Just wondering what hay prices are in other areas. It is up there in SJV So CA. 17.50 for oat hay , 23 for alfalfa hay . I did not price the grass hay. Hay this year is double of what I paid last year.
It’s 27.95 for A here it’s gone crazyJust wondering what hay prices are in other areas. It is up there in SJV So CA. 17.50 for oat hay , 23 for alfalfa hay . I did not price the grass hay. Hay this year is double of what I paid last year.
In the "old" Oregon, nobody ever cut hay on the west side until the 4th of July, so don't despair. I think you moved to Oregon in a drought and may be experiencing your first real "Oregon Spring!" LOL! West side hay is always poor quality as a result (but heck, it's loaded with sugar when it's cut in May/June). I don't know what Eastern hay prices are going to do this year, but I'm sure it'll be painful when I learn. Hay guy said probably only one cutting for a lot of hay, and everybody will be competing for top dollar with what's there. I just hope there's enough to go around!Hay is double here too in OR. A bale of orchard grass was around $20 for a 110 lb bale last year, and this year it is $40. I am not sure how high it will go because we've had late rain in the PNW and they've had difficulty cutting hay.
That's very sad. And one more reason I no longer eat meat unless I know the farmer (also, my husband is a hunter so we mostly eat wild game). Really not interested in eating meat from those big corporate farms. Since my daughter is vegan, I mostly eat what she eats with the odd bit of wild meat or locally-produced meat here and there. I don't really miss it, having been a vegetarian most of my life until I had kids.@Zimalia22 I don’t think most people would blame the growers. If anything we are mostly commiserating and hoping you guys stay in business. At least I am.
Locally most small time farmers had to get their cows processed for meat and stopped keeping them because it was costing them more to keep them than what they could sell them/the produce for. It’s only big corporate farms that are still in business. I think that has happened a long time ago in the western countries but over here a lot of people were keeping 10 or 15 head of cattle on their family farm up until two years ago. Not any more, unfortunately.