Western hay price report

Columbia Basin export and domestic Alfalfa steady to $5 higher on feeder type hay in a light test.

Published on March 20, 2017 10:48AM

Last changed on March 20, 2017 10:54AM


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.

March 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

3,600 4,900 4,000

Compared to March 10: Compared to last week, export and domestic Alfalfa steady to $5 higher on feeder type hay in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with good demand. Demand remains excellent for feeder hay for immediate shipment and payment. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square Premium 100 $115

500 $120

Fair 3000 $80-90

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

March 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

646 1,147 1,272

Compared to March 10: Prices trended generally steady in a limited test compared to week ago prices. Most demand lays with the retail/stable hay. According to some producers, horse owners prefer lower sugar, higher protein hay. Many producers are sold out for the year.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Good 104 $120

Small Square Premium 60 $210-225

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 10 $245

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 22 $225-240

Meadow Grass Small Square Premium 50 $200-210

Oat Small Square Good/Prem. 25 $160

KLAMATH BASIN

Fescue Grass Small Square Good/Prem. 20 $175

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 200 $185

Premium 30 $175

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Large Square Fair/Good 50 $80

Mixed Grass Small Square Fair 75 $70

EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.

HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,600 300 1,000

Compared to March 10: Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade very slow with very good demand as supplies are in firm hands.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square Good/Prem. 1000 $105

Good 100 $117

Utility 500 $90

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,930 5,550 4,820

Compared to March 10: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According the U.S. Drought Monitor, over the next 5-7 days, another series of storms will impact the Pacific Northwest from Washington to California, possibly bringing several inches of precipitation to the area.

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Good 50 $110

Wheat Straw Good 225 $88

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Premium 25 $220

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 25 $280

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Premium 250 $220

175 $225-250

250 $245

Fair 250 $165

200 $145

Oat Good 1400 $130

Wheat Straw Good 225 $175

REGION 4: CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 700 $255

Premium 75 $220

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 275 $190

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 $200

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme 1155 $185-192

Prem./Sup. 450 $180

Premium 125 $170

400 $150-160

325 $100

50 $180

Fair 250 $115



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