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    Default VA Hay Auction Report—post #27; Going back 3/19-who wants to join me?

    Anyone interested in getting together and going to Hinton for a group purchase? I do NOT want to pay $8.00 a bale, and the hay being sold down there is much less. I would NOT be profitable for me to go down by myself, as I don't have $1K to plunk down.

    Here's the latest hay report ...

    RH_GR310
    Richmond, VA Thu Jan 17, 2008 USDA-VA Dept of Ag Market News

    Virginia Hay Report

    Rushville Semimonthly Hay Auction, Hinton, VA on Jan 16, 2008

    Prices per ton FOB unless otherwise noted.
    Most loads delivered free within 10 miles of auction site.
    Delivery beyond 10 miles mostly 2.00 per mile.

    Hay 90 tons.

    Alfalfa
    Large square
    Premium 157.50 per bale

    Alfalfa-Orchardgrass Mix
    Small square
    Good 4.10- 5.00 per bale
    Small round
    Premium 165.00-190.00

    Mixed Grass
    Small square
    Good 5.00 per bale
    Fair 2.60 per bale

    Large round
    Premium 150.00-190.00
    Small round
    Good 50.00- 65.00 per bale

    Orchardgrass
    Large square
    Premium 173.00 per bale
    Good 80.00 per bale
    Large round
    Premium 175.00-215.00

    Straw
    Large square 29.00 per bale

    Timothy
    Large square
    Premium 86.00 per bale

    Official USDA hay standards/grades do not exist. The following hay
    quality designations and guidelines are used to describe and report hay.

    Alfalfa Guidelines
    For domestic livestock use and not more than 10% grass

    Quality ADF NDF RFV TDN-100% TDN-90% CP
    Supreme <27 <34 >185 >62 >55.9 >22
    Premium 27-29 34-36 170-185 60.5-62 54.5-55.9 20-22
    Good 29-32 36-40 150-170 58-60 52.5-54.5 18-20
    Fair 32-35 40-44 130-150 56-58 50.5-52.5 16-18
    Utility >35 >44 <130 <56 <50.5 <16

    RFV calculated using the WI/MN formula. TDN calculated using the western
    formula. Quantitative factors approximate and many factors can affect
    feeding value. Values based on 100% dry matter (TDN showing both 100%
    and 90%). Guidelines used with visual appearance and intent of sale.

    ADF Acid Detergent Fiber
    CP Crude Protein
    NDF Neutral Detergent Fiber
    RFV Relative Feed Value
    TDN Total Digestible Nutrients

    Grass Guidelines

    Quality Crude Protein Percent
    Premium >13
    Good 9-13
    Fair 5-9
    Utility <5

    Quantitative factors approximate and many factors affect feeding
    value. Values based on 100% dry matter. End usage may influence
    hay price or value more than testing results.

    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    USDA-VA Market News, Richmond, VA 804.786.3947
    www.vdacs.virginia.gov/marketnews/
    market.news@vdacs.virginia.gov

    1015e bbl mbc
    Last edited by Oldenburg Mom; Mar. 4, 2008 at 07:58 AM.
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    Ok. We've got one person that is thinking about it (La Gringa)

    I'm in agreement with the Orchard Grass with a little alfalfa. ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE??? C'mon, we can do this!!
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    Ah, Kiindra. I just figured out why you didn't post on this thread. YOU CAN'T!!!
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    Default YOU CAN POST NOW!

    Sorry about that--remnant of the old format. Other members should be able to posts replies on threads now.

    My apologies!



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    Some math to consider:

    1. For ME, Hinton is 75 miles away. That mean, over and back, about $50 in gas.
    2. Say I buy, 40 bales of hay (per asking price of $5), means $200, plus $50 in gas, that's $250.
    3. $250 divided by 40 = $6.25 a bale.
    4. The best I can find around me is $8.00.

    Just an example, ... you need to do the math to.
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    How much would we have to purchase at the auction?

    When is the auction?
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    Rushville Semimonthly Hay Auction

    I would probably be interested, but not for a month or so.



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    I can get LARGE square bales 3x3x8 (700-900lbs.) from upstate NY. Grass hay. They want $100/bale but will only deliver a full truckload of 57 bales.

    I have 24 bales spoken for. Anybody else interested? It will be delivered to the Haymarket/Nokesville area.
    Uncle Fester

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    I am going to PA today to get a load of hay, I can't wait any longer I am down to 4 bales.

    I did find some on Craigslist,

    There is hay, you just have to search, and be willing to drive a couple of hours. For me it's more than worth it to drive a few hours than pay 10 bucks a bale!

    All the feed stores around here are charging 10 a bale, and some of the regular hay suppliers are charging 8-9. That's outrageous!
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    Gorgeous hay!

    I just got a beautiful load of 2nd Cutting orchard for 5.50 a bale.

    PM me if you want info, you have to go pick up, near Gettysburg PA.

    It's only 90 miles from me so it was well worth it. Great hay and he has quite a bit left!

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    Default Trip to Hinton

    I might be interested in buying some hay in Hinton. I'm in Scottsville, it would be about an hour and a half trip for me so I'd have to make sure the hay is worth it though. I can get some orchard grass hay locally for $6.00 a bale but the horses aren't exactly crazy about it and I don't want to see it wasted even at that price.
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    I'm about an hour from Hinton. Can someone tell me when the auction is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Gringa View Post
    I am going to PA today to get a load of hay, I can't wait any longer I am down to 4 bales.

    I did find some on Craigslist,

    There is hay, you just have to search, and be willing to drive a couple of hours. For me it's more than worth it to drive a few hours than pay 10 bucks a bale!

    All the feed stores around here are charging 10 a bale, and some of the regular hay suppliers are charging 8-9. That's outrageous!
    I can vouch for the hay La Gringa got - its gorgeous and yummy looking!



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    I propose a conference call for anyone interested in grouping for Hinton auction hay. Anyone interested, how about tomorrow about 8:00 am? OH, plus, there's another auction in Orange (the town). It might be worth looking there first as it wouldn't be quite so far... BUT, the prices may be higher.

    I bought 5 bales this weekend from a new supplier. Ugh. $8 a bale. La Gringa... what was the mileage? Was it worth it????

    Applesauce ... Hinton is about 45 minutes for me, so we're talking about the same gas costs.
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    I am definitely interested. I was actually just going to give the auction info to my hay guy so that he can go. Can you provide details on when and exactly where it is?
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    [QUOTE=Oldenburg Mom;2969156]I propose a conference call for anyone interested in grouping for Hinton auction hay. Anyone interested, how about tomorrow about 8:00 am? OH, plus, there's another auction in Orange (the town). It might be worth looking there first as it wouldn't be quite so far... BUT, the prices may be higher.
    QUOTE]

    I would be interested in a conference call. Just let me know how. I'm also interested in the Orange auction as that's closer to me.



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    Applesauce, I have to find out by calling the DOA in Richmond. Be right back.

    address: 38 Whitmore Shop Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

    Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
    Last edited by Oldenburg Mom; Jan. 28, 2008 at 04:43 PM.
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    So the next ones are Feb 2 and Feb 15th. What time does it start?
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    Don't know ... I'm guessing early ... I'll call them and report back.

    Anyone up for a conference call? I'll need your phone numbers if so ... (PM them???)
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    I would but I can't. I'll be down in my barn doing 16 stalls, feeding and turning out.
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