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Old 10-02-2006, 10:08 AM
 
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I would like to know what the price of Alfalfa is per ton and per bale in TX. We are feeding dairy quality Alfalfa right now, about 24% protein for $95 per ton, about $2.97 per bale. It is certified weed free and is great hay. We got a great deal on that hay but most certified hay is running about $100 to $150 per ton.

We were planning on starting up a hay business there in Nacogdoches County in about 6 months to a yr. My husband would haul it in on a semi and either sell it from the trailer or from the house. We are talking with a farmer now about getting his hay certified and adding Timothy to his growing line.

We wouldn't be out to gouge ppl cuz we know what it is like to have to pay for hay. I know that hay is scarce out there and expensive and this would be a way for it to remain affordable. I would eventually like to start up a feed store but that is still in the "dream" mode.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:43 AM
 
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My parents have a hay farm down in Waller. I just talked to my step dad and he said that bahaya per bail which his are 1200 to 1500 lbs runs about 150 dollars. I asked him about alfalfa, years ago he harvested that but he was saying that a bug was getting into it in his area and farmers aren't growing it any more due to it killing the horses. He said that Oklahoma and New Mexico are selling the Alfalfa hay and I think it is a great thing your husband can haul it in on his rig. You are right about it being scarce. I just read an article on it. My parents just started farming it again, they had done so about 16 years ago and just recently got back into it with buying a hay farm. They were so excited when they bought it and love living out there. It is neat to look out and see all the bales around the property. My kids wanted to climb on them over the weekend. LOL Good luck
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