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

Feb. 15
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   
Feb. 15
  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
Feb. 15
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
Feb. 15
 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.                     
 

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