Western hay markets

In the Columbia Basin, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to $10 higher. Trade moderate. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers.

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.

June 27

This week FOB Last week Last year

16,135 25,402 30,750

Compared to June 20: Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to $10 higher. Trade moderate. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers. Rain showers the first part of the week slowed trading. Timothy for export was steady. Retail/Feedstore Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1250 $260-270

Prem./Sup. 400 $240

Premium 1700 $250

Good 6515 $240-245

Fair/Good 950 $200-210

1520 $225

Utility/Fair 500 $210

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 330 $250-275

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 1200 $260-280

Good/Prem. 570 $255

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 800 $290-320

Good 100 $280

Oat Large Square Good 300 $170

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

June 27

This week FOB Last week Last year

4,328 1,510 4,361

Compared to June 20: Prices were generally steady compared to last week’s offerings for the same quality. Trading was light to moderate during the week. Most locations have started harvest.

Tons Price

crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 132 $240

1500 $240

Eastern Oregon

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 170 $250

Harney County

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1300 $245-255

Klamath Basin

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 1000 $290

Lake County

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 34 $250

Good/Prem. 162 $190-200

Oat Large Square Good 30 $150

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

June 27

This week FOB Last week Last year

32,550 8,846 2,100

Compared to June 20: New crop Alfalfa testing Supreme steady to firm, other grades steady to weak. Trade very active with very good demand. Mountain Home Irrigation District ran out of reservoir water for the season making producers rely on well water for irrigation. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 3000 $267

Prem./Sup. 1000 $220-230

Premium 2250 $210-230

1000 $180

Good/Prem. 3000 $205-245

Good 6400 $200-230

5000 $220

200 $185

Fair/Good 400 $190-210

1000 $180

Fair 6300 $180-205

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Square Fair 1500 $165

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 1500 $290-300

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

June 27

This week FOB Last week Last year

21,109 12,751 22,375

Compared to June 20: Prices traded mostly steady in most areas. Demand remained very good in all regions on active trading activity. The supply of hay in California is very tight as all regions are in full production. Region 6 is facing the summer heat and quality of hay is dropping. The summer also is bringing on the water usage from wells and they have been dropping and maintenance to extend those wells are a month or two out for the service. Hay is also being put into storage in region 6.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 450 $285

Premium 300 $220-290

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Premium 759 $301-323

Good 250 $200

Orchard Grass Premium 3559 $300-322.50

Timothy Grass Premium 1137 $340-366

Brome Grass Good 884 $301

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 300 $140

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 600 $300

Prem./Sup. 600 $290

300 $310 Organic

Premium 300 $280

400 $290

150 $310

Good 1270 $270-280

Fair 200 $260

250 $250-280

Orchard Grass Premium 150 $300

Oat Good 50 $300

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 200 $320

Premium 600 $270-320

Good/Prem. 25 $300

Good 200 $295

Orchard Grass Good 40 $325

Oat Good 1800 $130

Wheat Straw Good 150 $155

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 300 $300

Good 300 $330

Bermuda Grass Good 250 $195

Wheat Straw Good 500 $160

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 925 $275-304

Orchard Grass Premium 325 $285

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 350 $235-250

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good/Prem. 175 $250-270

Good 1760 $238-252

875 $250

50 $265-275

Fair 250 $240

Bermuda Grass Premium 25 $225

Good 25 $210

Brome Grass Good 75 $250



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