Western hay price report

Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay in Oregon.

Published on November 18, 2017 6:41PM


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

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday this report will not be issued again until Dec. 1.

WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY

(Columbia Basin)

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

4635 Tons 6470 Tons 1500 Tons

Compared to Nov. 10: Fair and supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate this week. Demand remains good for all grades of Alfalfa. Increased demand for feeder hay was noted this week also. Retail/Feedstore steady.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme Tarped 100 190.00

Fair Export 750 135.00

Tarped 250 140.00

Utility Tarped 1800 120.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 160 260.00

Good Retail/Stable 175 215.00

Tarped 1100 180.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Good 300 58.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 17

Compared to Nov. 10: 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. Recent showers and snow has hampered hay movement.

This week FOB Last week Last year

3571 Tons 1774 Tons 4319 Tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 29 220.34

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 2 245.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 95 231.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Prem Retail/Stable 50 210.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Small Square

Good 40 130.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good 96 165.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Supreme 154 219.74

Premium/Supr 100 200.00

Prem Retail/Stable 25 175.00

Fescue Grass Small Square

Good/Prem Ret/Stab 15 180.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 918 201.11

Small Square

Premium 850 200.00

Organic, Grassy 24 240.00

Organic 53 265.00

Good/Premium 60 185.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Good/Premium 30 185.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 700 220.00

Triticale Large Square

Good/Premium 200 110.00

Organic 100 140.00

Alfalfa/Triticale Mix Large Square

Good/Premium 30 125.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

1000 Tons 6300 Tons 4800 Tons

Compared to Nov. 10: Alfalfa steady. Trade very slow with good demand especially for higher testing Alfalfa to California interest. Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Alfalfa Mid Square

Utility Weedy 1000 100.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 17

This week FOB Last week Last year

3760 Tons 1625 Tons 7121 Tons

Compared to Nov. 10: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Early plantings of small grains had germinated and showed good emergence and growers continued to prepare more fields for fall planting of wheat, barley and oats. Alfalfa for hay production was finishing up with the last cuts of the season and growers windrowed, baled and stacked the hay. The fields received herbicide treatments. Corn, milo and sorghum continued to be harvested for green chop.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 550 191.82

Orchard Grass Premium 25 180.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 25 150.00

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 75 220.00

Orchard Grass Premium 25 300.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme

Del Very High Test 75 299.00

Premium Del 150 270.00

Good Del 405 241.79

Fair/Good Weedy 75 210.00

Orchard Grass Premium 25 270.00

Wheat Good Del 550 125.55

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 25 210.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

No New Sales Confirmed.

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 225 192.78

Export 150 200.00

Retail/Stable 175 210.00

Good/Prem Clippings 380 175.00

Good 725 161.38

Bermuda Grass Premium 100 185.00



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