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mysolarflare 01-21-2013 04:24 PM

Moving to Arizona
Hello, my family and i are nost likely moving to arizona in the pheonix , tuscon area, and i want to know a good hay supply, thats not to crazy expensive, we have two horses. I know hay here on the east coast is cheaper, but we dont want to pay an arm and a leg.

bsms 01-21-2013 04:48 PM

In Tucson right now, an 80 lb sack of alfalfa-bermuda mix pellets runs $18.50+. Last week, 80 lb bales of bermuda hay ran me $18. Its been that way for most of the last 2 years. IIRC, it hit $20/bale last winter. Never dropped much during the summer because of gas prices and the drought in the midwest.

A few years ago, it ran around $10-12/bale. You can get better prices if you buy by the semi-load, but not by much. Not unless you know someone farming hay locally.

mysolarflare 01-21-2013 05:02 PM

are u talking about square bales for 18? out here in Virginia we pay 4 bucks for orchard mix and at the most 13 for the nice stuff

bsms 01-21-2013 05:09 PM

I'm talking about a bale that weighs 80-90 pounds.

mysolarflare 01-21-2013 05:11 PM

True, thats not a bad price, do u have a specific hay source? or do u just get whats availible when its availible?

bsms 01-21-2013 05:40 PM

I don't have a storage shed, so I get what is available every few weeks.

Country Woman 01-21-2013 05:56 PM

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the move

existentialpony 01-21-2013 06:13 PM

To be honest (Tucson, here), my barn makes annual/biannual trips to California to get good hay. I know a few people who do that here.

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