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. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,830 11,615 5,865

Compared to Oct. 26, Supreme and Premium Alfalfa for export and domestic not tested this week as most interests are done until after the first of the year. Trade slow as most of the exporters are out of the market for the time being. Demand light to moderate. Retail/Feedstore steady. Trade slow with good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Fair/Good 750 $220

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 120 $250-265

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 95 $250-275

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 65 $250-270

Bluegrass Large Square Good 150 $110

Triticale Large Square Good 50 $155

Wheat Straw Large Square Good 100 $50

1500 $55

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

8,554 10,226 14,586

Compared to Oct. 26: Hay prices generally compared to last week for the same quality in a limited test. Trading was light to moderate during the week. Demand moderate to good and still more producers sold out for the season. All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Good/Prem. 1040 $210-225

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 4 $235

Good/Prem. 4 $220

Good 27 $200

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 4 $230

95 $235

Good 60 $200

2 $215

Mixed Grass Five Way

Blend Small Square Premium 5 $275

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 160 $225

610 $220

Premium 380 $225

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Large Square Fair/Good 50 $150

150 $135

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 100 $200

Good 20 $180

Orchard Grass Small Square Good 7 $170

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 400 $240

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 1200 $200

Good/Prem. 300 $175

Mixed Grass Large Square Good 200 $170

Oat Large Square Premium 100 $150

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 350 $230

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 350 $230

Premium 1200 $220

25 $240

Good/Prem. 800 $215

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 25 $235

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 25 $260

Fescue Grass Small Square Good 15 $180

Wheat Small Square Good 180 $130

Barley Straw Large Square Utility 45 $60

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 78 $250-275

Good 103 $200-210

Fair 67 $180

Alfalfa Small Square Prem./Sup. 60 $240

15 $240

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 10 $200

Timothy Grass Small Square Premium 300 $240

Rye Grass Small Square Good 20 $170

Forage Mix-Two Way Large Square Good 105 $150

Oat Straw Large Square Utility 23 $50

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

2,150 5,100 17,500

Compared to last week, Supreme Alfalfa for domestic use steady in a light test. Not enough Premium Alfalfa reported this week for accurate trends. Trade slow. Demand remains good for all hay. Retail/feed store/horse steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1500 $215

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 75 $220

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Small Square Good 325 $207

Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 250 $190

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Nov. 2

This week FOB Last week Last year

18,400 20,230 26,955

Compared to Oct. 19: All classes of hay traded mostly steady to firm in all regions. Again this week the central and northern part of the state saw rain showers slowing movement of hay. In the northern part of the state many producers are sold out for the year. Demand good for all classes of hay with very light trade activity.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 550 $220-230

1000 $300

Premium 150 $225

1000 $290

425 $225-245

Good/Prem. 1000 $285

Good 150 $210-215

1000 $215

Fair 500 $235

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 200 $285

Orchard Grass Premium 325 $270-300

Wheat Hay Premium 50 $160

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 Supreme 75 $300

Oat Hay Premium 25 $160

Rice Straw Premium 300 $62

Wheat Straw Premium 225 $100

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 450 $250-255

155 $185

500 $300

Prem./Sup. 100 $285

Premium 850 $230-240

50 $265

Good 50 $220

125 $175

25 $230

Fair 500 $140-165

Sudan Good 150 $70

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 150 $240

150 $260

Good 200 $210

200 $230

Fair $100 $180

100 $210

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 200 $245

Premium 315 $230

425 $255-260

Good 100 $210

Fair 375 $160

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 25 $255

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 25 $245

Prem./Sup. 5000 $240

Premium 150 $225-230

Good 250 $205-210

100 $200-215

Bermuda Grass Premium 530 $230

25 $245

Wheat Straw Premium 50 $70

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