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we are not having any trouble, and we live in a really dry state!
6/16/2008 11:42:42 PM
Luckily, my barn manager makes his own.
6/16/2008 9:49:26 PM
We grow it
6/16/2008 6:52:38 PM
It just costs a lot for small bales
6/16/2008 5:51:03 PM
current supplier is retiring, no one else in area selling
6/16/2008 3:22:06 PM
I grow my own
6/16/2008 3:05:27 PM
Buying 110lb bales of Bermuda in San Diego area for $16.
6/16/2008 2:08:12 PM
available but the price has skyrocketed
6/16/2008 1:35:10 PM
Problems getting orchard grass hay.
6/16/2008 1:21:03 PM
Big businesses buy out the hay, the rest of us struggle.
6/16/2008 12:43:52 PM
but it is expensive!
6/15/2008 10:52:10 PM
I can get it but the quality is horrible
6/15/2008 10:32:12 PM
Bailed our pasture and just bought for $3.00 a bale
6/15/2008 8:08:22 PM
We are fortunate enough to have a local supplier. It is rainy season here in FL, no problem growing.
6/15/2008 6:19:17 PM
Poor quality hay, and not many hay fields around.
6/15/2008 6:11:31 PM
fortunately my hay guy has been in the business for two generations but price has increased.
6/15/2008 5:16:39 PM
problem finding good hay.
6/15/2008 4:09:39 PM
lock in w/local farmer for
6/15/2008 4:02:39 PM
I started using dengi since hay is hard to get and what is available is poor quality.
6/15/2008 3:30:21 PM
To large of a demand, just not enough hay.
6/15/2008 3:03:41 PM
Very expensive but available.
6/15/2008 1:46:25 PM
Expensive and quality is sometimes questionable.
6/15/2008 1:17:59 PM
Not enough rain in this part of Texas!
6/15/2008 11:58:33 AM
Too much rain now, and no extra from the drought last year.
6/15/2008 10:45:41 AM
We buy from one supplier & pay on delivery & he takes good care of us
6/15/2008 2:08:19 AM
hay grown on farm
6/15/2008 12:00:27 AM
In Australia, my hay has gone from $25 a bale to $16 a bale, but delivery is expensive.
6/14/2008 9:20:29 PM
at $8.00 per bale that is
6/14/2008 8:53:01 PM
hay is too high of price and there is not enough of it
6/14/2008 7:54:03 PM
But having problems paying the price
6/14/2008 6:42:15 PM
the hay farmers are all transporting their hay to the coast where they can demand higher prices.
6/14/2008 4:51:09 PM
it costs too much or it is old
6/14/2008 3:40:45 PM
grow my own but costs have doubled to do it
6/14/2008 2:08:31 PM
have a great hay supplier,plenty of hay,great price($3/bale) (no, I won't give you his name)
6/14/2008 2:07:07 PM
Alfalfa keeps going up but I've had no problem getting it. Last year it was $6per bale. This years??
6/14/2008 1:55:06 PM
6/14/2008 1:05:05 PM
our barn grows its own hay
6/14/2008 9:56:40 AM
No problem getting good hay; YET!
6/14/2008 12:37:06 AM
large stable with commited grower
6/14/2008 12:06:57 AM
Not yet, but I keep expecting it to happen. Hopefully I can get some local oat hay again this year.
6/13/2008 11:58:06 PM
It won't stop raining......
6/13/2008 10:50:23 PM
own 8 acres field0share it with the gy who bales it
6/13/2008 10:48:33 PM
Hay is extremely hard to get & so high; $5 small square bale in MN
6/13/2008 9:29:19 PM
Our local suppliers are baling this year's crop right now.
6/13/2008 8:28:47 PM
The price this year has doubled since last year and due tot he drout here in CA.
6/13/2008 7:11:16 PM
It's expensive! $16.95 a bale
6/13/2008 6:09:00 PM
waiting for second cutting@
6/13/2008 5:50:19 PM
drought in our area
6/13/2008 3:12:58 PM
we make our ownand what we dont use, we sell
6/13/2008 3:08:49 PM
tons of hay but too wet to cut. Getting too big and tough .
6/13/2008 2:24:02 PM
We're paying $13 per 80-100# bale!
6/13/2008 1:01:04 PM
I buy over5000 bales a year so hay growers cater to me.
6/13/2008 12:17:08 PM
Good quality hay. Having major weed problems in Nevada.
6/13/2008 11:21:12 AM
No problem in getting it, just in paying for it!
6/13/2008 11:05:44 AM
Nice hayis available, but costly. Not as bad as West Coast, tho! Yikes!
6/13/2008 11:04:17 AM
$16.95 per 100 lb. bale for Alfalfa and $15.95 for Bermuda
6/13/2008 10:34:04 AM
Less and less people are farming and with weather , it is not good quality as in past
6/13/2008 9:39:07 AM
farmers think their hay is gold when really it is just good enough to get by with
6/13/2008 8:39:49 AM
Not now, it was scarce last fall though.
6/13/2008 8:34:59 AM
cost much more than last year
6/13/2008 8:28:09 AM
A fella grows and cuts down the road from my home
6/13/2008 7:29:56 AM
but the cost is unbelievable
6/13/2008 6:49:10 AM
We live in WI, been very rainy, normally we'd have 1st cut now, but it's been to wet to cut hay
6/13/2008 2:10:16 AM
I need grass hay for an IR horse and can't find any.
6/13/2008 1:58:13 AM
It's just very expensive!!
6/13/2008 1:52:29 AM
but it has doubled - tripled in price in 5 years
6/13/2008 1:25:27 AM
I can get it at $250.00/ton. What's going on??
6/12/2008 11:51:36 PM
too much rain to late in spring,out of last years hay
6/12/2008 11:37:42 PM
Still able to get from local ranchers
6/12/2008 10:55:41 PM
our primary supplier has 100 bales put up instead of 2000 so far this yaer.
6/12/2008 10:23:27 PM
No but the prices are getting ridiculous just like gas!
6/12/2008 10:04:50 PM
Yikes....and I thought fuel was expensive! Wheres the hay in NH?????
6/12/2008 9:36:17 PM
Feed Store = price gauging. Luckily, only one horse now.
6/12/2008 9:20:15 PM
No problem getting it. Just affording it!!
6/12/2008 9:01:56 PM
Just very expensive
6/12/2008 8:30:58 PM
I planted 5 acres in alf alfa. Just had enough for 5 horses last winter. With our drought 60 bales
6/12/2008 8:30:43 PM
I have two hay producers in NY
6/12/2008 8:13:01 PM
there's drought here-Austin area
6/12/2008 7:26:07 PM
We raise our own; some was cut a little late, but it is ok
6/12/2008 7:22:09 PM
I'm sure it will limited this winter so am buying now!
6/12/2008 7:16:09 PM
very expensive, scarce supply
6/12/2008 6:53:36 PM
I live in S.W. PA and small bales are going for 4-5 bucks and round bales can be 40-70$.
6/12/2008 6:47:56 PM
not yet this year, just got 80 bales of rye bermuda mix
6/12/2008 6:40:26 PM
Grow our own. But it will be! very short in 2008, especially with continual bad weather in mt.states
6/12/2008 6:37:00 PM
my dad raises it
6/12/2008 6:00:36 PM
No problems getting it - just the price has gone very high
6/12/2008 5:57:35 PM
good hay is scarce or just plain outrageous in price.
6/12/2008 5:54:35 PM
We can get it but it's getting awfully expensive. We're on Long Island, NY.
6/12/2008 5:50:02 PM
No. If it ever quits raining and they can cut it. I know the price will be way high.
6/12/2008 5:25:40 PM
I'm in the south of England. Hay is wonderful!
6/12/2008 4:55:59 PM
Peopple are taking advantage of the gas prices and charging double for left over hay from last year.
6/12/2008 4:54:23 PM
Prices have gone UP!!! $$$$$$$
6/12/2008 4:31:45 PM
no but, $$$$
6/12/2008 4:13:14 PM
fortunately our neighbor has hay for sale along with our small field of our own
6/12/2008 4:12:31 PM
Lots available, just not always top quality.
6/12/2008 4:08:54 PM
6/12/2008 4:05:55 PM
after a shortage last year we grew our own this year
6/12/2008 4:05:12 PM
its is expensive and poor quality
6/12/2008 4:01:21 PM
making my own seems impossible due to rain, forced to buy $$
6/12/2008 3:42:44 PM
We have a standing relationship with a local cattle farmer who provides us with excellent hay
6/12/2008 3:37:35 PM
But it has doubled in price in the last few years!
6/12/2008 3:23:57 PM
Our family grows/cuts our own hay.
6/12/2008 3:19:45 PM
I can't afford it!!!!
6/12/2008 3:18:18 PM
But it's getting harder to pay the prices.
6/12/2008 3:13:19 PM
But I have my own hay fields for cutting and am in Canada!!! Hope the rain stops soon.
6/12/2008 3:10:52 PM
We cut and bale our own hay plus buying off the fields of neighbors.
6/12/2008 2:47:49 PM
Either I have a good source & they run out or they sell me garbage
6/12/2008 2:21:59 PM
No, but our board went up because hay costs more. I am not sure hay has gone up as much as stated
6/12/2008 1:37:30 PM
Retired farmer neighbor still square bales horse hay!
6/12/2008 1:07:59 PM
I used to.. now I get my hay from a dairy farmer. The bales are 3x3x10.
6/12/2008 12:31:54 PM
I have contracted for hay, with all the flooding whether or not I get it is another question.
6/12/2008 12:27:24 PM
We grow our own. LOTS of work, but we get the kind we want
6/12/2008 12:25:24 PM
We grow cut and bale our own!
6/12/2008 11:58:07 AM
we get on the list every year. we got good hay but it cost $4.50/bale
6/12/2008 11:38:42 AM
i dont have horses. no hay needed
6/12/2008 11:26:31 AM
I live N. of Hou. TX, have no trouble getting hay, it's just exp. 9 bucks sq bale of coastal.
6/12/2008 11:09:52 AM
I grow and bale my own mix timothy, smooth brome orchard grass
6/12/2008 11:06:59 AM
spring drought, slow growing season
6/12/2008 11:04:56 AM
reliable supplier in PA
6/12/2008 10:39:51 AM
Almost did not make it through winter. Prices have sky rocketed.due to gas prices
6/12/2008 10:36:53 AM
We make our own hay.
6/12/2008 10:00:45 AM
T&A expensive. Tifton is ok, but no rain will make it harder to get
6/12/2008 9:50:16 AM
It's getting expensive, $200 per ton in SE Wyoming.
6/12/2008 9:42:26 AM
I have all I need plus some to spare!
6/12/2008 9:34:06 AM
so expensive and the hay is of poor quality
6/12/2008 9:23:34 AM
I live in a farming area and hay is available even in 'bad times' it's just poor quality then.
6/12/2008 7:49:20 AM
too wet in eastern nebraska to cut and bale
6/12/2008 1:44:08 AM
to much of a demand where we live not a long enough good weather window for more than one crop
6/12/2008 12:26:52 AM
No not at this time but I know the price on this summers cost is going way up.
6/11/2008 11:54:08 PM
No shortages here, just more expensive this year.
6/11/2008 11:32:37 PM
Our problem is the cost is astronomical. All of are hay is trucked in from NY or Canada.
6/11/2008 11:22:27 PM
there just is not a lot of hay being grown
6/11/2008 11:17:57 PM
Plenty of first cutting Timothy & Orchard Grass nice 50lb.+ little square bales in PA
6/11/2008 11:00:02 PM
affording it is more the question
6/11/2008 10:39:13 PM
I reserve mine from a ranch every year. The prices are getting high though due to high fuel costs.
6/11/2008 10:18:58 PM
we have had so much rain, there is plentiful hay, native and bermuda, it is just real mature and ste
6/11/2008 10:06:34 PM
First cutting available at $5/bale; last purchase in March was $6.50 and poor quality.
6/11/2008 9:36:22 PM
I live in Pennsylvania - no problem for hay.
6/11/2008 9:19:47 PM
we produce our own
6/11/2008 8:32:43 PM
Zoning laws in Houston,Tx suburbs are anti livestock, need 5 acres for ONE pig or horse,
6/11/2008 8:31:43 PM
raise my own
6/11/2008 8:13:08 PM
Shortages of all types, two wire, short bales only available, inferior - sometimes inedible.
6/11/2008 8:13:00 PM
We run a 501c3 rescue and have many extra horses. Have had to use large amounts of forage extender.
6/11/2008 7:39:47 PM
I can get plenty of alfalfa hay but not Burmuda grass hay.
6/11/2008 6:32:53 PM
I live in NM and my hay man sells all he has every cutting. People are expecting hay to go to $25 a
6/11/2008 6:15:28 PM
too much rain!!!!!!!!!!
6/11/2008 5:32:36 PM
Paying throught the nose, but getting it.
6/11/2008 5:28:45 PM
We cut, bale and hale our own hay and alfalfa
6/11/2008 4:56:39 PM
the cost is increased.
6/11/2008 4:49:02 PM
Have used the same supplier for several years.
6/11/2008 4:46:22 PM
We grow our own
6/11/2008 4:30:23 PM
aus horses nomming on cardboard
6/11/2008 3:42:22 PM
Nothing grows here
6/11/2008 3:41:58 PM
6/11/2008 3:09:16 PM
I buy from the same person every year and he makes sure I have enough before others are offered.
6/11/2008 3:08:30 PM
hay isd in short supply because of cold, dry spring - 50% less yield and increase cost of diesel
6/11/2008 2:55:31 PM
We grow our own.
6/11/2008 2:53:22 PM
Not yet having a problem with availability. Just watching the price climb higher and higher.
6/11/2008 2:45:05 PM
not right now. As long as rains continue we should be ok.
6/11/2008 2:39:42 PM
Texas is good right now, at least in the Dallas area
6/11/2008 2:15:25 PM
will be with all the flooding in south central Wisconsin
6/11/2008 1:53:21 PM
my husband nows a guy that works with him and he cut 200 bales just for me
6/11/2008 1:51:22 PM
It's always available, but costs much more in winter to buy PA & NY imported bales.
6/11/2008 1:42:44 PM
NE Kansas in good shape
6/11/2008 1:40:31 PM
Drought and high fuel costs
6/11/2008 1:34:21 PM
my long term hay guy just stopped returning my calls!
6/11/2008 1:21:29 PM
No problems thankfully, our horses have access to free choice hay 24/7
6/11/2008 1:06:30 PM
Hay is available but not the same quality as before 2007 cutting season. I'm paysing much more
6/11/2008 12:50:13 PM
Always keep a good relationship with your hay provider!
6/11/2008 12:45:30 PM
we cut and sell our own hay, and sell to others, including breeders, vets, and stable
6/11/2008 12:41:44 PM
We live in the Nevada desert and the closest hay we have is around 200 miles away. Help!!!
6/11/2008 12:32:59 PM
I get it from the same place every year. The price has gone up.
6/11/2008 12:30:11 PM
Last year was hard finding hay - we grow 3/4 or what we need but due to drought, only got 1/3 last
6/11/2008 12:06:03 PM
It is twice as much as last year!
6/11/2008 12:05:36 PM
we raise our own
6/11/2008 11:44:24 AM
Cost has gone out the ceiling
6/11/2008 11:34:58 AM
I board at a large equestrian center
6/11/2008 11:30:58 AM
6/11/2008 11:19:21 AM
Lack of rain has caused shortage and high prices
6/11/2008 11:18:49 AM
fortunately, we grow our own
6/11/2008 11:11:57 AM
too expensive for the quality found
6/11/2008 11:09:24 AM
The ranches have been out of hay for months. The feed stores ran out last week. Rain, snow today.
6/11/2008 11:04:12 AM
We make our own.
6/11/2008 11:02:44 AM
grass hay. we feed stable mix once a day and hay for the second feeding
6/11/2008 11:02:25 AM
We grow our own. The problem is harvesting between rains.
6/11/2008 11:02:02 AM
We raise our own hay.
6/11/2008 11:00:46 AM
Comes from "far" away. Any local hay is very poor quality.
6/11/2008 10:58:31 AM
And quality is uneven
6/11/2008 10:58:13 AM
I'm in Central California. But it is more expensive of course, and price rising.
6/11/2008 10:55:13 AM
We grow our own hay, so we won't have the problems so many others are having.
6/11/2008 10:42:57 AM
live in isolated community and standards are high
6/11/2008 10:40:15 AM
rain, wet, surrounded by hay fields none of them cut
6/11/2008 10:35:54 AM
I bale my own
6/11/2008 10:30:05 AM
even with drought last yr/i never had a problem with getting quality hay
6/11/2008 10:20:52 AM
We produce our own on a 55 acre hay meadow and have had more than enough rain to support its growth.
6/11/2008 10:17:16 AM
I cut my own from a 9acre field
6/11/2008 10:13:34 AM
yes drought is killing us but right now we got it but it won't last!!
6/11/2008 10:11:43 AM
So far, in Texas, we can get coastal grass hay (most common) but it's not cheap.
6/11/2008 10:11:14 AM
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
6/11/2008 9:59:36 AM
Poor growing conditions last year, rising fuel costs etc are making it difficult to find good hay
6/11/2008 9:37:29 AM
...but the price is killing us!!!!!!!!!!
6/11/2008 9:19:13 AM
Fortunately provider is a distant family relative;price reasonable too, $4.75/bale for timothy
6/11/2008 9:16:05 AM
I like 4-way and my supplier can't get it in.
6/11/2008 9:14:01 AM
plenty of expensive hay!
6/11/2008 9:07:45 AM
not yet, but the hay cutting season has just started
6/11/2008 9:06:52 AM
Not from finding it but from the price. Paying over $1100 for an 80 bale dump.
6/11/2008 8:56:07 AM
THANK GOODNESS we are doing well here in Canada.
6/11/2008 8:52:28 AM
Less farmers = less fields being hayed. There is plenty of hay, just nobody to hay the fields.
6/11/2008 8:48:52 AM
There is only one feed store here and it is privately owned and they basically do what they want,
6/11/2008 8:46:27 AM
We bale our own
6/11/2008 8:36:55 AM
short supply in GA last year, dry weather is continueing
6/11/2008 8:34:56 AM
only until the new crop is off.
6/11/2008 8:32:29 AM
At least not yet
6/11/2008 8:28:08 AM
We can get it -- it's AFFORDING it that's the problem!
6/11/2008 8:24:06 AM
I get the best quality NY 2nd cut hay for my horse who almost died from an ulcer. No problems at all
6/11/2008 8:18:21 AM
Too much rain no one is able to bale
6/11/2008 8:17:38 AM
I live in north west PA and have been buying hay from a local farmer for the last six years.
6/11/2008 8:13:54 AM
Feed stores in Fl. have a large selection , no problems here.
6/11/2008 8:13:31 AM
I have had the same supplier for years, and he is providing our hay again this year.
6/11/2008 8:12:50 AM
well, it's ordered, but not cut yet, so fingers, toes, eyes, everything is crossed it will come.
6/11/2008 7:50:17 AM
I buy from the feedstore right now. Lost a foal due to bad hay in 2006 drought. Better quality now
6/11/2008 7:41:08 AM
We even bale our own hay and have run out. We have not increased or decreased our herd.
6/11/2008 7:25:12 AM
It's time to bring in the hay, and now the rains have started, every few days, ruining the hay.
6/11/2008 7:19:09 AM
We bale our own finally getting some rain!
6/11/2008 7:16:38 AM
We cut our own, good first cutting.
6/11/2008 7:02:30 AM
I live in Port Angeles Wa, and usually get my hay from eastern Wa. Although I can still find hay to
6/11/2008 3:46:56 AM
Big drought in my country (New Zealand) over summer meant pasture wasn't as substantial as normal
6/11/2008 3:13:54 AM
Having problems getting good quality hay. Have to drive far to obtain nice hay.
6/11/2008 3:13:06 AM
Most of the hay ground has been put into corn and soybeans. Hay prices have gone up accordingly.
6/11/2008 2:00:54 AM
Mid-west - so far we will have an excellent hay crop this year
6/11/2008 1:42:30 AM
No, but it is very expensive.
6/11/2008 1:40:51 AM
We'll pay $4 + / bale but that's only because my friend's uncle is our supplier.or it would be $5+
6/11/2008 1:01:59 AM
even tho we live in a hay producing area, all ours is being shipped to CA!
6/11/2008 12:59:16 AM
Phx area locally grown ha is scarce, dealers going to CA, which is of course raising prices.
6/11/2008 12:35:12 AM
Prices are incredulous and the weather is wet. Gas and Diesel are out of this world, we are scared.
6/11/2008 12:33:49 AM
Weather is making us late cutting this year!
6/11/2008 12:23:08 AM
I live on an island off Wash coast and we are having an amazing hay shortage
6/11/2008 12:03:15 AM
not this year -- but, prices are staying higher due to increased cost of fertilizer, fuel, corn
6/10/2008 11:54:51 PM
too much rain
6/10/2008 11:50:09 PM
I board so don't buy directly
6/10/2008 11:30:23 PM
No but prices are high
6/10/2008 11:23:01 PM
we bale our own and sell some too...601-798-8220
6/10/2008 11:08:19 PM
Edmond Oklahoma and the surround area has hay. The quality of the grass hay could improve.
6/10/2008 11:05:55 PM
It's scarce and expensive
6/10/2008 10:59:30 PM
Hay prices are outrageous . $45 per ton more.
6/10/2008 10:56:05 PM
Too rainy right now and they can't get into the fields for their first cut.
6/10/2008 10:54:36 PM
basically no one has any just some alfalfa from last year or straw. there is no timothy
6/10/2008 10:54:05 PM
Last year and the year before was a hit or mis, this year we have LOTS!
6/10/2008 10:52:33 PM
We are having non stop rain and flooding in Wis.
6/10/2008 10:48:36 PM
None available yet, high prices at local feed stores
6/10/2008 10:48:01 PM
6/10/2008 10:39:59 PM
My horses are on pasture for the summer and I haven't tried to buy any yet for winter
6/10/2008 10:37:24 PM
great crops this year in the southeast
6/10/2008 10:31:45 PM
It's due in any time now. I have 300 bales reserved...
6/10/2008 10:29:19 PM
last yr was close. This yr I have already gotten 1st cutting so I will be ok
6/10/2008 10:29:14 PM
Quality hay? YES!!
6/10/2008 10:29:00 PM
normal hay fields are replanted in other crops..weather!!!
6/10/2008 10:14:21 PM
Have deal with local hay farmer.
6/10/2008 10:14:17 PM
Luckily we can grow our own hay and have gotten plenty of rain this year to get LOTS!
6/10/2008 10:12:11 PM
We grow our own hay.
6/10/2008 10:11:50 PM
We grow our own hay
6/10/2008 10:11:05 PM
Got my first batch of first-cut yesterday, and the quality was outstanding (upstate NY)
6/10/2008 10:08:02 PM
I'm sooo fortunate - a neighbor grows coastal and bring a round bale down whenever I need one.
6/10/2008 10:03:09 PM
First cutting has been good...in SW Virginia
6/10/2008 10:03:01 PM
20% higher price because diesel and fertilizer costs more.
6/10/2008 10:01:25 PM
We've had a very cold Spring and hay just isn't growing. Very late this year.
6/10/2008 10:00:51 PM
Price has gone up several dollars a bale for orchard hay in Los Angeles, CA
6/10/2008 9:59:45 PM
No problem, we just called and ordered a quantity of 2nd cut mix grass/alfalfa, He will bale it in e
6/10/2008 9:59:36 PM
but the price is staying high at $13 for 90-100# alfalfa
6/10/2008 9:59:19 PM
I board and we have plenty of hay, but cost may rise due to fuel prices.
6/10/2008 9:59:01 PM
My usual hay grower does not irrigate and we have had no rain.
6/10/2008 9:56:14 PM
Our hayfields are really good this year and last year.
6/10/2008 9:54:50 PM
we make our own
6/10/2008 9:53:05 PM
the hay is thick and plentiful in this first cutting but the farmers are pricing people out of it.
6/10/2008 9:50:48 PM
In SE Wy & WNebraska growing less hay and it's very expensive!
6/10/2008 9:50:40 PM
Our boarding facility is only giving hay once a day as opposed to twice daily, due to the shortage.
6/10/2008 9:49:07 PM
There is plenty of hay but the price is about 60% higher than last year.
6/10/2008 9:48:11 PM
no land field in Thailand
6/10/2008 9:40:58 PM
In WI we have plenty of great grass hay, 1000# shedded square bales
6/10/2008 9:39:48 PM
Many ads in the paper. The man we bought from just baled 800 and has 5 more fields to cut.
6/10/2008 9:39:01 PM
Very high prices,8.00 for three wire bale last fall,up to 17 plus tax in the feed stores,Not cutting
6/10/2008 9:37:35 PM
More rain this year in Tennessee, so far.
6/10/2008 9:37:18 PM
Drought - good hay shipped to mainland Australia at double the normal price so remainder is in shors
6/10/2008 9:34:25 PM
The farmers are out and a new crop is not due until the end of June in NV
6/10/2008 9:32:59 PM
We cut our own.
6/10/2008 9:32:01 PM
Not in north central FL
6/10/2008 9:29:08 PM
2 years ago in Texas with the drought we had trouble
6/10/2008 9:27:37 PM
We have to drive farther, area feed stores are closing due to urban sprawl.
6/10/2008 9:25:04 PM
So much rain, noone has been able to get any baled & anyone with extra hay is hanging on to it.
6/10/2008 9:20:27 PM
Where can we find alfalfa/grass
6/10/2008 9:20:15 PM
Hard to find good hay, and when I do, it's horrifically expensive,
6/10/2008 9:20:13 PM
Poor quality, HIGH prices.
6/10/2008 9:19:41 PM
EVERYONE IS SAVING THEIR HAY
6/10/2008 9:15:07 PM
I have no problem getting hay here in west Australia only $7-50 bale & its good hay
6/10/2008 9:09:07 PM
relative is hay farmer
6/10/2008 9:08:01 PM
I've now got a stack on order to recieve in 30 days. $250/ton; about 5 tons
6/10/2008 9:05:17 PM
6/10/2008 9:03:54 PM
round bales $50, wheat/coastal sq bales $4.50
6/10/2008 9:02:42 PM
Big farms buying up all local good quality hay
6/10/2008 8:58:06 PM
Is it a conspiracy to charge $8 a bale when it used to be $3.50?
6/10/2008 8:55:34 PM
We won't be able to cut hay this year because it is so dry and it is expensive to buy
6/10/2008 8:51:51 PM
6/10/2008 8:48:07 PM
Our usual 1st cutting of pasture grass/hay has been greatly hendered by the midwest flooding
6/10/2008 8:44:32 PM
Have not run out, but hay dealer is really scrambling to keep us supplied and it is expensive
6/10/2008 8:41:53 PM
hay is more limited. have been encouraging people/farmers to grow more hay. Plan to cut more fields.
6/10/2008 8:40:59 PM
Grower for hay & mill for pellets 15 miles away
6/10/2008 8:40:54 PM
I am fortunate to live by 4 haying farms.
6/10/2008 8:40:37 PM
But the quality sucks
6/10/2008 8:37:33 PM
Having trouble with quality though!
6/10/2008 8:37:19 PM
I grow my own.
6/10/2008 8:32:46 PM
We have a good source, and pay well, for teenagers, to put it up for us, plus hay owner storage
6/10/2008 8:30:21 PM
We had a very dry Summer last year...Our barn didn't even have enough to get us through the entire w
6/10/2008 8:20:27 PM
good quality - the crummy stuff is always out there.
6/10/2008 8:15:29 PM
Good horse hay has become scarce and prices have skyrocketed. WA also hard to get small 100# bales
6/10/2008 8:12:43 PM
cause i share crops and prepare.
6/10/2008 8:06:38 PM
The weather in NY State has not been cooperting so far this year!
6/10/2008 8:06:09 PM
New York State
6/10/2008 8:03:42 PM
Price is up though.
6/10/2008 8:01:18 PM
Not yet, I still have about 70 bales from last year
6/10/2008 7:59:51 PM
It is raining too much and I can't get in the meadow to mow! Going to be lots!
6/10/2008 7:53:58 PM
hay quality goes down, prices go up
6/10/2008 7:46:28 PM
not as long as i am willing to pay at least $10.00/bale
6/10/2008 7:45:46 PM
Grow my own.
6/10/2008 7:42:26 PM
Just watch out for unscrupulous hay dealers!
6/10/2008 7:40:21 PM
I grow my own hay so I have hay but if it does not stop raining I will have problems.
6/10/2008 7:36:51 PM
But it is expensive.
6/10/2008 7:36:16 PM
Rain has been much better this year & hay is grown locally
6/10/2008 7:34:31 PM
Finally the new hay crop is in in California. Unfortunately hay prices remain very high.
6/10/2008 7:26:52 PM
Everyone seems to have hay available, but it's twice as much as last year
6/10/2008 7:26:29 PM
It's just expensive as heck! $26/bale of Timothy
6/10/2008 7:26:23 PM
But it costs a fortune if it's any good
6/10/2008 7:24:00 PM
Too wet and cold to cut. Hay has increased dramatically in price, also at the feedstore
6/10/2008 7:22:34 PM
Between drought in NC and gas prices it has been crazy
6/10/2008 7:22:20 PM
not so far. I have most of the hay we'll need for the year
6/10/2008 7:20:24 PM
I buy it for the year in the summer. Haven't purchased any this year yet, though.
6/10/2008 7:16:18 PM
weather is bad to cut it.
6/10/2008 7:15:26 PM
hay donations to our rescue are DOWN!!! Price so high we will have to turn away horses soon.
6/10/2008 7:14:51 PM
just need the rain to stop to get it cut and baled
6/10/2008 7:11:40 PM
Plenty of hay but VERY expensive
6/10/2008 7:09:39 PM
My stable buys it! But the price has gone up.
6/10/2008 7:08:18 PM
just the bales are either light weight or they are poor quality
6/10/2008 7:08:17 PM
Where I live in Nebraska we grow a lot of hay, so we always seem to have plenty.
6/10/2008 7:05:41 PM
we reserved hay.
6/10/2008 7:05:14 PM
Last year's barn stored hay will last until July Hope prices go down some then. $10 a bale in AZ
6/10/2008 7:03:09 PM
I am lucky to be in an area with high horse pop. and many retailers
6/10/2008 6:56:35 PM
Good hay, and the specific type I need.
6/10/2008 6:52:19 PM
....in Northern Virginia. Also about 1/2 the price of last year's hay.
6/10/2008 6:51:54 PM
no rain here in Sask, Canada so nothing's growing and no one is willing to part with what they have
6/10/2008 6:45:18 PM
Getting it isn't the problem...paying for it is!
6/10/2008 6:38:37 PM
It's doubled in price in the last year.
6/10/2008 6:36:09 PM
Not this year - good weather is making it easy - warm, enough rain... cheap aswell...
6/10/2008 6:30:40 PM
You can get it but you have to be willing to pay for it.......OUTRAGEOUS $$$$
6/10/2008 6:29:42 PM
211 bales delivered & stacked in barn for 4.25 a bale opposed to over $7.last year due to drought
6/10/2008 6:28:36 PM
Just bought 300 bales at $2.25 in western PA.
6/10/2008 6:24:11 PM
keeps raining-can't cut
6/10/2008 6:23:07 PM
6/10/2008 6:21:48 PM
I bale my own, but it is hard work.
6/10/2008 6:18:17 PM
Price is higher, quality lower this year.
6/10/2008 6:13:16 PM
drought - pasture dried up hay $$$$$
6/10/2008 6:10:55 PM
Many varieties of hay are available in Washington state-if you are able to pay $250-$300 per ton...
6/10/2008 6:06:59 PM
Grow my own & Neighbors may have hay to sell !
6/10/2008 6:06:40 PM
Can find it...now affording it...that is another problem
6/10/2008 5:53:33 PM
6/10/2008 5:52:41 PM
Not only finding it, but paying the increasing price per ton is breaking the bank!
6/10/2008 5:51:18 PM
We raise our own, Timothy, and sell the extra.
6/10/2008 5:48:22 PM
Growing some myself, have several resources.
6/10/2008 5:48:02 PM
Good Quality Grass Hay
6/10/2008 5:48:00 PM
it's too soon to tell
6/10/2008 5:46:36 PM
so cal has enough hay just very expensive, even burmuda is $18, orchard is $25 alfalfa ranges from $
6/10/2008 5:46:12 PM
Not enough rain in central calif. for dry farmed hay, & cost of fuel drives prices sky high.
6/10/2008 5:46:07 PM
Haying a little over an acre, fertilizing between cuttings this year. 1st cutting nearly doubled!!
6/10/2008 5:37:18 PM
Just need lots more money than last year. Expect $3,000 more for annual load.
6/10/2008 5:36:47 PM
Great first cut here in Maryland!
6/10/2008 5:36:12 PM
I'm fortunate to have my hay grown by a neighbor.
6/10/2008 5:35:55 PM
As long as I'm willing to pay top dollar, I can get it .
6/10/2008 5:34:18 PM
We grow our own, but drought conditions in the south may change that.
6/10/2008 5:28:01 PM
No problems, we make our own hay.
6/10/2008 5:27:16 PM
No problem getting hay yet, but it is very expensive.
6/10/2008 5:22:31 PM
Quality hay is hard to come by in Orange County, CA
6/10/2008 5:20:15 PM
No, but I am paying a lot more for it.
6/10/2008 5:14:57 PM
So far we have hay but the second cuttings may be meager.
6/10/2008 5:13:56 PM
Both as good quality and reasonable price!
6/10/2008 5:13:05 PM
6/10/2008 5:09:46 PM
We've had lots of rain this spring - Thank God!
6/10/2008 5:09:30 PM
But the prices has gone up at least $2.00 a bale due the price of fertilizers.
6/10/2008 5:09:00 PM
Brought premium in from 2 states away. Cost was premium too due to fuel costs.
6/10/2008 5:06:58 PM
just filled the barn with hay made on the farm
6/10/2008 5:06:34 PM
Scarce and very expensive in the Texas panhandle
6/10/2008 5:05:52 PM
6/10/2008 4:58:41 PM
We grow hay and we have plenty of pasture.
6/10/2008 4:55:53 PM
Not this year, but several hay growers are quitting due to the high cost of diesel and fertilizer.
6/10/2008 4:54:18 PM
but costs are high
6/10/2008 4:54:05 PM
Owners in WI and MN are paying double and triple from last fall, if it can be found at all.
6/10/2008 4:53:48 PM
have enough land and make my own hay
6/10/2008 4:53:41 PM
Right now in Ky. conditions are good and hay prices are down.
6/10/2008 4:53:32 PM
Getting hay isn't the problem. Paying for it is. Timothy hay is $30/bale delivered in small qtys.
6/10/2008 4:52:55 PM
Yes & No, Available for a steep price because they are shipping it out west
6/10/2008 4:52:44 PM
i grow my own.
6/10/2008 4:52:10 PM
In GA the supplies seems to be good and the price is going down. $6.75/bale for Timothy.
6/10/2008 4:49:58 PM
Northeast. Just have to pay for it. $7/35lb bale delivered.
6/10/2008 4:49:04 PM
$12.00 a bale for good grass hay
6/10/2008 4:44:42 PM
getting good grass hay in my area, nothern california ) is difficult and over $20 bale!
6/10/2008 4:44:21 PM
too much rain, and supplier selling elsewhere than local for higher prices
6/10/2008 4:43:17 PM
But Boy, did I have problems during the winter!!!
6/10/2008 4:43:07 PM
not available in area and increase in price
6/10/2008 4:41:46 PM
but will have problems in the fall
6/10/2008 4:41:44 PM
we grow our own
6/10/2008 4:40:22 PM
Ordered a year or 2 ago.
6/10/2008 4:40:16 PM
PRICE HAS GONE UP due to fuel and fertilizer costs - but no trouble getting it this year
6/10/2008 4:38:59 PM
My local feed store isn't having problems so far
6/10/2008 4:37:13 PM
All supplies sold, late first cutting d/t weather, using cubes.
6/10/2008 4:36:47 PM
We grow our own timothy pasture mix and have access to abundant alfalfa in Delaware
6/10/2008 4:36:32 PM
It is very expensive
6/10/2008 4:34:23 PM
Good quality hay is difficult to find, excellent quality hay is scarce!
6/10/2008 4:34:16 PM
It's expensive, but I get mine in as early as possible. Don't leave it until it's too late
6/10/2008 4:34:11 PM
However it is more expensive!
6/10/2008 4:33:53 PM
Large farms buy whole fields-prices up
6/10/2008 4:32:44 PM
Being a good customer >16 yrs. pays off in lean years.
6/10/2008 4:32:39 PM
Northeast WI, lots of hay and cheap.
6/10/2008 4:32:03 PM
Get TNT Forage bagged Chopped Hay
6/10/2008 4:26:28 PM
I use orchard hay and the quality has not been good and the price is higher.
6/10/2008 4:25:59 PM
A full years supply is prepurchased annually.
6/10/2008 4:25:30 PM
The farmers have been cutting but it's been too humid to bale.
6/10/2008 4:25:29 PM
Have an awesome hay supplier who committs to you if you commit to him!
6/10/2008 4:22:43 PM
6/10/2008 4:22:36 PM
Plethera of hay and the prices are unbelievable!!!
6/10/2008 4:21:36 PM
not yet but it's EXPENSIVE!!!
6/10/2008 4:20:54 PM
Not only getting but finding good quality hay when it is found.
6/10/2008 4:20:40 PM
I am fortunate to have a relative who grows hay and makes sure I have all I need each year.
6/10/2008 4:20:19 PM
It's just way more expensive than last year!
6/10/2008 4:18:46 PM
area suppliers switching to biofuel crops!!!
6/10/2008 4:18:11 PM
It's very expensive for good clean horse hay.
6/10/2008 4:18:08 PM
I get mine because I have been a good client for a long time. I pity the others.
6/10/2008 4:18:04 PM
not yet, but may if the rain does not come and price will be up because of gas
6/10/2008 4:17:20 PM
Grown on my own property.
6/10/2008 4:15:52 PM
Grass hay is $21, can't get it anyway. Alfalfa is $16 now.
6/10/2008 4:15:09 PM
After the drought disaster of 2007, I'm buying my 5 tons NOW
6/10/2008 4:14:59 PM
no problems, we live in AZ, and hay is readily available
6/10/2008 4:14:50 PM
farmers are planting corn for the money
6/10/2008 4:12:26 PM
We've had over 30In. of rain so far this year so it's made up for last years drought
6/10/2008 4:10:43 PM
At $17+ a bale ~ ya think!
6/10/2008 4:10:30 PM
GROWING OUR OWN
6/10/2008 4:10:18 PM
It is a little more expensive than usual, but it is readily available, both bermuda and alfalfa.
6/10/2008 4:10:11 PM
I was struggling to find hay only until I found a constant supplier, where I RESERVE amount needed.
6/10/2008 4:09:57 PM
My hay guy rocks. He puts up flawless hay and saves me the best. I tip HEAVILY at Xmas.
6/10/2008 4:09:23 PM
Just ordered 60 round bales to last thru the winter.
6/10/2008 4:08:07 PM
No, but it costs $289 + tax per ton here in Western Washington. OUCH!!!!!!
6/10/2008 4:06:16 PM
We bale our own. I have heard of farmers near us jacking up the prices from $25 to $65/round bale.
6/10/2008 4:05:59 PM
But quality is an issue
6/10/2008 4:05:19 PM
We're lucky to have land we can bale. But we help the neighbor and get square bales for $3 ea
6/10/2008 4:05:08 PM
grass hay is not in rotation this year. Many farmers switching to wheat - price of grass hay WAYup.
6/10/2008 4:04:44 PM
our area has had a good first cutting.
6/10/2008 4:04:28 PM
In Wi, we've had so much rain, we can't make first crop hay.
6/10/2008 4:02:28 PM
Scarce and too expensive
6/10/2008 3:58:57 PM
Our supplier is doing GREAT! even building a new (third) barn to stock up.
6/10/2008 3:57:16 PM
It's getting better since they have started cutting, but the price is way up.
6/10/2008 3:55:11 PM
Due to Diet, my horse is on pellets only.
6/10/2008 3:54:35 PM
we cut and bale our own hay.
6/10/2008 3:54:08 PM
North Carolina: Horse hay is available, but VERY expensive
6/10/2008 3:52:54 PM
6/10/2008 3:52:06 PM
Planted very late this year
6/10/2008 3:51:53 PM
i am buying all that Hay Man can cut. Not sure about 2nd cutting.
6/10/2008 3:51:50 PM
with 7 head, I put up 150 bales. I should go after 50 more. 25 acres is getting a beating. AustinTX
6/10/2008 3:51:44 PM
6/10/2008 3:51:41 PM
We grow our own, but the weather has not been cooperative in getting it out of the field.
6/10/2008 3:49:55 PM
Just paying more & started picking it up ourselves
6/10/2008 3:49:14 PM
we grow our own.
6/10/2008 3:47:27 PM
Only from February to June
6/10/2008 3:47:10 PM
when I do find it usually is expensive, full of dirt clumps and alot of weeds and sticks..
6/10/2008 3:46:26 PM
I expect to have trouble in the fall. I bought all I could of the first cutting
6/10/2008 3:46:21 PM
But it is very expensive where I live.
6/10/2008 3:44:06 PM
Not yet. But it is expensive
6/10/2008 3:41:13 PM
i am in the North East and even the prices are reasonable.
6/10/2008 3:40:56 PM
Order & offer to pay for a year's hay supply in spring, so you know it's available when needed
6/10/2008 3:40:41 PM
Midwest has had a wet spring and have not been able to get the first crop yet.
6/10/2008 3:38:30 PM
expensive and in short supply
6/10/2008 3:38:06 PM
Price is also going up as fuel does.
6/10/2008 3:37:43 PM
can find it But prices are VERY HIGH
6/10/2008 3:37:38 PM
Hay is plentiful this year, but even more expensive than last year because of costs to make it
6/10/2008 3:35:23 PM
6/10/2008 3:35:19 PM
South Carolina has been hit with alot of dry weather. The cost of a round bail is almost $ 70.00
6/10/2008 3:34:21 PM
We live in the area above Atlanta GA,
6/10/2008 3:33:27 PM
But will have if it doesn't quit raining here soon
6/10/2008 3:32:03 PM
1st cutting hay is available in SE since cattlemen have reduced stock; prices are high; stocking up.
6/10/2008 3:31:45 PM
Problems getting GOOD hay. This is an ongoing situation.
6/10/2008 3:31:36 PM
We are able to get plenty of hay this year and it's about 3.00 to 3.50 a bale.
6/10/2008 3:31:11 PM
I'm sure seeing lots of moldy hay that people want to sell and get rid of
6/10/2008 3:30:49 PM
and the prices are going up and up
6/10/2008 3:28:41 PM
We're not having a problem getting the hay, but the price per ton has significantly increased.
6/10/2008 3:26:13 PM
we have 6 horses and 7 acres of hay field. The 7acres produces about 600-700 bales then we buy the r
6/10/2008 3:23:18 PM
We raise our own, and sell the excess
6/10/2008 3:22:18 PM
Same source every year and I buy ahead when prices low and no shortages of hay!
6/10/2008 3:18:45 PM
The price of hay goes up with the price of gasoline. If you want to pay the price, it's available.
6/10/2008 3:17:47 PM
have received a pretty hefty price increase out of the field though
6/10/2008 3:17:25 PM
No, not in Michigan
6/10/2008 3:09:00 PM
6/10/2008 3:06:30 PM
Very expensive, my horses won't eat Timothy anymore
6/10/2008 2:57:17 PM
Alberta has it good right now,
6/10/2008 2:22:06 PM
Hay is available, but the price has gone up.
6/10/2008 12:35:49 PM
We have a local grower - lucky so far
6/10/2008 12:28:27 PM
We are on the verge of doing our first cut; it's a do-it-yourself project around here!
6/10/2008 12:25:13 PM
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