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.

April 20

This week FOB Last week Last year

1,081 620 4,165

Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export use for current delivery steady. New crop Alfalfa not tested this week. Trade remains slow on old crop Alfalfa as most interests await new crop supplies and milk future prices declined during the week. Demand remains light to moderate with best demand for 2-3 tie small bales. Retail/Feedstore steady. Trade very slow with continued light supplies being held in firm hands.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Good 500 $240

150 $245

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 100 $255-285

Good/Prem. 210 $245

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 26 $275

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 65 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 30 $250

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

April 20

This week FOB Last week Last year

757 828 620

Compared to April 13: Trading was very slow during the week, with prices generally steady in a limited test. .

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Good/Prem. 10 $250

10 $250

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 96 $250

28 $260

Good/Prem. 10 $200

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 10 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 64 $250

72 $240-260

Good 12 $225

5 $235

Fair/Good 10 $200

Mixed Grass Small Square Premium 2 $275

Good 3 $225

Utility 5 $190

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Good 30 $210

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 14 $240-250

Good 26 $200

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 17 $240-250

Prairie Grass Small Square Fair 8 $150

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 274 $250

Good 32 $225

Triticale Large Square Good 19 $150

HARNEY COUNTY: No new sales confirmed

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

April 20

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,450 2,000 22,200

Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic use steady to weak on old crop. Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand as milk futures prices keep going lower. Retail/feed store/horse hay not tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Fair 400 $140-180

Oat Large Square Good 250 $100

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 800 $50

Fair 1000 $30

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 20

This week FOB Last week Last year

28,557 33,340 16,776

Compared to last week: Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady in all regions this week. Retail/Stable hay traded steady with sole test in Region 6. Export hay traded mostly steady. Demand good for all classes with moderate to active trade activity. Regions 1 and 2 trading is limited with parts of Sacramento Valley nearing first cutting. Regions 3 and 5 movement has picked up slightly with more rain damage type entering the marketplace. Several producers in the have decided to green chop due to recent moisture. Cutting is delayed by a few weeks for many producers for this time of year. Region 6 producers continue to trade at much of the same values, dairy hay movement has increased slightly when compared with recent weeks. Several inquiries noted across the area on new contract prices for Sudan and Bermuda. Time will tell where prices fall.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $290

Good 50 $245

25 $230

Orchard Grass Good 125 $240

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 $270

Orchard Grass Good 125 $250

Oat Good 150 $190

Wheat Straw Premium 650 $100-110

Good 375 $85

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 280 $270-275

330 $295-315

Prem./Sup. 175 $265-270

175 $282-287

Premium 160 $260

880 $240-250

500 $275-280

180 $260

50 $300

Good 475 $230-245

Fair 50 $220

800 $200

25 $230

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Good 260 $245

Beardless Wheat Premium 225 $210-215

Wheat Straw Good 1000 $40

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Green Chop Good $50-54

Alfalfa In Windrow Good 1000 $60

Alfalfa Premium 200 $295-305

Forage Mix-Three Way Standing Good 2000 $35

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa In Windrow Good 500 $65

Alfalfa Supreme 225 $275-280

225 $320-325

Premium 600 $262

400 $250

500 $299-305

1000 $290-305

505 $340-350

Fair/Good 250 $250

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 200 $255

Barley Silage Good $40-45

Corn Silage Good $45

Wheat Silage Good $40-45

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 50 $300

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