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.

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

602 4,605 2,638

Compared to Nov. 2, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for domestic and export use not tested this week.

Trade slow with light demand as most interests have their needs met for the time being. Retail/Feedstore steady to firm. Trade slow with good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 130 $250-265

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 80 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 117 $250-275

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 275 $50

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

5,261 4,545 2,120

Compared to Nov. 1: Hay prices generally steady in a limited test compared to last week.

Supplies decreasing as more producers became sold out for the season. Pre-holiday trading was slow. Demand moderate.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Mid Square Premium 50 $215

Good 20 $220

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 30 $245

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 53 $233.30

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 220 $220

Timothy Grass Large Square Good 25 $205

Fair 50 $145

Mixed Grass Small Square Fair/Good 30 $150

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 3000 $230-240

Alfalfa Mid Square Premium 25 $210

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 54 $295

Prem./Sup. 26 $275

Good 100 $200

Alfalfa Small Square Good 4 $195

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 25 $245

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 33 $250

594 $280

Premium 233 $220-230

Good 101 $200-210

32 $190

Fair 26 $180

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 60 $240

Good 30 $200

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Square Premium 50 $210

Oat Large Square Premium 30 $150

Triticale Large Square Premium 360 $150

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

18,400 20,230 26,955

Compared to Nov. 9: All classes of hay traded mostly steady to firm in all regions. A good percentage of Region 1 has sold out for the year. Region 6 is beginning to see some test hay being put up, noting it is still a few weeks away. Demand good for all classes of hay. Trade activity very light this week.

REGION 1

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good 365 $210

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 50 $175

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 125 $240

220 $230-235

Good 25 $200

Fair 50 $215

Orchard Grass Premium 50 $250

Oat Hay Premium 25 $150

Sudan Fair 75 $120

Rice Straw Premium 250 $62

Wheat Straw Premium 350 $100

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good 50 $210

75 $180-190

Fair 25 $175

Utility 25 $100

125 $95

Wheat Hay Premium 325 $170

300 $190

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 200 $220

200 $240

Good 600 $210

Rice Straw Premium 150 $100

REGION 5

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

Alfalfa Premium 825 $260-270

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 150 $230

Premium 450 $240-250

Good/Prem. 50 $230

Good 1000 $195-200

Fair 600 $150-170

Bermuda Grass Premium 30 $240

Sudan Good 1000 $130

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,732 890 5,930

Compared to Nov. 2, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady to firm. Trade turned moderate to active this week. Demand moderate to good for all classes. Retail/feed store/horse steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1400 $210-230

Prem./Sup. 882 $225

Premium 1500 $220

Good 1000 $190-200

Fair 2500 $180

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 450 $190

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