Price of Hay Still Climbing

On July 3, a bale of alfalfa-grass sold for $19.  Yesterday, the price was $23, a 21% increase.  That’s with the quantity discount.  The single-bale price is now $24.

If this pattern is true in other areas, what will be the effect on horse owners and adopters who were struggling to get by in the summer?

A horse would need at least five of these bales each month, given their smaller size and weight.  That works out to $115 per AUM or more.

The government pays around $60 per AUM for horses in long-term holding.

Ranchers pay $1.35 per AUM to graze their livestock on your public lands, including those set aside for wild horses.

RELATED: Cost of Hay Rising.

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