Western hay price report

Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand as dairies and exporters remain cautious.

Published on August 3, 2018 8:37PM


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)

Aug. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

8150 20150 21512

Compared to last July 27: Export and domestic Alfalfa steady. Timothy for export steady. Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand as dairies and exporters remain cautious. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Most producers are working on third cutting Alfalfa and second cutting Timothy. Recent high temps reduced the RFV tests on Alfalfa on recent supplies. Retail/Feed store steady. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme 1500 200.40

Good 3150 181.98

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 100 210.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 100 220.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Fair 150 180.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Supreme 200 355.00

Oat Mid Square

Good 600 100.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Mid Square

Fair 600 110.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 3

This week FOB Last week 7765 10,883 2317

Compared to July 27: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Demand for export hay has slowed since last report. Rains in the growing areas created a large supply rain damaged hay. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons Price

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good 200 155.00

Small Square

Premium 32 220.63

Good/Premium 95 212.63

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 50 240.00

147 229.42

Good/Premium 75 215.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Good 50 215.00

Triticale/Orchard Mix Small Square

Good 50 175.00

Bluegrass Straw Large Square

Utility 300 80.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 200 183.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 1080 291.67

Good/Premium 140 240.00

Meadow Grass Large Square

Prem/Org 30 250.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 850 180.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 50 190.00

55 170.00

Wheat Large Square

Fair/Good 230 150.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 2000 225.00

Organic 700 260.00

Small Square Premium

300 225.00

Export 200 200.00

Organic 23 245.00

30 200.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Org 28 250.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 250 235.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 600 350.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

50,500 21,200 3511

Compared to Aug. 3: Alfalfa for export and domestic use steady. Trade very active with good demand especially and non-rained on dairy hay for immediate take out. Exporters buying mostly fair to good testing Alfalfa. Rained on feeder hay remains in good demand as earlier dairies and exporters bought non rained on supplies. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Premium 1000 160.00

30,000 135.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Good 8000 245.00

Mixed Grass Mid Square

Utility 3500 95.00

Barley Straw Mid Square

Good 8000 65.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

9985 5625 13,846

Compared to Aug. 3: All classes traded steady with very good demand.

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa Premium 200 220.00

Good/Premium 200 180.00

Timothy Grass Premium 150 340.00

Oat Good 250 120.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Premium 200 240.00

150 253.33

Good 310 168.23

Fair/Good 800 180.00

50 160.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Premium 50 270.00

Orchard Grass Good 50 200.00

Oat Premium 50 108.00

Good 25 130.00

Rice Straw Good 1000 91.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Fair/Good 1150 172.83

200 190.00

Wheat Good 200 120.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Premium 400 210.00

Fair/Good 200 190.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 150 265.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 50 265.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Good 400 180.00

1250 179.00

Fair/Good 1000 160.00

Fair 500 150.00

Teff Premium 1000 220.00



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