I can't complain about hay prices in my parts when compared to others. Those pesky grain prices tho, hahaha

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
wetrain17 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:24 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,329
• Horses: 3
I've been paying $3.50 a bale for the last 2 years. I don't really see the prices dropping lower than that.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 68
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wetrain17 View Post
Hay in my area has generally not been unreasonable. I'd say for the past few years, its been pretty consistent. You will pay more for an alfalfa mix compared to your grass hay. I can't complain about hay prices in my parts when compared to others. Those pesky grain prices tho, hahaha
It was the drought last spring and summer that hiked up the prices for us. I had never paid over 3.50 per bale until then. I managed NOT pay over 10.00 but I know a lot of folks that paid that and higher.
Some had to get rid of there horses. Sad...
lancek is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Alberta,Canada
Posts: 1,518
• Horses: 6
Hay,for me, went up big time from what I paid in the fall.$45/big round to $67/big round now. The hay growers I've talked to said it's because they've been shipping so much down to the States that now it's becoming hard to find in certain areas here..
countryryder is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 06:53 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,029
• Horses: 2
I paid 6 bucks a bale (70 lbs alf/grass mix) for years. Two years ago it spiked to 16. a bale, then last year stayed at about 10-12. minimum for local fields in the summer and going up over early winter from there to an average of 16.... Lots of folks sold their horses, and I, and many others, began using hay stretchers like beet pulp or oats... now seeing hay prices come "back down" to about 12 a bale.

I think a lot of farmers and hay brokers gambled that owners would pay the 16 a bale, but they have hay sitting in their barns and fields that people just aren't willing to buy at that price, so they have to drop the price ...

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela
Ace80908 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 9,385
• Horses: 4
In southern Arizona, we still seem to be at around $17-18 / 90 lb bale. Most of ours is from out of state, so gas prices may be keeping it high.

"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."
bsms is online now  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-18-2013, 11:28 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bronson, Florida
Posts: 725
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
I've been paying $3.50 a bale for the last 2 years. I don't really see the prices dropping lower than that.
*goes to live where Speed Racer does*
countryryder likes this.
BBBCrone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considering Dropping Out .Delete. General Off Topic Discussion 50 03-03-2013 02:22 PM
Right Area for Ideas? Maybe :) Moderators please move if in wrong area WickedNag Horse Artwork 3 11-09-2012 12:17 PM
Price reduced on 18 inch Stubben Tristan! Price Reduced! Free shipping! TamaraB Tack and Equipment Classifieds 7 05-25-2011 05:56 PM
Not Dropping to Pee? AngelWithoutWings54 Horse Health 2 06-25-2010 04:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome