Western hay markets

In Washington and Oregon, demand remains good. Trade remains slow as most interests are waiting on new crop.

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 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,000 1,175 990

Compared to April 11: Fair/Good/ and export Alfalfa steady. Demand remains good. Trade remains slow as most interests are waiting on new crop. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Fair/Good 160 $170

175 $185

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 160 $220-250

190 $240-250

Good/Prem. 175 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 140 $250-275

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

April 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

599 656 1,140

Compared to April 11: Prices were generally steady with the previous week’s offerings for the same quality. Trading was light to moderate during the week. Volume of trading smaller than last week. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 16 $245

3 Way Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 40 $240

Orchard/Timothy Small Square Premium 80 $275

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 56 $230

Fescue Grass Small Square Premium 28 $220

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 59 $250

Premium 80 $200

Good/Prem. 35 $190

Good 63 180-180 180

Fair 62 165-165 165

Small Square Premium 30 $200

Forage Mix-Two Way Large Square Good/Prem. 50 $190

HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.

EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,249 4,150 825

Compared to April 11: New crop contracts steady in a light test. New crop contract hay is selling straight through rain or shine with no test. Premium/Supreme and Fair/Good Alfalfa steady to firm. Trade turned moderate this week especially from California buyers and new contracts. Demand remains good for all classes, especially for high testing supplies. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 250 $210-220

Prem/Sup. 333 $180

Good/Prem. 333 $180

2500 $205

1200 $197.50

Good 500 $205

Fair/Good 333 $180

800 $160

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

14,200 7795 19,205

Compared to April 11: Prices traded mostly steady to firm in most areas. Demand remained very 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 3 and 2 is underway.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good 350 $230

REGION 2: Sacramento Valley

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Bermuda Grass Supreme 125 $260

Teff Supreme 25 $300

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Premium 75 $310

100 $290

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Supreme 1000 $340

Premium 100 $285

25 $271

Oat Premium 500 $260

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Alfalfa Supreme 550 $305-315

350 $300

Premium 350 $290

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 2450 $265-270

900 $270-310

Premium 4525 $260-272

625 $270

Good 50 $225

300 $230

Fair 50 $200

Bermuda Grass Supreme 50 $200

Premium 50 $185

Oat Supreme 25 $280

Good 1300 $170-175

Grass Good 325 $140



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