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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.


WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY


(Columbia Basin)


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


May 27


This week FOB Last week Last year


3,850 1,555 5,530


Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with good demand as higher milk futures this week made dairy interests more optimistic. All new crop hay sales being sold now have some rain damage. Scattered thunderstorms across the trade area hurt a few producers who had new crop in the windrows. Retail/feed store/horse hay steady to firm. Buyer demand is good with light supplies.


Tons Price


Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 180 $230-262


Alfalfa Small Square Premium 60 $190-220


Good 65 $180-190


Alfalfa Standing Good/Prem. 3,000 $170


Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 70 $220-240


Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 65 $190-200


Other hay: 410 Tons: Premium Alfalfa Small Square rain damage 30 tons $240 FOB. Premium/Supreme Alfalfa Small Square rain damage 30 tons $240 FOB. Premium Alfalfa Large Square rain damage 200 tons $210 FOB. Premium/Supreme Alfalfa Large Square rain damage 150 tons 200 FOB.


OREGON AREA HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


May 27


This week FOB Last week Last year


275 175 1,360


Compared to last week: All classes of hay sold firm on a very thin test. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light hay supplies. New crop hay is growing very slowly around the state as cool weather is prevailing in most instances. The first hay to be cut should be in the Eastern area in the near future with most other areas being further out. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.


Tons Price


KLAMATH BASIN


Prairie Grass Small Square Good 50 $130


LAKE COUNTY


Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 35 $235


Good/Prem. 65 $190


Utility/Fair 10 $120


Alfalfa/Oat Mix Large Square Good 30 $ 110


Oat Hay Large Square Good 85 $85


CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: No new sales confirmed.


EASTERN OREGON: No new sales confirmed.


HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.


IDAHO HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


May 27


This week FOB Last week Last year


3,590 1,530 5,425


Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Fair and Good Alfalfa steady. Trade slow with good to very good demand as higher milk futures this week made dairy interests more optimistic. New crop hay was reported in the bales this reporting week with swathers going on a limited basis. Retail/feed store/horse steady. Buyer demand good with light supplies.


Tons Price


DELIVERED PRICES


Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Round Utility/Fair 200 $165-170


FOB PRICES


Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 30 $260


Premium 1,500 $190


Utility/Fair 2,000 $180


Alfalfa Small Square Premium 60 $ 165-180


Other hay: None.


CALIFORNIA HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


May 27


This week FOB Last week Last year


58,256 29,237 93,410


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady. Demand mostly good for all classes. Most of the region received rain showers over the past week. This caused some delays for second cutting as farmers are waiting for weather to clear up before cutting more hay. More grain and forage type hay has entered the market. Cool temperatures have affected yields on first cutting and is expected to affect yields on second cutting as well. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.


Tons Price


NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN


Alfalfa Premium 75 $225


Good 50 $220


Utility 100 $145


Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 100 $230


Good 50 $180


Orchard Grass Premium 125 $240


Prairie Grass Good 125 $ 170


PETALUMA


Rye Grass Good 500 $170


ESCALON/MERCED/MODESTO/TURLOCK


Alfalfa Supreme 75 $300


Premium 500 $280-285


Premium 75 2 $70


Premium 200 $252


Premium 200 $260-270


Good 200 $225-230


Prairie Grass Utility/Fair 300 $ 117


Oat Hay Good 800 $ 145


Forage Mix Premium 1000 $167


Wheat Hay Good 660 $141-142


TRACY/PATTERSON/STOCKTON/LODI/MODESTO


Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Good 50 $180


Oat Hay Good 225 $140


Forage Mix Good 200 $ 125


Good 200 $ 135


Wheat Hay Good 100 $130


Fair 200 $95


SACRAMENTO VALLEY


Alfalfa Supreme 675 $ 250-260


Premium 400 $240


Premium 75 $250


Premium 300 $225


Good/Prem. 25 $230


Good 350 $210-235


Good 350 $ 190


Alfalfa/Rye Mix Premium 50 $7


Fair 75 $ 5


Orchard Grass Good 75 $200


Prairie Grass Good 150 $125


Rye Grass Good 500 $120


Oat Hay Premium 100 $150


Good 125 $120


Forage Mix Premium 175 $ 7


Good 250 $125


Wheat Hay Good 500 $130


Rice Straw Fair 50 $2


Wheat Straw Good 120 $3.50


Fair 60 $2


CENTRAL CALIFORNIA


Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady. Demand moderate to good for all classes on moderate supplies. Most of the central part of the state was back into production this week after the rains slowed everything down last week. Producers that did not cut to avoid the rain have very mature stands at this point. Between mature hay and rain damaged hay the dairy quality supply remains fairly tight. This is keeping prices firm and forcing dairies to look at alternative forages for their rations. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.


Tons Price


TULARE/VISALIA/HANFORD/BAKERSFIELD


Alfalfa Supreme 250 $305


Premium 1500 $285


Good 400 $257


Good 100 $235


Fair 600 $ 232


Oat Hay Good 300 $185


Forage Mix Good 100 $ 185


Wheat Hay Good 1100 $170-185


KERN COUNTY


Alfalfa Supreme 375 $270


Premium 125 $240


Good/Prem. 875 $240


Rye Grass Good $ 40


Oat Hay Good 625 $ 132


WESTERN FRESNO/MADERA/FIREBAUGH


Alfalfa Supreme 175 $265


LOS BANOS/DOS PALOS/MERCED


Alfalfa Supreme 865 $265-280


Supreme 480 $255


Supreme 175 $ 225


Good 400 $240


Good 1000 $218


Fair 1350 $215-220


Oat Hay Good 1000 $143-160


Forage Mix Good 100 $ 160


Wheat Hay Good 1600 $142-160


HANFORD/CORCORAN/TULARE/VISALIA


Alfalfa Supreme 60 $ 250


Oat Hay Fair 500 $140


SOUTH CENTRAL COASTAL


Alfalfa Premium 50 $13.50-14


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


Compared to last week: All classes of Alfalfa intended for dairies and feedlots as well as all Export classes of hay traded generally steady. Retail and stable hay traded mostly $5 lower. Buyer demand good for all classes on moderate supplies with all buying faucets of the industry in participation this week. The first Sudan hay of the season has been harvested very recently. Windy weather and dry mornings on several occasions have created some obstacles for farmers. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.


Tons Price


CHINO/LOS ANGELES/SAN DIEGO


Alfalfa Premium 2100 $285


Good/Prem. 1000 $265


Wheat Straw Good 4000 $ 55


ANTELOPE VALLEY/MOJAVE DESERT


Alfalfa Premium 50 $260


Premium 160 $12.50-15


Good 50 $ 230


Forage Mix Premium 150 $ 9.50


BLYTHE/PARKER


Alfalfa Premium 2100 $ 230-232


Premium 900 $240-250


Good/Prem. 1100 $ 225


Fair/Good 2500 $ 210-215


Utility/Fair 1500 $ 180-190


IMPERIAL VALLEY


Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 50 $245


Premium 2000 $230-235


Premium 3985 $235-240


Premium 400 $245-250


Good/Prem. 5185 $225


Good/Prem. 1600 $230


Good/Prem. 220 $ 230-235


Good 1200 $215-220


Good 135 $220-225


Fair/Good 750 $210


Bermuda Grass Good 400 $150


Klein Grass Premium 1500 $ 165-170


Good/Prem. 150 $ 160


Wheat Straw Good 50 $ 45


Good 275 $25


Good 125 $ 2.30


NEVADA HAY


(USDA Market News)


Moses Lake, Wash.


May 27


This week FOB Last week Last year


0 0 5,575


Compared to last week: No trade reported this week. Most everyone is waiting on new crop as old crop inventories are mostly depleted. Demand moderate to good. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.


CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL - No new sales confirmed.


NORTHERN - No new sales confirmed.


WESTERN - No new sales confirmed.



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