Western hay price report

Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay in Oregon.

Published on November 2, 2018 2:05PM


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)

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

1235 tons 5725 900

Compared to last Friday: All grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic steady in a light test. Trade very slow as exporters and dairies ship previously bought supplies and producers who have hay left are in no hurry to sell. Demand light to moderate. Retail/Feed store steady.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Utility/Fair 360 160.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 150 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 17 220.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Fair 375 164.00

Sudan Mid Square

Fair 175 109.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

3459 tons 687 1648

Compared to Oct 26: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week. Rain has delayed shipping somewhat. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Some growers are sold out for this crop year.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square

Good/Premium 30 185.00

Small Square

Premium 31 231.77

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 162 237.25

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 50 215.00

Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square

Premium 10 260.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Small Square

Good 150 160.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 90 181.67

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 20 175.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 1500 200.00

Premium/Supreme 418 186.17

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Fair/Good 300 125.00

Small Square

Premium 52 172.88

Good 6 140.00

Rain Dam 100 130.00

Oat Large Square

Good 200 100.00

Wheat Mid Square

Fair/Good 115 120.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 105 200.00

Small Square

Premium 30 200.00

Fair/Good 30 150.00

Alfalfa/Triticale Mix Large Square

Good 60 150.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

23,800 tons 7550 2000

Compared to last Friday: All grades of Alfalfa steady. Some weakness was noted on Supreme Alfalfa from dairies. Trade active with good demand for all classes. Retail/Feed store steady in a light test.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme 5700 170.88

Premium 1950 159.23

Good 600 140.00

Old Crop 100 130.00

Rain Dam 250 140.00

Fair/Good 5000 155.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 200 200.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Good 10,000 62.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

9530 tons 24,547 2360

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Retail hay is 20.00 higher in region 6.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 530 210.38

Premium/Supreme 1000 195.00

Barley Good 200 100.00

Triticale Good 500 100.00

Wheat Straw Good 500 50.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Good 800 155.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 75 260.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 2000 275.00

Premium 3000 230.00

Fair/Good 525 200.95

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. No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 300 220.00

100 245.00



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