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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.

Feb. 28

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,860 1,305 2,375

Compared to Feb. 21: All grades of Alfalfa steady. Demand is good for high testing and low testing green covered non-rained on supplies for export and domestic buyers. Trade remains slow. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Good 550 $200-210

Fair/Good 875 $190-200

Utility/Fair 200 $160

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 110 $220-250

Alfalfa/Timothy Mix Small Square Premium 30 $250

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 95 $250-275

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Feb. 28

This week FOB Last week Last year

476 1,205 1,331

Compared to Feb. 21: Prices narrowly mixed but mostly steady with last week’s offerings for the same quality. Trading was light during the week. Volume of trading smaller than last week. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 2 $240

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 60 $220

Small Square Supreme 52 $220

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Good/Prem. 25 $200

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 33 $250

Premium 88 $200

Good 100 $180-190

Oat Large Square Premium 51 $150

Triticale Straw Large Square Utility 65 $45-55

EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 28

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,550 11,500 950

Compared to Feb. 21: Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady. Trade slow this week. Demand remains good for all classes due to higher milk prices and exporters are showing more interest also. The Idaho hay conference was held this week in Burley, Idaho. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1000 $220

Premium 400 $195

Good 1000 $200

Fair 150 $160

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 28

This week FOB Last week Last year

8,295 6,500 7,280

Compared to Feb. 21: Prices remained firm in most areas. Rain has and is falling in most areas of the state this week. This has slowed the movement of hay. Trade activity was active on very good buyer demand. All prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 100 $280

REGION 2

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

No new sales confirmed.

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 325 $300

Premium 150 $310

Good/Prem. 300 $305

Good 25 $300

100 $280

Fair 25 $260

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 1500 $300

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $240

25 $265

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 4145 $260-265

Premium 550 $245-255

Good 1000 $235



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