West Coast hay report

In the Columbia Basin, alfalfa for domestic and export steady to firm. Trade moderate to active. 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.

July 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

34,270 25,691 8,205

Compared to July 11: Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to firm. Trade moderate to active. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers. Timothy for export was steady to firm. Retail/Feedstore Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1600 $260-270

Prem./Sup. 300 $255

Premium 535 $260

2000 $235-245

Good 6500 $205-240

2150 $200-215

Fair/Good 400 $190-195

8500 $185-205

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 280 $260

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Square Good 1000 $220

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 275 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 2614 $280-300

Good 1666 $240-260

Oat Large Square Fair/Good 250 $190

Bluegrass Straw Large Square Utility 4000 $100

2200 $115

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

July 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

15,378 20,209 12,365

Compared to July 11: Prices narrowly mixed but mostly steady with last week’s offerings for the same quality. Volume of trading was smaller than last week. Hay demand was good.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Orchard Grass Large Square Good/Prem. 750 $240

Orchard/Bluegrass Small Square Premium 25 $245

Forage Mix-Seven Way Small Square Premium 20 $220

Grass Mix-Five Way Small Square Premium 15 $290

Bluegrass Straw Large Square Utility 500 $100

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 450 $205

Good/Prem. 1200 $230

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 35 $220

50 $170

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 300 $250

Premium 250 $200

Orchard Grass Large Square Premium 300 $185

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Good 25 $250

93 $230

Fair 50 $210

Wheat Large Square Premium 450 $220

Triticale Small Square Fair 25 $175

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1500 $270

Prem./Sup. 730 $250

Premium 1250 $250

Good 1500 $235-245

Small Square Supreme 3000 $260-275

Premium 100 $250

Good 100 $225

35 $140-220

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 2000 $290

Triticale Large Square Premium 625 $160-170

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

July 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,750 26,290 31,100

Compared to July 11: Alfalfa steady. Trade slow. Demand remains good. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 700 $195-260

Good 1000 $210

550 $205-210

Fair/Good 2000 $225

Fair 500 $185

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 2000 $260

Triticale Large Square Fair/Good 1000 $130

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

July 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

14,660 29,610 29,222

Compared to July 11: Premium and Supreme hay is mostly steady. Hay below good quality traded $3 lower this week. Demand light to moderate on low test hay and good to very good on milk test hay. Wheat straw is showing a firmer undertone as many dairies are using it in replace of alfalfa in their rations. According to the USDA Drought Monitor: With June in the books, NCDC rankings for California for the July 2013-June 2014 period were the warmest and third driest since 1895. The only drier July-June periods were in 1923-24 and 1976-77.

REGION 1: North Inter-Mountain

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 800 $290

Orchard Grass Premium 1400 $260-290

Timothy Grass Premium 100 $320

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 Premium 225 $290-320

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Premium 125 $250

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $320

Rye Grass Premium 50 $210

Oat Premium 15 $220

Rye Grass Straw Good 250 $75

REGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 25 $345 Del

Prem./Sup. 2630 $340-352

Premium 200 $280

1325 $300-350

Good 1700 $270-290

Triticale Good 50 $237

Wheat Straw Good 50 $156

REGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good 200 $295

Fair 75 $295

Wheat Straw Good 300 $170

REGION 5: Southern California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 600 $301.50

150 $285-300

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 $300

REGION 6: Southeast California

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 250 $250-270

Good 300 $233

Fair/Good 180 $230

Fair 3300 $220

Bermuda Grass Premium 75 $225

Sudan Premium 210 $210



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