Western hay price report

Renewed bullishness became apparent in the Columbia Basin this week by both producers and export buyers.

Published on November 10, 2018 3:10AM


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. 9

This week FOB Last week Last year

6950 Tons 1235 6470

Compared to last Friday: All grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic 10.00-20.00 higher. Export Timothy 5.00-10.00 higher. Trade moderate with good demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder hay buyers this week. Renewed bullishness became apparent this week by both producers and export buyers. Retail/Feed store firm. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Exp 3200 171.33

Fair/Good 2000 165.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 200 227.50

Good 100 190.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Good/Exp 1150 174.78

Fair/Exp 300 153.33

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 9

This week FOB Last week Last year

2183 Tons 3459 1774

Compared to last Friday: 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/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium/Del 1 250.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 37 232.70

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 50 215.00

Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square

Premium 10 275.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 300 195.00

Barley/Oat Mix Large Square

Good 70 90.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Fair/Dam 60 165.00

Small Square

Good 34 175.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme/Exp 400 200.00

Premium/Supreme 136 200.00

Small Square

Premium 30 200.00

Fair/Good 30 150.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 1000 230.00

Rye Grass Small Square

Good/Prem/Org 25 115.00

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 9

This week FOB Last week Last year

4900 Tons 23,800 6300

Compared to last Friday: Fair/Good grades of Alfalfa and Oat hay 5.00-10.00 higher. Trade moderate with good demand especially for Feeder and Oat hay as demand exceeds supply at this time of the year. Out of state buyers are also pushing the

market.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Fair/Good 4500 145.67

Oat Mid Square

Good 400 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 9

This week FOB Last week Last year

3000 tons 9530 1625

Compared to last Friday: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According to the Crop Production report Nov. 8 all alfalfa area harvested for the U.S. was 17,351,000 acres for 2018 with a yield per acre of 3.43 versus 16,563,000 acres for 2017 with a yield per acre of 3.32. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas: No New Sales Confirmed.

Tons Price

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 25 280.00

Fair/Good 400 150.00

Del 400 205.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 25 260.00

Del Rain Dam 25 240.00

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Good 50 150.00

Alfalfa/Grain Mix Fair/Good 150 130.00

Wheat Good 25 170.00

Forage Mix-Two Way Good 50 170.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. Alfalfa Supreme 220 238.18

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Good 25 170.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 80 210.00

200 266.25

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 25 265.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Good/Premium 300 205.00

Fair/Good 1000 167.00



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