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.

Oct. 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

11,077 10,390 11,470

Compared to Oct. 4 Supreme and Premium Alfalfa and Timothy domestic and export steady. Trade slow to moderate as most interests now are waiting until after the first of the year. Some overseas accounts are filled with export hay. Some exporters are out of the market for a while also. Demand remains moderate to good. Retail/Feedstore steady. Trade slow with good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 400 $220-240

Prem./Sup. 1800 $240

Premium 450 $250

1000 $265

Good/Prem. 600 $215

Good 1750 $230-250

60 $220

250 $235

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 225 $245-260

60 $250

Good 1500 $260

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 100 $250

200 $275

Timothy Grass Large Square Good 932 $240-270

Fair 1400 $240

Oat Large Square Good 250 $145

Sudan Large Square Good 100 $220

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Portland, Ore.

Oct. 11

This week FOB Last week Last year

7,062 11,818 2,495

Compared to Oct. 4: Prices narrowly mixed but mostly steady with last week's offerings for the same quality. Trading was light to moderate during the week. Volume of trading smaller than last week. More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.

Tons Price

CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 1000 $230

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 83 $230-235

Good/Prem. 25 $220

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Premium 32 $250

Good/Prem. 50 $220

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 150 $230-250

Good/Prem. 107 $225

Good 6 $190

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 50 $195

Five Way Mixed Grass

Blend Small Square Premium 15 $260

EASTERN OREGON

Alfalfa Large Square Prem./Sup. 1120 $220-230

Good 22 $180

Alfalfa/Fescue Mix Small Square Premium 200 $225

Alfalfa/Barley Mix Small Square Utility 200 $100

Timothy Grass Large Square Fair 3 $180

HARNEY COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Premium 30 $210

KLAMATH BASIN

Alfalfa Mid Square Supreme 140 $220

Good 300 $205

Alfalfa Small Square Premium 10 $220

25 $230

Good 44 $200-210

Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 2 $240

55 $230-240

Fescue Grass Small Square Good/Prem. 28 $180

Meadow Grass Small Square Good 20 $180

LAKE COUNTY

Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1034 $250-275

Premium 650 $235

Good 532 $190-210

Alfalfa Small Square Supreme 200 $240

Good/Prem. 275 $200

28 $250

Good 30 $200

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 60 $200

Alfalfa/Barley Mix Large Square Good/Prem. 400 $150

Forage Mix-Two Way Large Square Good 63 $150

Oat Straw Large Square Utility 73 $50

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

Oct. 12

This week FOB Last week Last year

12,685 7,340 14,996

Compared to Oct. 4: Premium Alfalfa for domestic use steady to firm. Export steady. Trade slow to moderate. 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 6100 $200-240

Premium 75 $230

Good/Prem. 1200 $205-210

Good 3500 $185-200

1000 $182

Timothy Grass Large Square Good 275 $205

Oat Large Square Good 535 $165

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Oct. 12

This week FOB Last week Last year

18,685 35,385 18,070

Compared to Sept. 28: All classes of hay traded mostly steady to firm in all regions. Demand good for all classes of hay with very light trade activity. Trading throughout the state is slow as many producers are continuing to elect to put hay in storage.

REGION 1

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 50 $220

Premium 410 $220

75 $220

Good 350 $190-200

25 $275

100 $160

Fair 500 $180

Orchard Grass Premium 500 $270-280

225 $260

100 $275-285

Timothy Grass Premium 25 $280

Meadow Grass Premium 225 $240

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 25 $275

25 $190

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 250 $250

Premium 50 $230

100 $220-230

Good/Prem. 300 $210-220

Good 50 $275

100 $210

Alfalfa/Grass Mix Premium 175 $250

Orchard Grass Premium 25 $250

Oat Hay Premium 50 $150

100 $160

Rice Straw Premium 625 $62

Wheat Straw Premium 300 $100-105

25 $150

REGION 3

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 2475 $240-255

950 $275-280

Premium 550 $230-240

Good/Prem. 25 $ 220

900 $210

500 $235

Good 150 $190

100 $180

50 $205

Fair 200 $165

200 $200

100 $177

Utility 75 $100

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 25 $245

Wheat Hay Premium 1000 $170

Sudan Good 50 $180

Corn Standing Premium $50

Sudan Standing Premium $35

REGION 4

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supreme 100 $270

100 $290

Good 1200 $210

1200 $230

Sudan Premium 150 $120

150 $145

Corn Standing Premium $50

REGION 5

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Premium 150 $240

175 $250

Good 225 $210-215

Fair 500 $180

Forage Mix-Three Way Premium 100 $240

REGION 6

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

Tons Price

Alfalfa Prem./Sup. 450 $240

Premium 50 $195

350 $215-220

Good/Prem. 150 $200

Good 50 $195

Fair 300 $175

Bermuda Grass Premium 300 $230

Klein Grass Premium 850 $220-230

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