Even though cattle and horse owners are feeding more hay than usual due to a rough winter, hay supply in Tennessee is still high, says grower Larry Jones. Jones was named president of the National Hay Association during its annual meeting last September in Salem, OR.
There’s still plenty of hay looking for a home in western Tennessee as winter winds down, reports grower Larry Jones, of Oakland, TN.
“We had a pretty rough winter, so people were feeding a lot more hay than normal,” says Jones, who is also president of the National Hay Association. “But we also had a very good year for production last year, so our supply was way up heading into the winter.”
Jones still has around 20 semi-loads of “good, mixed-grass hay” in 3 x 3 x 8’ bales for sale. His asking price is $80/ton at the farm gate. He also has a few 4 x 6’ round bales on hand. Those should sell for $40/roll at the farm, or up to $60 delivered, depending on distance from the farm and quantity purchased, he says. His remaining small squares come with a price tag of $200/ton.
For the most part, he says, current local hay prices are in line with where they were a year ago. “I really don’t see them going any higher until the general economy picks up.”
To reach Jones, call 901-229-0720 or email email@example.com.