Western hay price report

Trade in the Columbia Basin slow this week with light to moderate demand.

Published on February 5, 2018 2:50PM


Hay prices are dollars per ton or dollars per bale when sold to retail outlets. Basis is current delivery FOB barn or stack, or delivered customer as indicated. Grade guidelines used in this report have the following relationship to Relative Feed Value (RFV), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients), or Crude Protein (CP) test numbers:

Grade RFV ADF TDN CP

Supreme 185+ <27 55.9+ 22+

Premium 170-185 27-29 54.5-55.9 20-22

Good 150-170 29-32 52.5-54.5 18-20

Fair 130-150 32-35 50.5-52.5 16-18

Utility <130 36+ <50.5 <16

WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY

(Columbia Basin)

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

2250 4800 8700 Tons

Compared to Jan. 26: Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade slow this week with light to moderate demand. Demand remains good for feeder hay. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week. The Mid-Columbia Basin Hay Growers Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 15 at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium Export 800 185.00

Good Export 950 140.00

Tarped 500 140.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 2

Compared to Jan. 26: Prices trended generally steady in an extremely limited test. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Most hay producers are sold out for the growing year.

This week FOB Last week Last year

419 4183 1089 Tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 5 230.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 43 238.37

Meadow Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 25 210.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 25 230.00

Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 32 176.09

Fescue Grass Small Square

Good/Ret/Stab 23 140.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 104 215.00

Good 34 160.00

Small Square

Premium 32 185.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 32 185.00

Triticale Large Square

Good 64 120.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

1000 14,350 5300 Tons

Compared to Jan. 26: Alfalfa not tested this week, Oat and Wheat straw steady. Trade slow with light demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Oat Mid Square

Good 400 60.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Good 600 65.00

Fri Feb 02, 2018 USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 2

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand. Retail hay is in high demand due to lack of hay in barns this year. Alfalfa fields were being replanted with new rains, and previously planted alfalfa was growing well. H

This week FOB Last week Last year

2660 4160 6075 Tons

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas: No New Sales Confirmed.

EGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and Sacramento.

Alfalfa Good/Del 1000 235.00

Oat Good 100 95.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo.

Alfalfa Supr/Del 250 300.00

Prem/Del 50 290.00

Good/Prem/Del 300 275.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Includes the counties of Kern, Northeast Los Angeles and Western San Bernardino.

No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

Includes the counties of Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial.

Alfalfa Supr/Export 160 210.00

Premium 575 210.00

Retail/Stable 175 227.14

Good 25 165.00

Fair/Good 25 160.00



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