Western hay price report

Trade moderate with moderate demand as dairies and exporters remain cautious.

Published on August 24, 2018 3:42PM


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. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

17,200 tons 4580 6860

Compared to Aug. 17: Export and domestic Alfalfa steady. Timothy for export steady. Trade moderate with moderate demand as dairies and exporters remain cautious. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Most producers are planning on chopping 4th cutting Alfalfa. 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 800 200.00

Good/Premium 1000 205.00

4500 170.00

Good 3000 170.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 200 210.00

200 200.00

Good 100 170.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Good 2000 245.00

Fair 3500 170.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Good 1900 228.95

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

10,744 tons 7078 7123

Compared to Aug. 17: 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 Small Square

Premium 25 215.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 75 225.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 50 215.00

Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square

Premium 10 260.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 220 200.00

500 130.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 350 280.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Prem/Supr/Org 4000 220.00

Orchard Grass Large Square

Prem/Org 3000 190.00

Oat Large Square

Good/Prem/Org 2000 180.00

Klamath Basin:

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 400 260.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Small Square

Supr/Org 54 250.00

Premium 30 200.00

Good 30 175.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

25,300 tons 7500 22,050

Compared to Aug. 17: Alfalfa for export and domestic use steady. Trade active with good demand especially for non-rained on dairy hay for immediate take out. Dairies are offering 90 cents/RFV point FOB. Exporters buying mostly fair to good testing Alfalfa for cubing and pressing. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium/Supreme 2500 162.70

Good 7900 153.99

600 145.00

Fair/Good 6000 131.67

Fair 3000 120.00

Utility 550 110.00

Rain Dam 2300 100.87

Weedy 2000 110.00

Oat Mid Square

Good 450 80.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

4075 tons 9740 8841

Compared to Aug. 17: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Onions and corn continued to be harvested in San Joaquin County. Rice continued to progress well in the Sacramento Valley. In Tulare County, alfalfa was cut and baled, corn and sorghum were harvested, and cotton and black-eyed beans were irrigated and cultivated.

Tons Price

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 Premium 275 203.64

Orchard Grass Premium 50 220.00

Oat Good 75 108.00

Rice Straw Good 100 87.50

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 250 290.00

Premium/Supreme 75 215.00

500 225.50

Premium 400 180.00

Good 75 235.00

Fair/Good 50 180.00

Fair 75 160.00

Wheat Good 300 115.00

Del 175 145.00

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

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 265.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 200 220.00

Good/Premium 200 190.00

75 205.00

Fair/Good 200 165.00

Bermuda Grass Premium 200 165.00

Good/Premium 300 135.00

Sudan Premium 300 280.00



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