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Old 01-31-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Why is hay so expensive in Fla? I have horses and the thought of moving where bales are $12.00 scares me. What are grain cost? Average in Maine is 15.00.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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If the hay has to be trucked in from out of the area/state, that could explain the difference.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Why is hay so expensive in Fla? I have horses and the thought of moving where bales are $12.00 scares me. What are grain cost? Average in Maine is 15.00.
Who told you hay was $12 a bale?
That may be the case for timothy, as it doesnt grow here.
We feed coastal or bahia, which is $5/6 per bale, and is locally grown.
Sweet feed is less than $10 a bag where we get feed and hay from.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Thanks for replying. I saw hay prices on craigs list. Hay here is 4 to 5. I think some people are approaching 6. Now I feel a little better.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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good hay costs at least that much, the cost of fuel to get it here. Plus the drought in TX took supply for the cattle out there. You don't need much hay if you don't overgraze your land and have good pasture from March to Sept
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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good hay costs at least that much, the cost of fuel to get it here. Plus the drought in TX took supply for the cattle out there. You don't need much hay if you don't overgraze your land and have good pasture from March to Sept
No, good hay doesnt cost that much.
Its locally grown.
As I stated upthread, its $5/6 a bale.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Nice to know this,we are seriously consider moving to fla. Want to get out of the snow and my best friend has lived down there for years and my brother moved there last year. Both of them said they would never come back up here to live. Fla not my first choice,really wanted OK because of the mtns,rivers. Oh well Fla has a lot going for it also. thanks
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