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Western hay price report

Feeder hay supplies remain tight in the Columbia Basin.

Published on May 11, 2018 1:33PM


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)

May 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

900 24,650 2310 tons

Compared to May 4: Feeder Alfalfa steady in a light test. Feeder hay supplies remain tight. Rain storms throughout the trade area delayed harvest of new crop. Early forecasts also call for rain next week. Trade active with good demand especially for retail Timothy. Retail/Feedstore not tested.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Tarped 300 152.50

Alfalfa Standing

Prem/Supr/NC Haylage 600 145.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

May 11

Compared to May 4: 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.

his week FOB Last week Last year

1083 191 797 tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square

Prem/Supr/Exp 800 170.00

Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 30 220.17

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 7 225.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 25 175.00

Fescue Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 3 180.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 68 210.00

Small Square Prem/Ret/Stab 60 185.00

Good 30 150.00

Oat Small Square

Good 60 125.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

May 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

1200 500 600 tons

Compared to May 4: Alfalfa feeder hay steady in a light test. No new contracts for new crop reported this week. Trade very slow with good demand. A new exporter out of Salt Lake is looking to buy in Idaho. Some exporters are offering 135.00 for a min RFV test of 145 and then 98 cents per point over 145 RFV test for new crop. Old crop feeder hay is getting cleaned up in the trade area. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Tarped 200 140.00

Util/Fair/Exp 1000 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

May 11

Compared to May 4: All classes traded steady with very good demand. According to the NASS Crop Production Report May 10, hay stocks on farm in California for 2017 was 330,000 tons and for 2018 it is 140,000 tons.

This week FOB Last week Last year

15,105 7985 5525 tons

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

No New Sales Confirmed

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 150 245.00

Premium 600 240.00

Fair/Good 40 212.50

Orchard Grass Good/Prem 50 250.00

Rye Grass Good/Prem/Org 25 170.00 Mixed Grass Good/Prem/Org 25 170.00

Oat Good 500 140.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 2175 262.18

Excess Moist 50 240.00

Very High Test 900 280.00

Premium/Supreme 1890 254.47

Premium 2050 244.63

Retail/Stable 100 246.25

Fair/Good 75 206.67

Fair 25 180.00

Alfalfa/Oat Mix

Prem/Ret/Stab 25 270.00

Wheat Good 2500 160.00

Retail/Stable 150 175.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme

Very High Test 225 265.00

Fair/Good 25 200.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 1500 227.67

Export 1800 226.67

Retail/Stable 225 239.44



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