Western hay price report

Prices trended generally steady in a limited test in Oregon.

Published on November 3, 2017 2:59PM


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)

Nov. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

900 Tons 2070 Tons 1975 Tons

Compared to Oct. 27: Premium/supreme Alfalfa firm in a light test, other grades of Alfalfa steady. Timothy not tested this week. Trade slow this week. Demand remains good for all grades of Alfalfa. Local dairies report that it is cheaper to buy corn silage this year than grow it themselves. China’s milk prices remain depressed compared to Japan’s and Korea’s milk market. Chinas oat hay production was extremely good this last year, pressuring other countries that export oat hay notably Australia. Retail/Feedstore not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme Tarped 300 180.00

Premium Export 100 195.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Good Export 300 170.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Good 200 55.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov.3

Compared to Oct. 27: Prices trended generally steady in a limited test. Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay. Many hay producers have sold out for the year.

This week FOB Last week Last year

1648 Tons 7198 Tons 3101 Tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square

Good 100 140.00

Small Square

Premium 29 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 28 225.00

Retail/Stable 62 227.10

Meadow Grass Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 75 210.00

Mixed Grass Five-Way Sm Square

Prem Retail/Stable 20 275.00

Wheat Large Square

Fair 60 100.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 350 175.00

Barley Large Square

Good/Premium 70 115.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good Rain Dam 300 140.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 10 220.00

Fescue Grass Small Square

Good/Premium 25 180.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 344 216.66

Good Rain Dam 35 160.00

Oat Large Square

Good 140 125.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

2000 Tons 2000 Tons 500 Tons

Compared to Oct. 27: Alfalfa 10.00-15.00 higher in a light test. Trade slow with good demand. Some creameries are full of product and telling dairies to liquidate their cows. Most dairies in Idaho are on a cheese market and California dairies are on fluid milk market. Demand remains good especially for higher testing Alfalfa. Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme Tarped 400 204.00

Premium Export 1000 150.00

Tarped 600 140.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 3

This week FOB Last week Last year

2360 Tons 5935 Tons 6625 Tons

Compared to Oct. 27: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Alfalfa fields continued to be cut and baled. Alfalfa fields were still going strong, and continued to be irrigated, cut and baled. Sorghum fields were being harvested. Most summer crops have been harvested, and fields were being worked. Winter wheat planting was ongoing. Rice harvest was about one half done.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 275 233.64

Very High Testing 250 248.00

Fair/Good/Rain Dam 350 140.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 50 240.00

Good 60 150.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Supreme Del 100 240.00

Sudan Good Del 500 125.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 100 180.00

Good 100 160.00

Export 175 200.00

Grassy 150 145.00

Fair 250 125.00



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