Poll

The Hay Stock Market

Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?

Yes, and it cost less than last year.
8%
159
Yes, and it was about the same price as last year.
22%
423
Yes, and I had to pay more than last year's prices.
45%
867
I grow my own hay.
12%
229
No, I haven't bought hay yet.
10%
186
I do not need to buy hay this year.
3%
51

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

ALSO, THE QUAILTY IS CRAP THIS YR. AND I'VE BOUGHT FROM THE SAME MAN FOR YRS.

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

WAAAAY MORE!!!

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

PD 210 PER TON FOR ALFALFA/GRASS (ID) CONCERNS ARE OTHER HORSES WON'T HAVE FOOD BECAUSE OF PRICES

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

oklahoma

10/7/2008 1:46:50 PM

Understanding and Preventing Catastrophic Injuries

10/7/2008 1:27:59 PM

PRICE INCREASE I HAD TO PAY WAS DUE TO INCREASED FUEL PRICES.

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