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.

March 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,370 1,610 3,640

Compared to last week, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady. Good and Premium Alfalfa for export steady. Contracting for new crop has started but isn't widespread yet. Best demand continues to come from Canadian buyers. Trade moderate for limited available supplies. Demand good. Retail/feed store/horse hay $10-20 higher on Alfalfa. Some areas out of the reported trade area have large supplies of retail hay due to the collapse of the horse market in their area. Buyer demand is good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Prem./Sup. 150 $180-190

Good 30 $140

Alfalfa Export 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 300 $185

Alfalfa Export Mid/Ton Premium 300 $175-185

Good 200 $160-180

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 300 $185-210

Good 230 $150-160

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 100 $215

Timothy Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Good 30 $200

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Good 200 $50-65

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Good 100 $45

Wheat Straw Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 100 $80

Other hay: 5,330 tons. Domestic Cattle Supreme Alfalfa 2-3 tie small sq bales burnt inside 250 tons 160 FOB. Retail/feed store/horse Premium Alfalfa 2-3 tie small sq bales rain damage 50 tons $145 FOB. Export Good/Premium Alfalfa Mid/Ton-3x3x8, contracted 5,000 tons $160 FOB rain or shine all cuttings. Domestic Cattle Utility Timothy 2-3 tie small sq bales heavy rain damage 30 Tons $75 FOB.

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

690 1,655 1,835

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 440.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay firm. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light hay supplies with a large volume of inquiries about hay for sale.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Fair 120 $125

Alfalfa Export 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 70 $175

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 70 $190

Meadow Grass Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 50 $170

Oat Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 50 $115

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 60 $196-210

Good/Prem. 10 $180

Good/Prem. 10 $165

EASTERN OREGON: No trades confirmed this week.

Buyer demand good to very good for all classes of hay on light to very light supplies.

HARNEY COUNTY: Tons FOB: 35.

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady to firm on a very thin test. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light hay supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 35 $155

KLAMATH BASIN: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 50.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded steady to firm on a very thin test. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes on light to very light hay supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle 2-3 tie

small sq bales Fair 50 $120

LAKE COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 165.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay sold fully steady. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes on light to very light hay supplies. Some hay has been delivered into Central California recently.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle 2-3 tie

small sq bales Supreme 25 $200

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 85 $190

Premium 35 $160

Utility/Fair 20 $120

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

5,400 630 1,570

Compared to last week, not enough of any one class of hay reported last week for accurate trends. Trade moderate to active this week as dairies showed more interest. Contracting for new crop has resumed but not on a widespread basis. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light supplies.

Tons Price

DELIVERED prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Large Round Fair/Good 200 $140

FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Prem./Sup. 2,100 $185-200

Fair/Good 300 $135-145

Alfalfa Export Mid/Ton Fair/Good 1,000 $140

Other hay: 2,000 tons. Domestic Cattle Good/Premium Alfalfa Mid/Ton contracted 1,000 tons $170 FOB. Domestic Cattle Fair/Good Alfalfa Mid/Ton contracted 1,000 tons $125 FOB.

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,653 4,205 21,915

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

1,250 780

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady to firm on limited trading activity. Demand remains good to very good with light supply for all classes. A majority of the hay being shipped continues to be previously contracted hay with very limited spot sales being reported.

Tons Price

NORTHERN-INTERMOUNTAIN AREAS FOB prices

Alfalfa (Organic) Domestic Cattle Premium 20 $180

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good/Prem. 40 $170

Fair 40 $120

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Fair 180 $130-140

Alfalfa/Forage Mix (Organic)

Domestic Cattle Good 40 $150

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Retail/light<110 lb. bales Fair 100 $160

Orchard Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good 20 $160

Orchard-Timothy Retail/light<110 lb.

bales Good 20 $140

TRACY-PATTERSON-STOCKTON-LODI-MODESTO FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good/Prem. 120 $200

Alfalfa/Forage Mix Stable/heavy>115 lb.

bales Premium 60 $200

Forage Mix Domestic Cattle Fair 80 $90

Sudan Domestic Cattle Good 20 $120

TRACY-PATTERSON-STOCKTON-LODI-MODESTO Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Premium 20 $270

SACRAMENTO VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 40 $240

Good 20 $152

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 20 $185

Fair 40 $140

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good/Prem. 20 $180

Alfalfa/Oat Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 80 $175

Beardless Wheat Domestic Cattle Good 40 $130

Meadow Grass Domestic Cattle Fair 20 $80

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 20 $180

Rice Straw Erosion control

Small square, per bale Good 60 $2

Rye Grass Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 80 $170

Wheat Straw Erosion control

Small square, per bale Good 60 $3

Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb.

bales, per bale Good 10 $3

SACRAMENTO VALLEY Delivered prices

Beardless Wheat Domestic Cattle Good 200 $100

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 100 $250

Premium 80 $240

Good 40 $226

Fair/Good 20 $190

Fair 40 $145

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $246

Beardless Wheat Domestic Cattle Good 40 $165

PETALUMA Delivered prices

Alfalfa (Organic) Domestic Cattle Premium 20 $265

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good/Prem. 40 $235

Fair 40 $190

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good/Prem. 20 $215

Orchard Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good 20 $225

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

328 1,400

Compared to last week: All classes mostly $10 to $20 higher on a limited test. Demand good to very good for all classes on light to very light supplies. Tight supplies of dairy quality hay across the central parts have forced dairies to source hay from out of region.

Tons Price

WESTERN FRESNO-MADERA-FIREBAUGH Delivered prices

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $225

Sudan Domestic Cattle Good 25 $155

TULARE-VISALIA-HANFORD-BAKERSFIELD Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 350 $300-320

Prem./Sup. 400 $280

Premium 100 $255

Good 200 $215

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb.

bales, per bale Premium 100 $15

KERN COUNTY FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 300 $235-240

Sudan Domestic Cattle Good 25 $140

HANFORD-CORCORAN-TULARE-VISALIA FOB prices

Wheat Domestic Cattle Standing Good 3 $40-45

SOUTH-CENTRAL COASTAL AREAS Delivered prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb.

bales, per bale Premium 125 $12-12.50

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb.

bales, per bale Premium 75 $9

LOS BANOS-DOS PALOS-MERCED - No new sales confirmed.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

5,075 600

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded $10 to $20 higher on an extremely thin test as rain showers have delayed cutting causing a pause on available new hay and therefore prices soared again this week. New hay should be in the bale by late this week or the first of next week. Retail and stable hay traded mostly $10 higher with a few sales trading sharply higher. Buyer demand extremely good for all classes on extremely light supplies of hay.

Tons Price

CHINO-LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 100 $275

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 500 $230-245

ANTELOPE VALLEY-MOJAVE DESERT FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 275 $220-260

Good/Prem. 100 $200

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 175 $160-210

BLYTHE-PARKER FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 375 $200-220

Good/Prem. 25 $180

Bermuda Domestic Cattle Fair 200 $105

Sudan Domestic Cattle Fair 100 $75

IMPERIAL VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 625 $230-256

Premium 150 $225

Premium 225 $211

Utility 50 $127

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 225 $200-220

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 500 $240

Good 75 $180

Alfalfa Straw Domestic Cattle Good 100 $100

Bermuda Domestic Cattle Fair 50 $125

Fair 100 $80

Utility/Fair 1,000 $90-95

Bermuda Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $140

Bermuda Straw Domestic Cattle Fair 400 $50

Sudan Straw Domestic Cattle Good 225 $100

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 4

This week FOB Last week Last year

550 650 2,400

Compared to last week: All classes mostly $10 to $20 higher in a limited test. Demand very good and supply light. Most classes of hay being moved into California to fill their tight hay supply.

Tons Price

WESTERN FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 125 $200

Prem./Sup. 150 $195

Premium 100 $195

Fair 25 $150

Utility 50 $100

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $200

CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL - No new sales confirmed.

NORTHERN - No new sales confirmed.

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