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.

Feb. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,185 8,311 1,610

Compared to last week, Alfalfa and Timothy for export steady in a light test. Trade slow due to a mild and open winter and lower milk future prices. Demand remains good. Retail/Feedstore steady in a light test due to the main pass was closed earlier in the week. Trade very slow with continued light supplies being held in firm hands.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Good/Prem. 600 $245

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 75 $265

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 35 $250

Timothy Grass Large Square Good 300 $200

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 50 $255

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 125 $65

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,003 2,241 1,655

Compared to Feb. 17: All classes were generally steady. Trading was generally slow during the week. Some producers continuing to clear out old crop supplies to begin making room for the upcoming crop.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 20 $260

Good/Prem. 10 $200

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 10 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 88 $235-250

Good/Prem. 55 $230-240

Fair/Good 10 $200

Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 2 $275

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 64 $250

Prem./Sup. 272 $245

Premium 200 $230

Fair/Good 33 $190

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Square Good 25 $210

Triticale Large Square Good 30 $160

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 27 $225

Premium 27 $220

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 10 $300

Good 110 $235

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 10 $300

LAKE COUNTY: No new sales confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,860 1,030 630

Compared to last week, not enough of any one class last week for accurate trends. Trade remains slow as most interests have long sold out or supplies are in firm hands. Mild open winter combined with lower milk futures prices makes demand light to moderate. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Fair 1700 $160-205

Alfalfa Large Round Fair 100 $180

Wheat Straw Large Square Fair 60 $45

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Feb. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

15,635 12,050 10,605

Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded unevenly steady however a mostly weaker undertone was noted. Trade was moderate on light to moderate demand. Northern regions are noting a buyers resistance and not a lot of movement due to uncertainty of where the market is headed. Southern region producers are reporting bleached and really high moisture type hay.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $290

Good/Prem. 500 $270

Fair/Good 100 $230

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 50 $280

Orchard Grass Premium 75 $290

Meadow Grass Good 150 $240

Fair 175 2 $225

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 Premium 75 $260

225 $260-270

200 $290

Orchard Grass Good 125 $250

Oat Good 110 $185

Wheat Straw Premium 325 $110

325 $100

Good 375 $86

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 200 $323

Prem./Sup. 250 $315

Premium 150 $310

100 $307.50

Good/Prem. 100 $300

Good 450 $265-275

75 $265

50 $285

50 $260

Fair 100 $220

Corn Fair 50 $110

Sudan Good 50 $225

Rice Straw Fair 25 $100

Wheat Straw Good 150 $115

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 275 $325

Premium 2000 $300

50 $310

Good 300 $270

250 $270

Corn Ground Good 50 148-148

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 25 $320

Premium 550 $290-300

Good/Prem. 25 $280

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 50 $290

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 400 $265

750 $250

1000 $270-280

150 $320

Good/Prem. 575 $255-260

175 $265

Good 75 $252-253

500 $255-265

Fair/Good 450 $235

Fair 2850 $240-250

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $340

Bermuda Grass Premium 75 $275-280

50 $310

Good/Prem. 150 $255

Good 50 $240

Sudan Fair 50 $175

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 75 $300

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