With a “fairly decent” supply of bermudagrass hay on hand as the winter feeding season winds down, Union, SC, grower Tyler Crocker has decided to reduce prices on much of his remaining inventory.

“We had an excellent year for growing hay in our area last year,” says Crocker, who puts up bermudagrass on 150 acres. He also manages a 70-cow beef herd, raises turkeys and runs a landscaping business. “With a good supply available, most of the local demand for hay has been met. We want people in parts of the country where hay is hard to find to know that we still have some available to sell.”

Currently, Crocker has 400 bermudagrass bales in 4 x 5’ and 5 x 5’ rolls. His through-the-winter-months price was $45/roll; it’s been reduced to $35/roll. “The rolls have been stored outside, but they’re still good and tight,” he says. “We’re willing to work with buyers from other areas on lining up transportation.”

Crocker also has 500 small square bales of Tifton 78 that he’ll keep at $5 per 50- to 60-lb bale. “It’s excellent horse hay,” he says. “It’s been stored under cover since harvest. We really shouldn’t have too much trouble moving it locally, so we’ve decided to stay firm on what we’re asking for it.”

To contact Crocker, call 864-426-1649 or email tyler@crockerslandscaping.com.

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