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.

Nov. 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,638 2,395 3,017

Compared to last week, all classes of Alfalfa for domestic use steady to firm. Export Alfalfa steady. Orchard grass and Alfalfa for retail steady to firm as colder weather moves into the region. Trade slow in pre-holiday trading as most interests are sold out. Demand remains good especially for high testing dairy hay. Most of the trade area received the first snowfall of the season this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 250 $280-300

Premium 275 $260-285

250 $270-285

Good 175 $260-275

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 150 $255-275

Good 125 $235-250

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 75 $260-270

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 733 $190-200

Good 500 $195

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 75 $250-260

Fair 30 $200

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,120 4,098 2,720

Compared to last week: All classes generally steady with last week in a limited test. Buyer demand good on light supplies. Trading limited during the week by stormy weather across much of Oregon. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 94 $245-250

64 $250

Premium 25 $220

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 48 $235-250

Good 38 $220-225

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 10 $210

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Good 30 $225

Orchard Grass Large Square Premium 30 $275

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 32 $235

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Square Fair 9 $110

Orchard/Timothy Large Square Fair/Good 90 $150

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 10 $300

Prem./Sup. 450 $250

Premium 800 $235

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 10 $300

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Square Fair 150 $200

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 101 $250

Fair/Good 15 $200

Fair 32 $190

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Large Square Good/Prem. 51 $210

Oat Hay Large Square Fair 31 $120

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

5,930 6,680 11,605

Compared to last week, all grades of Alfalfa steady. Trade slow in pre-holiday trading with good demand for light offerings as many interests have sold out for the year. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 410 $210-250

Premium 120 $225

Fair 4350 $190-200

300 $185

500 $185

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 250 $40

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

12,251 19,590 26,505

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded steady. Demand very good for all classes of hay with light to moderate trading activity on very limited supplies. Producers in regions 1 through 4 have finished baling for the year. Most are planning to hold on to remaining inventory until after the first of the year. Regions 5 and 6 producers continue to battle dew on down hay, with several noting difficulty. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 75 $280

Premium 75 $280

Good 25 $220

200 $220

Orchard Grass Premium 50 $245-255

Timothy Grass Premium 50 $290-300

Oat Good 50 $150

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 100 $270

250 $315

Orchard Grass Premium 50 $250

Oat Premium 25 $180

25 $185

Beardless Wheat Premium 75 $184

Rice Straw Good 350 $65

Wheat Straw Premium 200 $107

Good 125 $93

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 125 $290

150 $325

Good 75 $240

Fair 25 $273

Beardless Wheat Premium 200 $198

Wheat Straw Premium 100 $120

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 75 $300

75 $330

Premium 2000 $300

Fair 200 $205

Alfalfa Standing/Windrow Good 1 $60

Wheat Straw Premium 75 $125

75 $150

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 25 $320

Premium 25 $280

375 $270-280

Utility/Fair 400 $160

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 25 $280

100 $270-276

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 750 $280-290

75 $330

Premium 1500 $280

50 $260

500 $270-275

300 $290

25 $310

Good/Prem. 50 $265

Good 1500 $245-252

50 $255

Fair 200 $220

Bermuda Grass Premium 325 $250-265

Good 75 $220

Klein Grass Premium 700 $215

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 18

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,300 4,150 12,865

Compared to last week: All classes steady to firm. Demand good. Trade activity moderate. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

Tons Price

WESTERN

Alfalfa Supreme 500 $280

250 $285

Premium 250 $270

75 $280

Triticale Good 50 $160

CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $255

Timothy Grass Premium 75 $320

Good/Prem. 75 $300

NORTHERN: No new sales confirmed.

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