Poll

2014 Hay Costs

How much do you expect/have you paid for hay per ton this year? (Please share the price, kind, quality, and whether delivery is included in the comments section.)

Less than $100 per ton
6%
36
$101-$150 per ton
10%
57
$151-$200 per ton
16%
96
$201-$250 per ton
17%
100
More than $250 per ton
35%
212
I grow my own hay
15%
89
I don't feed my horses hay
2%
9

Total votes cast: 599

Comments & Write-in Answers

$425./ton grass mix from Eastern WA. in !/2 ton giant bales. not delivered, Langley, BC

6/9/2014 11:42:11 PM

very high quality certified weed free

6/9/2014 11:24:24 PM

Delivered and stacked

6/9/2014 10:06:57 PM

I live in Wilton, CA and hay costs for alfalfa/grass is $18/ bale

6/9/2014 9:52:10 PM

I buy square bales of Bermuda or grass hay around 60lb bales at 5.50 per bale. I pick it up myself.

6/9/2014 8:20:32 PM

Currently paying $20+/- alfalfa, $15/bale- grass in CA Not delivered.

6/9/2014 6:19:37 PM

our hay is very expensive in the Pacific NW we pay 350 on average for a ton of timxgrass

6/9/2014 6:15:56 PM

Too expensive-the drought

6/9/2014 5:30:44 PM

Alfalfa, third cutting, delivered in squeeze blocks

6/9/2014 5:03:05 PM

$250 per ton alfalfa plus cost of fuel with our own semi 200 miles round trip

6/9/2014 4:49:02 PM

Delivered locally. timothy/grass/small amount of alfalfa mix

6/9/2014 4:47:10 PM

delivered

6/9/2014 3:58:34 PM

Bales were 1000lbs. We paid $65/bale alaalfa/brome/Timothy bales and $50 for grass bales. We picked

6/9/2014 3:31:27 PM

It's fescue/ orchard mix grown locally In NC

6/9/2014 3:12:36 PM

grass/alfalfa mix, delivered

6/9/2014 10:47:39 AM

Timothy/brome, no weeds, 2nd cutting, very leafy. No delivery. $8 a 60# bale. Excellent quality.

6/9/2014 9:38:24 AM

Orchard grass,1st cutting, no delivery

6/9/2014 9:14:54 AM

$130 ton p/u in field. Bmpr crop in OR this yr. Prices will rise dramatically due to CA drought.

6/8/2014 9:36:37 PM

Alfalfa, #1, no delivery

6/8/2014 7:43:31 PM

$75/ton, includes delivery of large round bales of nice green mixed grass'.

6/8/2014 5:01:50 PM

$180-Timothy/Orchard Grass-Excellent--no delivery

6/8/2014 4:48:36 PM

only feed hay in winter. Grass hay in round bales. Delivery only inculded if I buy at hay auction.

6/8/2014 4:17:21 PM

We sell our good grass hay for $235/ton. No. CA feed stores charge about $280/ton . No delivery.

6/8/2014 10:11:30 AM

Timothy / Orchard Alfalfa mix

6/8/2014 10:05:03 AM

Alfalfa

6/8/2014 9:59:36 AM

big round bales (1500# - 1800#) all types from grass to alfalfa

6/8/2014 8:57:20 AM

wheat hay, high quality, & delivery included

6/8/2014 8:40:43 AM

I just paid $374/ton for 2nd cutting timothy!!!!!

6/8/2014 8:19:28 AM

Orchard grass,we hauled and stacked 15 tons. Best testing hay for my IR horse

6/8/2014 1:39:39 AM

excellent hay, not delivered but loaded

6/7/2014 8:48:29 PM

first cutting grass hay, no delivery

6/7/2014 6:15:39 PM

I feed perennial peanut hay prior to releasing them to pasture for the day.

6/7/2014 11:00:07 AM

grass hay delivered

6/7/2014 10:39:56 AM

grass and alfalfa mix, I p/u

6/7/2014 4:53:09 AM

380/ton orchard grass

6/7/2014 12:57:53 AM

250. Hay, 32, delivery and stacking. Mix of grass hays

6/7/2014 12:30:35 AM

water in the west has just been taken for fish. Hay will be in short supply.

6/6/2014 11:48:29 PM

About 300 per ton without delivery

6/6/2014 11:25:26 PM

Coastal Bermuda and Alfalfa, excellent quality, not delivered

6/6/2014 11:02:00 PM

High quality Timothy. Including shipping 60 lbs. @ $11.00 per bale. Trucked from Upstate NY to FL.

6/6/2014 10:21:48 PM

Alfalfa in 3x3x9 bales

6/6/2014 10:15:06 PM

$400/ton delivered for alfalfa/orchard grass

6/6/2014 9:16:09 PM

I buy high quality 1st cut orchard grass round bales out of the field.

6/6/2014 9:06:46 PM

Quality grass hay

6/6/2014 9:05:55 PM

orchard grass, premium, no delivery

6/6/2014 6:00:02 PM

Excellent Coastal Hay at $198-$210 per ton, picked up, not delivered.

6/6/2014 5:38:08 PM

Cannot buy in bulk as I have no space for ay storage

6/6/2014 4:48:34 PM

the cost of good hay is rediculous in Florida

6/6/2014 4:45:34 PM

Grassy Hay, First Cut

6/6/2014 4:32:46 PM

grass hay excellent quality no delivery

6/6/2014 1:47:08 PM

grass mix, no delivery

6/6/2014 12:43:12 PM

I feed alternating forage and oat with a rice bran pellet supplement. Quality varies wildly

6/6/2014 11:18:04 AM

delivery not included

6/6/2014 9:56:16 AM

Grass hay, small squares, not delivered

6/6/2014 9:26:42 AM

Not delivered. This is T&A picked up . In Ocala hay is very expensive.

6/6/2014 8:56:43 AM

For excellent quality alfalfa delivered from MT to KY

6/6/2014 8:41:07 AM

Med. quality peanut hay, picked up from co-op tractor trailer

6/6/2014 7:47:13 AM

Pay $400/ton in Florida for Canadian Orchard/Alfalfa. But zero waste, horses eat every last sprig.

6/6/2014 5:27:10 AM

Not including delivery

6/6/2014 3:05:14 AM

Timothy/Grass put up in loft

6/6/2014 1:01:06 AM

Delivery not included. Grass mix hay. Not top quality.

6/6/2014 12:54:15 AM

New Mexico alfalfa shipped into Texas and sold at the local feed store that I go and pick it up.

6/5/2014 10:57:56 PM

Grass/alfalfa mix with delivery - $350/ton

6/5/2014 10:07:39 PM

We had a very severe winter, and good hay went scarce, here in KY, due to this.

6/5/2014 9:52:56 PM

I board my horses

6/5/2014 8:13:44 PM

At an average cost of $15 for 100 lb bales the cost per ton would approximate $300 per ton co

6/5/2014 7:22:37 PM

grass/alfalfa mix delivered within 50 miles

6/5/2014 7:15:16 PM

Just took a guess. I purchase organically grown hay at $5.00 a bale.

6/5/2014 7:12:01 PM

poor quality sometimes I get lucky

6/5/2014 6:35:31 PM

u haul/alfalfa or mix

6/5/2014 6:16:51 PM

alfafa mix in 90# bales, I have to pick up

6/5/2014 6:04:31 PM

Grow my own good grass hay but pay to have mowed/tedded/baled. Family helps gather/stack. ~$80/ton

6/5/2014 5:53:57 PM

Hay in the Pacific NW has been at $345 per ton for sevearl years.Both orchard grass and alfalfa

6/5/2014 5:28:12 PM

8 bales of alfalfa, 16 bales of orchard $20 delivery was included, alalfa stemmy, dry good orchard

6/5/2014 5:21:52 PM

local grass, very good to excellent, no delivery

6/5/2014 5:11:22 PM

Some we get in trade and we also have ample pasture

6/5/2014 5:05:26 PM

good square bales are around $140 a ton, good clean round bales are still under $100 a ton.

6/5/2014 4:59:28 PM

$120 per ton, Bahiagrass hay, no delivery

6/5/2014 4:55:49 PM

Lots of hay going for over $200/ton in my area (SW Idaho); I have a good deal with grower

6/5/2014 4:39:49 PM

Southern California hay prices are routinely sky-high. We pay, on average, $500/ton.

6/5/2014 4:35:06 PM

alfalfa at $280 ton, delivered in Colorado

6/5/2014 4:33:19 PM

does not include delivery

6/5/2014 4:33:16 PM

Alfalfa

6/5/2014 4:29:30 PM

I buy by the bale so i'm really not sure.

6/5/2014 4:29:22 PM

Orchard grass hay, $21.50 per bale, 18 bales to the ton (~110 lbs.), top quality, del. extra.

6/5/2014 4:12:08 PM

alfalfa delivered in idaho

6/5/2014 11:08:27 AM

Grass hay, delivery extra or pick up yourself

6/5/2014 11:00:09 AM

Local grass hay, very good quality, undelivered

6/5/2014 9:34:04 AM

$10 for poor quality 40 lb bale of coastal; not delivered.

6/5/2014 9:26:24 AM

delivery is not included

6/5/2014 8:16:00 AM

Hay sold by the bale @ $10 for a 50 lb bale.

6/5/2014 4:27:05 AM

Delivery is not included

6/5/2014 3:41:25 AM

Orchard Grass, premium quality, delivered (from Oregon to CA)

6/5/2014 12:55:25 AM

We have a VERY depenable supplier and this time of year rely on our good pasture greatly.

6/5/2014 12:53:51 AM

A-1 Alfalfa. Delivered abd stacked. We live in Aus. Everything is at least 2x expensive here!

6/5/2014 12:31:12 AM

$650 ton in Anchorage Alaska.

6/4/2014 10:02:49 PM

5$ per bale in ohio

6/4/2014 10:02:03 PM

orchard grass , high quality delivered and stacked .

6/4/2014 9:30:54 PM

I'd kill to only have to pay $250 per ton. :/

6/4/2014 9:19:50 PM

Haven't got my hay for this year yet. It has probably gone up in price.

6/4/2014 9:08:33 PM

I have paid $240 for fair quality to $320 for good quality hay .

6/4/2014 7:37:49 PM

Orchard grass at $400 and delivery is included.

6/4/2014 7:24:18 PM

5 tonsof alfalfa/grass mix so far @ $ 305 delivered and stacked

6/4/2014 6:59:14 PM

$12 a bale delivered

6/4/2014 6:46:30 PM

timothy hay, delivered free with discount for minimum 1 ton purchase

6/4/2014 5:29:38 PM

I purchase by the bale @ $20 per pale for orchard grass or alfalfa and $17-$18 per bale for oat.

6/4/2014 5:27:23 PM

$4.50 orchard/fescue delivered per 40-50# bale

6/4/2014 5:20:55 PM

no delivery

6/4/2014 5:20:20 PM

Delivery and stacked, first cut orchard/Timothy mix. The hay provider includes hay analysis.

6/4/2014 4:46:32 PM

$200 per ton delivered. 10 ton of excellent quality mixed grass hay, and 4 ton of pure alfalfa

6/4/2014 4:44:45 PM

bermuda hay - 98lb. bales approx. 14.75 per bale and 300.00 per ton Tucson, Az

6/4/2014 4:30:03 PM

about $5-$6 for a 55-65lb square bale, mixture of grass and alfalfa, delivery not included

6/4/2014 4:22:51 PM

225.00 for orchard grass. delivery

6/4/2014 1:58:13 PM

alfalfa hay, we pick up, good quality

6/4/2014 1:49:49 PM

We bale our own hay so the only expense we have is twine And gas for the tractor .

6/4/2014 12:56:57 PM

Orchard grass/alfalfa mix, usually 2nd cutting. I or supplier transports on my own wagons.

6/4/2014 12:17:01 PM

$200-$225 for grass&grass/alfalfa.Just planted 10 acres grass/alfalfa

6/4/2014 11:57:03 AM

I pay 15 dollars a bale. 50 lb bales. So 20 bales per ton equals $300/ton O&A,or T&A.

6/4/2014 11:18:31 AM

expensive

6/4/2014 11:14:59 AM

When grass hay got to$22.+tax per bale! we cut our own hay!

6/4/2014 11:14:24 AM

alfalfa is anywhere from $8-12 a bale. grass is $7-10 a bale and mix is typically $10 a bale.

6/4/2014 11:05:18 AM

Premium alfalfa

6/4/2014 10:14:26 AM

Grass mix hay, more tan $250/ton. Light bales at about 50 lbs each, and priced at $6.50/bale.

6/4/2014 10:10:59 AM

Orchard mixed with alfalfa. Delivery is $25 extra. Good quality 1st cutting. The hay is guaranteed.

6/4/2014 9:51:02 AM

I board my horse so not exactly sure. I think he might grow his own??

6/4/2014 9:30:11 AM

Have you been to Long Island? Few hay growers here, all must be trucked in over bridges. $$$ Ouch!

6/4/2014 9:26:43 AM

$6 a bale, usu 45-50#, grass/alfalfa mix no delivery

6/4/2014 9:23:35 AM

200 small bales at about $4/bale delivered by neighbor-average quality

6/4/2014 8:36:41 AM

$4.00 per small bale of mixed grass each bale averaging about 40 lbs

6/4/2014 8:01:05 AM

No idea by ton; it's $4/bale grass hay locally, $7/bale late winter for hay seller brings in; I p/up

6/4/2014 7:48:25 AM

It's orchard/Timothy/alfalfa blend delivered $525 per ton. Delivery is usually not included

6/4/2014 4:38:42 AM

i feed it truffles, turkish delights and caviar because its fabulous

6/4/2014 3:56:54 AM

Currently $15.951/100# bale alfalfa or grain, delivery extra

6/4/2014 3:34:28 AM

Delivery not included

6/4/2014 3:24:42 AM

Teff hay of averageto below average quality, hauled myself. Lots of it was bad. 4 diff. sellers.

6/4/2014 2:33:48 AM

In Sweden, and selling analyzed for 373$

6/4/2014 2:07:38 AM

even thou I grow my own the cost is there as I could sell it So $101 - $150 per ton

6/4/2014 12:49:41 AM

All hay here is running at least $16-17 per 100lb bale. Grass, alfalfa, all of it. :(

6/4/2014 12:43:27 AM

$25/ton delivery charge and expecting $200+ a ton this year- timothy,orchard, bluegrass mix

6/4/2014 12:21:42 AM

nice clean grass hay, no delievery

6/4/2014 12:07:40 AM

$285 per ton. delivered aand put in loft.

6/3/2014 11:35:23 PM

$160/ton, Coastal, ok quality for Texas, no delivery

6/3/2014 11:34:51 PM

$10 per 50lb bale. I pick it up. Good orchard grass. With this drought, I'm lucky to get it.

6/3/2014 11:25:08 PM

Tifton 44 50# $9.00

6/3/2014 11:08:32 PM

Includes delivery & stacking in my barn. Hay storage is 125 bale capacity. 2nd cutting grass hay.

6/3/2014 10:54:59 PM

I feed Standlee compressed timothy bales. Consistent quality, easy to store, I can pick it up myself

6/3/2014 10:53:30 PM

$17/bale for alfalfa right now and $11/bale for Teff

6/3/2014 10:52:37 PM

Orchard grass mix:farmer, fertilizer & irrigation water = about $250/ton

6/3/2014 10:48:57 PM

This is not the delivered price.

6/3/2014 10:32:29 PM

$300 per ton Alfalfa or Orchard Grass

6/3/2014 10:26:35 PM

We pay about $100.00 /ton for big round bales. We pay $150.00 for small squares, all native grass

6/3/2014 10:22:28 PM

$500-$600 ton of T&A

6/3/2014 10:04:58 PM

pay about 5.75/bale (small square) so around 350/ton? Mixed grass first cut, delvrd/stackd in loft

6/3/2014 9:57:58 PM

I BUY 1RST CUT & 2ND CUT HAY SMALL BALES. MORE ECONOMICAL/LESS WASTE

6/3/2014 9:35:35 PM

I buy grass mix always.

6/3/2014 9:21:31 PM

my $ limit for alf sq and mix round picked up and giant grass rounds and sq delivered, by contract

6/3/2014 8:11:47 PM

Best quality possible and usually off the field but depends on who we buy it from.

6/3/2014 7:44:14 PM

$125 approx per ton, we pick up from farm, round coastal for all 3 & square alfalfa for my senior.

6/3/2014 7:12:50 PM

Southern California Hay is ridiculously high priced.

6/3/2014 7:05:53 PM

Timothy, not delivered

6/3/2014 6:33:49 PM

We pay approximately $400/ton for coastal hay delivered in greater Houston area.

6/3/2014 6:15:34 PM

Local Grass Hay in Lane County Oregon, Delivery Price not included

6/3/2014 6:10:26 PM

Purchase by 135# bale timothy or orchard mix $28/bale--alfalfa 125# $24/bale--limited storage area

6/3/2014 6:03:41 PM

$385/ton 2nd cutting orchard/Timothy mix good quality

6/3/2014 5:59:19 PM

timothy/oat hay mix, high protein, delivery not included

6/3/2014 5:49:31 PM

$5 for a 60 lb square bale of Coastal hay in the field.

6/3/2014 5:35:13 PM

Hard to get good quality hay in AZ

6/3/2014 5:35:01 PM

way overpriced no matter what kind/quality

6/3/2014 5:29:01 PM

Alfalfa, very leafy, green, minimal weeds second cutting, pick up, that's why it's more affordable.

6/3/2014 5:28:39 PM

Small bale in Colorado are still very expensive.

6/3/2014 5:14:14 PM

Alfalfa hay in small bales, bundled in a block of 21 bales excellent quality

6/3/2014 5:01:42 PM

decent local mixed grass hay

6/3/2014 4:48:30 PM

$155 per ton, not delivered, second cutting preferred

6/3/2014 4:43:34 PM

As everywhere, water shortage and labor and fuel costs have accelerated our regional hay prices.

6/3/2014 4:31:15 PM

$15 per 100# bale, $300 per ton of fresh cut Bermuda; I pick up & unload my own, live Phx area, AZ

6/3/2014 2:38:33 PM

Mixed alfalfa/grass on wagons we haul and unload. Quality is very good.

6/3/2014 2:31:53 PM

$3.00/35-40 lb bale of orchard grass, delivery included (PA)

6/3/2014 2:26:20 PM

We buy from local farmer direct from the fields

6/3/2014 2:10:38 PM

round bales /first cut/ neighbouring farm/ delivery included

6/3/2014 1:46:46 PM

alfalfa/orchard grass mix

6/3/2014 1:19:26 PM

$60 for a 5X5 roll of decent coastal. Delivery not included.

6/3/2014 12:47:54 PM

My friend bales it for me and does not charge for a full price per bale, hay is mixed grass

6/3/2014 12:01:44 PM

delivery not included

6/3/2014 10:54:57 AM

The price of hay is included in my monthly board bill, but our barn grows our own timothy hay.

6/3/2014 10:52:52 AM