Farm Progress

Hay lift to help local ranchers

Jeffrey Stapper

September 23, 2009

2 Min Read

The De-Go-La Resource Conservation and Development Inc., a nonprofit agency serving 16 counties, including Nueces, Live Oak, Bee, and San Patricio County has organized a Hay Lift program to help bring hay to South Texas at a reasonable price. This is an effort to assist the 16- County area during a time of disaster by purchasing large amounts of hay at an affordable cost. The hay could be of the following types: Bermuda mix, Kansas Bluestem, Coastal Mix or Bahia Mix and will be 1,000 pound plus bales at a price of $49.00 per bale.

Hay will be delivered in a typical truck load of 38 bales per truck and buyers must commit to one full truck load. If you want less than a truck load, you can split the load with a neighbor, but the delivery point will be to one location and the hay will be unloaded at that location. The purchaser of the hay must have equipment and manpower to unload the truck at the delivery location. The purchaser will be notified within 24 hours of the delivery date. The hay must be delivered to one of the De-Go-La counties and hay purchased in this program is not for resale.

Payment must be received in advance with a completed order form and the payment must be made in the form of a cashier’s check or money order and no personal checks will be accepted. Prior to placing your order check with the local Nueces County Soil & Water Conservation District Office at 361-387-2533 for an exact cost of the hay order. Only one truck load per order will be accepted in an effort to help as many livestock producers as possible. The order forms for the hay may be obtained at the NRCS Office (548 S Hwy. 77 STE B, Robstown) or the Nueces County Extension Office (710 E. Main Suite 1, Robstown, Texas). Payment and order form must be submitted to the Nueces County Soil & Water Conservation District Office (548 S Hwy. 77 STE B, Robstown, Texas). The cashier’s check or money order should be made payable to De-Go-La RC&D. Orders will be filled on a first come - first served basis.

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