Western hay price report

According to the NASS Crop Production report Aug. 10, California Alfalfa and Alfalfa Mixtures area harvested for 2018 is 730,000 acres with a yield of 3.70 bushels per acre vs. 720,000 acres with a yield of 3.90 bushels per acre for 2017.

Published on August 10, 2018 4:04PM


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. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

6000 6400 6207

Compared to Aug. 3: Alfalfa and Orchard Grass mostly steady. Most producers were busy cutting hay.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good 1000 175.00

1200 170.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 500 210.00

Good 2000 173.75

Orchard Grass Mid Square

Good 1000 185.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 300 236.67

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 10

Information unavailable by deadline.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

5250 50,500 1800

Compared to Aug. 3: Alfalfa mostly steady. Trade and demand moderate. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Premium 750 155.00

Good 3000 140.00

1500 135.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

8340 9985 10016

Compared to Aug. 3: All classes traded steady with good demand. According to the NASS Crop Production report Aug. 10, California Alfalfa and Alfalfa Mixtures area harvested for 2018 is 730,000 acres with a yield of 3.70 bushels per acre vs. 720,000 acres with a yield of 3.90 bushels per acre for 2017. Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa Supreme 50 170.00

Premium 400 200.00

175 202.86

250 200.00

Fair/Good 700 195.00

180 160.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Premium 25 260.00

Good 150 160.00

Orchard Grass Premium 75 300.00

Oat Good 125 130.00

Wheat Good 75 120.00

Forage Mix-Two Way

Good 50 120.00

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 730 192.60

Fair/Good 500 185.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 50 260.00

Premium/Supreme 325 210.00

Premium 200 258.00

250 268.00 Del

75 230.00 Del

Good/Premium 200 190.00 Del

Good 350 220.00

250 245.00 Del

Rain 25 185.00 Del

Fair/Good 750 220.00 Del

Orchard Grass Premium 100 295.00 Del

Good/Premium 100 240.00 Del

Wheat Good 75 200.00 Del

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 500 105.00

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 Premium 150 265.00

Fair/Good 380 190.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 50 265.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 300 211.67

Good 150 180.00

Fair/Good 500 172.00

Bermuda Grass Premium 75 220.00



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