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.

Dec. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

440 2,530 4,039

Compared to last week, not enough of any one class of hay reported this week for accurate trends. Trade slow due to most business was done earlier in the season. Demand remains good for export hay with light supplies. Most interests are waiting until after the first of the year to do anymore business.

Retail/Feedstore hay steady. Trade very slow with continued light supplies being held in firm hands.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 150 $255

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 90 $255-260

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 200 $75

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Dec. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,569 3,298 1,960

Compared to last week: All classes generally steady to weak compared to the previous week. Buyer demand moderate on light supplies. Each week more producers become sold out for the season. Several producers out of the market until the first of the new year or until the first cutting next spring/summer.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 1000 $250

Good 45 $225

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 35 $210-245

32 $250

Good/Prem. 10 $200

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 20 $250

Good/Prem. 50 $230

Good 10 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 68 $235-250

Good/Prem. 32 $225

Good 23 $220

Fair/Good 10 $200

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 26 $210

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large Square Premium 100 $265

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 25 $240

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 26 $240

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 300 $290

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 10 $300

Good/Prem. 16 $240

Good 4 $220

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 10 $300

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 3 $200

12 $200

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 366 $250-260

Good 61 $210

Fair 34 $190

Alfalfa Small Square Good 50 $205

Orchard Grass Small Square Utility 25 $125

Triticale Hay Large Square Good 100 $135

Alfalfa/Triticale Mix Large Square Premium 66 $180

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Dec. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,636 5,410 8,000

Compared to last week, Supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow with light demand for light offerings as most interests now are waiting until after the first of the year. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 136 $250

Good 1300 $220-230

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 200 $30

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Dec. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

13,305 14,101 11,210

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady on limited offerings. Demand was very good for all classes on light trading activity. Trading was sparse throughout Regions 1 through 6 this week with the majority of activity in the Retail/Stable marketplace. Cold and dry weather noted in the Northern regions of California. In Region 6, rain has hampered movement throughout the area.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $260

25 $290

175 $250-255

Good 125 $230-240

200 $220

Fair 75 $230

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 25 $270

25 $255

Orchard Grass Premium 125 $255-280

Good 100 $240-260

Timothy Grass Premium 50 $290-300

Fescue Grass Premium 25 $240

Meadow Grass Good 50 $180

Oat Good 50 $150-255

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 $295

Premium 75 $270

100 $270

Orchard Grass Premium 100 $245-250

Prairie Grass Premium 50 $220

Oat Premium 25 $180

Teff Premium 50 $195

Forage Mix-Two Way Good 100 $150

Rice Straw Good 350 $71

125 $125

Wheat Straw Premium 250 $107

Good 175 $100

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 75 $290

25 $315

Prem./Sup. 75 $366

Premium 150 $270

25 $270

100 $303

200 $336

Good 100 $260

100 $295

Fair 25 $250

75 $295

Orchard Grass Premium 50 $240

50 $305

Fair/Good 50 $230

Oat Good 50 $160

50 $225

Beardless Wheat Premium 25 $195

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 2000 $300

25 $325

Fair/Good 50 $258

Rice Straw Good 100 $100

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 200 $300

50 $320-330

Premium 350 $270-280

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 100 $270-280

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 200 $280-290

400 $315-320

Premium 720 $260-270

2125 $280

300 $265-275

25 $280 Del

25 $300

Good 1610 $245-255

Fair 1000 $230

Bermuda Grass Premium 50 $280

Good 100 $260

Klein Grass Good 100 $220

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Dec. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

375 100 5,800

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 Premium 75 $300

Good/Prem. 200 $270

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $255

Timothy Grass Premium 50 $320

Good/Prem. 25 $300

CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL: No new sales confirmed.

NORTHERN: No new sales confirmed.

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