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.

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

43,228 27,760 20,870

Compared to Aug. 17, Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady to firm. Export Alfalfa steady to firm. Trade active with good demand. Retail/Feedstore steady. Trade slow with good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 1500 $260

Good 22,200 $220-235

1300 $230

Fair 2000 $210

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 68 $240

Premium 10,000 $260-265

300 $245-250

Good 520 $220-240

Fair 600 $240

Alfalfa In Windrow Good 1000 $225

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 1040 $250-260

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 500 $260

Good 1200 $220

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 500 $260

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 500 $55

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

19,273 9,988 14,160

Compared to Aug. 17: Prices generally steady compared with last week's sales. Trading moderate during the week. Some producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Mid Square Good/Prem. 690 $200-220

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 7 $250

Premium 29 $245

119 $220-250

Orchard Grass Large Square Premium 75 $240

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 104 $235-250

Good/Prem. 70 $225

Good 20 $225

176 $200-215

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 75 $195

Orchard/Timothy Small Square Good/Prem. 5 $225

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Good 330 $180-199

Fair/Good 50 $175

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Large Square Fair 100 $135

50 $160

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Fair/Good 190 $180

Orchard Grass Small Square Good 20 $180

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 180 $230

Orchard/Timothy Large Square Good 25 $275

Oat Large Square Fair 500 $120

Barley Large Square Utility 200 $115

Forage Mix-Two Way Small Square Fair/Good 50 $175

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 2400 $215

Prem./Sup. 400 $200

Premium 525 $190

Alfalfa Mid Square Prem./Sup. 170 $190

Barley Large Square Good 3000 $145

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Good/Prem. 100 $210

Alfalfa Mid Square Good 400 $180

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 5 $245

Good/Prem. 50 $200

Good 200 $190

Utility/Fair 100 $140

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 25 $235

5 $245

Good 50 $200

Barley Large Square Good 25 $140

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 6000 $240

Premium 2500 $230

Good 57 $210

60 $200

Utility 125 $185

Triticale Large Square Premium 11 $150

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

Aug. 24

This week FOB Last week Last year

13,880 13,025 40,230

Compared to last week, Premium Alfalfa for domestic $5-10 higher. Trade moderate to active. Demand remains good for all hay. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 4255 $190-210

Good 4000 $170-185

Fair 1275 $145-160

Oat Large Square Good 200 $125

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 650 $44

Wheat Straw In Windrow Good 3500 $50

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Aug. .24

This week FOB Last week Last year

34,925 49,600 64,273

Compared to Aug. 17 All classes of hay traded mostly steady. Trading and demand moderate in all regions. Northern California areas have experienced excessive smoke again this week due to drought-like conditions. Buyer interest remains high on all qualities. Central valley hay trade continues to trade at similar values with tonnage dropping slightly. Some dairies in the area have went out of business, causing trade movement to slow. Out of state hay has slowed as price has inclined for some hay qualities. Imperial Valley/Blythe areas continue to struggle with rain hampering movement. A large amount of rain damaged hay entering the marketplace. Export trade remains firm on limited export grade amounts. Retail/stable hay prices continue to firm up on limited quantities.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 50 $280

Good 1000 $225

Meadow Grass Premium 350 $230-253

Orchard Grass Premium 250 $280

Timothy Grass Premium 50 $330

Oat Premium 275 $140

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 Cubes Premium 125 $240-260

Alfalfa Premium 125 $235-240

100 $200

75 $265

250 $200-230

Good 50 $190

Fair 250 $180

275 $170

Orchard Grass Premium 50 $250

Good 100 $230

Oat Premium 25 $150

Wheat Straw Premium 600 $100-110

Good 100 $85

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 850 $240-250

Premium 800 $220-240

Good 1400 $200-220

Fair 2325 $175-200

25 $180

625 $205-240

Corn Silage Good 100 $50-51

Wheat Good 200 $145

200 $165

Sudan Fair 125 $180

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Fair 775 $200

150 $226

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 125 $240-260

Good 75 $220

2000 $208

550 $209

Fair 1025 $160-195

Millet Good 75 $240

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 450 $217

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