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Hay Reports

Compiled by USDA Market News Service * Moses Lake, Wash.


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.


March 17


This week FOB Last week Last year


1,810 230 2,185


Compared to March 9, Alfalfa for export for current delivery steady in a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand remains light to moderate. Dairies are starting to cull numbers in response to lower milk futures prices. Retail/Feed store steady to firm in a light test. Trade very slow with continued light supplies being held in firm hands.


Tons Price


Alfalfa Large Square Good 100 $235


Fair 900 $220


Alfalfa Small Square Premium 135 $255-285


Good 90 $200


Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 45 $250


Wheat Straw Large Square Good 540 $65


OREGON AREA HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


March 17


This week FOB Last week Last year


1,722 824 675


Compared to March 9: Trading was generally slow during the week. Markets were generally steady. Some producers continuing to clear out old crop supplies to begin making room for the upcoming crop.


Tons Price


CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES


Alfalfa Large Square Fair 40 $200


Alfalfa Small Square Premium 20 $225 132 $250


Good/Prem. 10 $200


Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 8 $250


Good 10 $200


Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 14 $230-235


Good 6 $225


Fair/Good 10 $200


Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 1 $250


Barley Large Square Good 45 $160


KLAMATH BASIN


Alfalfa Small Square Premium 33 $250


10 $300


Good/Prem. 100 $235


Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 10 $300


LAKE COUNTY


Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 74 $265


Prem./Sup. 1103 $250


Premium 35 $245


Fair/Good 31 $210


Triticale Large Square Good 30 $160


EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.


HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.


CALIFORNIA HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


March 17


This week FOB Last week Last year


15,860 14,190 6,597


Compared to March 9: Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady in regions 1 through 5, however in Region 6 Alfalfa traded $5 lower, instances of $10 lower with buyers resistance. Retail/Stable hay continues to trade steady. Trade and Demand were moderate. Producers in Regions 1 through 5 continue to finish up on contract hay with rain in the forecast. Region 6 producers are still reporting a strong resistance to the new hay prices and a large variance in hay quality.


REGION 1


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


Tons Price


Alfalfa Good 425 $230


Orchard Grass Premium 75 $310


Timothy Grass Premium 75 $310


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 50 $330


Premium 200 $260-270


100 $295


Orchard Grass Good 75 $250


75 $285


Fair/Good 75 $220


Oat Good 50 $225


Fair/Good 50 $160


Wheat Straw Premium 375 $108


Good 300 $85


REGION 3


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


Tons Price


Alfalfa Premium 105 $270


400 $295-300


Good/Prem. 100 $285


Fair/Good 50 $250


150 $267-275


Rice Straw Good 50 $120


REGION 4


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


Tons Price


Alfalfa Supreme 125 $315


Premium 2000 $300


150 $305


Fair/Good 50 $250


REGION 5


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


Tons Price


Alfalfa Premium 475 $299-305


Good/Prem. 25 $280


Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 50 $300


Region 6


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


Tons Price


Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 200 $260


Premium 1000 $255


775 $265-280


200 $310-320


Good/Prem. 4875 $240-251


425 $255


100 $260


780 $230-245


Good 325 $250-265


50 $300


Orchard Grass Premium 25 $340


Bermuda Grass Premium 75 $290


50 $310


Good 50 $240


Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 75 $300



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