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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 25

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,330 1,000 1,960

Compared to April 18: Fair/Good/ and export Alfalfa steady. Demand remains good. Grade remains slow as most interests are waiting on new crop. Dairies in Sunnyside have good demand for non-testing rained on hay but donít have any willing sellers for the price they are willing to pay on a delivered basis. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Fair/Good 50 $170

150 $185

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 225 $220-250

150 $240-250

Good/Prem. 130 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 125 $250-275

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 500 $55

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

April 25

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,989 599 288

Compared to April 11: Prices were slightly higher compared with last weekís Limited offerings for the same quality. Trading was moderate during the week. Volume of trading was larger than last week. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

5 Way Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 5 $275

EASTERN OREGON

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 100 $220

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Good 1200 $180

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 78 $265

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 52 $240

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 123 $250

Premium 254 $200-205

Good/Prem. 59 $190-190

Small Square Premium 30 $250

34 $225

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 25 $190

Oat Large Square Fair 29 $150

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 25

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,200 6,249 600

Compared to April 18: new crop contracts steady in a light test. New Crop contract hay is selling straight thru rain or shine with no test. Premium/ Supreme and Fair/Good Alfalfa steady. Trade slow this week as most dairies are over bought on Fair/Good and Utility/Fair Alfalfa. Demand remains good for higher testing supplies light demand for nontesting. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 150 $220

Prem./Sup. 350 $210

Good/Prem. 250 $205-210

Good 250 $205 Export

400 $177-178

Fair 200 $157

Alfalfa Standing Prem./Sup. 200 $150

Good/Prem. 200 $150

Fair/Good 200 $150

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 25

This week FOB Last week Last year

18,822 14,200 16,205

Compared to April 18: 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 2 is under way with rain in the forecast. Region 1 is still a month away from starting production. According to the USDA Drought Monitor; the expansion of D1 across southeast California and southwest Arizona, this week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM that 100 percent of California was in moderate to exceptional drought.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 125 $270

125 $265

REGION 2: Sacramento Valley

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Alfalfa Premium 200 $260

100 $290

25 $295

Orchard Grass Supreme 100 $300

Oat Premium 25 $200

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Supreme 500 $310

200 $350

Premium 2000 $300

100 $315

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Supreme 200 $325

400 $345

Premium 500 $260

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Alfalfa Supreme 250 $305

Premium 350 $280

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Alfalfa Supreme 120 $270

600 $275

1025 $270-310

Premium 3022 $260-267

2580 $262-270

975 $260-275

Good 1000 $255

Bermuda Grass Supreme 25 $220

425 $225

Corn Siage Premium 4000 $50

Sudan Premium 50 $90



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