Western hay markets

In Washington and Oregon, new crop first cutting Alfalfa for domestic and export use was steady to $10 higher.

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.

May 30

This week FOB Last week Last year

9,475 16,575 7,535

Compared to May 23: New crop first cutting Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to $10 higher. Trade moderate. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers. Nice weather has helped both producers and buyers alike. Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 6300 $255-275

Good/Prem. 2500 $255-265

Good 400 $230

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 275 $250-275

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

May 30

This week FOB Last week Last year

524 404 1,326

Compared to May 23: Prices narrowly mixed compared to last week’s offerings for the same quality. Trading was light during the week with a smaller volume than last week. Most producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season. A few producers are starting to harvest the new crop in certain areas.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 30 $225

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 10 $250

LAKE COUNTY

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 55 $250

Premium 35 $225

Good 34 $200

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 30 $250

Good 30 $200

EASTERN OREGON

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 300 $250

HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.

KLAMATH BASIN: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

May 30

This week FOB Last week Last year

3,000 1,175 1,3551

Compared to May 23: New crop Alfalfa steady to $10 higher in a light test. Trade slow with very good demand. Most interests are just getting first cutting in the bale and marketed. Good weather over the trade area has helped producers and hay buyers alike. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 2000 $255

Prem./Sup. 1000 $260

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

May 30

This week FOB Last week Last year

26,301 19,001 33,302

Compared to May 23: Prices traded mostly steady to firm most areas. Demand remained very good in all regions on active trading activity. The supply of hay in California is very tight as regions 2 through 6 are in full production. Region 1 is still about 2-3 weeks away from first cutting.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 140 $325

REGION 2: Sacramento Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 300 $300

Premium 275 $270-290

150 $300

150 $265-295

Fair 196 $280

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Good 75 $240

Orchard Grass Good 50 $300

Orchard/Rye Good 125 $240

Oat Good 450 $200

175 $200-220

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 300 $340

2500 $330-350

Premium 850 $295-320

3800 $275-340

Orchard Grass Good 25 $325

Oat Good 4500 $210-340

Wheat Good 800 $240

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 275 $327

300 $360

Premium 650 $324-345

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Good 50 $300

Wheat Good 1500 $55

Alfalfa Straw Good 100 $170

Rice Straw Good 250 $145

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 200 $300

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 1650 $260-265

350 $267-270

2785 $265-270

825 $270

100 $330

Bermuda Grass Good 375 $190

100 $245

Klein Grass Premium 1750 $160

Oat Good 80 $190

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 100 $275



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