amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch
Hay Prices are Skyrocketing in Arizona
The price of a 3 string bale of Alfalfa in Phoenix, Arizona is now $18. Bermuda Blend Pellets is a whopping $17.45 for an 80lb bag. Only a short time ago I was paying $9.99 for Alfalfa and $10.50 for Bermuda blend pellets. Worse yet, hay prices are expected to increase again by Spring of 2012.
A bale of hay lasts 4 to 5 days for just one average size idle horse. Which means multiple horse owners and boarding stables are feeling an incredible pinch in their budgets. It is indeed hard times for the horse owner, and in this economy quite difficult to get out from under the hefty expense.The horse market ain’t what it used to be, nor is the ol’ gray mare worth her weight in gold anymore. How sad.
I haven’t any answers, but with horse rescues at capacity, this is a good time to offer help to those who may be struggling to feed their horses. They might very well be your neighbors.