Readers Respond: Where's the Hay?

Almost 1,300 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Are you having problems getting hay?"

results of where's the hay poll

Results were as follows: 
  • Yes: 32.76% (420)
  • No: 67.24% (862)

Readers shared their hay problems in the comments below.

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  • we are not having any trouble, and we live in a really dry state!
  • Luckily, my barn manager makes his own.
  • We grow it
  • It just costs a lot for small bales
  • current supplier is retiring, no one else in area selling
  • I grow my own
  • Buying 110lb bales of Bermuda in San Diego area for $16.
  • available but the price has skyrocketed
  • Problems getting orchard grass hay.
  • Big businesses buy out the hay, the rest of us struggle.
  • but it is expensive!
  • I can get it but the quality is horrible
  • Bailed our pasture and just bought for $3.00 a bale
  • We are fortunate enough to have a local supplier. It is rainy season here in FL, no problem growing.
  • Poor quality hay, and not many hay fields around.
  • fortunately my hay guy has been in the business for two generations but price has increased.
  • problem finding good hay.
  • lock in w/local farmer for
  • I started using dengi since hay is hard to get and what is available is poor quality.
  • To large of a demand, just not enough hay.
  • Very expensive but available.
  • Expensive and quality is sometimes questionable.
  • Not enough rain in this part of Texas!
  • Too much rain now, and no extra from the drought last year.
  • We buy from one supplier & pay on delivery & he takes good care of us
  • hay grown on farm
  • In Australia, my hay has gone from $25 a bale to $16 a bale, but delivery is expensive.
  • at $8.00 per bale that is
  • hay is too high of price and there is not enough of it
  • But having problems paying the price
  • the hay farmers are all transporting their hay to the coast where they can demand higher prices.
  • it costs too much or it is old
  • grow my own but costs have doubled to do it
  • have a great hay supplier,plenty of hay,great price($3/bale) (no, I won't give you his name)
  • Alfalfa keeps going up but I've had no problem getting it. Last year it was $6per bale. This years??
  • treating lameness
  • our barn grows its own hay
  • No problem getting good hay; YET!
  • large stable with commited grower
  • Not yet, but I keep expecting it to happen. Hopefully I can get some local oat hay again this year.
  • It won't stop raining......
  • own 8 acres field0share it with the gy who bales it
  • Hay is extremely hard to get & so high; $5 small square bale in MN
  • Our local suppliers are baling this year's crop right now.
  • The price this year has doubled since last year and due tot he drout here in CA.
  • It's expensive! $16.95 a bale
  • waiting for second cutting@
  • drought in our area
  • we make our ownand what we dont use, we sell
  • tons of hay but too wet to cut. Getting too big and tough .
  • We're paying $13 per 80-100# bale!
  • I buy over5000 bales a year so hay growers cater to me.
  • Good quality hay. Having major weed problems in Nevada.
  • No problem in getting it, just in paying for it!
  • Nice hayis available, but costly. Not as bad as West Coast, tho! Yikes!
  • $16.95 per 100 lb. bale for Alfalfa and $15.95 for Bermuda
  • Less and less people are farming and with weather , it is not good quality as in past
  • farmers think their hay is gold when really it is just good enough to get by with
  • Not now, it was scarce last fall though.
  • cost much more than last year
  • A fella grows and cuts down the road from my home
  • but the cost is unbelievable
  • We live in WI, been very rainy, normally we'd have 1st cut now, but it's been to wet to cut hay
  • I need grass hay for an IR horse and can't find any.
  • It's just very expensive!!
  • but it has doubled - tripled in price in 5 years
  • I can get it at $250.00/ton. What's going on??
  • too much rain to late in spring,out of last years hay
  • Still able to get from local ranchers
  • our primary supplier has 100 bales put up instead of 2000 so far this yaer.
  • No but the prices are getting ridiculous just like gas!
  • Yikes....and I thought fuel was expensive! Wheres the hay in NH?????
  • Feed Store = price gauging. Luckily, only one horse now.
  • No problem getting it. Just affording it!!
  • Just very expensive
  • I planted 5 acres in alf alfa. Just had enough for 5 horses last winter. With our drought 60 bales
  • I have two hay producers in NY
  • there's drought here-Austin area
  • We raise our own; some was cut a little late, but it is ok
  • I'm sure it will limited this winter so am buying now!
  • very expensive, scarce supply
  • I live in S.W. PA and small bales are going for 4-5 bucks and round bales can be 40-70$.
  • not yet this year, just got 80 bales of rye bermuda mix
  • Grow our own. But it will be! very short in 2008, especially with continual bad weather in mt.states
  • my dad raises it
  • No problems getting it - just the price has gone very high
  • good hay is scarce or just plain outrageous in price.
  • We can get it but it's getting awfully expensive. We're on Long Island, NY.
  • No. If it ever quits raining and they can cut it. I know the price will be way high.
  • I'm in the south of England. Hay is wonderful!
  • Peopple are taking advantage of the gas prices and charging double for left over hay from last year.
  • Prices have gone UP!!! $$$$$$$
  • no but, $$$$
  • fortunately our neighbor has hay for sale along with our small field of our own
  • Lots available, just not always top quality.
  • keeps raining
  • after a shortage last year we grew our own this year
  • its is expensive and poor quality
  • making my own seems impossible due to rain, forced to buy $$
  • We have a standing relationship with a local cattle farmer who provides us with excellent hay
  • But it has doubled in price in the last few years!
  • Our family grows/cuts our own hay.
  • I can't afford it!!!!
  • But it's getting harder to pay the prices.
  • But I have my own hay fields for cutting and am in Canada!!! Hope the rain stops soon.
  • We cut and bale our own hay plus buying off the fields of neighbors.
  • Either I have a good source & they run out or they sell me garbage
  • No, but our board went up because hay costs more. I am not sure hay has gone up as much as stated
  • Retired farmer neighbor still square bales horse hay!
  • I used to.. now I get my hay from a dairy farmer. The bales are 3x3x10.
  • I have contracted for hay, with all the flooding whether or not I get it is another question.
  • We grow our own. LOTS of work, but we get the kind we want
  • We grow cut and bale our own!
  • we get on the list every year. we got good hay but it cost $4.50/bale
  • i dont have horses. no hay needed
  • I live N. of Hou. TX, have no trouble getting hay, it's just exp. 9 bucks sq bale of coastal.
  • I grow and bale my own mix timothy, smooth brome orchard grass
  • spring drought, slow growing season
  • reliable supplier in PA
  • Almost did not make it through winter. Prices have sky rocketed.due to gas prices
  • We make our own hay.
  • T&A expensive. Tifton is ok, but no rain will make it harder to get
  • It's getting expensive, $200 per ton in SE Wyoming.
  • I have all I need plus some to spare!
  • so expensive and the hay is of poor quality
  • I live in a farming area and hay is available even in 'bad times' it's just poor quality then.
  • too wet in eastern nebraska to cut and bale
  • to much of a demand where we live not a long enough good weather window for more than one crop
  • No not at this time but I know the price on this summers cost is going way up.
  • No shortages here, just more expensive this year.
  • Our problem is the cost is astronomical. All of are hay is trucked in from NY or Canada.
  • there just is not a lot of hay being grown
  • Plenty of first cutting Timothy & Orchard Grass nice 50lb.+ little square bales in PA
  • affording it is more the question
  • I reserve mine from a ranch every year. The prices are getting high though due to high fuel costs.
  • we have had so much rain, there is plentiful hay, native and bermuda, it is just real mature and ste
  • First cutting available at $5/bale; last purchase in March was $6.50 and poor quality.
  • I live in Pennsylvania - no problem for hay.
  • we produce our own
  • Zoning laws in Houston,Tx suburbs are anti livestock, need 5 acres for ONE pig or horse,
  • raise my own
  • Shortages of all types, two wire, short bales only available, inferior - sometimes inedible.
  • We run a 501c3 rescue and have many extra horses. Have had to use large amounts of forage extender.
  • I can get plenty of alfalfa hay but not Burmuda grass hay.
  • I live in NM and my hay man sells all he has every cutting. People are expecting hay to go to $25 a
  • too much rain!!!!!!!!!!
  • Paying throught the nose, but getting it.
  • We cut, bale and hale our own hay and alfalfa
  • the cost is increased.
  • Have used the same supplier for several years.
  • We grow our own
  • aus horses nomming on cardboard
  • Nothing grows here
  • too high
  • I buy from the same person every year and he makes sure I have enough before others are offered.
  • hay isd in short supply because of cold, dry spring - 50% less yield and increase cost of diesel
  • We grow our own.
  • Not yet having a problem with availability. Just watching the price climb higher and higher.
  • not right now. As long as rains continue we should be ok.
  • Texas is good right now, at least in the Dallas area
  • will be with all the flooding in south central Wisconsin
  • my husband nows a guy that works with him and he cut 200 bales just for me
  • It's always available, but costs much more in winter to buy PA & NY imported bales.
  • NE Kansas in good shape
  • Drought and high fuel costs
  • my long term hay guy just stopped returning my calls!
  • No problems thankfully, our horses have access to free choice hay 24/7
  • Hay is available but not the same quality as before 2007 cutting season. I'm paysing much more
  • Always keep a good relationship with your hay provider!
  • we cut and sell our own hay, and sell to others, including breeders, vets, and stable
  • We live in the Nevada desert and the closest hay we have is around 200 miles away. Help!!!
  • I get it from the same place every year. The price has gone up.
  • Last year was hard finding hay - we grow 3/4 or what we need but due to drought, only got 1/3 last
  • It is twice as much as last year!
  • we raise our own
  • Cost has gone out the ceiling
  • I board at a large equestrian center
  • not yet
  • Lack of rain has caused shortage and high prices
  • fortunately, we grow our own
  • We live in the Nevada desert and the closest hay we have is around 200 miles away. Help!!!
  • I get it from the same place every year. The price has gone up.
  • Last year was hard finding hay - we grow 3/4 or what we need but due to drought, only got 1/3 last
  • It is twice as much as last year!
  • we raise our own
  • Cost has gone out the ceiling
  • I board at a large equestrian center
  • not yet
  • Lack of rain has caused shortage and high prices
  • fortunately, we grow our own
  • too expensive for the quality found
  • The ranches have been out of hay for months. The feed stores ran out last week. Rain, snow today.
  • We make our own.
  • grass hay. we feed stable mix once a day and hay for the second feeding
  • We grow our own. The problem is harvesting between rains.
  • We raise our own hay.
  • Comes from "far" away. Any local hay is very poor quality.
  • And quality is uneven
  • I'm in Central California. But it is more expensive of course, and price rising.
  • We grow our own hay, so we won't have the problems so many others are having
  • live in isolated community and standards are high
  • rain, wet, surrounded by hay fields none of them cut
  • I bale my own
  • even with drought last yr/i never had a problem with getting quality hay
  • We produce our own on a 55 acre hay meadow and have had more than enough rain to support its growth.
  • I cut my own from a 9acre field
  • yes drought is killing us but right now we got it but it won't last!!
  • So far, in Texas, we can get coastal grass hay (most common) but it's not cheap.
  • I have hay in my field and it's to wet to get it cut. I have people that are driving by stop to buy
  • Poor growing conditions last year, rising fuel costs etc are making it difficult to find good hay
  • ...but the price is killing us!!!!!!!!!!
  • Fortunately provider is a distant family relative;price reasonable too, $4.75/bale for timothy
  • I like 4-way and my supplier can't get it in.
  • plenty of expensive hay!
  • not yet, but the hay cutting season has just started
  • Not from finding it but from the price. Paying over $1100 for an 80 bale dump.
  • THANK GOODNESS we are doing well here in Canada.
  • Less farmers = less fields being hayed. There is plenty of hay, just nobody to hay the fields.
  • There is only one feed store here and it is privately owned and they basically do what they want,
  • We bale our own
  • short supply in GA last year, dry weather is continueing
  • only until the new crop is off.
  • At least not yet
  • We can get it -- it's AFFORDING it that's the problem!
  • I get the best quality NY 2nd cut hay for my horse who almost died from an ulcer. No problems at all
  • Too much rain no one is able to bale
  • I live in north west PA and have been buying hay from a local farmer for the last six years.
  • Feed stores in Fl. have a large selection , no problems here.
  • I have had the same supplier for years, and he is providing our hay again this year.
  • well, it's ordered, but not cut yet, so fingers, toes, eyes, everything is crossed it will come.
  • I buy from the feedstore right now. Lost a foal due to bad hay in 2006 drought. Better quality now
  • We even bale our own hay and have run out. We have not increased or decreased our herd.
  • It's time to bring in the hay, and now the rains have started, every few days, ruining the hay.
  • We bale our own finally getting some rain!
  • We cut our own, good first cutting.
  • I live in Port Angeles Wa, and usually get my hay from eastern Wa. Although I can still find hay to
  • Big drought in my country (New Zealand) over summer meant pasture wasn't as substantial as normal
  • Having problems getting good quality hay. Have to drive far to obtain nice hay.
  • Most of the hay ground has been put into corn and soybeans. Hay prices have gone up accordingly.
  • Mid-west - so far we will have an excellent hay crop this year
  • No, but it is very expensive.
  • We'll pay $4 + / bale but that's only because my friend's uncle is our supplier.or it would be $5+
  • even tho we live in a hay producing area, all ours is being shipped to CA!
  • Phx area locally grown ha is scarce, dealers going to CA, which is of course raising prices.
  • Prices are incredulous and the weather is wet. Gas and Diesel are out of this world, we are scared.
  • Weather is making us late cutting this year!
  • I live on an island off Wash coast and we are having an amazing hay shortage
  • not this year -- but, prices are staying higher due to increased cost of fertilizer, fuel, corn
  • too much rain
  • I board so don't buy directly
  • No but prices are high
  • we bale our own and sell some too...601-798-8220
  • Edmond Oklahoma and the surround area has hay. The quality of the grass hay could improve.
  • It's scarce and expensive
  • Hay prices are outrageous . $45 per ton more.
  • Too rainy right now and they can't get into the fields for their first cut.
  • basically no one has any just some alfalfa from last year or straw. there is no timothy
  • Last year and the year before was a hit or mis, this year we have LOTS!
  • We are having non stop rain and flooding in Wis.
  • None available yet, high prices at local feed stores
  • We grow our own
  • My horses are on pasture for the summer and I haven't tried to buy any yet for winter
  • great crops this year in the southeast
  • It's due in any time now. I have 300 bales reserved...
  • last yr was close. This yr I have already gotten 1st cutting so I will be ok
  • Quality hay? YES!!
  • normal hay fields are replanted in other crops..weather!!!
  • Have deal with local hay farmer.
  • Luckily we can grow our own hay and have gotten plenty of rain this year to get LOTS!
  • We grow our own hay.
  • We grow our own hay
  • Got my first batch of first-cut yesterday, and the quality was outstanding (upstate NY)
  • I'm sooo fortunate - a neighbor grows coastal and bring a round bale down whenever I need one.
  • First cutting has been good...in SW Virginia
  • 20% higher price because diesel and fertilizer costs more.
  • We've had a very cold Spring and hay just isn't growing. Very late this year.
  • Price has gone up several dollars a bale for orchard hay in Los Angeles, CA
  • No problem, we just called and ordered a quantity of 2nd cut mix grass/alfalfa, He will bale it in e
  • but the price is staying high at $13 for 90-100# alfalfa
  • I board and we have plenty of hay, but cost may rise due to fuel prices.
  • My usual hay grower does not irrigate and we have had no rain.
  • Our hayfields are really good this year and last year.
  • we make our own
  • the hay is thick and plentiful in this first cutting but the farmers are pricing people out of it.
  • In SE Wy & WNebraska growing less hay and it's very expensive!
  • Our boarding facility is only giving hay once a day as opposed to twice daily, due to the shortage.
  • There is plenty of hay but the price is about 60% higher than last year.
  • no land field in Thailand
  • In WI we have plenty of great grass hay, 1000# shedded square bales
  • Many ads in the paper. The man we bought from just baled 800 and has 5 more fields to cut.
  • Very high prices,8.00 for three wire bale last fall,up to 17 plus tax in the feed stores,Not cutting
  • More rain this year in Tennessee, so far.
  • Drought - good hay shipped to mainland Australia at double the normal price so remainder is in shors
  • The farmers are out and a new crop is not due until the end of June in NV
  • We cut our own.
  • Not in north central FL
  • 2 years ago in Texas with the drought we had trouble
  • We have to drive farther, area feed stores are closing due to urban sprawl.
  • So much rain, noone has been able to get any baled & anyone with extra hay is hanging on to it.
  • Where can we find alfalfa/grass
  • Hard to find good hay, and when I do, it's horrifically expensive,
  • Poor quality, HIGH prices.
  • EVERYONE IS SAVING THEIR HAY
  • I have no problem getting hay here in west Australia only $7-50 bale & its good hay
  • relative is hay farmer
  • I've now got a stack on order to recieve in 30 days. $250/ton; about 5 tons
  • less baled
  • round bales $50, wheat/coastal sq bales $4.50
  • Big farms buying up all local good quality hay
  • Is it a conspiracy to charge $8 a bale when it used to be $3.50?
  • We won't be able to cut hay this year because it is so dry and it is expensive to buy
  • no rain
  • Our usual 1st cutting of pasture grass/hay has been greatly hendered by the midwest flooding
  • Have not run out, but hay dealer is really scrambling to keep us supplied and it is expensive
  • hay is more limited. have been encouraging people/farmers to grow more hay. Plan to cut more fields.
  • Grower for hay & mill for pellets 15 miles away 6/10/2008 8:40:55 PM
  • I am fortunate to live by 4 haying farms.
  • But the quality sucks
  • Having trouble with quality though!
  • I grow my own.
  • We have a good source, and pay well, for teenagers, to put it up for us, plus hay owner storage
  • We had a very dry Summer last year...Our barn didn't even have enough to get us through the entire w
  • good quality - the crummy stuff is always out there.
  • Good horse hay has become scarce and prices have skyrocketed. WA also hard to get small 100# bales
  • cause i share crops and prepare.
  • The weather in NY State has not been cooperting so far this year!
  • New York State
  • Price is up though.
  • Not yet, I still have about 70 bales from last year
  • It is raining too much and I can't get in the meadow to mow! Going to be lots
  • hay quality goes down, prices go up
  • not as long as i am willing to pay at least $10.00/bale
  • Grow my own.
  • Just watch out for unscrupulous hay dealers!
  • I grow my own hay so I have hay but if it does not stop raining I will have problems.
  • But it is expensive.
  • Rain has been much better this year & hay is grown locally
  • Finally the new hay crop is in in California. Unfortunately hay prices remain very high.
  • Everyone seems to have hay available, but it's twice as much as last year
  • It's just expensive as heck! $26/bale of Timothy
  • But it costs a fortune if it's any good
  • Too wet and cold to cut. Hay has increased dramatically in price, also at the feedstore
  • Between drought in NC and gas prices it has been crazy
  • not so far. I have most of the hay we'll need for the year
  • I buy it for the year in the summer. Haven't purchased any this year yet, though.
  • weather is bad to cut it.
  • hay donations to our rescue are DOWN!!! Price so high we will have to turn away horses soon.
  • just need the rain to stop to get it cut and baled
  • Plenty of hay but VERY expensive
  • My stable buys it! But the price has gone up.
  • just the bales are either light weight or they are poor quality
  • Where I live in Nebraska we grow a lot of hay, so we always seem to have plenty.
  • we reserved hay.
  • Last year's barn stored hay will last until July Hope prices go down some then. $10 a bale in AZ
  • I am lucky to be in an area with high horse pop. and many retailers
  • Good hay, and the specific type I need.
  • ....in Northern Virginia. Also about 1/2 the price of last year's hay.
  • no rain here in Sask, Canada so nothing's growing and no one is willing to part with what they have
  • Getting it isn't the problem...paying for it is!
  • It's doubled in price in the last year.
  • Not this year - good weather is making it easy - warm, enough rain... cheap aswell...
  • You can get it but you have to be willing to pay for it.......OUTRAGEOUS $$$$
  • 211 bales delivered & stacked in barn for 4.25 a bale opposed to over $7.last year due to drought
  • Just bought 300 bales at $2.25 in western PA.
  • keeps raining-can't cut
  • not yet
  • I bale my own, but it is hard work.
  • Price is higher, quality lower this year.
  • drought - pasture dried up hay $$$$$
  • Many varieties of hay are available in Washington state-if you are able to pay $250-$300 per ton...
  • Grow my own & Neighbors may have hay to sell !
  • Can find it...now affording it...that is another problem
  • TOO expensive
  • Not only finding it, but paying the increasing price per ton is breaking the bank!
  • We raise our own, Timothy, and sell the extra.
  • Growing some myself, have several resources.
  • Good Quality Grass Hay
  • it's too soon to tell
  • so cal has enough hay just very expensive, even burmuda is $18, orchard is $25 alfalfa ranges from $
  • Not enough rain in central calif. for dry farmed hay, & cost of fuel drives prices sky high.
  • Haying a little over an acre, fertilizing between cuttings this year. 1st cutting nearly doubled!!
  • Just need lots more money than last year. Expect $3,000 more for annual load.
  • Great first cut here in Maryland!
  • I'm fortunate to have my hay grown by a neighbor.
  • As long as I'm willing to pay top dollar, I can get it .
  • We grow our own, but drought conditions in the south may change that.
  • No problems, we make our own hay.
  • No problem getting hay yet, but it is very expensive.
  • Quality hay is hard to come by in Orange County, CA
  • No, but I am paying a lot more for it.
  • So far we have hay but the second cuttings may be meager.
  • Both as good quality and reasonable price!
  • too much rain
  • We've had lots of rain this spring - Thank God!
  • But the prices has gone up at least $2.00 a bale due the price of fertilizers.
  • Brought premium in from 2 states away. Cost was premium too due to fuel costs.
  • just filled the barn with hay made on the farm
  • Scarce and very expensive in the Texas panhandle
  • I grow my own
  • We grow hay and we have plenty of pasture.
  • Not this year, but several hay growers are quitting due to the high cost of diesel and fertilizer.
  • but costs are high
  • Owners in WI and MN are paying double and triple from last fall, if it can be found at all.
  • have enough land and make my own hay
  • Right now in Ky. conditions are good and hay prices are down.
  • Getting hay isn't the problem. Paying for it is. Timothy hay is $30/bale delivered in small qtys.
  • Yes & No, Available for a steep price because they are shipping it out west
  • i grow my own.
  • In GA the supplies seems to be good and the price is going down. $6.75/bale for Timothy.
  • Northeast. Just have to pay for it. $7/35lb bale delivered.
  • $12.00 a bale for good grass hay
  • getting good grass hay in my area, nothern california ) is difficult and over $20 bale!
  • too much rain, and supplier selling elsewhere than local for higher prices
  • But Boy, did I have problems during the winter!!!
  • not available in area and increase in price
  • but will have problems in the fall
  • we grow our own
  • Ordered a year or 2 ago.
  • PRICE HAS GONE UP due to fuel and fertilizer costs - but no trouble getting it this year
  • My local feed store isn't having problems so far
  • All supplies sold, late first cutting d/t weather, using cubes.
  • We grow our own timothy pasture mix and have access to abundant alfalfa in Delaware
  • It is very expensive
  • Good quality hay is difficult to find, excellent quality hay is scarce!
  • It's expensive, but I get mine in as early as possible. Don't leave it until it's too late
  • However it is more expensive!
  • Large farms buy whole fields-prices up
  • Being a good customer >16 yrs. pays off in lean years.
  • Northeast WI, lots of hay and cheap.
  • Get TNT Forage bagged Chopped Hay
  • I use orchard hay and the quality has not been good and the price is higher.
  • A full years supply is prepurchased annually.
  • The farmers have been cutting but it's been too humid to bale.
  • Have an awesome hay supplier who committs to you if you commit to him!
  • We make our own.
  • Plethera of hay and the prices are unbelievable!!!
  • not yet but it's EXPENSIVE!!!
  • Not only getting but finding good quality hay when it is found.
  • I am fortunate to have a relative who grows hay and makes sure I have all I need each year.
  • It's just way more expensive than last year!
  • area suppliers switching to biofuel crops!!!
  • It's very expensive for good clean horse hay.
  • I get mine because I have been a good client for a long time. I pity the others.
  • not yet, but may if the rain does not come and price will be up because of gas
  • Grown on my own property.
  • Grass hay is $21, can't get it anyway. Alfalfa is $16 now.
  • After the drought disaster of 2007, I'm buying my 5 tons NOW
  • no problems, we live in AZ, and hay is readily available
  • farmers are planting corn for the money
  • We've had over 30In. of rain so far this year so it's made up for last years drought
  • At $17+ a bale ~ ya think!
  • GROWING OUR OWN
  • It is a little more expensive than usual, but it is readily available, both bermuda and alfalfa.
  • I was struggling to find hay only until I found a constant supplier, where I RESERVE amount needed.
  • My hay guy rocks. He puts up flawless hay and saves me the best. I tip HEAVILY at Xmas.
  • Just ordered 60 round bales to last thru the winter.
  • No, but it costs $289 + tax per ton here in Western Washington. OUCH!!!!!!
  • We bale our own. I have heard of farmers near us jacking up the prices from $25 to $65/round bale.
  • But quality is an issue
  • We're lucky to have land we can bale. But we help the neighbor and get square bales for $3 ea
  • grass hay is not in rotation this year. Many farmers switching to wheat - price of grass hay WAYup.
  • our area has had a good first cutting.
  • In Wi, we've had so much rain, we can't make first crop hay.
  • Scarce and too expensive
  • Our supplier is doing GREAT! even building a new (third) barn to stock up.
  • It's getting better since they have started cutting, but the price is way up.
  • Due to Diet, my horse is on pellets only.
  • we cut and bale our own hay.
  • North Carolina: Horse hay is available, but VERY expensive
  • just EXPENSIVE
  • Planted very late this year
  • i am buying all that Hay Man can cut. Not sure about 2nd cutting.
  • with 7 head, I put up 150 bales. I should go after 50 more. 25 acres is getting a beating. AustinTX
  • just expensive!!
  • We grow our own, but the weather has not been cooperative in getting it out of the field.
  • Just paying more & started picking it up ourselves
  • we grow our own.
  • Only from February to June
  • when I do find it usually is expensive, full of dirt clumps and alot of weeds and sticks..
  • I expect to have trouble in the fall. I bought all I could of the first cutting
  • But it is very expensive where I live.
  • Not yet. But it is expensive
  • i am in the North East and even the prices are reasonable.
  • Order & offer to pay for a year's hay supply in spring, so you know it's available when needed
  • Midwest has had a wet spring and have not been able to get the first crop yet.
  • expensive and in short supply
  • Price is also going up as fuel does.
  • can find it But prices are VERY HIGH
  • Hay is plentiful this year, but even more expensive than last year because of costs to make it
  • too much rain
  • South Carolina has been hit with alot of dry weather. The cost of a round bail is almost $ 70.00
  • We live in the area above Atlanta GA,
  • But will have if it doesn't quit raining here soon
  • 1st cutting hay is available in SE since cattlemen have reduced stock; prices are high; stocking up.
  • Problems getting GOOD hay. This is an ongoing situation.
  • We are able to get plenty of hay this year and it's about 3.00 to 3.50 a bale.
  • I'm sure seeing lots of moldy hay that people want to sell and get rid of
  • and the prices are going up and up
  • We're not having a problem getting the hay, but the price per ton has significantly increased.
  • we have 6 horses and 7 acres of hay field. The 7acres produces about 600-700 bales then we buy the r
  • We raise our own, and sell the excess
  • Same source every year and I buy ahead when prices low and no shortages of hay!
  • The price of hay goes up with the price of gasoline. If you want to pay the price, it's available.
  • have received a pretty hefty price increase out of the field though
  • No, not in Michigan
  • We make our own.
  • Very expensive, my horses won't eat Timothy anymore
  • Alberta has it good right now,
  • Hay is available, but the price has gone up.
  • We have a local grower - lucky so far
  • We are on the verge of doing our first cut; it's a do-it-yourself project around here!
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