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 ADF NDF RFV  TDN-100%TDN-90% CP-100% 
 Supreme under 27 under 34 over 185 over 62 over 55.9 over 22
  Premium 27-29 34-36 170-185 60.5-62 54.5-55.9 20-22
 Good 29-32 36-40 150-170 58-60 52.5-54.5 18-20
 Fair 32-35 40-44 130-150
56-58
 50.5-52.5 16-18
 Utility over 35 over 44 under 130 under 56 under 50.5 under 16
 
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) 
Weekly Hay Report

March 8
Tons:  1225    Last Week:  1210    Last Year:  18,350   
Compared to March 1: Domestic Premium Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade 
slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Most interests are 
waiting for new crop. Retail/Feed store steady in a light test.  All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices 
include freight, commissions and other expenses.  

                        Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium            700  225.00-235.00  230.71     Tarped            
      Utility/Fair       350  200.00-210.00  205.71     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            175  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable  
Oregon Weekly Hay Report   
March 8
   Compared to March 1:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week.  Recent weather and
snow in the growing areas has slowed shipping.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop year.        

Tons:  922    Last Week:  1991    Last Year:  1106                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  15  240.00-250.00  246.67     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair/Good                20  153.00-153.00  153.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  65  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                               75  175.00-190.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  27  195.00-195.00  195.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 170  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
      Premium/Supreme         300  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  28  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Oat/Barley Mix
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     62  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.  
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
March 8
Tons:  525    Last Week:  300    Last Year:  760 
   Compared to March 1: Domestic Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade near 
standstill as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially 
for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. Some out of state reported coming into the 
trade area. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                     Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                     
    Mid Square                                                
      Fair/Good       525  165.00-180.00  173.10     Tarped   
California Hay Report
March 8

Compared to March 1: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to report contacts, weather (rain) has been effecting early cuttings.  
Chance of rain this coming Monday has a lot of growers trying to get hay up in a 
bale.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  2075    Last Week:  1680    Last Year:  5701                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 275  220.00-280.00  240.91     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     50  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del                   
                               50  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del Weedy             
      Fair/Good               200  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  180.00-185.00  182.50 Del                   
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     25  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    150   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     
                              100  105.00-105.00  105.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  279.00-279.00  279.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         500  215.00-215.00  215.00     New Crop                  
      Premium                 100  205.00-205.00  205.00     New Crop                  
      Good                    200  190.00-190.00  190.00     New Crop                  

The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                    
 

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