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Western hay price report

Trade in the Columbia Basin was slow to moderate with light demand from exporters; more interest was shown from dairies this week.

Published on October 5, 2018 1:26PM


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)

Oct. 5

This week FOB Last week Last year

5070 tons 8000 3250

Compared to Sept. 28: Domestic 4th and 5th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test. Export 3rd cutting Alfalfa steady. Trade slow to moderate with light demand from exporters; more interest was shown from dairies this week. Most exporters reported they were off the market this week. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Retail/Feed store steady.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium/Supreme 1200 200.00

Good 1450 165.17

Fair/Good 1675 150.07

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 150 200.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 125 240.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Premium 130 260.00

Good 140 230.00

Fair 200 200.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Oct. 5

This week FOB Last week Last year

3103 tons 5635 2505

Compared to Sept. 28: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Demand for export hay has decreased since last report. Due to deer hunting season this past weekend and this week, many contacts were difficult to get ahold of. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 33 230.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 21 240.00

Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square

Premium 15 260.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Supreme 54 190.00

Fair/Good 25 110.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 25 230.00

Barley Large Square

Good/Rain/Org 180 145.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 1220 217.70

Good/Premium 500 170.00

Fair/Good 120 135.00

Small Square

Prem/Supr/Org 30 250.00

Premium 30 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 400 300.00

Timothy Grass Large Square

Premium 400 330.00

Mixed Grass Small Square

Good/Org 50 180.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Oct. 5

This week FOB Last week Last year

19,100 tons 32,000 1550

Compared to Sept. 28: Premium/Supreme Alfalfa 5.00-10.00 higher. Fair/Good Alfalfa steady. Trade active for press and Premium/Supreme hay, moderate for all other grades. Demand moderate too good for all grades of Alfalfa. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium/Supreme 12,000 162.50

Good/Premium 1500 170.00

Good 3000 135.00

Weedy 1300 125.00

Fair/Rain 1300 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Oct. 5

This week FOB Last week Last year

207,800 tons 208,025 10,941

Compared to Sept. 28: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Sunflower, beans, and rice continued to be harvested in Sutter County. In the Sacramento Valley, rice harvest began and harvest continued for safflower. In Tulare County, cotton bloomed and bolls were set, alfalfa was cut and baled, and corn and sorghum were harvested for silage.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 300 220.00

Good 200 170.00

Fair/Good 850 187.65

Orchard Grass Premium 575 267.83

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and Sacramento: No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 100 260.00

Premium/Supreme 300 230.00

Fair/Good 2000 180.00

Oat Good 500 122.00

Rice Straw Good 200,000 25.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Good/Premium 350 210.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 150 265.00

Fair/Good 250 170.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 25 260.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 400 230.00

Fair/Good 1000 167.00

Export 800 185.00



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