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.

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

10,210 14,615 9,470

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

2,480 250

Compared to last week: All classes of domestic alfalfa traded mostly steady, instances of $5 to $10 higher. Retail and stable hay traded mostly steady on a limited test. Demand good and supply light for all classes as buyers continue aggressively seeking out Southern hay.

Tons Price

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good/Sup. 150 $210

Good 100 $195

NORTHERN-INTERMOUNTAIN AREAS FOB prices

Alfalfa (Organic) Domestic Cattle Good/Prem. 175 $170

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Premium 500 $180

Alfalfa/Forage Mix (Organic)

Domestic Cattle Good 50 $150

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Domestic Cattle Premium 75 $ 185

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $215-225

Good 25 $ 175

Triticale Domestic Cattle Fair 800 $ 90

SACRAMENTO VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 25 $152

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $ 170

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good/Prem. 25 $140

Oat Domestic Cattle Fair 25 $80

Oat Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $120

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good/Prem. 25 $160

Rice Straw Erosion control

Small square, per bale Good 60 $ 2

Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 45 $3.85

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK FOB prices

Orchard/Rye Domestic Cattle Good 500 $110

PETALUMA - No new sales confirmed.

TRACY-PATTERSON-STOCKTON-LODI-MODESTO - No new sales confirmed.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

1,435 1,052

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa $30 to $40 higher on a very limited test. Retail and stable hay $5 to $10 higher. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes on light to very light supplies. Tight supplies of dairy quality hay across the central parts of the state have firmed up prices. Most of the hay is been being shipped in from the Imperial Valley.

Tons Price

TULARE-VISALIA-HANFORD-BAKERSFIELD Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 200 $268-270

Premium 150 $250

Fair/Good 350 $230

Utility 150 $180

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 200 $225-245

Corn Domestic Livestock Ground Good $95

KERN COUNTY FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 125 $185-190

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

LOS BANOS-DOS PALOS-MERCED FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Prem./Sup. 750 $215

Premium 390 $190-205

Wheat Domestic Cattle Good 20 $105

HANFORD-CORCORAN-TULARE-VISALIA - No new sales confirmed.

SOUTH-CENTRAL COASTAL AREAS - No new sales confirmed.

WESTERN FRESNO-MADERA-FIREBAUGH - No new sales confirmed.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

6,295 325

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly 10 higher, with prices climbing higher by the day. Retail and stable hay traded firm to $5 higher. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes with instances of several buyers competing for the same stacks of new hay.

Tons Price

CHINO-LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO Delivered prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good/Prem. 50 $220

Good 25 $205

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Good/Prem. 250 $215

ANTELOPE VALLEY-MOJAVE DESERT FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Premium 75 $195

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 330 $180-210

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

BLYTHE-PARKER FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Prem./Sup. 400 $200

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 50 $200

IMPERIAL VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 2,035 $205-215

Prem./Sup. 1,295 $200-205

Premium 1,095 $195-200

Good/Prem. 615 $190-200

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

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

Other hay: 150 Tons: Blythe-Parker: Domestic Cattle Premium Alfalfa frost damage 150 tons $170 FOB.

WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY

(Columbia Basin)

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 10

This week FOB Last week Last year

4,680 2,665 5,295

Compared to last week, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady. Good and Premium Alfalfa for export steady to firm. Export business from all sectors remains active, most are now shipping previously contracted supplies. Best demand continues to come from Canadian buyers. Trade remains slow as buyers resisting higher asking prices. Supplies remain light. Demand good. Retail/feed store/horse hay steady. Buyer demand is good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Premium 700 $180-190

Alfalfa Export Mid/Ton Good/Prem. 2,000 $150-170

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 730 $160-180

Bluegrass Straw Domestic

Cattle Mid/Ton Utility 250 $45

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 100 $200-215

Timothy Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 50 $210

Timothy Retail/feed store/horse

Mid/Ton Premium 50 $200

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Good 100 $50

Wheat Straw Retail/feed

store/horse 2-3 tie small sq bales Good 200 $80

Other hay: 500 Tons: Domestic Cattle Fair Alfalfa Mid/Ton rain damage 500 tons $110 FOB.

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 11

This week FOB Three weeks ago Last year

1,290 815 1,600

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 235.

Compared to last week: All classes of retail hay sold mostly steady to firm, with instances of 20 higher on Orchard grass. Export Alfalfa traded steady. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light supplies.

Tons Price

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

Meadow Grass Retail/feed

store/horse 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 25 $165

Oat Retail/feed store/horse 2-3 tie

small sq bales Good 25 $ 115

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 105 $180-200

Other hay: 10 Tons: Retail/feed store/horse Premium Orchard 2-3 tie small sq bales rain damage 10 tons $165 FOB.

EASTERN OREGON: No trades confirmed this week.

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

HARNEY COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 105.

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 70 $155

Orchard/Alfalfa Mix Retail/feed

store/horse 2-3 tie small sq bales Good/Prem. 35 $165

KLAMATH BASIN: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 650.

Compared to last week: All classes of domestic cattle Alfalfa traded firm. Grain hay and retail classes sold steady to firm. Buyer demand good to very good for all classes on light to very light supplies. Mild weather has prevailed throughout the local trading area this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Good/Prem. 70 $150

Fair 35 $120

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Premium 100 $155

Good 100 $140

Fair 150 $110

Beardless Wheat Domestic

Cattle 2-3 tie small sq bales Good 25 $100

Forage Mix Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Good 50 $110

Meadow Grass Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Fair/Good 25 $80

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Good 15 $ 140

Orchard/Alfalfa Mix Retail/feed

store/horse 2-3 tie small sq bales Good 30 $140

Rye Grass Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Fair 50 $80

LAKE COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 300.

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 supplies. Warm and mild weather has graced the area this past week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Supreme 30 $200

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 110 $188

Premium 70 $160

Fair 55 $120

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

600 1,600 3,635

Compared to last week, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade slow after last week's activity. Some Dairy interests are offering contracts for new crop supplies but no new confirmed sales. Retail/feed store/horse steady in a light test. Buyer demand good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Prem./Sup. 200 $175-200

Good 150 $160

Alfalfa Feedstore Mid/Ton Premium 50 $200

Wheat Straw Feedstore Mid/Ton Good 200 $30

Other Hay: None.

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,760 1,425 8,600

Compared to last week: Domestic Alfalfa mostly steady to $10 higher in a limited test. Retail and stable hay mostly steady. Demand good and supply light for all classes as producers continue to work on very limited inventories overall. Very few new trades occurred this past week with the majority of hay headed out of state.

Tons Price

WESTERN FOB prices

Alfalfa (Organic) Domestic Cattle Supreme 150 $200

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 150 $190

Prem./Sup. 250 $185

Fair 200 $165

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 500 $180

Teff Domestic Cattle Premium 260 $135

CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good/Sup. 150 $150

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $ 160

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $280

Fair 50 $180

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