Western hay price report

All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady in the Columbia Basin.

Published on September 9, 2017 11:05AM


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)

Sept. 8

This week FOB Last week Last year

7350 tons 8350 tons 5450 tons

Compared to Sept. 1: All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady. Heavy smoke continues to dominate the trade area. Trade slow to moderate with good

demand. Retail/Feedstore steady not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme 1500 170.00

Premium 500 140.00

Export 1400 153.57

Fair 1000 135.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 300 190.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Fair Export 200 200.00

Utility Export 500 170.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Premium Export 800 240.00

Oat Mid Square

Good Export 200 80.00

Sudan Mid Square

Good Export 150 140.00

Fair 800 90.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 8

Compared to Sept. 1: Prices trended generally steady. All prices reported today are 2017 crop, unless otherwise noted. Most producers are done with first and second cutting and out in the field working on third cutting. Fires and smoke throughout the state have slowed movement of hay due to highway closures and fire mitigation. Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay. The export market demand has increased as compared to prior reports.

This week FOB Last week Last year

11,273 7471 9968

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 25 210.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 50 220.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 30 210.00

Mixed Grass Small Square

Premium 22 230.00

Good 6 200.00

Retail/Stable

Five-Way Mixed Grass Small Square

Premium 25 260.00

Klamath Basin

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 250 180.00

Small Square

Fair 20 140.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 400 275.00

Fescue Grass Small Square

Good 50 175.00

Lake County

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 35 215.00

Premium/Supreme 1440 200.00

Premium Export 7300 180.00

Good 900 160.00

Small Square

Supreme 100 200.00

Premium 90 185.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 30 185.00 Retail/Stable

Triticale Large Square

Good/Premium 500 110.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 8

This week FOB Last week Last year

21,700 5470 2100

Compared to Sept. 1: Domestic and export Alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher. Timothy not tested this week. Trade active with good demand, especially for organic and premium Alfalfa.

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium Organic 12,000 180.00

300 180.00

Good Export 2000 125.00

Fair 6300 139.52

Utility Organic 500 120.00

Weedy 600 95.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Sept. 8

This week FOB Last week Last year

14,253 6295 16,030

Compared to Sept. 1: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Alfalfa fields continued to be irrigated and baled. Sorghum for silage was in various stages of development. Corn silage continued to be harvested. Cotton was being irrigated and bolls continued to develop. Black-eyed beans were drying and nearing harvest. All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme

325 195.38

Contracted 500 180.00

50 207.00

Premium/Supreme 500 190.00

Premium 800 190.94

Organic 300 260.00 25 220.00

300 165.00

Rain Damage 400 105.00

Orchard Grass

Premium 150 200.00

25 290.00

Meadow Grass Premium 25 180.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Premium 225 225.00

50 240.00

Good 503 170.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Premium 50 260.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme

250 260.00

575 245.00

Premium/Supreme 500 256.10

Premium 400 265.00

Del Contracted 300 230.00

Good 1500 150.00

400 165.00

Fair 75 150.00

Del Grassy 75 173.00

Orchard Grass

Premium 25 290.00

Meadow Grass

Premium 400 240.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 100 160.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Premium 55 250.91

Fair 600 165.00

300 175.00

1000 175.00

Alfalfa/Grass Mix

Del 20% Alfalfa Utility 100 150.00

Sudan Good Del 500 105.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme 50 220.00

Premium 100 205.00

150 240.00

Good Rain Dam 150 175.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa

Good/Premium 620 159.03

Good 350 145.71

Fair Export 250 140.00

Bermuda Grass Premium 200 158.00

Sudan Fair Export 1000 82.00



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