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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?

2 strand bale $9

3 strand bale $15

3x3x8 800 pounds $150

3x4x8 1,200 pounds $200

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There is a trucking shortage here so rates are going up.

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Ran some cash flow numbers with our latest local hay pricing - - about U$S 150/T for cows and U$S 215 for heifers. No obvious winners yet, but bred heifers could cash flow and even generate a profit if they appreciate enough. I know the sell buy boys would not think much of this analysis but I have decades into some of these cattle...

So you can feed your way out of a drought (if calves are $3) !

So you can feed your way out of a drought (if calves are $3) !

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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.

2 weeks ago sold a load of 2nd crop rained on alfalfa mix at auction $140 ton

last week we sold another load, exact same hay, same sale barn $260 ton

auctions can be a real crap shoot, but there is an obvious demand.

last week we sold another load, exact same hay, same sale barn $260 ton

auctions can be a real crap shoot, but there is an obvious demand.

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What is corn silage worth in Hutch?

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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.