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.

April 15

This week FOB Last week Last year

6,645 1,615 18,220

Compared to last week, Premium Alfalfa for domestic and export markets steady in a light test. Trade remains slow with good demand as both domestic and exporters are short bought and Supreme and Premium Alfalfa is in short supply and in firm hands. According to the USDA Hay plant- ings intention report released March 31, Washington State estimate is 60,000 acres below a year ago. Some interests now are starting to contract new crop Alfalfa for export. Retail/feed store/horse hay steady. Buyer demand is good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Premium 300 $190-210

Utility/Fair 200 $120-130

Alfalfa Export 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 300 $180-190

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 200 $180-210

Good 100 $160

Orchard Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 125 $190-215

Timothy Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 70 $190-200

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Good 200 $50

Other hay: 5,150 Tons: Export Good Alfalfa Mid/Ton contracted 2,000 tons $155-160 FOB rain or shine. Export Fair Alfalfa Mid/Ton - 3x3x8,3x4x8,4x4x8 contracted 2,000 tons $140-145 FOB rain or shine. Export Good Alfalfa Standing contracted 1,000 tons $125 FOB. Domestic Cattle Utility Orchard Mid/Ton rain damage 150 tons $80 FOB.

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 15

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,260 2,050 1,413

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 240.

Compared to last week: All classes of hay sold with a firm undertone to higher noted on a thin test. Buyer demand very good for all classes on very light hay supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Export 2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 35 $175

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 25 $225

Meadow Grass Retail/feed store/horse

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 25 $170

Oat Retail/feed store/horse 2-3 tie

small sq bales Premium 50 $115

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales

2-3 tie small sq bales Premium 105 $180-210

EASTERN OREGON: No confirmed trades.

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 Barn/Stack: 70.

Compared to last week: All classes traded 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 70 $155

KLAMATH BASIN: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 70.

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle

2-3 tie small sq bales Fair 70 $120

LAKE COUNTY: Tons FOB Barn/Stack: 880.

Compared to last week: Domestic Cattle Alfalfa traded firm. Buyer demand very good for all classes on light to very light hay supplies. A large volume of hay is being delivered into central California.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Supreme 515 $210-240

Premium 145 $200-205

Good/Prem. 95 $175-190

Good 85 $165

Utility/Fair 10 $120

Oat Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Fair 30 $85

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 15

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,640 3,400 31,775

Compared to last week, Premium and Good Alfalfa steady. Trade slow for old crop as most interests now waiting for new crop. Demand remains very good. USDA planting intentions report released March 31 pegs a 7 percent drop in Idaho's expected hay acres. Retail/feed store/horse steady in a light test. Buyer demand good with light supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Mid/Ton Premium 500 $185-215

Good 250 $170-180

Fair/Good 600 $150-160

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse 2-3 tie

small sq bales Premium 40 $160

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Large

Round, 5x5, 5x6 Good 250 $140

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 15

This week FOB Last week Last year

16,234 24,390 32,206

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

285 575

Compared to last week: All classes of hay continued to trade mostly steady on a light test. Demand remains good to very good with very light supply for all classes. The southern part of the region began first cutting. Many producers are anticipating tonnage to be down on first cutting due to the wet and cool spring. Trade was slow this week as many buyers were waiting to see how the new crop hay looked before making more purchases.

Tons Price

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 425 $300-313

Premium 150 $230

ESCALON-MERCED-MODESTO-TURLOCK FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 50 $255

SACRAMENTO VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 50 $190

Orchard Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 25 $200

Rice Straw Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 25 $2

Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good 60 $3.50

NORTHERN-INTERMOUNTAIN AREAS FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Good 75 $180

PETALUMA -- No new sales confirmed.

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

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

3,609 535

Compared to last week: All classes mostly steady to spots of $10 lower. Demand good for all classes on light supplies. Production is back under way this week after weeks of rain showers plagued the central part of the state. The southern part of the central region is well underway putting hay up. The northern part of the central area is just beginning to lay hay down this week.

Tons Price

TULARE-VISALIA-HANFORD-BAKERSFIELD Delivered prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 335 $298-308

Premium 200 $293

KERN COUNTY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 1,085 $280-290

Premium 1,050 $270-275

Good 250 $250-260

Good 100 $190

Fair 275 $230-240

LOS BANOS-DOS PALOS-MERCED FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 100 $280

Supreme 25 $250

Good 65 $220

HANFORD-CORCORAN-TULARE-VISALIA FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 425 $290

Premium 100 $285

Good 100 $200

Utility 25 $200

SOUTH-CENTRAL COASTAL AREAS -- No new sales confirmed.

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

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOB barn/stack Tons delivered

12,340 450

Compared to last week: All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady, instances weak. Retail hay sold firm. Hay supplies moderate for dairy classes and light for retail and stable classes. Buyer demand moderate on dairy classes and good on retail types. Many buyers are still using caution when buying.

Tons Price

CHINO-LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO Delivered prices

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Good/Prem. 100 $305

Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 250 $295

Premium 100 $275

BLYTHE-PARKER FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 150 $265

Premium 500 $250

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse Premium 25 $275

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $280

Good/Prem. 50 $260

IMPERIAL VALLEY FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 510 $260-268

Supreme 285 $265

Prem./Sup. 1,600 $250

Premium 2,675 $235-245

Premium 2,000 $250

Good/Prem. 80 $240

Good/Prem. 300 $235

Good 790 $230-231

Fair/Good 1,125 $220-225

Fair/Good 100 $180

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 400 $275

Barley Straw Domestic Cattle Good 300 $55

Bermuda Domestic Cattle Fair 1,000 $105-110

Bermuda Stable/heavy>115 lb. bales Premium 100 $170

Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle Good 200 $35

ANTELOPE VALLEY-MOJAVE DESERT FOB prices

Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 50 $13.50

NEVADA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 15

This week FOB Last week Last year

350 625 7,480

Compared to last week: Alfalfa mostly steady on a very thin test as available supply is about traded up until new crop. Demand very good and supply light.

Tons Price

WESTERN FOB prices

Alfalfa Domestic Cattle Supreme 100 $300

Prem./Sup. 75 $250

Utility 50 $100

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb. bales Premium 100 $250

Forage-Three Way Mix Domestic Cattle Utility 25 $100

CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL -- No new sales confirmed.

NORTHERN -- No new sales confirmed.

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