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.

Jan. 21

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,350 2,840 4,065

Compared to last week, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady to firm as milk futures price showed some strength. Good alfalfa for export steady to firm. Export business from all sectors remains active. Best demand continues to come from Canadian buyers. Trade slow to moderate. Supplies remain light. Demand good. Retail/feed store/horse hay steady. Buyer demand remains good even though some are resisting higher prices with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Cubing Mid/Ton Good 500 $130

Supreme 400 $180-190

Good/Prem. 900 $160

Alfalfa Export Mid/Ton Good 2,250 $140-145

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 200 $160-180

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 200 $200-215

Timothy Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 200 $200-210

Other hay: 1,500 Tons.

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 21

This week FOB Three weeks ago Last year

1,065 3,300 4,575

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 255.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded fully steady, except Orchard trading steady with instances of $10 to $20 higher on a thin test. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light supplies of hay.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Fair 35 $100

Meadow Grass Retail/feed

store/horse 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 50 $165

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 120 $180-200

HARNEY COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 70.

Compared to last week: Supreme Alfalfa sold steady. All other classes not tested this week. Buyer demand very good for all classes on light to very light hay supplies. Producers fighting mud this week as temperatures warm up.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 70 $155

KLAMATH BASIN: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 570.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded steady to firm. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes, however meeting some price resistance at the higher levels. Hay supplies light to very light.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Supreme 100 $180

Fair 70 $120

Alfalfa/Oat (Organic) Domestic

Cattle Mid/Ton Good 100 $120

Oat Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Good 100 $95

Other hay: 200 Tons.

LAKE COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 170.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay sold fully steady. Buyer demand very good for all classes on light hay supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 60 $185

Fair 50 125

Alfalfa/Oat Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Fair 60 $85

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 21

This week FOB Last week Last year

800 1,600 7,875

Compared to last week, not enough of any one class of hay reported this week for accurate market trends. Trade slow for light supplies as most interests are now sold out. Most buying interests now have to go out of state to bring in supplies to fill their needs. Retail/feed store/horse not tested. Buyer demand good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Good 300 $150

Other hay: 1,500 Tons.

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 21

This week FOB Last week Last year

19,776 15185 8,525

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

2,650 2,975

Compared to last week: All classes of domestic alfalfa traded steady to $10 higher in a limited test. Demand very good and supply light. Retail and stable hay traded mostly steady. Demand good and supply very light. Producers continue to work on very limited inventories. Retail and stable hay is still very hard to find. Milk prices took a large climb in the latter part of the week leaving many optimistic on future pricing.

Tons Price

PETALUMA Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 150 $215

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 75 $195

Meadow Grass

Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $100

Oat Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good 50 $145

Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb.

bales Small square, per bale Premium 50 $5.50

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 275 $220-240

Premium 350 $215-242

Good 125 $210-220

Fair 975 $164-200

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 150 $210-220

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $150

Oat Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $172

Good 50 $135

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle Good 375 $79

NORTHERN-INTERMOUNTAIN AREAS FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $170

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $110

Meadow Grass

Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $170

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 125 $180-210

Good 25 $160

Orchard Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 75 $155-165

TRACY-PATTERSON-STOCKTON-LODI-MODESTO FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 150 $185

Oat Domestic Cattle Premium 75 $90

SACRAMENTO VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 25 $210

Premium 225 $200-210

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 675 $180-200

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 75 $160

Meadow Grass Domestic Cattle Good 25 $65

Oat Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good 50 $110

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 225 $180-210

Rice Straw Erosion control

Small square, per bale Good 250 $2.75

Triticale Domestic Cattle Good 200 $75

Wheat Straw Erosion control Small

square, per bale Good 100 $3

Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb.

bales Small square, per bale Premium 50 $3.50

Good 50 $3.50

Other hay: 400 Tons.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

2,626 1,475

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady to firm. Demand good and supply light. Retail and stable hay traded steady to $5 higher. Demand very good and supply light. The retail and stable market continues to inch up on very limited overall supplies. Many producers noting difficulty in locating hay for potential new customers.

Tons Price

SOUTH-CENTRAL COASTAL AREAS Delivered prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 250 $215-250

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 75 $205-230

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb Premium 50 $190

Meadow Grass

Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 150 $140

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $305-370

TULARE-VISALIA-HANFORD-BAKERSFIELD Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Fair 500 $175

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 350 $225-240

KERN COUNTY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Fair 800 $155-165

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $180

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 125 $165-170

WESTERN FRESNO-MADERA-FIREBAUGH FOB prices

Oat Domestic Cattle Good 1,000 $130

LOS BANOS-DOS PALOS-MERCED FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 25 $205

Good 190 $190

HANFORD-CORCORAN-TULARE-VISALIA FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 250 $185

Other hay: 186 Tons.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

14,500 500

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded steady to $5 higher. Demand good and supply moderate. Retail and stable hay traded mostly steady. Demand very good and supply very light. First cutting in many areas is in progress or nearly completed. Prices are beginning very firm, considering quality. Many producers noting inconsistency in hay, with little to no concern from buyers due to a great need for hay. Milk prices are aiding in overall price incline. Export interest is still prevalent.

Tons Price

CHINO-LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO Delivered prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 400 $210-230

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 50 $205

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $190

Teff Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $100

ANTELOPE VALLEY-MOJAVE DESERT FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 575 $180-190

Good 50 $160

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $210

Good 250 $140-160

Forage-Four Way Mix

Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $59

BLYTHE-PARKER FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 650 $170-175

Good 25 $160

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 150 $150-170

Bermuda Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 250 $145

Bermuda Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 25 $140

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $185

Good 50 $160

IMPERIAL VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Premium 325 $177-180

Good/Prem. 2,700 $175-185

Good 1,450 $165-180

Fair 2,850 $150-170

Alfalfa Export Premium 425 $170

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 700 $170-185

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 575 $155-175

Good 25 $140

Alfalfa/Bermuda Mix Domestic Cattle Good 25 $130

Bermuda Domestic Cattle Premium 100 $130

Good 750 $60-75

Bermuda Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 250 $125-135

Bermuda Straw Domestic Cattle Good 75 $40

Sudan Domestic Cattle Good 400 $55-65

Other hay: 1,725 Tons.

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Jan. 21

This week FOB Last week Last year

5,350 4075 4,040

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded steady this week. Demand good and supply light. Milk prices are ending the week in an incline, leaving many producers optimistic on future pricing. Hay continues to trickle out of state to California at relatively constant prices. Retail hay continues to firm up on very limited inventories.

Tons Price

NORTHERN FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 600 $160

WESTERN FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 1,000 $140

Fair 1,300 $140-150

Alfalfa Export Premium 200 $160

Good 400 $140

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $185-190

Beardless Wheat Domestic Cattle Good 150 $100

Forage-Four Way Mix Domestic Cattle Good 100 $100

Oat Domestic Cattle Good 50 $100

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $210

Triticale Domestic Cattle Good 100 $85-90

Other hay: 625 Tons.

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