I gave our hay guy a call today - we've been feeding out of our square bale supply for a couple of weeks and I knew he'd recently put up a cutting, so thought it'd be a good time to stock back up. We were talking and I mentioned I had noticed it looked like it was going to be a good hay year this year - - - when he tells me he actually thinks he's going to be short this year . I was at work, so didn't have a whole lot of time to probe into that any further - but I'll be going by tomorrow afternoon to pick up a round bale and plan to look a little deeper and see if he means in general or if he is just thinking ahead to who all he has to sell to.
Either way, we did agree that I'd figure out what we'd be wanting so I can let him know tomorrow while I'm there - hopefully that means I am getting my "order" in early and can secure what I need/want for the year. I have a fall back source, but really like this hay and the price!