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: 275 Last Week: 975 Last Year: 2865 Compared to last Friday, Domestic and Export Alfalfa firm in a light test. Trade slow. Inclement weather conditions affecting movement in the trade area. Dairies are forced to dump milk due to the passes to the west side being closed most of this past week and processors not being able to ship product due to inclement weather conditions. Exporters are also facing the same dilemma with shipping hay containers to the port. High death losses and other injuries reported in dairy cows and baby calves. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store steady. 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 Small Square Premium 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Export Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 175 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable
Oregon Weekly Hay Report
Compared to Feb 8: 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 has slowed sales. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Many growers are sold out for this crop year. Tons: 1442 Last Week: 1072 Last Year: 879 Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square Premium 15 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable Klamath Basin: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Mid Square Fair 34 120.00-120.00 120.00 Rain Damage Small Square Supreme 105 190.00-190.00 190.00 Premium 26 190.00-190.00 190.00 Retail/Stable Good/Premium 52 175.00-175.00 175.00 Retail/Stable Barley Straw Small Square Utility 150 65.00-65.00 65.00 Lake County: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Premium/Supreme 1000 200.00-200.00 200.00 Small Square Premium 30 200.00-200.00 200.00 30 200.00-200.00 200.00 Retail/Stable Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed. Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 435 Last Week: 800 Last Year: 450 Compared to last Friday, Fair/Good Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. 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 435 165.00-165.00 165.00 Tarped
California Hay Report
Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According to GATS, for the range of January 2018 to November 2018 the US has shipped a total of 2,326,165 metric tons of alfalfa hay with the top three buying countries of China, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. Tons: 2225 Last Week: 2300 Last Year: 1100 Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed. Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 100 270.00-270.00 270.00 Del Fair 1000 210.00-215.00 212.00 Del Forage Mix-Two Way Good 100 110.00-110.00 110.00 Del Rice Straw Good 100 95.00-95.00 95.00 Del Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 200 260.00-260.00 260.00 Retail/Stable Orchard/Grain Good 100 180.00-185.00 182.50 Del Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed. Region 5: Southern California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 175 280.00-280.00 280.00 Retail/Stable Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable Region 6: Southeast California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 250 255.00-255.00 255.00 Retail/Stable Bermuda Grass Premium 150 230.00-230.00 230.00 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.