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: 6775 Last Week: 1550 Last Year: 1400
Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until April 19.
Compared to March 29: All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Export sources report that the Japan Hay market is dropping on all products. Most exporters are lowering Timothy by 25.00-40.00/ton to stimulate demand because exporter owned inventory is too high. Grass straw and Alfalfa are better but still show a softer trend. 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 Mid Square Supreme 1600 235.00-240.00 238.44 Tarped Premium 1100 255.00-255.00 255.00 Del Tarped Good 4050 185.00-215.00 185.37 Tarped Timothy Grass Small Square Fair/Good 25 220.00-220.00 220.00 Retail/Stable
Oregon Weekly Hay Report
Compared to April 5: Prices trended generally steady compared to last report's prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Almost all feeder hay qualities are sold out, so customers needing feeder hay have been forced to purchase higher qualities. Recent rains in growing and shipping areas have slowed sales this week. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Many growers are sold out for this crop year. Tons: 1284 Last Week: 821 Last Year: 360 Klamath Basin: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Small Square Premium 33 175.00-175.00 175.00 Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Good 2 145.00-145.00 145.00 Retail/Stable Lake County: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1130 205.00-215.00 206.77 Small Square Supreme 28 250.00-250.00 250.00 Organic Oat Large Square Good/Premium 91 130.00-130.00 130.00 Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: No New Sales Confirmed. Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed. Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.
Idaho Weekly Hay Report April 5
Tons: 1000 Last Week: 15000 Last Year: 1100
Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until April 19. Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade near standstill. 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 Good 1000 160.00-160.00 160.00 Tarped
California Hay Report
Compared to April 5: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According to NASS Crop Progress report April 8, temperatures for the week were above average for the most part across California. The Sierras experienced scattered showers and maintained above-average snow depth, while temperatures reached as high as 96 in the desert. Temperature lows ranged from the 30s to upper 40s in the Sierras, 30s to high 60s in the desert, low 40s to high 50s along the coast, and mid-40s to high 50s in the valley. Temperature highs ranged from upper 30s to high 70s in the Sierras, high 50s to low 80s in along the coast, low 60s to the 80s in the valley, and low 60s to high 90s in the desert. In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being cut. Spring silage continued to be planted. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. Tons: 3975 Last Week: 3125 Last Year: 8905 Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 100 240.00-240.00 240.00 Retail/Stable Orchard Grass Premium 75 290.00-290.00 290.00 Retail/Stable Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium 50 280.00-280.00 280.00 Retail/Stable Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Supreme 325 265.00-270.00 268.85 Del Fair/Good 50 190.00-190.00 190.00 Del Wheat Good 100 210.00-210.00 210.00 Del Retail/Stable Forage Mix-Three Way Good 200 155.00-155.00 155.00 Corn Silage Good 1 80.00-80.00 80.00 Del Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium/Supreme 1000 270.00-270.00 270.00 Del Region 5: Southern California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 150 319.00-319.00 319.00 Retail/Stable Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 310.00-310.00 310.00 Retail/Stable Region 6: Southeast California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Supreme 1875 215.00-220.00 219.13 Premium/Supreme 50 205.00-205.00 205.00 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.