Western hay price report

Trade slow this week in he Columbia Basin with moderate to good demand for dairy hay.

Published on March 2, 2018 12:41PM


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)

March 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

1467 1740 2700 tons

Compared to Feb. 23: Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow this week with moderate to good demand for Dairy hay. Export hay not tested this week. Most producers are sold out of old crop. Retail/Feedstore steady. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme/Tarped 275 175.00

Fair/Tarped 775 145.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 35 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 75 249.67

Timothy Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 32 310.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Fair 275 55.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. March 2

Compared to Feb. 23: 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

1845 661 2034 tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 14 218.57

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 10 245.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 11 235.00

Triticale Large Square

Good/Premium 50 165.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good 300 115.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 10 175.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 5 175.00

Harney County:

Orchard Grass Large Square

Premium 130 175.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 30 170.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Good/Ret/Stab 200 140.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme/Export 1000 170.00

Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 15 185.00

Fair/Good 30 150.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 15 185.00

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Small Square

Good/Premium 25 125.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

March 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

1200 3030 2750 tons

Compared to Feb. 23: Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade slow with moderate demand. Most producers are getting cleaned up on old crop supplies. Retail/Feedstore not tested.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme/Tarped 500 140.00

Fair 200 110.00

Tarped 500 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

March 2

Compared to Feb. 23: All classes traded steady with very good demand. According to the U.S Drought Monitor, an upper-level trough persisted in the West, bringing cool temperatures to all areas and moderate to heavy precipitation to parts of Idaho, western Oregon and Washington, the San Juan and Snowy Ranges in Colorado and Wyoming, and the Sierra Nevada. Abnormal dryness developed in northeastern lower Idaho as seasonal precipitation deficits intensified. Severe drought was introduced southeast Utah as water year precipitation and snow water equivalent are ranked in the lowest percentiles.

This week FOB Last week Last year

3825 1345 7575 tons

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas.

No New Confirmed Sales.

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Prem/Ret/Stab 25 300.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.

Alfalfa Supreme/Del 200 300.00

Premium/Del 800 260.00

Fair/Good/Del 200 220.00

Wheat Good/Del 200 137.50

Sudan Fair/Good 150 130.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Supr/Del 150 295.00

Good/Del 300 240.00

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 Supreme 150 230.00

Premium/Supreme 1475 216.12

Bleached 175 211.14



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