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Western hay price report

Most Columbia Basin producers are paying for the tarping included in the FOB price which costs them 15.00/ton.

Published on September 14, 2018 2:53PM


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)

Sept. 14

This week FOB Last week Last year

4650 11,250 6300

Compared to last Friday: Domestic fourth cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test. Other grades not reported this week. Timothy for export steady to weak with a lot of product showing defects. Trade slow with light demand for mid-square bales, good demand for 2-3 tie bales. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Retail/Feed store steady. Most producers are paying for the tarping included in the FOB price which costs them 15.00/ton.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good 1300 170.38

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 200 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 100 200.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Fair 750 200.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Premium 1000 240.00

Fair 300 185.00

Utility 1000 170.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 14

This week FOB Last week Last year

1492 tons 6904 8358

Compared to Sept. 7: Prices trended mostly steady in a thinly tested market. Trading was very light. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons Price

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium 50 225.00

Orchard Grass Mid Square

Premium 170 224.09

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 20 250.00

Good 8 200.00

Prairie Grass Mid Square

Premium 100 215.00

Triticale Mid Square

Premium 25 175.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 500 170.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 250 200.00

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Premium 50 170.00

Oat Large Square

Good 150 90.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 105 220.00

Triticale Large Square

Premium 64 120.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 14

This week FOB Last week Last year

10,000 tons 21,200 11,750

Compared to Sept. 7: Alfalfa for domestic use steady. Trade moderate to active with moderate to good demand for pellet Alfalfa and Wheat Straw. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good 1800 153.33

1000 140.00

Fair 600 130.00

Utility 1000 110.00

Organic 1000 130.00

200 100.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Good 2300 227.17

Oat Mid Square

Good 600 100.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Good 1500 60.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 14

This week FOB Last week Last year

6140 tons 7045 9645

Compared to Sept. 7: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. In Tulare County cotton bloomed and bolls were set, alfalfa was cut and baled, and corn and sorghum were harvested for silage. In the Sacramento Valley, rice progressed well and was near harvest, alfalfa was cut and baled, and corn was harvested for silage. Sunflower harvest continued in Sutter County.

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 Supreme 75 220.00

Premium 180 225.00

Good/Premium 200 200.00

Fair 250 180.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Premium 75 270.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 275 237.27

Very High Test 625 263.00

Good/Premium 1300 222.31

Good 300 200.00

Fair/Good 1425 182.89

Fair 200 160.00

Alfalfa/Grain Mix Good 425 142.94

Wheat Straw Good 210 90.00

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 175 265.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 25 260.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 400 218.75



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