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 29
Tons:  1550    Last Week:  1350    Last Year:  8665    
  Compared to March 22: All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady in a light 
test. Trade remains slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. 
Most growers are foregoing spraying on new crop this year as if they spray now it 
will delay harvest at least 2 weeks more than normal. Not spraying will affect 1st 
cutting quality negatively. Retail/Feed store steady.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.   

                       Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Mid Square                                                           
      Good/Premium      500  220.00-220.00  220.00     Tarped            
      Fair/Good         150  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
                        450  195.00-195.00  195.00     Tarped            

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Utility/Fair      450  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped   
Oregon Weekly Hay Report   
March 29
 Compared to March 22:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Growers were difficult to get ahold of this week.  All sales in this 
report are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop 
year.

Tons:  405    Last Week:  1349    Last Year:  509                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             15  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   1  185.00-185.00  185.00     
Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 330  200.00-205.00  204.55                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  59  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.           
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
March 29
Tons:  15,000    Last Week:  4495    Last Year:  125,150  

   Compared to March 22: Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
moderate as first new crop contracts reported this week. Demand remains good. 
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                                                                 
      Premium/Supreme    5000  160.00-160.00  160.00     New Crop          
                         2000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Picked Up Out of  
                                                         the Field         
      Fair/Good          1000  155.00-155.00  155.00     Bottom Bales      
                         5000  130.00-130.00  130.00     New Crop          
                         2000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Picked Up Out of  
                                                             the Field  
California Hay Report
March 29
Compared to March 22: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report March 26, 2019, topsoil moisture 90% 
adequate and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture 30% adequate and 70% surplus. Winter 
wheat condition 5% fair, 20% good, and 75% excellent. Pasture and range 
condition 10% poor, 20% fair, 40% good, and 30% excellent. All estimates are for 
the week ending March 24, 2019. Throughout the month, California experienced 
temperatures slightly below average. Rainfall throughout most of the State was 
also slightly below average. Pastures started to green up, but livestock 
remained on supplemental feed. Peaches and prunes have started to bloom. 
Asparagus harvest was halted because of rain. Processed tomato transplanting has 
begun.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  4970    Last Week:  3125    Last Year:  4100                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium             50  220.00-240.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  270.00-275.00  272.50 Del                   
      Premium                1000  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
                              400  250.00-260.00  255.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   

  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.

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                                                                      
      Supreme                 750  210.00-215.00  213.33                       
                             1000  215.00-225.00  220.00     Export            
                              375  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail New Crop    
      Premium                 350  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                 120  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

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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