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Western hay markets

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.

Jan. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,990 Holiday 2,935

No trends due to the holidays the last two weeks and market not reported. Demand is light to moderate. Trade near standstill as exporters are basically done and only shipping previously bought supplies with some exporters still shipping 2012 supplies. Alfalfa Export market remains slow but the Timothy export market remains good. Market experts say grain prices will be lower in 2014 due to high global production and ending stocks. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 130 $235

Good 1100 $180

1300 $205

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 100 $250

Good 180 $220-250

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 120 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 60 $250

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Jan. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,552 0 4,723

Compared to Dec 20: Prices generally steady with week ago offerings. Trading was light during the week in some areas. Other areas, trading has picked up again after the holidays. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Good 1500 $180

Small Square Premium 37 $220-225

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 91 $240-250

20 $245

Good/Prem. 25 $230

Good 4 $220

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 136 $230

Good 26 $185

Fair 93 ` 180

100 ` 170

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 425 $280

Good/Prem. 450 $200

Mid Square Good/Prem. 200 $200

Small Square Good/Prem. 25 $200

Alfalfa/Rye Mix Small Square Premium 3 $230

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Square Premium 17 $250

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 758 $240-250

Good 818 $175-190

32 $195

Fair/Good 310 $165-170

200 $170

Fair 316 $145-160

Small Square Prem./Sup. 300 $230

60 $250

Good/Prem. 30 $200

Good 30 $175

Oat Large Square Premium 150 $160

Good/Prem. 25 $135

Good 575 $130

Triticale Large Square Premium 50 $150

Good 500 $135

Barley Straw Large Square Utility 246 $45-48

EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,460 Holiday 8,400

No trends due to the holidays the last two weeks and market not reported. Trade moderate with moderate demand for export hay as exporters are only buying hay with the tops and bottoms sorted out. Light demand for Good and Fair Alfalfa. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good, with light to moderate supplies. Market experts say grain prices will be lower in 2014 due to high global production and ending stocks.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 2000 $180-200

Good 1060 $160

2000 $170

2000 $150-170

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 400 $35.0

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

22,100 0 7,830

Prices were mostly steady to firm, as drought conditions are beginning to become a reality to many producers in the Northern and Central regions of the state. Producers in those regions are beginning to search for hay outside their normal marketing areas, with reports of hay moving out of Oregon, Nevada, and the Imperial Valley to try and meet demand. Trade activity was moderate and active buyer demand.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 75 $285

Premium 200 $200

Fair 1000 $195

1000 $210

Orchard Grass Premium 125 $270

Meadow Grass Premium 50 $280

Oat Hay Good 250 $185

Wheat Hay Good 250 $185

Triticale Good 600 $195

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 25 $225

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 Premium 300 $240-250

50 $260

Good 250 $230

Fair 125 $220-230

Utility 700 $190

50 $225

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Premium 100 $340

Orchard Grass Premium 100 $260

Oat Hay Good 25 $190

Wheat Hay Good 75 $260

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 250 $250-270

450 $295-296

Premium 1700 $250-274

2000 $245

Good 25 $245

Alfalfa/Bermuda Mix Premium 25 $185

Oat Good 100 $270

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 100 $240

Rice Straw Good 75 $75

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 60 $280

Good 100 $260

Fair 600 $230-235

Klein Grass Good 500 $180

Rice Straw Good 50 $120

Wheat Straw Good 100 $100

100 $125

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 50 $280

Premium 400 $220

425 $250-260

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 100 $240-260

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 50 $240

Prem./Sup. 185 $205-210

Premium 1220 $200-210

750 $210

400 $200

300 $225

Good/Prem. 400 $190-195

Good 300 $180-185

Fair/Good 700 $165-175

Fair 4340 $145-165

400 $130

100 $150

Utility/Fair 150 $125

Bermuda Straw Good 245 $100



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