The Hay Stock Market

Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?

Yes, and it cost less than last year.
Yes, and it was about the same price as last year.
Yes, and I had to pay more than last year's prices.
I grow my own hay.
No, I haven't bought hay yet.
I do not need to buy hay this year.

Total votes cast: 1915

Comments & Write-in Answers

a slight increase in hay. Local farmer brings hay wagon to my barn.

10/13/2008 6:22:03 PM

We seem to be getting charged over the top due to diesel yet the prices are over what the extra cost

10/13/2008 4:43:50 PM

good grass hay went from 5.25 @ to $7 @ for a 45 lb bale

10/13/2008 2:47:09 PM

I bought all hay at once instead of shippments thru winter

10/13/2008 2:15:48 PM

The hay cost a few dollars less, but the gas price made it more expensive!

10/13/2008 12:48:10 PM

We stocked up last yr because of the predictions of a shortage. Otherwise we just buy as we need it

10/13/2008 11:03:09 AM

We would be selling several horses if buying hay.

10/13/2008 8:26:43 AM

I must purchase low-NSC hay for my IR pony; I paid $22/bale for Orchard hay (100 lb. bales in CA).

10/13/2008 1:33:57 AM

Unfortunetly, Ihave no place to store it!!

10/12/2008 9:11:03 PM

Here in Port Orchard, Wa. the feed store has grass hay for $17.00 per bale,that is $400 per ton

10/12/2008 9:10:44 PM

I had to pick it up in the field to reduce cost

10/12/2008 8:53:27 PM

The bales were smaller, that is why it costed a little less.

10/12/2008 6:08:15 PM

We normally grow our own but it was cheaper to buy then to cut our hay.

10/12/2008 2:33:41 PM

$19.61/bale with tax for grass

10/12/2008 2:25:49 PM

A bale of grass/alfalfa at local feedstore costs $19! Bought from a hay dealer is $15/bale!

10/12/2008 1:38:24 PM

I need another 155 bales at the sum of $620.

10/12/2008 11:26:06 AM

Some was less, some stayed the same. I have two suppliers

10/11/2008 10:10:10 PM

hay was harder to keep from going off whilst growing it this than last year

10/11/2008 6:19:43 PM

per ton cost was up and same with delivery. Quality was better than last year

10/11/2008 2:55:07 PM

I had to buy my own equipment! Farmer who farms here cut most and let it get rained on!

10/11/2008 8:10:05 AM

shouls have enough until next summer

10/11/2008 4:19:49 AM

Hay is cheaper here in NM then most places...

10/11/2008 12:07:34 AM

What I bought is full of nettle thorns

10/10/2008 10:53:24 PM

It was $283. a ton. I used to pay around $160. a ton but those days are gone I'm told.

10/10/2008 9:13:54 PM

More hay available, still pricey.

10/10/2008 8:10:35 PM

I sold it for $3 in field or $5 at barn

10/10/2008 7:02:47 PM

Bale of alfalfa went from 9.98 last year to 17.98 this year

10/10/2008 4:36:16 PM

Hard to find good hay for a good price. More expensive than last year

10/10/2008 2:42:26 PM

better hay, better price, st. louis

10/10/2008 2:34:20 PM

in some areas of my state hay is going for export or dairy for premium prices!

10/10/2008 1:13:13 PM

$235.00/ton! yikes! how much more can we take?

10/10/2008 12:40:51 PM

I also made sure to get hay earlier this year due to weather conditions all around the upper midwest

10/10/2008 12:30:16 PM

hay is still getting expensive. at $7 a bale!

10/10/2008 12:28:57 PM

paid $8 lst year $10 to $14 this year per bale 90 to 100 lb. bales

10/10/2008 10:52:17 AM

price went from $120/ton delivered to $170/ton delivered!

10/10/2008 10:49:56 AM

Provided by boarding facility

10/10/2008 10:26:23 AM

when I can find it, and a lot of it is second rate full of weeds

10/10/2008 9:47:02 AM

My has is running about $10 per round bale cheaper than last year, we had more rain.

10/10/2008 9:06:08 AM

grow most of our own hay, prices higher on the rest we bought

10/10/2008 9:03:28 AM

Grow our own, sell the rest at $3 in W. PA

10/10/2008 9:01:44 AM

I have to sell 2 of my 4 horses due to the increase in hay prices

10/10/2008 8:39:21 AM

I have my hay reserved but I haven't bought any yet

10/10/2008 8:19:24 AM

better quality this year

10/10/2008 8:01:58 AM

hay prices are crazy in Fla. averaging 17/bale of t/a

10/10/2008 6:45:53 AM

Buy from the same person yearly.

10/10/2008 5:14:09 AM

approx. 30% price increase in past 2 years

10/10/2008 2:35:21 AM

Prices are almost double last year's. Overbuilding, conversion if land to biofuels +shipping costs.

10/10/2008 2:16:39 AM

The quality was not as good in half of the hay...same fields but a wet summer.

10/9/2008 11:51:00 PM

50 % increase in price and this was a very good hay year in my area

10/9/2008 11:41:54 PM

Quality is also down due to extensive rain

10/9/2008 11:10:50 PM

My hay prices were higher due to increased fuel expenses.

10/9/2008 10:24:31 PM

We're looking at $26 for a 120 lb bale now. Ouch.

10/9/2008 10:19:54 PM

just keeps going up

10/9/2008 10:13:55 PM

Very difficult to make hay in the Northeast this year - too wet

10/9/2008 9:56:24 PM

the area i am in had only one cutting this year so a lot of people are running shot

10/9/2008 9:34:12 PM

We have 160 of alfalfa,but cost of producing has skyrocketed. Diesel @ $4.50 gal. really hurts

10/9/2008 9:05:52 PM

alfalfa @min $0.15/lb orch &timothy $0.25/lb in so cal big problem for many

10/9/2008 9:00:24 PM

I have 2 hay suppliers, good hay, good prices. I buy 2 weeks worth at a time, all year.

10/9/2008 8:31:59 PM

With 26 horses, it was a LOT more!

10/9/2008 8:25:57 PM

I use Ontario Dehy Alfalfa Timothy cubes. The price has gone up 45%.

10/9/2008 7:52:35 PM

rather than buying from local farmers we have bought shipped in hay in 4x4x8' bales

10/9/2008 7:33:37 PM

one supplier was the same price, the other was up by 50 cents per bale.

10/9/2008 7:02:41 PM

My hay has gone up for the past 3 years/blamed gas prices

10/9/2008 5:51:19 PM

no place to store it, so I have to buy it a few bales at a time

10/9/2008 5:29:09 PM

I board. I don't know how much we pay for hay

10/9/2008 5:21:12 PM

We buy local grass from a farmer near us. The hay went up $1/bale - not so bad for us yet...

10/9/2008 5:20:55 PM

Quality not as good now for two years 3 a bale now

10/9/2008 4:56:53 PM

hay seems plentiful this year but just as high priced as last year

10/9/2008 4:37:45 PM

hay will only get worse since urea is now a thousand dollars a ton and going to China who knows what

10/9/2008 4:28:22 PM

we had a drought in our area last year

10/9/2008 4:05:52 PM

It cost me 1/3 more for the hay to the tune of $13.99 a bale for 110 bales.

10/9/2008 3:55:44 PM

fuel was major reason for increase i.e. fertilizer in addition to running equipment when will it end

10/9/2008 3:52:05 PM

Prices for good quality hay in PA are rising but still less than south

10/9/2008 3:45:59 PM

I supplement what my board covers by the bale.

10/9/2008 3:45:23 PM

if ya can't grow it ya have to pey too much

10/9/2008 3:34:56 PM

In Southern CA we are paying $26 per bale for a mix hay that weighs in at about 130#'s and is 3strin

10/9/2008 3:22:46 PM

way more!

10/9/2008 3:18:16 PM

The quality is getting harder. More weeds

10/9/2008 3:14:21 PM

Yes, I purchase early and quantity to guarantee best prices and delivery.

10/9/2008 3:04:32 PM

double the cost

10/9/2008 2:52:23 PM

Supply here is up and demand is down some. I got square bales of brome for 3.50 delivered

10/9/2008 2:51:13 PM

Fertilizer prices went up 50% this year!

10/9/2008 2:50:02 PM

$150/ton large square alfalfa - northwest Iowa

10/9/2008 2:49:04 PM

We are in Washington. Our hay bill increased 50 per cent.

10/9/2008 2:35:10 PM

the quality is not as good as last year

10/9/2008 2:34:30 PM

Hay price almost doubled

10/9/2008 2:08:44 PM

I did get some oat hay donated for my rescured mini! there are nice people out there

10/9/2008 12:12:23 PM

too much rain = no hay

10/9/2008 11:24:27 AM

Have a neighbor make large rounds in inactive pasture also to supplement small squares.

10/9/2008 10:48:39 AM

Horse is on dengi for medical reasons. Price hasn't changed in three years.

10/9/2008 10:19:40 AM

High cost of gas drove overall price of hay WAY UP -- had to transport it a long distance

10/9/2008 10:14:49 AM

a friend gave me some after her horse died, but it cost much more than last year

10/9/2008 10:12:59 AM

prices have almost doubled

10/9/2008 9:47:08 AM

Was less $$ than last year and more plentiful.

10/9/2008 9:35:31 AM

More expensive due to fuel costs and weather-generated shortage of 2nd cutting

10/9/2008 9:03:20 AM

The hay supply is fine, we grow grass hay and buy alfalfa, prices are down

10/9/2008 8:43:47 AM

Paid $4.75 last year and $5.00 this year.

10/9/2008 8:39:43 AM

$4.25/small square bale

10/9/2008 8:25:34 AM

Even after hauling it ourself, we paid more

10/9/2008 3:15:27 AM

Producing hay was more expensive this year. Gas, fertilizer prices all up.

10/9/2008 1:40:10 AM

Reason for higher price was due to higher cost of gas to run machinery.

10/9/2008 1:08:51 AM

I board my horse - the barn has contracted for this winter's hay at more cost than last year

10/9/2008 1:03:08 AM

I purchase some hay in addtion to what I grow and the price is higher than last year

10/8/2008 11:13:41 PM

Hay is available here all year. I have to buy monthly.

10/8/2008 10:57:55 PM

last year about $10/bale grass or oat mix. $15 this year.

10/8/2008 10:53:06 PM

Good 2nd cutting alfalfa/pasture mix 3.50 a square bale. Out of the feild. Our area had little rain

10/8/2008 10:15:00 PM

but it's almost twice last year

10/8/2008 8:35:14 PM

I live in Utah where we have not had trouble growing hay, however the growers send it out of state

10/8/2008 7:47:24 PM

1st year for producing hay

10/8/2008 7:32:03 PM

My hay is grown at my leased barn, put up with sweat equity and I help with other hay orders.

10/8/2008 6:54:07 PM

Hay is so exspensive I have many firends that are sturggleing feeding there animals and themselves.

10/8/2008 6:41:48 PM

I bought an extra 100 bales as a cushion, just in case

10/8/2008 5:51:20 PM

we pay for them as we use them from our neighbor

10/8/2008 5:36:57 PM

buy a whole winter's hay?? must be nice! In Florida it will mold. Have to buy by the month.

10/8/2008 4:40:21 PM

$7/small bale, but good hay. CT

10/8/2008 4:28:56 PM

There's never a shortage, but it's cheaper to buy while the local cuttings are still available

10/8/2008 4:15:21 PM

$8/bale in northeast Oklahoma

10/8/2008 3:59:20 PM

Had to pay more and the crop was lousy because we had so much rain they couldn't get it in,

10/8/2008 3:15:24 PM

still waiting for it to rain. (Austin, Tx) may not get a 2nd cutting

10/8/2008 2:45:51 PM

Much harder to find in last 2 yrs. Prices up from $2.50/bale in 2006 to $5.00/bale 2008

10/8/2008 1:01:39 PM

paid $140 ton last year and now $250 ton

10/8/2008 12:53:37 PM

I'm in Northern CA. I paid $13 a bale for approximately 100lb bales.

10/8/2008 12:34:45 PM

round and square. plan on buying more shortly.

10/8/2008 12:32:57 PM

it will be hard to get hay this year

10/8/2008 12:22:44 PM

I will use round barn kept hay this year. Little more work but much cheaper

10/8/2008 11:41:49 AM

I buy hay on a need to basis, prices in Northern California are at least double from last year.

10/8/2008 11:37:28 AM

I board my 2 horses but the board fee was raised due to the higher cost of hay this year.

10/8/2008 11:05:13 AM

My supplier didn't raise the price per bail but charged higher deilivery charges-per mile round trip

10/8/2008 10:48:53 AM

cost less than last year, but not as low as 2 yrs ago price

10/8/2008 10:48:03 AM

The guy I buy hay from has always been fair and doesn't do price jabbing. Some due to gas for delive

10/8/2008 10:42:20 AM

22 tons, 10 horses

10/8/2008 10:14:48 AM

Slightly higher price, but my horse has cushings and I need low starch/low sugar hay, new supplier

10/8/2008 10:09:35 AM

I still need to buy more.

10/8/2008 10:09:17 AM

needed to buy 130 extra bales

10/8/2008 10:05:02 AM

Prices have gone up about 25% since last year!

10/8/2008 9:51:19 AM

Can't get it! Can't find any that is suitable to feed horses! Buying two or three bales at a time

10/8/2008 9:48:16 AM

It's not as good as last year's hay, either.

10/8/2008 9:31:40 AM

It is wonderful to taylor our own hay and know we have enough.

10/8/2008 9:19:44 AM

$8.00 a bale in central Ohio. It figures out its cheaper to find my family of four then to feed hor

10/8/2008 9:06:55 AM

paid 3.50 a bale for coastal bermuda that has been sprayed and fertilized. about .50 more than last

10/8/2008 8:55:06 AM

The farmer I purchase my hay from raised his prices due to the high cost of gas.

10/8/2008 8:22:53 AM

I didn't have to buy as much as we are also growing and baling our own this year

10/8/2008 8:20:38 AM

I live in rural FL where we don't have hay barns,we buy from farmer, prices are same as 2007

10/8/2008 8:05:12 AM

I feed hay all year round in Australia, hay is down to $17.50 AUD a small bale.

10/8/2008 8:03:01 AM

our hay source lives right across the road from us...I buy 10-12 bales at a time..about the same $

10/8/2008 7:35:32 AM

I buy 1 1/2 ton of 'mix' per horse for winter. I purchase right out of field; it's cheaper.

10/8/2008 6:36:32 AM

I have looked for sm.bales alfalfa/grass mix in my are to no avail b/c of floods. Prices up OK

10/8/2008 3:36:45 AM

I also had to haul and stack my hay this yr. last year it was delivered and stacked.

10/8/2008 2:43:27 AM

We also grow our own, bale it in rounds, and then purchase most of our small bales locally

10/8/2008 1:45:21 AM

I got some just a bit more mature than preferred but clean and about 1/2 the price of 2 week earlier

10/8/2008 1:30:37 AM

21.50 a bale for 100

10/8/2008 1:21:45 AM

I buy hay monthly because of storage issues, so I'm rather anxious about supply and quality

10/8/2008 12:54:40 AM

my boarding facility provides hay

10/8/2008 12:54:17 AM

I have enough storage for one month's supply, price has been steadily increasing.

10/8/2008 12:51:55 AM

It was $30 a ton more than last year.

10/8/2008 12:34:59 AM

I got my hay from a different grower this year but it cost about the same

10/8/2008 12:31:33 AM

We grow some ourselves but need more. Prices are about the same as last year.

10/8/2008 12:24:09 AM


10/8/2008 12:22:31 AM

Buying hay after the first cutting is key. The later you buy the more it will cost.

10/8/2008 12:04:45 AM

only $1/bale more this year, only $6/bale

10/7/2008 11:47:19 PM

4 tons cost 1300. Western Washignton

10/7/2008 11:37:47 PM

money going out to gas to get to work has kept me from buying hay yet

10/7/2008 11:33:27 PM

Good grass hay about $30 more per ton

10/7/2008 11:29:40 PM

I try to buy for a whole year - only 2 horses though.

10/7/2008 11:07:11 PM

3 dollars a bale

10/7/2008 11:05:15 PM

I have all the alfalfa I will need and have contracted for the grass hay to be delivered as needed

10/7/2008 10:53:32 PM

I will buy some soon.

10/7/2008 10:50:24 PM

I think prices started high, but, with good weather, hay prices stayed reasonble in my area.

10/7/2008 10:40:44 PM

Cost about 0.50 cents more per bale.

10/7/2008 10:39:36 PM

It's becoming harder and harder for the average person to raise a horse and this is very unfortunate

10/7/2008 10:33:39 PM

We got lucky paying $7 a bale. Thankfully we are splitting the cost with a fellow horse friend.

10/7/2008 10:20:24 PM

$3 square bale; fertilized & weed-free; bought from neighbor Ft. Worth area

10/7/2008 10:14:31 PM

but I have it spoken for, I don't have a place to store it

10/7/2008 10:02:59 PM

Paod $ 5.00 a bail delivered and in barn. Alfalfa and grass thirs cut

10/7/2008 9:48:54 PM

purchased early not taking a chance of shortage.

10/7/2008 9:29:18 PM

It is almost impossible to find horse quality hay where I live.

10/7/2008 8:54:14 PM

It was realy nice hay and it was the least expensive in all the tack and feed shops.

10/7/2008 8:39:42 PM

we've had fewer customers than last year too... I hope they don't wait too late in the yr to buy...

10/7/2008 8:37:42 PM

square bales stayed the same rounds up 5 from last yr

10/7/2008 8:31:57 PM

the prices are crazy even though we had nice increments of rain at the right time hay is still more.

10/7/2008 8:26:07 PM

I am hoping that I can ration it til next haying season

10/7/2008 8:21:27 PM

I bought hay last year at $7.50 a bale for bermuda grass

10/7/2008 8:18:17 PM

I haven't charged as much as last year's going rate

10/7/2008 8:12:15 PM

2.75 delivered last year, 3.50 pick-up this year

10/7/2008 7:56:40 PM

4.00 per square bale in Atlantic Canada this year.

10/7/2008 7:56:28 PM

Yes, but I bought early in the year and I bought round bales which cost much less than square bales!

10/7/2008 7:50:02 PM

I always try to buy ahead to make it thru the winter.

10/7/2008 7:47:57 PM

With gas prices and seed up, I expected it to be high again

10/7/2008 7:43:20 PM

I board my horse and it isthe stable's responsibility

10/7/2008 7:43:01 PM

Hay is expected to be in short supply here in the northeast due to poor growing conditions.

10/7/2008 7:42:52 PM

Hay is included in my horse's boarding fee

10/7/2008 7:42:18 PM

I pay someone to harvest it from my own fields.

10/7/2008 7:32:57 PM

this is going to be a very scary year for horsepeople

10/7/2008 7:26:07 PM

gladly paying more for better quality

10/7/2008 7:23:39 PM

Hay prices have tripled in the past three years.

10/7/2008 7:16:49 PM

The grower I buy from will raise prices next year. Hay twine and fertilizer tripled in cost.

10/7/2008 7:16:21 PM

50 cents more a bale

10/7/2008 7:14:44 PM

We had plenty of rain,so great hay crop!Thrilled with the result!!!!!

10/7/2008 7:08:49 PM

Prices are about the same as last year.

10/7/2008 7:08:44 PM

twice as much as last year

10/7/2008 7:03:56 PM

The hay farmer is facing higher costs.Let's be sympathetic.

10/7/2008 6:58:05 PM

have large rounds of prairie to sell. bellacavalla@hotmail.com

10/7/2008 6:56:23 PM

Price was up 75 cents per bale from last year.

10/7/2008 6:54:57 PM

end of drought made hay cheaper and more plentiful this year

10/7/2008 6:51:23 PM

I don't buy hay for the whole season due to lack of storage space

10/7/2008 6:50:50 PM

Don't have storrage for large amounts of hay

10/7/2008 6:49:55 PM

Yes, as the weather wasn't exactly optimal for hay growing. I always buy more than I need as well.

10/7/2008 6:46:12 PM

Price increased from .07 to 10 per pound

10/7/2008 6:41:52 PM

$8 per bale 55-60# $1.50 per bale more than last yr. The hay I bought is 2nd cut timothy.

10/7/2008 6:31:00 PM

In the past year, my board has risen 12 % as a direct result of the rising grass hay prices.

10/7/2008 6:22:35 PM

I'd pay for good hay, then a for a good vet bill!

10/7/2008 6:19:42 PM

$3.50 - $4/35-40 lb bale in Rochester NY

10/7/2008 6:19:00 PM

Vashon Island (Seattle)-$330 /ton Timothy Hay plus ferry fees of $30.

10/7/2008 6:16:02 PM


10/7/2008 6:12:00 PM

115 round and 200 squares should take my 15 through the year

10/7/2008 6:07:08 PM

Only 25 cents/bale increase-$4.75 not bad considering what others have to pay

10/7/2008 6:06:36 PM

Wonderful hay, much better prices!

10/7/2008 6:03:55 PM

Paid $85 a ton last year - this year the same hay, same producer cost $150 a ton. Hay prices way up

10/7/2008 5:58:08 PM

I paid $23/bale for hay. This is just extra hay so I am not buying in volume quantities, but still

10/7/2008 5:40:22 PM

No storage, so I have to buy as I need it.

10/7/2008 5:36:15 PM

I have bought some, but not nearly enough. $5.oo hay is the norm in s. Indiana

10/7/2008 5:35:38 PM

I'm buying most of it in a few weeks, then rest in December, $2.50/sq. bale

10/7/2008 5:33:27 PM

A bit more then last year but I think supply will run out faster here in Alaska, had a crappy summer

10/7/2008 5:32:29 PM

Paid less than last year, but I've moved to a new state...

10/7/2008 5:31:15 PM

Get my hay from my neighbor - 2 bales at a time - $6.00 a 2 wire bale :)

10/7/2008 5:29:36 PM

I got a great buy on 2nd cut clover timothy. $4 / bale DP in RI

10/7/2008 5:28:02 PM

can't blame the procucers for passing on their increased fuel costs, but makes it harder to keep all

10/7/2008 5:24:41 PM

We don't need to keep in on hand. Our supplier keeps it for us, & he is only 15 minutes away.

10/7/2008 5:23:53 PM

Due to no rain I paid double.

10/7/2008 5:17:39 PM

MUCH more

10/7/2008 5:16:39 PM

calculated per bale cost, 100-110 pound bales, good alfalfa: $15.95

10/7/2008 5:14:36 PM

It just keeps going up and not down.

10/7/2008 5:13:13 PM

300 Bails .... $2000.00 and I will still need more

10/7/2008 5:12:12 PM

will soon though - money is tight and there isn't much extra to purchase alot of hay

10/7/2008 5:10:25 PM

Last year I paid $4000 a load; this year I paid $6000 a load for four loads.

10/7/2008 5:10:04 PM

Buy it monthly from same supplier for 5 years

10/7/2008 5:09:31 PM

Not for the whole year; but it cost a bit more this year.

10/7/2008 5:09:06 PM

Tough times!

10/7/2008 5:06:44 PM

...had to pay A LOT MORE!

10/7/2008 5:05:58 PM

paid more due to the high fuel prices

10/7/2008 5:01:39 PM

We contract for our hay!

10/7/2008 5:00:25 PM

We purchase by the month. September was bad, most I've ever spent.

10/7/2008 5:00:02 PM


10/7/2008 4:59:53 PM

Prices have gone up 66% (and more).

10/7/2008 4:59:10 PM

The owner of the barn where I keep my horse buys it xD

10/7/2008 4:57:17 PM

It's going to be another expensive year!

10/7/2008 4:54:28 PM

And I was able to get it from my normal source instead of travelling halfway across KY!

10/7/2008 4:53:08 PM

bought 1 st crop round bales . plus made some from rented land.

10/7/2008 4:51:16 PM

Expences are way up over past years, besides cost of diesel, twine and parts are made of petrolium

10/7/2008 4:50:29 PM

spent $5000 on hay for 13 head. We will make it through winter

10/7/2008 4:50:09 PM

Hay prices are slightly higher because fuel prices are higher during the cutting season this year.

10/7/2008 4:49:29 PM

I have bought some but not enough, The hey guy told me at the last minute that he couldnt supply me.

10/7/2008 4:49:06 PM

our hay went up from $140 in 06, $185 -n 07 and now its $270 at ton for meadow grass

10/7/2008 4:48:34 PM

I board my horse the barn grows hay

10/7/2008 4:47:42 PM

I try to get all the hay in I will need in as early in the year as possible.Then it's off my mind.

10/7/2008 4:47:33 PM

Price of diesel is killing us.

10/7/2008 4:45:29 PM

My supplier kept the price the same because I'm a great customer, otherwise it would be higher

10/7/2008 4:45:00 PM

at a boarding stable and not sure what the owner has done at this point

10/7/2008 4:40:04 PM

.25 more per bale

10/7/2008 4:37:07 PM

Wow - hay is expensive here in the East.

10/7/2008 4:31:21 PM

The hay barn is full and my savings account is empty.

10/7/2008 4:26:45 PM

The price of hay was up from 190/ton last year to over 300/ton this year...

10/7/2008 4:20:06 PM

Higher price, lower quality

10/7/2008 4:19:12 PM

We purchase the large bale hay & experience less loss

10/7/2008 4:19:04 PM

I thought it would be less--much more good hay this year

10/7/2008 4:16:25 PM

I order my hay in April, so he knows he has a guaranteed sale.

10/7/2008 4:14:09 PM

Still expensive in Indiana--$7-$9 @ sq bale BUT AT LEAST THERE IS HAY THIS YEAR! Last year was bad!

10/7/2008 4:12:27 PM

Price up more than 50%

10/7/2008 4:10:55 PM

My horse is on hay pellets, has gone up.

10/7/2008 4:10:37 PM

winter is here!

10/7/2008 4:08:07 PM

I did have to pay an additional $.25 per bale for delivery over last years $.50 per bale.

10/7/2008 4:06:12 PM

I have friends who store the hay inside until I need it. I get one round bale at a time as needed.

10/7/2008 4:04:56 PM

30% Increase in ton pricing

10/7/2008 4:04:30 PM

hay has gone up from 3.00 a bale to $8.00 a bale- quite the cost increase

10/7/2008 4:04:05 PM

southeastern MI., $5.00 bale for nice 2nd cut grass

10/7/2008 4:02:30 PM

I see hay for less, but I'm paying my guy the same to keep him happy.

10/7/2008 4:01:37 PM

Can only buy small amts at a time

10/7/2008 4:01:08 PM

Price is almost double last year's price

10/7/2008 3:59:35 PM

We buy 200 bales per horse per year at once.

10/7/2008 3:57:54 PM

Most horse owners in other areas would go into shock at what we have to pay for hay in Florida.

10/7/2008 3:57:36 PM

Better quality than last year, but prices haven't come down a lot. Shipping is expensive.

10/7/2008 3:53:43 PM

It's ok I paid more. At least the barn is full and don't have to worry.

10/7/2008 3:36:18 PM


10/7/2008 1:46:50 PM

Understanding and Preventing Catastrophic Injuries

10/7/2008 1:27:59 PM


10/7/2008 1:20:57 PM

bought from IL due to drought in TN, great hay & big price

10/7/2008 12:57:58 PM

Im blessed that i can but from a friend who grows there own and we have no drought

10/7/2008 11:40:43 AM