Western hay markets

Demand remains good for higher testing supplies across much of the West.

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)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,405 6,370 2,605

Compared to March 28: Fair/Good/Supreme Alfalfa steady. Demand remains good for higher testing supplies. Trade remains slow to moderate. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass and Timothy steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 100 $235

Good 500 $190

Fair/Good 250 $170

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 100 $250

100 $220

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 105 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 250 $250

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

April 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

845 481 1,799

Compared to March 28: Prices were generally steady with last week’s offerings for the same quality. Trading was light during the week. Volume of trading larger than last week. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 50 $230

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 67 $230

42 $240-245

5 Way Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 5 $275

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Good/Prem. 200 $190

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 94 $250

Good 161 $170-190

Small Square Supreme 120 $250

Premium 30 $230

Fair 25 $150

Triticale Large Square Good/Prem. 51 $150

HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.

KLAMATH BASIN: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

3,000 6,000 400

Compared to March 28: Good/Supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. Fair and Good Alfalfa steady. Much of the trade area received moisture this last week. Trade slow. Demand remains good for all classes especially for supplies to go to California. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 2000 $210-230

Good 500 $200

Fair/Good 500 $180

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 5

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,435 11,925 13,835

Compared to March 28: Prices traded mostly steady to firm in most areas. Demand remained good in all regions on moderate to active trading activity. The supply of hay in northern and central valleys of California is very tight. Production in Region 5 and 6 is in full swing. Northern half of state has received rain the past week which slowed hay movement. Trade activity was active on very good buyer demand.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 125 $260

Premium 50 $240

Good 100 $225

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $280

Meadow Grass Premium 50 $280

Wheat Hay Good 50 $215

Triticale Good 50 $215

REGION 2: Sacramento Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $260

Bermuda Grass Premium 175 $280

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 55 $325

Premium 55 $300

Good 200 $285-300

Fair 350 $265-280

Utility 125 $250

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 250 $310

50 $330

Good 25 $288

Fair 25 $271

Oat Supreme 200 $220

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 125 $280

600 $300

Good 200 $250

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 2325 $260-270

300 $262-267

75 $220

125 $260-265

Premium 200 $255-260

250 $250-255

Bermuda Grass Supreme 50 $225

Premium 175 $200



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