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lancek 02-18-2013 03:11 PM

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 02-18-2013 03:16 PM

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?

lancek 02-18-2013 03:19 PM

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.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...75559059_n.jpg

wetrain17 02-18-2013 03:20 PM

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 :wink:

Speed Racer 02-18-2013 03:24 PM

I've been paying $3.50 a bale for the last 2 years. I don't really see the prices dropping lower than that.

lancek 02-18-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wetrain17 (Post 1900607)
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 :wink:

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...

countryryder 02-18-2013 04:31 PM

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..

Ace80908 02-18-2013 05:53 PM

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 ...

bsms 02-18-2013 06:07 PM

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.

BBBCrone 02-18-2013 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1900613)
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*


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