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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)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 16
This week FOB Last week Last year
17,860 4,550 27,760
Compared to Aug. 9: Good and Premium Alfalfa export hay steady. Timothy export second cutting steady in a light test. Trade was moderate as most exporters are waiting till next week. High testing dairy hay is in short supply. Demand remains light to moderate for export Alfalfa. Retail/Feedstore new crop Alfalfa steady. Orchard grass steady. Trade moderate this week with good demand.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 650 $215
Premium 400 $225-230
1000 $250
Good 4700 $195-200
500 $235
Fair 2200 $180
1000 $170
1800 $190
Small Square Premium 60 $250
Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 250 $275
Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 1000 $290
Good 700 $240
Fair 1000 $200
Small Square Good 470 $230-240
Bluegrass Straw Large Square Good 2000 $80-100
Wheat Straw Small Square Good 130 $90-95
OREGON AREA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Portland, Ore.
Aug. 16
This week FOB Last week Last year
6,797 6,266 9,988
Compared to Aug. 9: Prices for same quality hay were generally steady with last week's levels. Trading was moderate during the week
Tons Price
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties
Alfalfa Small Square Premium 195 $225-250
Orchard Grass Mid Square Fair/Good 25 $195
Small Square Premium 276 $220-250
Timothy Grass Small Square Good/Prem. 12 $240
Meadow Grass Small Square Good 75 $205
Orchard/Bluegrass Small Square Good 100 $225
Oat Large Square Fair/Good 200 $140
Triticale Mid Square Good 100 $165
Eastern Oregon
Alfalfa Mid Square Fair/Good 125 $185-190
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 35 $205
Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 800 $250
500 $305
Oat Large Square Utility 175 $135
Harney County
Alfalfa/Timothy Mix Large Square Premium 225 $160
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Square Premium 225 $160
Barley Large Square Premium 200 $160
Klamath Basin
Alfalfa Small Square Premium 300 $210
Lake County
Alfalfa Large Square Premium 23 $210
Good/Prem. 1500 $200-205
Good 959 $170-180
100 $200
Fair 12 $105
30 $150
Small Square Good/Prem. 30 $200
Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 75 $260
Triticale Large Square Premium 500 $160
IDAHO HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 9
This week FOB Last week Last year
7,700 9,725 13,025
Compared to Aug. 9: All Alfalfa steady. Timothy hay for export steady. Trade moderate with moderate demand. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Large Square Premium 2200 $225-230
100 $250
Good 800 $200
500 $205
Fair/Good 1500 $180-185
1000 $180
Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 1000 $260
Oat Large Square Good 600 $170
CALIFORNIA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 16
This week FOB Last week Last year
22,866 22,711 49,600
Compared to Aug. 9: All classes of hay traded mostly steady. A low pressure system covered the state this week pushing temperatures back to near normal levels and limiting the thunderstorm activity on the interior regions of the state. According to the US drought monitor 100 percent of the state is classified as being abnormally dry to severe drought category and now 12 percent of the state is categorized as extreme to exceptional drought. According to USDA-NASS California alfalfa production is projected to be down 4 percent and all other hay is down 20 percent from last year. However, nationally alfalfa production is forecasted to be up 15 percent from 2012 and all other hays are predicted to be up 18 percent from last year's numbers. Trade was slow on moderate to light demand.
REGION 1
Tons Price
Alfalfa Premium 1740 $210-217.50
1000 $345
Good 200 $190
300 $200
100 $175
200 $280
Fair 1500 $160
200 $150
Orchard Grass Premium 250 $280
Meadow Grass Premium 25 $240
Wheat Straw Good 55 $90
REGION 2
Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador and Alpine.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Supreme 425 $230-240
Good 975 $192-200
Wheat Straw Good 800 $70
REGION 3
Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Supreme 125 $245-255
Good 500 $205
Wheat Premium 2000 $160
Forage Mix-Two Way Good 450 $140
Wheat Straw Good 550 $105
REGION 4
Tons Price
Alfalfa Supreme 250 $230
Corn Standing $53-55
Forage Mix-Two Way Good 450 $115
Wheat Straw Good 500 $109
REGION 5
Tons Price
Alfalfa Premium 225 $230-240
Good/Prem. 200 $230
Good 175 $195-200
Forage Mix-Four Way Premium 100 $150
REGION 6
Includes the counties of Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Premium 200 $212
Good/Prem. 750 $195
Good 4160 $180-198
200 $195-200
Fair/Good 450 $175
150 $170
Fair 900 $165
Klein Grass Premium 500 $170
Good 500 $155
Sudan Supreme 394 $240
Good/Prem. 25 $210
Good 25 $185
290 $160
Fair 1025 $110-125


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