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Western hay price report

Prices trended generally steady in Oregon.

Published on August 31, 2018 4:59PM


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)

Aug. 31

This week FOB Last week Last year

2100 tons 17,200 8350

Compared to Aug. 24: There were too few sales to make a price comparison. Most growers were busy cutting hay in the fields.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good 2000 150.00

Orchard Grass Mid Square

Premium 100 250.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 31

This week FOB Last week Last year

9446 tons 10,744 7471

Compared to Aug. 24: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Demand for export hay has increased since last report. Rains in the growing areas created a large supply rain damaged hay. All sales in this report are

2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons Price

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 111 223.51

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 112 230.94

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 50 215.00

Grass Mix-5 Way Small Square

Premium 25 260.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 200 200.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 150 175.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 20 175.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Good 100 180.00

Wheat Straw Large Square

Utility 80 55.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 150 185.00

Good/Premium 800 165.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 1000 200.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 1598 207.82

Premium 3500 200.00

Rain Damage 1000 195.00

Small Square

Premium 120 200.00

Good 30 175.00

Triticale Straw Large Square

Utility 400 60.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 31

This week FOB Last week Last year

35,450 tons 25,300 5470

Compared to Aug. 24: Alfalfa for export and domestic use was mostly steady. Trade active with good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square

Good 600 140.00

Fair 2000 110.00

Mid Square

Supreme 550 160.00

Premium 500 158.00

Good 23,000 145.22

Export 1300 145.00

Org/Export 200 170.00

Tarped 1400 150.00

Fair/Good 400 130.00

Fair 300 110.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Premium 2000 225.00

Oat Mid Square

Good 450 80.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Utility 2750 60.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Aug. 31

This week FOB Last week Last year

6885 tons 4075 6295

Compared to Aug. 24: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. In the Sacramento Valley, rice progressed well, alfalfa was cut and baled, corn was harvested for silage, and sunflower harvest continued. In Tulare County, cotton and black-eyed beans continued to be irrigated and cultivated, corn and sorghum were harvested for silage, and alfalfa was cut and baled.

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa Premium 400 200.00

Fair/Good 100 140.00

Oat Good 500 120.00

Wheat Good 300 110.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Fair/Good 1900 177.11

Fair 1000 175.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 100 240.00

Premium 400 197.50

Good/Premium 200 210.00

Good 50 190.00

250 245.00

50 220.00

Fair/Good 150 170.00

Sudan Premium 120 162.50

Good 315 90.00

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.

Alfalfa Premium 250 265.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 50 265.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 400 202.50

50 210.00

Mixed Grass Good 300 150.00



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