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:
|Supreme||under 27||under 34||over 185||over 62||over 55.9||over 22|
|Utility||over 35||over 44||under 130||under 56||under 50.5||under 16|
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin)
Weekly Hay Report
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
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
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.