New Mexico cow hay drought prices.Hay prices have been going up steadily here. Semi loads of grass cow hay hit U$S 240 per ton at an auction last week. It would be cheaper to buy local shell corn...
What would be the highest price per ton you have seen loads cow hay sell for during a drought?
Sounds like your neighbor B and I are on the same page. Doesn't pencil out to pay $200+ for hay at this point in time. Keep all we can and prep for next year, but unfortunately some have to go.Neighbor B say once fall cows and the cows come out of the hills he is going to count bales and count cows and sell things until the numbers match up.
Need something that makes a turd and just feed 10#/day of the alfalfa to keep the alfalfa supplement to $1.00-1.10/day. Problem in a drought year is lack of dry matter to make the turd.B told me the other day he was offered good Alfalfa delivered for $225. You have to mix a bunch of cheap hay with that to make it pay. Feed that straight it is $3.25 a day to feed a cow. One of the problems is that cheaper grass hay just isn't to be found anywhere. Got to get that feed cost down to $2.25-2.50 and day per cow.